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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Advice: Template structure - php blocks in sidebar or someting else?

I'm trying to create certain modulair blocks which I can add to multiple pages in Wordpress. But I use sidebar-[name].php files for this, what is the best practice for this? Should you add them to a ...
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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_is_mobile function

Let me know whether wp_is_mobile function will work with all the mobile and tablet devices ? Is it enough to check mobile device ? I found that this method in wp-includes/vars.php function ...
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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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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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Proper use of Output Buffer

I'm attempting to use actions to override function calls I currently have throughout a template (to make updating certain replicated sections easier). For example, in archives.php I have the ...
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How to add .htaccess code through a function?

I need to add the following .htaccess code through a function <IfModule mod_deflate.c> # Insert filters AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html ...
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delete uploaded file

I have a function wp_handle_upload() for uploads files. $file = $_FILES['attachment_icon-' . $i]; $upload = wp_handle_upload($file, array('test_form' => false)); what is a function for delete a ...
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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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Cleaner way to access custom fields in code?

I have 15 custom fields that I use to generate reviews for my site. Currently I access each field like this: //Buy or rent, type home, price if ( get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), ...
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jQuery plugin function is not a function

I'm having a problem I've never seen before. In a very new WordPress install, I uploaded a theme I had been working on for a friend's restaurant: CornerPocketPub.com The problem, as you can see, is ...
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How can I change the frequency of a scheduled event?

I have declared a scheduled event in a plugin like this : function shedule_email_alerts() { if ( !wp_next_scheduled( 'send_email_alerts_hook' ) ) { wp_schedule_event(time(), 'hourly', ...
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Custom function for user register in wp?

I have a custom template for user registration. I want to use a function to insert users. Can I directly call wp_insert_user() function?
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wp_enqueue_script + how to load JS or CSS in one URL merge call?

Is there any proper wordpress way of including the JS and CSS through one merged URL? So that instead of loading in x number of separate calls for each JS asset, it can be all merged into one URL? ...
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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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Link Category Description

I'm pulling my hair out over this. In the Links manager, you can enter a description for the category (in addition to the link itself). However, in wp_list_bookmarks, there is no way to call this ...
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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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How do I know what variables are passed in a filter/action and what their meaning is?

Something I have seen several times now and I don't understand is the following: In a theme's functions.php a function is defined and then attached to a hook, like so (simplified example): function ...
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Change the footer text on the login page

I am customising the login page and would like to alter the footer text that takes the user back to the website. Ideally and as an example, changing it from the first image, to the second just below: ...
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Add input field to 'Pages > Edit Page' through functions.php

Original Question: I'm trying to add an input field to 'Pages > Edit Page'. The use of this input field will be for a user to add an ID of a slider, so that that slider will be page specific. ...
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Why do filters/actions require an argument count?

I was just looking at plugin.php trying to answer the above question and I couldn't work it out. The actual code that calls filters is this: do { foreach( (array) current($wp_filter[$tag]) as ...
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Should I ask a theme developer to use locate_template rather than require_once

I was creating a child theme today and needed to overwrite a php file which was included using this code in the themes functions.php file require_once( get_template_directory() . ...
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Attach a private function at a hook?

I have a class with some private & public functions. The thing is that I don't want some of the functions to be able to be called outsite of the class, so I want to make them private. But I need ...
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Nesting Functions within Functions

I'm looking for an efficient way to group a series of separate but related functions for a child theme I'm designing using theThematic Theme Framework. Thematic does a great job of providing plenty of ...
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How to register images uploaded via FTP in media library?

I'm using my own upload.php file to upload images to: $upload_dir = wp_upload_dir(); $targetDir = $upload_dir['path'].'/'; It works like it should with this exception that images uploaded to ...
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WP_Query in functions.php

I've got some code that I want to turn into a function. It works great until I wrap it in said function: $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => -1, 'post_type' => ...
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How to change post thumbnail title and alt attributes to post title?

Can we change the title and alt attributes of the_post_thumbnails and set them to post title instead ? like creating a function for it and adding a filter ? I tried searching but I can't seem to find ...
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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 ...
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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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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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wordpress custom login successful redirect hook

I am using a custom login form imported on my theme's home page through jqModal. In that, when i successfully login it redirects to the same page. I want to redirect based on the logged in user role. ...
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Remove_filter ('the_content', 'wpautop') is not working

I've tried disabling WP's auto-paragraph thingy using remove_filter ('the_content', 'wpautop'); but I am still getting my stuff wrapped in automatic <p> tags... What am I doing wrong? Its at ...
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wp_link_pages: display current page number only if has multiple page breaks?

I'm trying to build a function to display the current chapter (page) within the single.php file ONLY if there's more than one chapter (page break). This function will output the chapter # within the ...
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Add description text under input field for new profile fields

How can I modify my following code to add some description text under the input fields? I tried modifying it as you can see with the facebook url field but the text shows up under the field label and ...
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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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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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Setting featured image with function, 1 part not working

I'm trying to set a post's featured image based on custom fields. There are different types of posts and therefore the featured image should be set depending on which custom fields have been filled ...
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How to manually activate user in dashboard only by admin

I'm looking for a function that allows admins (only) to activate new users. When a user registers he have to be approved by the admin before he gets access to log in. Does anyone know how I can do ...
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Enqueue styles after a plugin

Is there a way to enqueue my style.css (and other stylesheets) AFTER a certain plugin enqueues its styles? Specifically, I want my style.css to overwrite cforms's styles, but when I change the ...
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Converting a simple plugin to be placed inside of functions.php

First off, I know it's better practice to use plugins separately than to integrate them in functions.php but this is for a theme framework that will be deployed to multiple sites and it will be easier ...
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Enqueuing Script in functions.php vs on the page

Does it matter if I enqueue a script on just the page I need it to be used? As opposed to functions.php? Or, what is the best practice? In this example I need a rotator just on the front page of my ...
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Get password when user registers and save it sha1 into database

im working on a website where the users can connect with iphone to some functions of it by using a sha1 encrypted password. In other words the plain password of wordpress encrypted in sha1. In the ...
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Auto-add paragraphs to custom field?

hey guys, is it possible to format text in a custom field input box automatically with paragraphs? e.g. like the normal text-widget that has the option to say "auto-add paragraphs" when there is a ...
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wp_title() handling of author page

Why doesn't wp_title() display the author's name on an author archive as it does for a category or date archive? How can I hack this functionality? header.php calls: <title><?php wp_title ( ...
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add_filter to post-gallery and remove all <br>'s?

hey guys, i really need your help. Whenever I use a gallery in wordpress and set it's columns to just 1 Wordpress automatically adds <br style="clear: both"/> after every <dl ...
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Set user loggin status?

I create user with wp_create_user,after succesfully creating a user I need to set his status to be logged in?How to set his status to be logged in ?
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Add attribute to link tag that's generated through wp_register_style?

My original question was answered here: Google Fonts giving: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Is there a way to add the data-noprefix attribute to my ...
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Editor access to plugin settings

I'm trying to give access to an user with the role Editor to this plugin settings page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/commenter-data/ In the code of this plugin on line 31 of commenter.php there is ...
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Limit function to specific post category

I have a function that wraps images in a custom div. It's placed in functions.php and modifies all posts. I'd like to know if there's a way to only apply it to posts in a certain category. Here's ...
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How to add a class to the attachment images

When I'm in the Wordpress editor and I add an external image with the 'img' button, my html result wil be like this: <img src="http://example.com/image.jpg" alt="image" /> How can ...