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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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Check if action hook exists before adding actions to it

I am trying to add a rel=next and rel=prev link tags to the head element of image.php template file. I have Wordpress SEO installed and I like to hook to this plugin wpseo_head action hook to achieve ...
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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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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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Wordpress scheduled task is called but not executed

I created a plugin with a cron to update all posts of a certain type every 5 minutes. I installed WP Crontrol to check if the cron is registered correctly and everything seems to be okay. This is how ...
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What hook is executed just after wp_query has been executed?

What hook is executed just after wp_query has been executed? before template is rendered? I want to change the page title but it depends on what has been queried. I have put it in template_redirect ...
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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 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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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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Overriding The Loop with filter or hook

I'm trying to replace the $wp_query object for a specific category, without having to deal with creating a new template and creating a new WP_Query object there. My aim is to change the data ...
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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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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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Why isn't is_home() working correctly?

I put a if(is_home()) bit in my theme's functions.php and it doesn't seem to work. The function containing this bit is called on init so is_home should work already.
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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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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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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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What does (10, 2) mean when used with add_filter

Please tell my what is 10, 2 in below mention code: add_filter('nav_menu_css_class', 'add_active_class', 10, 2 ); function add_active_class($classes, $item) { if($item->menu_item_parent == 0 ...
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Why is save_post hook not running?

I am trying to save my meta box, I have something like function xxx_meta_box_callback() { add_meta_box('xxx-meta', 'xxx Details', 'xxx_meta_box', 'xxx-post-type', 'side', 'default'); ...
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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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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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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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How and why can a hook call itself without causing recursion?

When looking in WP hooks' code, I often see hooks that call themselves. For example, this snippet from image_downsize(): function image_downsize($id, $size = 'medium') { if ( ...
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the_posts hook, which set of posts?

I want to modify search results. Currently I hook to the_posts and check wp_query->is_search to determine if I am looking at the search results page. However, I noticed that the_posts is executed ...
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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 to use filter hook 'post_updated_messages' in coherence with action hook 'save_post'

I am trying to send out e-mail, SMS and IM notifications to group members of this WordPress website, whenever a WordPress page in their user group has been published/updated. I figured using the ...
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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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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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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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How to modify an add_action() inside a loop of core function

Ok I want to edit bp_core_screen_signup() is which is a function of buddypress that used to process the registration form. Basically this funtion checks for any errors produced and then loops through ...
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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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Move excerpt meta box to above content editor

I found a WordPress hook called "edit_form_after_title" to add a text box after the title. How can I use this hook to display the excerpt after the title while creating a new post?
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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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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 [closed]

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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WP Multisite: Adding pages on blog creation by default

I’d like to have a page added by default when a new site is created with WP Multisite. So I have my function that creates two pages: function my_default_pages() { $default_pages = ...
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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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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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Hook/action after WP_Query gets posts to query custom tables for post-related meta

I see that there are hooks for manipulating WP_Query before it gets its posts (parse_query, pre_get_posts), but I can't seem to find any hooks for after the WP_Query object is populated. I have a ...
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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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Filter specific shortcode output?

Is there a hook in WordPress that I can use to filter the output of a specific shortcode? Something like this: add_filter('shortcode_output', 'my_filter_function', 2); function my_filter_function ( ...
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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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Add site options UI in Multisite Sites > Infos page

I want to add meta fields for the sites in my network (such as a thumbnail and a category). I know how to do this using get/add/update_site_option, but I'm wondering where I could put the UI to manage ...