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Customize user account activation message

During the process of a user creating a new account, once they click on the link in the activation email, they receive the message on the login page: Your account is now active! Username: ** ...
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remove_action conditionally for Custom Post Type

By default, my theme is showing an author box below my posts. I am using a custom post type, and would like to remove this author box only on this post type. Here is how the theme is calling the ...
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Get current page_id before loop, in functions.php

In the Shoestrap theme, you often change content by using hooks. I want to add the following to functions.php but it doesn't work... // in functions.php if ( is_home() ) { add_action( ...
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Should I use function_exists() and/or add_action() in theme development?

I'm trying to get my theme ready for publication on WordPress.org I got this feedback: function_exist() it is not preferable 3.0 design Now I wonder what I'm doing wrong. In the current ...
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How to trigger the core WPLANG to make automatically set a language when the theme is activated? [duplicate]

I'm developing a theme especially for Bānglā blog posting, and it'd be under GNU license. I questioned about a Calendar Widget translation with some problems today, and got a comment saying: I'm ...
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Set template based on query in URL

I want to be able to force WordPress to load an page/post based on a query in the URL. www.mywordpresssite.com/posts/myarticle?template=custom This URL should load the myarticle post using template ...
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How do I successfully create a hook for an email override?

I'm creating an online apartment rental application using Visual Form Builder Pro. I need to have completed forms go to certain managers based on the property selection. Once a user selects a ...
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Remove rewrite rules generated by plugin during deactivation‎

I have a simple plugin like the following add_action('generate_rewrite_rules', function ($wp_rewrite) { $wp_rewrite->rules = xxx + $wp_rewrite->rules; }); if (is_admin()) { ...
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How to remove a metabox from menu editor page?

I am not sure if it is much different for any page but I am wondering how to remove a metabox from the appearance>menu page without having to go into the wordpress core files and remove it. Is there ...
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Better post meta efficiency?

I work with websites which require using Post Meta for Post Objects within a particular Post Type. I often add a Meta Box to a particular Post Type, to provide additional settings for the new Post ...
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Alter image output in content

I'm trying to implement the JAIL javascript into my WordPress install. The javascript requires me to add a data-attribute and change the output html of images. I have been looking through the codex ...
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Count singular post views automatically

I'm trying to add some function to each loop called in the themes. What I'm doing is I add a function to count post view from here post views without plugin, to use the function I need to add this ...
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Checking post format during xmlrpc_publish_post

WordPress apparently stores post format information outside of the $post object. During publish_post this isn't (usually) a problem because you can check on formats via get_post_format( $post->ID ) ...
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Strict tag list - user should choose only existing tags for posts

While selecting tags for the posts the user is able to create new tags on fly. For example we have the tag 'animal' but the user misstpye it as 'aminal' - and Wordpress creates it. In our blog the ...
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Filter all html output

I would like to make sure no email address is published in plain. So i developed a plugin that replace all email addresses by a spambot-safe alternative. But some users put their email address in ...
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Add custom column in custom post type edit page

I am using the Content Scheduler plugin to control the post expire. The plugin will add a expiry date column on the wp-admin/edit.php in page and post. However it doesn't show in custom post type page ...
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How to get post ID in post_updated action hook?

I want to execute a function, myfunction() [hypothetically named], whenever a page is updated in the admin. The function doesn't do anything to the content that is saved—it just runs an unrelated task ...
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Changing “Lost Password Email Link” to custom password reset page

On the Wordpress site I am working on, subscribers will not be allowed to see anything in the backend at all. Because of that I am creating a custom pages for the Wordpress login page that subscribers ...
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Two-step login process - Is it possible?

Is it possible to do the following with Wordpress (without hacking too much code - I would like to make this a general plugin using simple hooks)? Log in with the username/password. If ...
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Hook any php file into the wordpress api

Say I just have a dumb .php file sitting on my WP server and I wanted it to access WP info through the API, how would I go about doing that? For example if I wanted to call bloginfo('url'); As I ...
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Proper indentation of code generated inside hooks

I really like having my code all properly indented and all, but all the code generated by wordpress, like the one that appears on the header when we use wp_head(), loses all the indentation. I think ...
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Event Calendar using insert_post_data after save_post and insert_post after post_transition draft_to_schedule

OK, I'm taking on the dreaded task of developing an event calendar for my site and have gotten a bit stuck. I'm open to any and all ideas but here's what I'm doing and what I'd like to do. I'm ...
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Any hook for pre-plugin-update -either bulk or single plugin update

Any hook is available on before the plugin update action ? i searched in hooks library . What is the exact hook? . Doing some stuff before updating plugin/theme .
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Is there an earlier hook than login_head or login_enqueue_scripts?

What I have: A basic plugin that enqueues a style-sheet and JavaScript file to modify the log-in forms. The logo, colour scheming and other styles are affected. My problem: As the /wp-login.php ...
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How to override WordPress registration and insert an auto-generated username?

