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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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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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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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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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']) && ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Manually set global $post vars with an ID, in order to use template tags

I have a function retrieving ID's of posts by very specific means. I need to be able to set the global $post in order to use functions like the_content(), which does not allow an ID as a parameter. ...
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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 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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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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Apply class to every paragraph that holds image?

Hey guys, When adding an image to a page or post wordpress is automatically adding a paragraph tag as parent holding the image. since there is no parent selector in CSS I'd love to find a solution ...
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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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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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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 do I add a custom post type to the Featured Content in twenty fourteen theme?

This wpmudev post sums up my feeling exactly about twenty fourteen: Featured Content does not support custom post types – only posts are selected even if the custom post type supports the Tags ...
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Different 'WP_CONTENT_URL' for different subsites in Multisite setup?

I host quite a few blogs on my network (WordPress Multisite) and have their static content served via a common CDN, by simply setting the wp-content directory URL in wp-config.php like so: # ...
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Display Total Number of Social Shares

I have to display the total number of social shares, like mashable does in it´s website. It´s not a problem, I found a php code that does the job. function getTotalShares($atts) { ...
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Where does function_exists() look to decide whether a function exists? [closed]

The documentation says: Checks the list of defined functions, both built-in (internal) and user-defined, for function_name. ( SOURCE: http://php.net/manual/en/function.function-exists.php) Does ...
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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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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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changing function wp_register

how can i change function in general-template.php without affecting this core file on this: if ( ! is_user_logged_in() ) { if ( get_option('users_can_register') ) $link = $before . '<a ...
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Compare post levels and user levels wishlist member

I'm using Wishlist Member plugin and I'm building a function which compares user_levels and post_levels, but I can't get my function to work: check_user_access($userid, $postid){ // get ...
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What is user_trailingslashit() for?

What does the user_trailingslashit() function do, and when should I use it? How is it different from the trailingslashit() function?
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Display All Non-Used Plugins

My company currently has a multisite of about 20 sites, and growing every day. We're trying to go through the plugins and set standards. IE, forms use plugin X. However, we have not found a single way ...
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Set a User as Author of all 'New Posts' posted

An Author 'XYZ' is need to be set as the Default author of all New Posts. Irrespective of the actual Author posting the content, the post should be saved by this author 'XYZ'. Is there a Plugin or ...
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Apply custom role capabilities to administrator (without plugin)

I have a custom role that allows access to only a sigle custom post type. This is all well and good, but now it is only showing up for this role, not for admin and super admin. I'm having a hard time ...
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Rewriting search and pagination base

After trying for weeks now how to find a working solution I got rid of most of my functions and trials and just left the pagination function underneath in my functions.phh file: /** * Pagination ...
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Get page slug and assign a variable within functions.php

I have created a lazy loading script using AJAX and JSON for my blog. It works perfectly. However I have 4 different blogs on the same site. These are created using custom post types. I need to get ...
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Can I pass two roles to the function get_users?

I want to get the users of role academic and student. I have tried using the code below (passing an array of roles, but all users are being displayed, so clearly it's not working. ...
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How to generate and display widgets areas dynamically?

I want display different content in sidebar for every category, but as I create new ones I have to create the area for it. How can I have widget areas for every category and also display them on theme ...
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Unable to get_the_content(); of a post in Wordpress via AJAX

I'm trying to ajaxify my Wordpress theme and I use the method described here and I'm now trying get_the_content of post via functions.php. Using jQuery, when I do alert(data) I get the 'title' echo ...
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Search everything (posts, pages, tags, cpt, meta)

I would like to know how to use the built in wordpress search to return results from all content on my site. Specifically, I want to search; posts pages tags custom post type (portfolio) custom ...