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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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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 for post and page load

I need to run a function when a particular post or page is loaded. Is there any hook that lets me check whether a post is being displayed during page load ?
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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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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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Hook into admin post list page

So I want to create a custom admin interface for the post and page lists. I want it to be a split view with a list of posts and some data on the left, and a full editable preview of the post on the ...
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Is there an action for when permalinks are rebuilt?

In my plugin, I have a list of titles and permalinks in the options table. It's updated every time my custom post type is saved. Since I'm saving permalinks the option data can become bad if the ...
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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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Hooking a function onto the sidebar?

I'm looking for a way to add some content to the top of the sidebar when it get's loaded. I've tried hooking onto the get_sidebar action as referenced here, but it seems to override the sidebar call ...
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How to use the_excerpt in a filter hook?

I was hoping to process the_excerpt just like one would with the_content, but no such luck. How can I pass the excerpts of a Posts Page, through my plugin? I've tried variations on this: ...
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Identify which loop you are hooking into; primary or secondary?

What is the most efficient way to determine which loop I'm in? I have a few plugins that alter the query by hooking into various parts of WP_Query::get_posts(), through the usual suspects, ie ...
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Seeking clarification on page request life-cycle

I'm just trying to get my head around the "life-cycle" of a typical page request in WordPress. The Action Reference page lists 38 actions that occur during a typical page load, but two things aren't ...
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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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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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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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Is there a filter/action to add content to WP admin metaboxes?

I want to add an instruction into a custom term meta-box. Is there a hook to add this or is it easiest just to use JavaScript?
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Disallow a user to post in certain categories

I am writing a plugin that will disallow user to post in certain categories. I am trying to display an error message to the user when he tries to post in the restricted category and also want WP ...
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Call activation hook multiple times

I have a plugin that does some initialization stuff using register_activation_hook called from its __construct(). I've since extended my plugin to add functionality to it. For the sake of ...
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Action hook 'wp' firing twice… why?

I noticed that when I hook into 'wp' it seems to be firing twice -- for example add_action('wp', 'just_testing'); function just_testing(){ global $post; error_log($post->ID); } returns ...
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How to Debug the 'save_post' Action?

Is it possible to validate PHP code? I have a Custom Post Type (Film) with Custom Meta Boxes. Everything is working fine, I can add new Films and details to the Custom Meta Boxes. My problem is ...
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Determining a Widget Instance and Sidebar Location?

When using the filter: add_filter('widget_display_callback', 'function_name'); function function_name($instance) { /* Some Code */ return $instance; } Is it possible to determine the sidebar ...
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Want to redirect if search query match exact title of any post

I am using WordPress 3.3.1 and new to this system. I want to redirect the search query to the post if query exactly matches post title of some post. I also want it to run before any search query ...
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Change text of Description in Image Library

i would like to change or add text to the Media Library Overlay on the right side if you click on an image and can enter a description for the image. At the moment there stands "Description" or ...
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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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How do I make a theme “plugin-ready”?

How do I revise a theme so that I can publish my event hooks and anyone can build a plugin to add new functionality easily to my theme?
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Using action hooks inside of a shortcode

I am trying to create a modular plugin that includes action hooks for developers to add content before and after the main shortcode content. I'm having some trouble because anything I do in the ...
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Which hook should be used to validate custom form fields on the login form?

I've added a custom input field with login_form hook. So, I need to process the post data to validate. I've used the lostpassword_post for lostpassword_form and works great, but I cant find a hook to ...
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How should I intercept the main query and inject custom join / order by / group by criteria

I have a CPT that is a member of two separate taxonomies. On the taxonomy archive page for one of the taxonomies, I need to further group and sort on the second taxonomy like so: ...
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The 'user_has_cap' hook seems to take two page loads to trigger

This question relates to another question I asked recently (http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/29009/how-to-assign-specific-users-the-capability-to-edit-specific-pages-posts-cus/), the ...
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Any Hook Called When Post Becomes Published?

Posts may be published either immediately or in the future. Suppose a plug-in wants to do something at the moment when the post becomes published and visible on the blog (I don't mean when the post ...
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Use latest jQuery in WordPress (admin interface)

I want to use the latest jQuery (and jQuery UI) versions on my admin interface (editing a specific post type that I created). I tried this: // jQuery 1.x wp_register_script('jquery1x', ...
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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 do I implement the Wordpress Iris picker into my plugin on the front-end?

This question here is asking the same question as I am, but there were no adequate answers nor a selected correct answer so I am asking again hoping if I ask in a more coherent manner I might get a ...
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Wordpress Admin Tooltip hooks

I want to know if there is a way to use Wordpress Adminitration Tooltips (de gray and blue ones) that are shown one you update your worpdress (3.x). Showing the new features. Thanks!
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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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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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Add subtitle to Woocommerce product title

I'm using WooCommerce on a site built with Pagelines Framework. I need to have a subtitle/customisable field appear under the product name anywhere it appears in the site. As it is, WooCommerce ...
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Hook for URL request

I would like to make XML files downloadable, instead of allowing the browser to displaying them inline. I know I can use the Content-Disposition: attachment HTTP header (of course, better solutions ...
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How can I remove “Proudly powered by WordPress” from twentyeleven without modifying footer.php?

How can I remove "Proudly powered by WordPress" from twentyeleven without modifying footer.php, and without creating a child theme? I'm looking for a php command, such as add_action, remove_action, ...
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Check before publishing, if already exist post with current custom field value

I have a custom post type with only 3 custom fields in it. $post_types = get_post_meta($post->ID,'post_types',true); $post_taxonomies = get_post_meta($post->ID,'post_taxonomies',true); ...
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What is the 'admin_action_' . $_REQUEST['action'] hook used for?

There's an action hook triggered in admin.php called 'admin_action_'.$_REQUEST['action']. Unfortunately, it's a bit useless for plugins as it's triggered at the very end of admin.php, after ...
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Explanation of the “posts_join” and “posts_fields” filter hooks?

I'm new to the "posts_" filter hooks and wanted to know a few things from those in the know: In this question, someone posted an answer using posts_join that took a second parameter of $query: ...
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Is This A Correct Example Usage Of current_filter()?

Is this a good example of usage of current_filter()? <?php add_filter("_my_filter", "common_function"); add_filter("_another_filter", "common_function"); function common_function(){ ...
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Custom function for “Submit for Review” hook

So I manage a blog of about 15 contributors and 5 editors. I wanted to implement a system so that each time a contributor hits the 'Submit for Review' button, and email is sent to the editors to ...
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Make W3 Total Cache “Empty All Caches” function purge varnish

Right now, when I perform "Empty All Caches" it doesn't send a PURGE request to varnish. The result is that varnish isn't being refreshed. Is there a way that I can make varnish purge it's cache when ...
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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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Filter the URL of next_posts_link & previous_posts_link

I am working with the qTranslate plugin to create a multi-lingual website. The plugin does a great job of translation except for on the next_posts_link & previous_posts_link template tags. When ...
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Schedule cron event from widget

Can I use wp_schedule_event() to set up a cron job from within a widget? I tried, but I can't make it work, The problem seems to be the $hook parameter. The function I'm trying to hook is located ...
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How to create notification on frontend using heartbeat api for multiple custom post types

How can I get correct action hook on publish_posts for multiple custom types ? I have a following problem, I can use this hook for posts or single custom post_type, but I don't know correct hook for ...
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Searching a hook which triggers when deleting a post to get all comments

When deleting a post, all comments associated with this post get the status "post-trashed". I'm searching a hook for this event. Tried these one without success: comment_approved_to_post-trashed ...