I need to auto-generate usernames upon WordPress registration. I have a custom registration form set up and would like to create the username in functions.php. Can someone tell me why this isn't ...
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How to initialize something in unit test before the init hook being called?

I've a simple PHP Unit written for WordPress and want the initialize code before the main 'init' action being called from the plugin I want to test, e.g. class MyPlugin_Test_Example extends ...
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How to increase password requirements for registration [closed]

Ok I have buddypress installed which lets users choose a password at registration but it has zero requirements for it only asking that it be entered twice. So you can have a single character password ...
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Wordpress capabilities and restricted categories access

I've a Wordpress blog to share content with some people only. Users has to login to access this website. I created new roles and new capabilities on this blog. I've got some articles which belongs ...
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Plugin activation hook in an abstract class

I would like to create a common abstract class to use for every WordPress plugin that I develop. As a part of the class' initiation process, I would like to fire the activation hook which calls an ...
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Remove “Get Shortlink” button in admin of custom post type

I want to remove completely this section under my title in my custom post type. (I don't need this because I use this only for content management). With this piece of code I can remove the ...
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Injecting a custom sql query into a page/theme

I have written a custom sql query for our WordPress website (fairly elaborate and not achievable with the standard wordpress code) and I've got it to run via $pageposts = $wpdb->get_results($query, ...
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Update meta values with AJAX

I am working on a voting system in Wordpress. I first made it with GET requests but someone told me you should not use GET for this, So I started working with AJAX to update custom fields/meta values, ...
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Posts are duplicating on wp_post_update

I have stucked in writing a simple function that on certain page update refresh all posts in a custom post type. Here is my code (based on this): add_action('save_post', 'bulk_refresh'); function ...
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new_to_publish fires multiple times

i have been trying to use draft_to_publish & new_to_publish to create an update when ever a post of a specific type (cpt) is published... it works but published 600+ times instead of one time! ...
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Problem only while using require_once() within functions.php

I use add_theme_page() within my child theme's functions.php implemented something like this... // other functions located here that create a custom options page in the Dashboard. // THIS IS NOT A ...
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Hook for post permalink update

I would like to know what hook should I used when the permalink/url of a post is modified. My goal is to get the old permalink and new permalink so I can used it for my plugin. Thanks. [EDIT] Just ...
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What filter should I use to insert a button inside on Media>Add New

I am adding a new way to upload a media file to WordPress. So I am looking for a way to add a link or a button to the Upload New Media page. What is the recommended filter? Or is there another better ...
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How to hook some Unicode texts into calendar widget safely?

I collected a good numerals replacing function for WordPress calendar: function make_bangla_number($str) { $engNumber = array('0','1','2','3','4','5','6','7','8','9'); $bangNumber = ...
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Inserting above the comment template

I want to insert content, just above the comment template.I have tried all the word-press filters and hooks but failed. I want to insert the content above the comment template, I mean above all ...
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Conditionally call add_action depending on post_type?

When building a plugin, I know that you can hook into a function to run some code like add_action('admin_footer', array($this, 'custom_function')); And within that function, test for post_type like ...
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Determine plugin name from within plugin_action_links filter

Is there any way to determine what plugin the plugin_action_links filter is addressing when it processes the filter? I'm trying to add some actions for each plugin on the /wp-admin/plugins.php page. ...
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Passing values from a widget to a function within a plugin

I have a plugin that is built with many widgets. A widget's bundle. Each widget creates it's own custom CSS code. Instead of having messy source code where I display 15 different sets of inline CSS ...
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Post Content, Special Characters and Filters

I added a hook to the_content. add_filter('the_content', 'edit_the_content'); function edit_the_content($content){ return $content; } Pretty simple right? However, when it output $content from ...
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admin_notices after register_uninstall / deactivate_hook

I've successfully added admin notices to display on register_activation_hook, and when the plugin updates, but I'm not seeing any way to display admin_notices after the uninstall or deactivation ...
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ajax, right way to do it and make it works?

I'm new to wordpress but have knowledge in php and javascript. I read a lot of blogs about ajax call in wordpress. I also read some posts on this forum. However, I still have some difficulties making ...
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gform_after_submission content appears immediately after <body>, not in post body [closed]

I have the following function that successfully uses form fields (IDs 13 and 18) from a Gravity Form (ID 18) as parameters within wp_query. This displays a list of posts with specific taxonomy terms ...
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Hook before inserting user into database

I'm working on airsoft website using woocommerce. One of my client's needs is to prevent a user to register if his name or mail is in a blacklist (I don't know yet if I'll use a csv file, a json or a ...
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Detect type of post status transition

I have a function on my site that it supposed to run when a new post is published (email push notification), with the exception of the same article updated (i.e publish_to_publish transition, I don't ...
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Hooking after get_header()

Does anyone know a good way to hook just after get_header() without hacking the theme? I know you can hook before the function loads header.php but I am trying to insert some HTML just after ...
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How to display a message about updates in the plugin list

I am trying to use the hook in_plugin_update_message in order to display a one line message below the name of my plugin in the admin plugin list section. However, the function called in the hook does ...