A function is a sequence of program instructions that perform a specific task. It is packaged as a unit that can be used wherever the according task should be performed.

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plugins_url vs plugin_dir_url

Im seeing WordPress plugins either use plugins_url or plugin_dir_url when creating constants to some of their folders. Is one better than the other? examples: define( 'MEMBERS_URI', trailingslashit( ...
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Remove “Category:”, “Tag:”, “Author:” from the_archive_title

I have the following code in my theme's archive.php: <?php the_archive_title( '<h1 class="page-title">', '</h1>' ); ?> This gives me titles like "Category: Russia", "Tag: ...
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Is it possible to remove the “standard” post format?

I'm using post formats heavily on a project, but have no current need for the standard option. Beyond being an unnecessary bit of UI, it actually causes broken behavior if it does get mistakenly ...
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Passing variables to templates (alternatives to globalizing variables)

I want to make my WP code simpler (there's some mess within header.php, page.php etc.). So, for example, I want to set something like this global: $foo = get_option('foo'); So $foo will work ...
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How do I display a tag cloud with both post tags AND a custom taxonomy?

Using wp_tag_cloud(), how can I display a single tag cloud that incorporates both regular post tags and a custom taxonomy?
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WooCommerce create new product and add to cart on form submit

I am customizing woo-commerce plugin to add product from the front end into the cart. I have written the function in functions.php, but i am getting a Fatal error. Getting this error--> Fatal ...
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How to add an export function to a custom Option Theme Page

I'm creating a new Wordpress template and I have a question: I've added a custom Option Page to my new template (you can see what I'm doing Here and Here) but now I would like to add a new function. ...
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How to set and use global variables? Or why not to use them at all

UPDATE: My original question has been solved, but this is turning into a valid discussion about why not to use global variables, so I am updating the question to reflect that. The solution was ...
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Possible to search by author name with default WordPress search function?

I realize improving WordPress's search function is a huge can of worms, but the ONLY additional thing I need it to do is to show results when I search for an author's name. For example, if we have an ...
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Disable visual editor on one specific page

I would like to remove the visual editor from one specific page because if I edit this one page in Visual mode, it breaks the code. I want to make sure the client doesn't have this option on the ...
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How do I “unhook” / de-register jQuery so that it's not called as part of wp_footer();?

I need to "unhook" jQuery from my wp_footer() ... it's being called automatically and I'm looking for something I can add to functions.php which prevents it from being called a second time in the ...
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Add class to Categories Widget

I have a few default widgets which I am using in a custom sidebar and I'd like to edit its output in my functions.php file. Currently the categories widget and blogrolls are generating an unordered ...
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How can I tell if I'm on a login page?

There are functions for is_home(), is_blog() is_single() etc... What's the best way to tell if I'm on a page that is requesting that I login? I guess that would just be the wp-login.php page.
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Set first oembed in post to a global variable or function

I have a function that gets the first oembed in the post. I got the code from this related post. add_filter('embed_oembed_html', 'my_function',10,4); function my_function( $cache, $url, $attr, ...
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Change ul class=“children” for wp_list_pages?

Hello I'm using this code to print a list of Pages and Subpages: <ul> <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=2&child_of='); ?> </ul> It outputs: <ul> ...
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Add custom image sizes to media uploader

I want to add custom image sizes to the media uploader: In order to do this, I use the following code (comments are there for convenience): // this function adds the custom image sizes to the ...
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Delete post revisions on post publish

Is it possible to delete post/page revisions from the database when a post/page is published? 11/05/12 Answer: See the plugin below by bueltge I want to do this on a site with 5,000 posts and ...
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Is it possible to remove the main rich Text box editor?

I am using the simple fields plugin to provide additional rich text editors and have no need for this 'main' text editor box on any of my 'page's I have tried the following code in my functions.php: ...
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Wordpress wp_head() crap

I know, wp_head() is important, but it inject so much crap into the header, i like to get it out... and just add manually the 2-3 line of code i need.. BUT, and there is always a but, i need the ...
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How to get the post id from a permalink?

How can I get the post id from a permalink like "http://localhost/wordpress/animals/cat" in functions.php, I have tried url_to_postid() and get_page_by_path() but none seem to work.
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Why does WordPress add 0 (zero) to an Ajax response?

Unless I end Ajax processing function by exit() or die(), the Ajax function receives desired and correct output but following by 0. Any idea why is that happening? Is that meant to be like that or ...
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Should I write a PHP function in home.php?

I am trying to learn WP Theme development. And as I have understod all "wp core" functions should be placed inside functions.php. But what about custom functions? Lets say I would need a simple ...
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Is there a hook or function I can use to display all theme files being used on a current page?

Basically I want to be able to see the names of files on the front-end - not just templates e.g. category/page templates, but the actual theme files like header.php/sidebar.php/footer.php and so on. ...
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Modify Admin Bar Link

Starting on line 474 of /wp-includes/admin-bar.php there is a function that is declared as the following: function wp_admin_bar_new_content_menu( $wp_admin_bar ) What it does it generates the + New ...
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How to restrict actions and filters “properly” by conditions

Which one is correct when adding actions/filters/etc.... Both methods work fine and I've seen people do things both ways, but I'm assuming one is correct. My gut tells me that wrapping the if ...
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How to export comments in WordPress?

