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Initialization Script for “Standard” Aspects of a WordPress Website?

I am about to have to write a script to take a fresh install of WordPress 3.0.1 and add-in all the initial features for a website. This is for a company that installs lots of similar websites and they ...
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What plugins do you commonly install on a fresh WordPress install?

I'm looking at finding out what plugins others install most of the time on a fresh WordPress install; the plugins that add value to pretty much any website that is running WordPress. My list of ...
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How can I create a bash install script for my Wordpress sites setup (WP+plugins+theme)?

I build a lot of websites with Wordpress, and my initial setup is basically always the same : Latest version of WP Latest versions of about 5 plugins My naked development theme Instead of ...
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Any post install tips after installing Wordpress 3.0.1?

Any post install tips after installing Wordpress 3.0.1? which would be useful for any wordpress installation , where we will use wordpress as a CMS for a website. and blog page will not as a home ...
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Are there any downsides to installing WordPress on Windows versus Linux?

We're planning on installing WordPress on Windows Server 2008 to be consistent with the rest of our servers and leverage administrative expertise. The server will not be running anything else. Are ...
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How to migrate subsite from dev multisite to production multisite

I'm looking for the best and most secure way to develop locally a numbers of subsite using multisite and moving them to the production environment when they are ready. I've already migrated the full ...
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Populate content on install

I would like to know if there's a way to populate a WordPress site with some dummy content while installation process is going on. Let's say a few sample pages, a fews posts, taxonomy and that's it. ...
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Combine multiple plugins into one?

I've collected a few plugins that each have specific functionality I need for what would otherwise be a single large plugin. Is it possible to bundle these into a single installable zip?
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Automatically enable custom theme, plugins and default content on installation?

I'm using wordpress for a large non-profit with many sites. I'd like to decrease the amount of installation steps for the people setting up their sites. Is it possible to make a WP install that ...
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Things to take care when moving from hosted wordpress to self-hosting

I have a hosted free wordpress blog. Now I am thinking to move that blog to self-hosting. What I already have /know/tried: 1: I have a domain name purchased from a companyA. 2: I have hosting ...
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Should I remove install.php and install-helper.php?

Is keeping wp-admin/install.php and wp-admin/install-helper.php a security leak on the newer versions of wordpress? By default file permission on those files are 644. If there is any leak, what kind ...
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A way to automatically install pages on theme install?

I'm trying to build a theme which would require specific pages to be included. Is there a way to automatically create pages and assign them to their page templates when a theme is installed?
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wordpress on localhost lamp doesn't let me install plugins

i've installed a LAMP server on my ubunutu 11.04. i've installed wordpress and hooked it right with the MySQL db. i've changed the permissions of the www-data group to read and write files. every ...
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How to automatically install default Wordpress plugins?

I setup a decent number of Wordpress installations clients/friends. There are a number of plugins that I use on every instance. Is there a good way to automatically have these plugins installed on ...
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What specific database privileges does WordPress need?

I want to create a new database user for my WordPress installation. Usually on localhost, i can just use root, but it is good practice to use a user with as little rights as possible. What are those ...
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Does plugin uninstall always put WordPress back into original state?

What is a plugin lifetime within a deployed instance of WordPress? Namely: do the plugins modify existing files or do they only use defined extension points within WordPress? are plugins allowed to ...
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Plugins to clone wordpress site and move to another url

Are there any possible plugins that could clone an entire Wordpress site and install it in another location? I build sites on one url, then to show the client and move it to another url to show it. ...
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How to Check the Directory Where WordPress is Installed?

I have a client who has a live WordPress site. I logged into their FTP and it's hard to tell what directory it is actually installed. How can I verify through WordPress interface in what directory ...
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How to Create a Custom WordPress Install Package?

I downloaded the latest version of WordPress (3.5) and created a custom theme. I plan to upload and install it for multiple clients. Is it possible to customize the default settings such as not have ...
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Custom WordPress Installation

I am wondering whether there is an updated version of the methods described in the post below for customising the WordPress install. ...
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Installing wp3.2.1 on IIS; getting empty sessions

i have to install wordpress 3.2.1 on IIS 5.0 (yeah, i know...) here. Brand new default wordpress installation, no plugins ore previous versions installed. So, i downloaded the 3.2.1.zip and the ...
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Make plugin uninstalable on older versions of WordPress

So, if a plugin should not ever be installed on an older version of WordPress, whats the best way to go about it? What I normally do is something like this: if ( ! function_exists( 'get_post_format' ...
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How to properly secure my Wordpress installation?

I'm currently on my own server (fredericpilon.com) with my own website. Wordpress being kind of a big shot of CMS, it may be targeted by hacks. Any tips and tricks on how to properly secure my ...
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WordPress package configuration in Ubuntu Server?

So I wanted to play with some Linux-only PHP performance tools and installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 in VirtualBox (for the record I have little clue about Linux, never used it extensively). Turned out ...
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On Install, which code sets the 'home' option?

