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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hook a functions to change wp-config from functions.php

is there a way to hook / filter or add action that would be printed in the wp-config file? lets say i want to add some simple command like "empty the trash" aka define('EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 1 ); ...
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Why isn't is_page working when I put it in the functions.php file?

I have page called "Apple", the page's ID id 2533. In page.php file I have line: echo $bannerimg And this function in functions.php: if ( is_page( '2533' ) ) { // also tested with 'Apple'...
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Custom page with variables in url. Nice url with add_rewrite_rule

Using WP3.1 I Have a custom page with a WP_Query and the query gets dynamic variables from the url. And i want safe variables and clean urls. Example: carpage/?carmodel=honda&location=...
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Publish author posts only with editor approval?

I run a multi author blog and i am looking for a non plugin solution. The default author user role in Wordpress can publish posts without any approvel - look at Role Capabilities Wordpress Codex. ...
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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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Forcing all posts associated with a custom post type to be private

Does anyone know of a way to add code to the functions.php file which will automatically force all posts belonging to a custom post type to be "private" and/or "password protected" with a default ...
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Ajax call always returns 0

I have a problem with AJAX returning 0 always! I have done everything by the book and can't figure out what is wrong? Please help!! Here is my Ajax call: //Pass data through AJAX var ...
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Debugging an error: wp_enqueue_style was called incorrectly

I've just uploaded a new, custom theme to find that the container is a fraction of the intended width, and the sections below the home section(this is one single page, long site utilizing ids/anchors ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of using automatic-feed-links

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using add_theme_support('automatic-feed-links') in my functions.php file?
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How to count number of functions attached to an action hook?

I have some actions like this function simple_notification() { echo '<div>This is a notification</div>'; } add_action( 'site_notices', 'simple_notification' ); ...
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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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Wordpress Enqueue for homepage only, functions.php, wp-framework

I'd like to replace my: if(is_home()) { wp_enqueue_script( 'homestuff', get_theme_part( THEME_JS . '/home.js' ), array( 'jquery' ), null, true ); wp_enqueue_script( '...
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How to Add Image to Wordpress RSS-Feed with no Plug-in?

I have searched for adding featuring image to rss feed with no plug-in for WordPress. I have found some examples and applied how it was instructed. But All I have got now is nothing. Still can't ...
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Does WordPress Development Mode Exist (with not minified JS)?

A lot of WP JS is minified and therefore it's hard to be analyzed in the Console. Is there any way to have all scripts uncompressed?
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why doesnt is_home() work in functions.php

I'm pulling in scripts.php through functions.php. this is in scripts.php but for some reason, wordpress isn't recognizing is_home(). i've tried resetting the query, but to no avail. Am I hooking into ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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delete post also attachments

I am trying to delete a post with its all attachments. This is the function that i came up with right now; function remove_post(){ if(isset($_POST['post_id']) && is_numeric($...
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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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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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Inserting Gravity Form checkbox values into Advanced Custom Fields [closed]

I'm trying to feed checkbox values from a Gravity Forms form (which creates a new post) into an Advanced Custom Fields field. I've had a read around and found some info in a post (at the bottom of the ...
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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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Functions.php code that only runs on localhost?

I would like to run an add_action in functions.php only if the theme is being loaded from my localhost development site. How would I get this to run only on localhost? function livereload(){ ?> ...
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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 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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Remove Comments Metabox but still allow comments

I already know how to remove a metabox from my custom post type edit page. However I want to remove the comments metabox but still allow commenting for the post. Because I notice when I do remove it,...
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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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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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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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I changed “Howdy” in the admin bar in the dashboard, but when I'm viewing the site it still says Howdy!

I used the following code to replace "Howdy" in the admin bar. This is lovely. However, when I view the site while logged in, the word Howdy reappears. As long as I'm viewing the dashboard, no howdy. ...
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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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How to override enqueued styles using a child theme

I'm creating a child theme (My first in over 3 years) of a WooCommerce theme and I'm having some trouble with the fact that some of the layout styles are enqueued in the parent theme and I'm having to ...
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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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Why does including a file in theme's functions.php not work?

For example, if I write some code (e.d. add a custom post type or something) in my theme's functions.php, it works fine. If I move it to a new file, then include() the file in my theme's functions.php ...
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Modify search function in WordPress (TwentyTwelve)

I want to remove "Search for" text from search form in TwentyTwelve, to wrap in in a div for styling, and probably to play with php a bit – and I'd appreciate some advice on how to do that best. My "...
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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 I'...
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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: get_posts(...
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WP doesn't show Array Custom Fields?

I'm wondering why WordPress doesn't list PHP array() and any serialized data in Custom Fields in Admin Panel (for Pages, Posts etc.)? Only Custom Fields containing strings and numbers show up and can ...
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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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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( 'custom-...
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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 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 ...