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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What is the “with_front” rewrite key?

I have the following line in a register_post_type function: 'rewrite' => array('slug' => 'Newsletters', 'with_front' => false), I understand what the line does in general (adds ...
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Removing custom background and header feature in child theme

I am creating a child theme using twentyten as my base. I am looking for a way to remove the features of adding custom header and background without touching functions.php file in the parent theme. ...
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How do I make my function add variables/values to the $post object?

How do I add $tzDesc and $tzEmbed (and other variables) to the $post object in the following function so that I can display the values in my theme files by inserting <?php echo $tzDesc; ?>? ...
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paginate_links() don't properly work in search.php?

I'm using this in my search.php template … <div class="pagination"> <?php echo get_pagination_links(); ?> </div> And this is the function … function get_pagination_links() { ...
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wp-admin page is blank

Something is wrong with my wp-admin page, it just shows up blank. I am pretty sure it has to do with my function.php file there is no whitespace on the top or bottom, but when I delete it completely, ...
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Get user id from email?

I'm working on an email system, and I'm onto the unsubscribing stage. Since most of my users would not know their user ID, I'm asking them to put their email into a text box (definitely preferred, ...
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How to publish a post with empty title and empty content?

Why I'm doing this you might ask? I'm developing a website for a business with a portfolio where the gallery items are posts. These posts are populated through custom fields and category selections, ...
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Add Useragent to the body class?

I'm looking for a way to add body class depending on the User Agent of the client with php. I'm looking to implement it this way: page.php: <body id="front" <?php ( function_exists ( ...
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Add new “Insert Into Post” button with another function

Problem: Add a hook that automatically adds a short tag to video attachments when inserted from the Media Library (video) tab: Update: This works under the 'Media Library' tab — and doesn't break ...
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How to display random users with avatars

I adapted a little a function to display a number of random users with their avatars with a shortcode. It works, but something is not good. Sometimes it displays with one user less than I want (just a ...
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Warning/Notice about functions.php

I have trouble about the notice shows on the top of the home page as: Notice: load_plugin_textdomain was called with an argument that is deprecated since version 2.7 with no alternative available. ...
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Add container to nav_menu sub menu

Is there a way I can wrap a div around wp_nav_menu's ul.sub-menu So for example the markup would go from <ul class="menu"> <li><a href="/">Item 1</a></li> ...
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What is the correct MIME type for PSD (Photoshop)

I am trying to create an upload area (frontend) for word press users on a site. I've got a lot of types opened up through some function calls, but unable to correctly get PSD support. I'm seeing a lot ...
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How to paginate the get_users function?

Im using the get_users function to show a custom list of users on the site. The only issue Im having a problem figuring out now is how to paginate the result. This is a sample of the function that Im ...
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Modify CSS via Theme Control Panel

Hi to all I'm trying to create an advanced control panel for my first Wordpress template but I'm not able to add a function that I will need. The function that I'm trying to add is the possibility to ...
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Wordpress 3.1 - How does one add sticky post capabilities to post types

In wordpress 3.1 they finally added the option of allowing posts belonging to a custom post type to be marked as "sticky"... what I can't figure out though is how to enable this so the admin menu ...
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Is it possible to use a forgot password url filter?

i recently found that a login url filter is available but i can't find a solution for the forgot password as well, for the login url i use this: function custom_login_url($login_url) { return ...
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Roles & capabilities GUI that does not create separate table

After reviewing plugins that deal with user roles and capabilities I concluded that I might be better off just hardcoding my settings into my functions.php file. This actually worked out well for me ...
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When is it appropriate to put functions on page template vs. functions.php?

I'd like to improve my code and on a current theme, I've extended Wordpress with custom post types, metadata, customized user authentication, and a number of other items. Some of these functions ...
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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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When to use esc_url, esc_html, esc_attr, and friends?

Discovered esc_url today while customizing an _s theme. I understand what the function does (sanitizes the URL inside), but what I'm unsure of is the scope of its use. It makes sense to me that if ...
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How to get comments with mixed status using get_comments?

Is there a way to get comments with more than one status using get_comments function? Let's say I would like to get both trash and hold comments. It is possible to do the same with posts: ...
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How to display the_post_thumbnail if a post has one or otherwise display the first image in a post?

I would like to create a condition that checks to see if a post has a thumbail and if it does display it, otherwise display the first image in a post. I tried something like this in my loop.php but ...
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Check if post is being published for the first time, or is an already published post being updated

I am building an add-on to an events module that checks for availability, since there wasn't a function for that in that module. Now that I have built the logic, there are three emails I will need to ...
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Use 'add_theme_support' instead of 'add_custom_image_header' In WordPress 3.4

I am debugging my theme using Debug Bar plugin, which is showing me this error (among a few others): Notice: add_custom_image_header is deprecated since version 3.4! Use add_theme_support( ...
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add_action in a function, is it possible?

