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Making Custom Fields Standard in the Admin UI

I've added a few different custom_post_types to my Wordpress 3 installation. They are all a bit different from eachother, and should store unique information in custom_fields. But while one may store ...
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Does hooking into the same action multiple times drain memory?

Currently I have three functions that run on pre_get_posts. I call them like this: add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'private_groups' ); add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'search_results' ); add_action( ...
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Hook into WordPress update?

I'd like to know if there's any way to hook into WordPress update process and send $_POST variable to update server? I'm delivering plugin/theme updates from private server and I hook into this: ...
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Extract image from content and set it as the featured image

The problem: I'm posting from the Wordpress iPhone app. When adding an image, the image shows up in the description itself, which I don't like. What I'm trying to do: Remove the image from the ...
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add_action hook for completely new post?

publish_post Runs when a post is published, or if it is edited and its status is "published". Action function arguments: post ID. -Plugin API Documentation I've added the publish_post ...
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Difference between after_setup_theme and init action hooks?

What is the difference between the after_setup_theme and init action hooks? It seems they are both called right before any page in WordPress is loaded (even admin pages).
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Implementing advanced add_* function wrappers

add_action() and add_filter() are major functions. However in some scenarios add one more function and hook it somewhere approach gets bulky and inconvenient. I had determined for myself several use ...
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How to add a new product type on woocommerce product types? [closed]

I want to add a new custom "product type" to woocommerce plugin: Tried to duplicate one of currently exist product type files (woocommerce template structure) as a new file (file name and inside ...
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Is there a limit to hook priority?

When I wish my filter or action hook to override all others, I will assign it a priority of 999. However, lately I have been seeing some people use extreme values for the priority, such as 20000, and ...
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Using filters and actions for plugin API?

I want to integrate a public API to a plugin that I develop. The usual way other plugins integrate APIs is to define some functions that can be called by any theme or plugin. However, I think this ...
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Is there a hook or function I can use to display all theme files being used on a current page?

Basically I want to be able to see the names of files on the front-end - not just templates e.g. category/page templates, but the actual theme files like header.php/sidebar.php/footer.php and so on. ...
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Add custom html to last sub-menu item

I'm adding a custom menu to my wordpress theme. I need to add custom html to the final submenu item - before the primary sub-menu closes </ul> I have registered my new menu //functions.php ...
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How can I see all the actions attached to an “add_action” hook?

I'm working with the admin bar and trying to debug some of the menus and their priorities. I know several callbacks get bound to actions, such as this one: add_action( 'admin_bar_menu', ...
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Hook that fires when admin setting is saved

Is there any specific hook that fires when admin setting is saved. I have cached some data from admin back-end setting menu. Now i want to the delete the caching when setting saved in admin menu. ...
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Do WordPress Core Filenames Work as Hooks?

This is in reference to another answer here on wordpress.stackexchange. The answerer used the filename as the hook to enqueue scripts and styles to certain pages. add_action( ...
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Is there any debug toolbar that shows whick hooks are called for the current page in Wordpress?

In Django there is a debug toolbar that shows which template files and hooks are called while rendering a page. Is there any plugin that shows which hooks are called for the current page in ...
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Changing Plugin Load Order

I'm writing a plugin, bar, which is dependent on another plugin, foo, being activated, and I need the functions from foo to be available when bar loads. Normally plugins are loaded in alphabetical ...
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switch_to_blog(): Load textdomain

I am using the WordPress multisite feature with Multilingual Press Pro to create a multilingual site with linked posts. In a network activated plugin the custom post types are registered. For ...
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Trigger custom action when setting button pressed

This is my first wordpress plugin and I'm running a lot of trouble making it work, it almost work fine but I don't find a way to accomplish this specific thing. Basically I've my custom setting page ...
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Getting instance variable in scope of 'wp_enqueue_scripts'

I need a little help getting my head around passing instance variable to a hook. I am reading the CSS files I need in my template dynamically and storing them in a $settings object that I am keeping ...
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How to remove the Theme Customization Button from the dashboard and themes options page?

In my Wordpress theme that I've currently been building I do not take advantage of the Wordpress Theme Customization API. As much as I would like too, I've invested far too much time into my own ...
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Wordpress Multisite: Adding actions to only one site

I have Wordpress Multisite installed with WooCommerce network activated. I want to add an action to a hook in ONE of the sites that has WooCommerce installed, instead of all of them. For example, I ...
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Is there a Wordpress core & plugins update action hook?

I would like to run several actions on a website once WP core or any of the plugins have been updated using the built-in update process. Is there a way to do it? I would prefer if I could run ...
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How to customize the WP admin default help contents

I will be needing to customize the WP admin default help contents to be tailored specifically to a client in navigating his custom dashboard What are the hooks and sample codes to use in ...
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What hook do I use to edit the post statuses option in admin?