I'm just doing some wordpress development and wondered for a brand new install, which code within core is generating the first value that get's filled into the home option? I'm looking for the code ...
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Can WordPress be installed at the root level, if a homepage called index.php already exists?

Can WordPress be installed at the root level, if a homepage called index.php already exists?
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How do I install two versions of WordPress on 1 server?

I am installing on a local machine using localhost. I have a "learning" version of WordPress @ http://localhost/wordpress and I want to create another version of WordPress (@ ...
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Subdomain and subdirectories together in one installation

I'm currently want to develop my design company website and choosing wordpress as my CMS. How do I should install the wordpress when I want the domain structure like this: Blog = blog.example.com ...
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Two domains on one Wordpress Installation

I recently changed the base domain on my Wordpress website from http://www.fsdegrees.com to http://www.56degrees.co.uk. I would like to create various of 301 from old domain to new one, but for some ...
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Wordpress Installation for multi-domains with nginx and php-fpm

I am new to Wordpress. I googled around but could not find precise steps to install Wordpress with nginx multi-site configuration. I want to install wordpress 3.3.1 on Ubuntu 11.10. I already ...
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One WordPress and database but multiple subdomains

I want to create a multiple subdomains, but using only one wordpress and database installation. The difference of those subdomain sites are the colors and the blogs, but in terms of functionalities, ...
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When WordPress Does Not Provide an .htaccess File for New Multisite Sites because of CPanel Fantastico Auto-Installer?

I have installed WordPress via an auto-installer and later configured it as multisite. But whenever I create the WordPress site using auto-installer it doesn't give me the .htaccess file by default. ...
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Distributing and packaging plugins

I have a project where I'll be using WP as a customer portal to an external application. The application is accessed via web services (soap/xml) calls. The application has quite a few forms and for ...
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URL to download latest version of WP for other languages than English

I'm considering he possibility of automating/scripting a basic WP install. Part of it will include downloading the latest WordPress version. The en-us version can be obtained by downloading ...
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No configuration file found and no installation code available. Exiting

I am getting the following error when I try to access my Wordpress website. It was working quite fine previously. Could anyone help me on this. No configuration file found and no installation code ...
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What is the most secure way to set up the MySQL user in WPMU?

I am setting up Subdomain based MU on my domain.Everything is hosted by me running on one CentOS/Webmin VPS. Will I be better off setting the MySQL user's domain as localhost, 127.0.0.1 or with a ...
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Add additional Network constants to wp-config.php dynamically

When starting with a fresh Network install, the first step is a single site install that has one additional line in the wp-config.php file: define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true ); After that we have ...
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Can't use the built-in wordpress install/upgrade plugin feature [closed]

When I try to upgrade or install a plugin I get a successful message: Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/jquery-lightbox-gallery.zip… Unpacking the package… ...
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Installed successfully; home page still redirects to install.php

I've done WP installs in the past and haven't had issues, so I'm a little stumped here. I've correctly created wp-config.php. I ran the install script, and everything appeared to be successful. I ...
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Moving to directory creates path problems.. how to solve?

I've moved my installation from example.com/beta to example.com and I've noticed that there are a few broken images. Looking at the source, it appears that they are still looking in looking in the ...
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Backup blog posts only

I have a Wordpress site with a lot of pages and blog posts. I want to create a new site but keep all blog posts, just blog posts and no pages. How can I achieve this? When I backup the database from ...
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How to prevent first post and first comment on WP MU?

When a user creates a new blog a new post and a new comment is created at the same time. Is there a way to disable this?
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How to use if condition to change $table_prefix in wp_config.php

I am testing a very big database (perhaps wp_posts contains hundreds of thousands of rows). As such, the query time, especially the searching query, is extremely long. I'm thinking if there is any ...
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Multi-site vs seperate installs for just 3 blogs?

I'm new to Wordpress and in a few months will be attempting to set up three blogs. They most likely will be hosted on a Windows Server with IIS. (because the server is already there, and nobody else ...
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Installing WP twice in same Directory?

I have a website that has Wordpress installed in the root directory / I have another website, that's contents is within that root directory, /seperatesite/ that stores a separate, small, splash page ...
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Install widget on plugin activation

Anyone know any resources to help me install my widget when my plugin is activated?
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WordPress installation does not get completed in WAMP server

I have installed WAMP server on Windows 8 and am trying to install WordPress on it, but while installing it, I could not complete it. It's showing me the error like ...
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Is there any way to allow a plugin to write over a previous version?

When installing a plugin, it will not install if the directory to which it is attempting to install already exists. This means that users of our plugin must first manually deactivate and delete the ...
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Export all content from wordpress

Evening all. I've decided instead of upgrading the install of wordpress that I have, to just take the content (my writeups, comments, pages) and move them to the new site install. Is there an easy ...
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What causes an Unexpected HTTP Error within install plugins?

Within "install plugins" I'm receiving an error stating "An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request." When I do a plugin search it throws me back to my site's 404 page. Any idea what ...