I am trying to add some js to the head using add_action('wp_head', 'js_func'); which works when posted just after the function, however I do not want it posted on every page, just the page that it's ...
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How can I programmatically create “child” pages on theme activation?

I know how to create pages automatically when a theme is activated, but I need help to figure out how to also programmatically create child pages at the same time. For example: - Page 1 - Page 1.1 ...
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How do I remove a require_once admin panel from the parent theme from the child theme functions.php?

In the parent theme, the following is at the bottom of the functions.php file. require_once(TEMPLATEPATH . '/admin/admin-menu.php'); In the child theme's function.php, this code will include the ...
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How to override function in functions.php of parent theme?

I have created child of theme twentyten. I tried to override function written below /** * Returns a "Continue Reading" link for excerpts * * @since Twenty Ten 1.0 * @return string "Continue ...
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Why might $input (Settings API) be coming through empty?

I'm trying to be a good thememaker and pass all my settings through the Settings API, but I'm running into some difficulty in the sanitization callback function. The core of the problem is this: the ...
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Add custom template page programmatically

I'm trying to add template page from a plugin,and my template page is in this plugin folder.Is this posible?Here is my code: global $user_ID; $new_post = array( 'post_title' => 'Test ...
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Seeking clarification on page request life-cycle

I'm just trying to get my head around the "life-cycle" of a typical page request in WordPress. The Action Reference page lists 38 actions that occur during a typical page load, but two things aren't ...
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How to create thumbnails for PDF uploads?

I'm developing a website that needs to allow users, within Gravity Forms, to submit a PDF file and have a JPG thumbnail created of the first page of the PDF that is then displayed in the created post. ...
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How can I add dropdown widget/box to admin post page?

I am trying to figure out how to add a dropdown widget to the post page. The reason I ask is because I would like to be able to have a few different post classes that the user can select while making ...
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Generate Advanced Custom Fields box in custom admin menu page

I have created an custom admin menu page called FCC Youtube with add_menu_page function which has some custom fields I manually generated via HTML and PHP: code ( just the part how I created this ...
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Masking logout URL

The primary goal is to hide that the site is driven by wordpress. I've got the login part all locked up, but the logout URL still has those blasted wp delineators that give away it's a wordpress site. ...
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How to prevent deleting of comments when deleting a post

Like the title says: How can i prevent Wordpress from deleting post comments when i delete a post? What i am trying to accomplish is that i want to merge all comments from different posts to posts ...
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which is the function that removes accented vowels?

Which is the function WP uses to convert words like "voilà" and "novità" to "voila" and "novita" in category slug? Can I recall it in my theme?
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Need to create a Theme demo site that features multiple themes

I would like to create a site like: http://demo2.woothemes.com/?name=sentient for my clients, so that they can see the range of themes I offer. I own many templates from different providers, and ...
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Show Video in Excerpt

So I recently figured out how to change my blog page to display excerpts by changing the <?php the_content(); ?> to <?php the_excerpt(); ?> in my index.php file. I am using a custom child ...
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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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Hard Code Pages into a Theme for a Network (multisite) Installation

I'm creating a multisite network and I am looking for a way to have it so new blogs that are created have a couple of standard pages set up automatically. The purpose of these pages will be to ...
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Slugs as breadcrumbs for Pages

I´m trying to create a function that creates a breadcrumb trail of Page slugs outside of The Loop. These breadcrumbs show the path from the homepage to the current (sub)page. For example, on the ...
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Default content for a post in one category?

This is a common function that adds default text to all posts: add_filter( 'default_content', 'my_editor_content' ); function my_editor_content( $content ) { $content = "default content goes ...
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How to manually add an item to a submenu in a menu generated by wp_nav_menu?

Hey. I've been trying to figure this out for a long time but can't seem to crack it. I have created a menu using Wordpress 3 menu editor and it's all fine and working. But I want to manually add an ...
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Auto delete WordPress images/thumbnails (all sizes) and featured after X days/hours, or similar?

I am looking for solution to auto delete images of old posts in WordPress site. I want to hold images of current 50 posts, others should be deleted automatically. It can be function to delete on time ...
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Determine which theme location a wp_get_nav_menu_items is for

Is there a way to determine which theme placement a menu is for when modifying it with the wp_get_nav_menu_items filter hook? I'd like to only add items to certain menus and I don't want to have to ...
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Different wp_mail_from and wp_mail_from_name for specific situations

I'm wondering how to create differents wp_mail_from and wp_mail_from_name for specific actions that use the built-in mail system in Wordpress. For example, when a new comment comes, notify the user ...
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Safe to disable wptexturize?

To optimise the speed of my platform (beyond caching, database optimisation, JPEG compression, CSS sprites etc), it has come to my attention that disabling the wptexturize() function may give some ...