I want to restrict pending posts to only certain users in the admin section, so I want to remove it from the post status options when viewing all posts (the bit highlighted in red in the image below): ...
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get_query_var() not working in pre_get_posts

I'm using the pre_get_posts hook to order the main query on all my custom post type / taxonomy pages using a custom meta value. As part of the logic, I am trying to determine which taxonomy is ...
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How many times can I hook into the same action?

I have a theme which includes some setup, using after_setup_theme but I'd like to write my own functions which also need to run after_setup_theme. I'd prefer to keep my stuff in a separate file. Can I ...
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Unregister post type from child theme

I'm trying to unregister a post type from a child theme but I haven't been able to do so, the code in the funcions.php file on the parent theme is something like this: add_action( 'init', ...
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Adding function directly vs using hook in function.php

We can use functions like register_nav_menu() directly in function.php and it works and we can also use a function to put register_nav_menu() inside of it and attach that function using a hook like ...
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How To Determine If A Filter Is Called In A Sidebar/Widget Context?

So I have a plugin that appends or prepends an enhanced author biography to the content of a page/post/custom post type. It does this by hooking to either the_content or the_excerpt and ...
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Custom theme hooks / filters - passing arguments

I'm getting confused trying to implement these custom theme hooks. Trying to wrap my head around that. I thought i understood this. but now after reading code for several hours; it's made it worst. ...
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Hook when category is added to post

I'm trying to do something when a category is added to post and saved. I thought that using the save_post hook would have registered when a category is added to a post, but it doesn't appear to. When ...
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How can I log a user out of Wordpress before the page loads?

I would am using the code below so that on my wordpress site if ?logout is appended to the end of the URL the user will be logged out. This works well - if the user visits a page such as ...
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is it possible to get the hook name in add_action?

given this: <?php add_action( $hook, $function_to_add, $priority, $accepted_args ); ?> Is there a way to get $hook value inside the function $function_to_add?
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How Do I Load My Action Earlier Enough?

With add_action, I want to intercept as early as I can in my plugin and send a 304 Not Modified header per some rules. Does anyone know what the order is of events? When I view this page, it seems to ...
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Perform action on WPMU blog deletion

Hi guys :) I know there is the wpmu_new_blog action hook which enables us to perform an action when a new WPMU blog is created. Is there something similar to this which enables us to perform an action ...
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Is there a hook to put stylesheet and/or JS inside iframes (thickbox or tinyMCE) in admin area

I'm working on my admin area theme and I wanted to make some modifications on the way the thickbox and tinyMCE looks. I could make most of the changes through adding custom stylesheets and JS to my ...
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How to create thumbnails for PDF uploads?

I'm developing a website that needs to allow users, within Gravity Forms, to submit a PDF file and have a JPG thumbnail created of the first page of the PDF that is then displayed in the created post. ...
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What is the action hook for save media-form on gallery tab?

I want to save a meta data to post parent when the media-form on gallery tab is saved( The submission button is "Save All Changes"). Which action hook can I use?
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How do I flush the rules after saving settings using the Settings API?

I'm using the Settings API to allow the user to toggle the has_archive option on some custom post types. When the user turns archives on or off, I want to flush the rewrite rules. If I had written ...
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Can I hook inside another hook?

My question is that when we hook to a certain action using the oop way for example class My_Plugin_Class { public function __construct( ) { add_action( 'admin_init', array( &$this, ...
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Filter for “get_post_type_archive_link()”

I tried to find filters or a hook to modify link returned by this function get_post_type_archive_link() I have gone through most of the documentation. I'm not sure it's not there or I'm not able to ...
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Adding onload to body

I'm currently trying to develop a plugin that will embed a Google Earth Tour into a WP post / page via a shortcode. The issue I am running into is that for the tour to load, I have to add an ...
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How can I edit post data before it is saved?

I have a plugin and I would like to be able to run the post content through some filters before it is saved to the database. From looking at the plugin api, I see that two hooks that look like they ...
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How and where can we request new WordPress hooks to be added?

I use the great Changelogger plugin, which adds plugin version history to the plugins page when there is an update. Although I would like it to, it doesn't work from the updates page where you can ...
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How to hook wp_list_pages?

How can I hook the wp_list_pages function so that it reads a value of a custom field and displays it instead of displaying the page title?
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the_content and wp_link_pages

Many plugins seem to be adding a filter/action hook to the_content to display related posts, advertisements and such. The problem is I these appear before the post pagination so it the pagination is ...
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How to make post and comment count unclickable with dashboard_glance_items hook

I have a multi author site and I have already used some hooks to stop them from viewing other author's posts and media. Now, in the Wordpress Dashboard in the "at a glance" section it shows them the ...
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Wordpress hook before inserting post into database

I need to do check the inserted post for certain keywords and perform some functions depending on the keywords found. is there a wordpress hook that executes "just before the post is inserted into ...
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Hook *after* user password change?

I know that password_reset hooks: Runs after the user submits a new password during password reset but before the new password is actually set. but there is a similar hook AFTER the new password ...