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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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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Random Featured Image Based on Category

I am looking to extend the below code to select a random featured image based on a specific category. The below works but uses an overall list of images to pull from vs a list of images based on ...
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Change a sidebar name?

I'm using a child theme created from a twenty-twelve theme, the theme packs a number of sidebars one which is called "Main Sidebar". Is it possible to change it's name to something else?
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Guest Author - How to modify my custom function code if the guest author URL will follow a particular pattern/format?

Based on code the awesome G.M. provided in an earlier question (Use Custom Fields to Create Guest Author Link), I now have a custom function that uses custom fields to support guest authors. The code ...
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Guest Author - How can I use custom fields to create guest author link?

We are posting articles authored by guest authors. The guest authors will not be logging in to the site, and we don't want to create users for these guest authors. We are also not interested in any of ...
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How to change a certain text or term of WordPress into a custom into the whole site?

In my WordPess site for client, I used Posts as Products, Comments as Customer Review, Subscribers as Registered Customers and so on. For client's I used Admin Menu Editor to edit the wp-admin menu ...
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WP_Cron doesn't do the job: Multisite stats

I already found out how to get the amount of networkwide posts in WPMS. Until now the function was called by a user who opens the website. So it was rebuild every 24 hours. I don't want to let a ...
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Why do I get undefined function export_wp()?

I'm trying to create a function in functions.php or a plugin to generate an export via a cronjob, similar to how Chris_O did this question. However it seems that I can't call export_wp(), I keep ...
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Automatically add author's name to post_tag

I need to add the author of a post's name to the post's tags whenever the post is published. So for example John Smith wrote a post, the tag 'John Smith' would be added to that post's tags. I've ...
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add sidebar area to header of child theme

How can I add some extra sidebar locations for widgets in a child theme. The difficulty I'm having is because the parent theme uses some pretty gnarly setup to define the current sidebars. I would ...
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Show last 5 posts from specific category

I'm trying to show the last 5 posts from a specific category, which will be linked to a function so i can insert the shortcode in a Wordpress page. The code i have is as below, it does everything i ...
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Adding a user's ID behind the <a> tag ref link address

Good day, everyone: I want to make wordpress to add the user's id number behind the ref's link string, so that, for example <div class="toolsbutton"> <a ...
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Remove Menu Page Giving Error

I have a snippet of code I've written in the functions.php file which is simply to remove menu pages if the user cannot activate plugins. It works as intended; however it is showing a PHP error in ...
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How to add an admin function only to posts, not pages?

I'm having a problem with adding an excerpt counter to the excerpt field. It may be a conflict with another plugin, but basically it screws with other jquery if the excerpt field doesn't exist (e.g.: ...
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Using locate-template & shortcodes doesn't appear to work

For organisation, I'm trying to split up the functions.php file into separate files. In particular the functions for shortcodes in a separate file, with the shortcodes being defined in functions.php. ...
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How to shorten code with function?

Now on the front page, in the part with post excerptions I have such a code: <div class="wiadPodtyt"> <ul> <?php $piwa = get_posts( array( 'posts_per_page' => 2, 'cat' ...
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Generate featured images old posts

I am looking for a way to generate featured image per post based on the first image in the post for old posts without a set featured image. I'm switching from handmade thumbnails to auto generated ...
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Using email_exists() wp function in an ajax request

I'm requesting the wordpress function if (email_exists($email)) { ... } from a file (email_check.php) via ajax. Using this function is causing a server error though. The origin (from an input text ...
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Displaying Saved Meta Box Data in Drop Down with selected()

I have a custom meta-box for certain custom post types, and one of those fields in the meta-box is a drop down. I am providing the field correctly, saving the information, and even calling it ...
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How to call a function only once (global variable scope)

I have been trying to work out the most effecient way to use functions in WordPress. I have a big slow function big_slow_function() that ideally is only run once. But I need to use the boolean that ...
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Stripping and/or altering the content of a custom field (video URL)

I’m making a theme where some posts have an associated video, from either Vimeo or YouTube. At the moment, users can add this to a post by adding a video ID into one of two custom fields, called ...
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Remove default post types on all sites except primary blog. WPMU

I'm trying to come up with a solution that would allow me to remove the default post types (pages, posts, comments, links, etc) from all the multi-site blogs EXECEPT the primary blog. It will remain ...
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Make Current/Active Page Number a Link (WP_LINK_PAGES)

With the default wp_link_pages the current/active page number is not a link. I would like to find a code/hack which turns the current/active page into a link to the top of the page. I am already ...
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Error after editing functions.php

I was making minor changes to functions.php file but just as I made the changes I got an error, I used FileZilla and undo the function I added but now I am getting the following error, Fatal ...
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display public excerpt for private post

Thank you in advanced. I know there are plugins that can do this, but I am looking for a simple solution for my function file. I would like to display the excerpt for all posts with the more tag for ...
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Best way of adding CSS which can be manipulated by the user via theme option panels?

I thought about adding it as inline CSS with code from the functions.php (not really sure how to do it). Something like this: function addcss() { background: $this_is_the_css_value; } I would ...
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Listing all sub-pages?

I'm wondering how to write a list of sub-pages of actually visited page. So I have 2 pages and 3 sub-pages for each: Colors [page] - Red [child of Colors - subpage] - Blue [child of Colors - ...
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Echo youtube code from url or shortcode

I want function that scan wordpress posts for youtube links or youtube shortcode and when found it, with regex selects only code from url (like '2SaZO4Gmfdc') and echo that code. For now, i edited ...
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How to add CSS style sheet dynamically in wordpress

When certain conditions are met (e.g. post vs. page or a category is tagged, etc) I would like to load an additional CSS file. This file would, in theory, change link colors. Or perhaps change the ...
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How to display multiple custom columns in the wp-admin users.php?

I'm using the manage_users_columns to display a custom field I create in the usermeta database called company. My code is as follows: function mysite_column_company( $defaults ) { ...
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List only child categories a post is in, of a specific parent category

Either this is harder than it needs to be or I am just not understanding WordPress/PHP very well :( All I want to do is show the child/sub categories of a specific parent category...but only if the ...
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Call to undefined add_action() in theme's functions.php

Once done validating a form with ajax, I use php within my functions.php to actually send the form. <?php $name = $_POST['fname']; $lname = $_POST['lname']; $subject_line = $_POST['subject']; ...