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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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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What is the most efficient method for loading widgets in functions.php

I have seen WordPress developers use two different methods for loading custom widgets from the functions.php file. The first: include("functions/my-custom-widget.php"); The second: ...
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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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How to add another user to this remove_menu function?

Pretty self-explanatory. How does one add another user to this function for functions.php, i.e., user2, who will be shown different menu items than user1? I tried adding another ...
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Formating the_terms() function output

This code: <?php the_terms($post->ID, 'type') ?> Gives: <a href="/archives/type/image" rel="tag">Tag</a> What do to if I want to display only "Tag" word, not link eg. Tag ...
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How to store the_title() into a variable to reutrn the value, not just echo it

I have a loop, and need to pass one more argument through it. I need to get the current page's single post title, and then use that as the value. I tried going about it like this: $tagz = ...
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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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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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Multiple Content Block

I'm trying to create a custom post type and would like that post type to have two content blocks. So that in the loop I can ask for content-1 and content-2 separately. I can write the code just ...
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Remove “Parent” Selection When Adding/Editing Categories?

I've been trying to find a way to hide/deactivate the Parent dropdown menu from the Posts -> Categories screen. http://example.com/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category I was able to hide the ...
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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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Pinterest Integration Using functions.php

I use a theme to build an portfolio. I´d like to add an pinterest "pin-it button" into the fuctions.php: Facebook, Google+ an Twitter were done, just the pinterest won´t work. Can´t found the the ...
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Problem using is_single() to enqueue script from functions.php

I'm having trouble only adding scripts to single post pages. I need to both include and exclude certain scripts using is_single() but it doesn't work either way I try it. I have the template tag on ...
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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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Implementing DNS Prefetching with WordPress

I'm not sure whether my question sounds promising or not but what I'm going to ask is very much relevant. So please read the full question before down voting or flag. I'm trying to implement DNS ...
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Redirect if not logged in?

I've tried this to redirect people who aren't logged in to certain page. It ultimately shouldn't matter what front end page they visit, but should redirect to whatever page is chosen as the landing ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Setting cookies in Wordpress

I am trying to set a cookie on my site and wanna switch the style sheets using this cookie. I've tested a normal function but it does not work. I've put below code into my functions.php ...
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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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Common functionality between my own plugins

I read that when creating new post types, creating a settings page, and creating a new taxonomy, you should create a plugin. So I have done that. But I have functionality, which could be generalized, ...
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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 ...