I want to export my comments to Excel, PDF or Word. The format really doesn't matter, I just want them exported. I tried the Export Comments plugin, the standard one, but couldn't get it to work, I ...
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Removing default image size list in Media Box

I trying to remove unused image size (Thumbnail, Medium, Large) in MediaBox Any function can i use in functions.php ? or some trick ? PS : I know i can use jQuery trick but any better function to ...
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Define custom Page Template without its own .php file

Is there any way of defining a Page Template from some function/filter/hook, without having any .php file containing the comment at the top of the page to declare the Template Name? For example, ...
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Extending auth_cookie_expiration based on user role

I'm trying to extend the lifespan of the authentication cookie, but only for administrators. My code in functions.php is: add_filter( 'auth_cookie_expiration', 'change_admin_cookie_logout' ); ...
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Auto close (hide) custom metabox / set default state

I am using the WordPress function add_meta_box() to add my own custom metabox. So how can I auto close/hide on page open ? Currently, I just add a CSS class closed to metabox's <div> element ...
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Get menu object from theme_location

I'd like to get a menu object from its theme location argument. My goal is to output separately the menu name and its items name, url and description. Example of what I'm looking for : $menu = ...
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expire wordpress user posts

I'm trying to make classified WordPress theme and I need to make users posts expire date plus show that date into the post. Users only allowed to publish their posts in post-types not as ordinary ...
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How do I add a custom post type to the Featured Content in twenty fourteen theme?

This wpmudev post sums up my feeling exactly about twenty fourteen: Featured Content does not support custom post types – only posts are selected even if the custom post type supports the Tags ...
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How do I get the current edit page ID in the admin?

Most solutions I found are for front-end use. This is for a plugin, so the all activity is in the back-end. How do I get the page ID that's being currently use(edited) in the admin? Note I'm out of ...
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the_post_thumbnail fallback using hooks

I am using this big theme that is almost entirely relying on widgets and sliders. Now I trying to avoid looking for post_thumbnail output code in all the included files in order to achieve fallback ...
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get php variable from functions php and echo it in theme template files [closed]

This may seem like a silly question but I cannot figure this out. I've created a variable in my functions.php - and I'm trying to echo it in my template files. I'm guessing it's because of scope. ...
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Why is my custom meta box input not saving

I've added the following function to functions.php to add a custom meta box enabling the end user to input a gallery shortcode. I then intend to use this to place a gallery in a specific place on the ...
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Best way to programatically add “rel” attributes to page and post images

For single posts and pages, I would like to add certain rel attributes to all the images on the contained therein added with the "Add Image" functionality on the edit screen. The attribute would be ...
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The best way to customize “nav-menu-template.php” to add <input> if the 'link_before' is “checkbox”

I would like to add a 'link_before' control for a wp_nav_menu(), like that: if ( strpos( $args->link_before, 'checkbox' ) == true ) { $args->link_before = '<input id="toggle' . ...
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Hide a menu-item and its submenus and display a 'Log in' link if the user is logged out

I need, somehow, to enable that when you logout, that 'My Account' item is getting hidden from the navbar, and instead it displays a 'Log in' link. The item 'My Account' also have submenus with the ...
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Removing user contact methods works from functions.php but not from a plugin

I'd like to remove user fields and I used this code: add_filter( 'user_contactmethods', 'newfields' ); function newfields( $user_contact ) { unset($user_contact['facebook']); ...
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Make WordPress size and name images for Retina.js

I'm a huge fan of the way retina.js works for high pixel density displays. Essentially, when it's loading image assets (via <img> or css image) it will check if there's a @2x suffix version of ...
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Unregister Nav Menu with fallback?

I am trying to create a child theme so theme updates are much easier. I want to remove the parent theme menus and add my own. I know I can modify the header.php file (where these menus exist) and ...
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Execute a function using ajax

I have a function called function getSingleAmazonProduct($asin=''). It returns an amazon product. I have a form field to enter the $asin. <div id="asinform"> <form ...
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Need to add class=“lightbox” for every single post image

I got a theme that has lightbox built in, but only for galleries and featured images, not single images. It just needs to have class="lightbox" added to the images source. I'd like a simple function ...
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Target a certain page within wordpress backend (admin) i.e. Pages > About

How can i progammatically see if the page that is currently open in the wordpress admin is 'About-Me'; I wish to run specific functions depending on the page the user is editing in the ...
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Edit the_content function

I want to edit the default function the_content(). I know i can add_filter('the_content', 'with_my_function') but im having trouble outputting the old content with mine. Heres an example of what im ...
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Call to undefined function get_blog_option()

In the functions.php of my plugin I've added the following code: function relativePathForUploads( $fileinfo ) { global $blog_id; $path = get_blog_option($blog_id,'siteurl'); ...
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post meta data clearing on autosave

For starters I am using this GREAT answer to achieve custom post types as well as a custom way to insert those post types into other pages, you can view that answer here: Custom field/meta populated ...
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VERY new to coding - keep breaking site trying to add to functions.php

I really appreciate everyone on this site who takes the time to answer questions here. I've learned a good deal already reading, but am sure I could learn even more if I could get past at least one ...