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Get the title before comma

I am using this code to return the title of the post on a gravity form field. add_filter('gform_field_value_page_name', 'page_name_filler'); function page_name_filler($value){ return ...
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Activate different theme for temporary preview

I wanted that when i access my site with specific parameter, my site used a different theme at that moment (only temporarily, to show only to me as a preview). I want it for test purposes. Is there ...
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Date archives for custom post type

I have seen many questions/posts regarding this, but have yet to find a decent solution. Basically I am trying to do what wp_get_archives does, but for a custom post type (personally I am unsure why ...
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Saving Plugin settings to the database

I'm not a complete novice with php or wordpress but am wanting to approach this problem the most efficient way so believe asking here will help. I've got a plugin that randomly generates a quote - ...
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Execute a shortcode when clicking on a image

I asked this in stackovorflow under javascript and was informed not possible so I trying here I have a shortcode for a opt-in form and I want it to pop up when a image is clicked I tried the ...
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Rectangle avatars

I'm using get_avatar() to output images of my users. Ref: https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_avatar The optional size parameter lets me specify a size. However, this makes a square ...
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How to change featured content to a different tag in Wordpress Twenty Fourteen?

In twenty fourteen theme, we’d like to know how to change the features content tag. Currently it’s set as featured. Now, we would like to know how to code this for different page templates. We ...
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Irregular TTFB and server wait time response

im having a hard time figuring this out. I've created a custom wordpress theme from scratch, following the best practices that I could. The site works great most of the time, with a load time that ...
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Change Width of Featured Image Thumbnail on Add/Edit Post Page

Does anyone know of a way to change the width of the featured image on the edit post/add post page? I want to make it 50px wide. I'm not talking about the front page of the website, but the back end ...
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Run shortcode at certain resolution

I've gone a roundabout way of trying to ask a question about this here: Loading shortcode with ajax but figured it might be worth asking the fundamental question of what I am trying to do without ...
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Wordpress PHP plugin - Settings page error

Writing a PHP plugin for Wordpress. It was an external PHP script. But now I'm having a problem. When I click submit on the page it redirects saying there are no permissions to go to that page. Edit: ...
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Conditional statement for parent, child and grandchild pages

I'm trying to figure out how to set up a conditional statement to check if the parent, child or grandchild is being displayed. This is what I've got so far: <?php if ( is_page( 'about' ) || '29' ...
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Specified file failed upload test. wp_upload_handle

So I managed to write a peice of code that allows me to upload a zip file, im not even sure where it gets uploaded too, and I am doing it on my localhost with apache in control (www-data). the code is ...
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Wp favorite posts get user favorites in profile using buddypress [closed]

Im currently encountering a problem i display user wp favorites posts fine, but the issue is i wont display them, once users are logged out it says " no posts have been made" while each user has ...
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Remove class that has been added by parent theme

My parent theme generates the following class in body: style-cupcake. I don't want that. The best way to get rid of this is by adding my own functions in a functions.php file in my child theme, right? ...
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Limit the_excerpt with max of x characters

What I'm trying to do: I want to display the_excerpt, but I have a maximum of x characters the_excerpt may use, but I don't want to display a couple of characters of a word, only whole words. Some ...
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How do I attach a php file to an arbitrary slug and still have access to the wp-core functions?

Based on an example found here and several others, I am trying to load a non wordpress page from a specific URL while having access to the wordpress core. I have the following code (which seems to ...
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Saving metabox repeatable fields

This is a code that I'm adapting from https://gist.github.com/2057532. The problem is that I'm not being able to save the content from the new fields that I created. I had checked the other questions ...
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Mass update excerpt

I'm using a photoblog theme which upon creating a new post it takes the post attachment and saves a modified "img src" string into the excerpt field. It then uses <?php the_excerpt(); ?> to ...
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external wordpress pages using wp-blog-header

I am setting up a few sections of a website external to the core wordpress installation, but I still want to use the built in wpdb functions, and/or header files from wordpress. I follow the ...
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Clean URL permalink for custom post type

I have a custom content type of photo_group which is a collection of photos. I want to be able to go to mysite.com/photos and have that page dump out all of my photo groups. How can I do this ...
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How to Append to the_excerpt() Function

I have the following snippet of code: <?php>$more = '.....';?> <p class="extra"><?php the_excerpt(); ?></p> What I am trying to do is append the value of $more to ...
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How to call a function only once (global variable scope)

I have been trying to work out the most effecient way to use functions in WordPress. I have a big slow function big_slow_function() that ideally is only run once. But I need to use the boolean that ...
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Function to return true if current page has child pages

I'm trying to create a simple function to do a "status test". Goal is to test and see if the current page being viewed has any child pages or not. Using this to alter layout to accomodate child ...
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Thumb rating for wordpress - top user

I am currently using gd star rating (thumb rating) to rate posts (articles - no rating on comments). What I really want to do is show a table of the top 5 users and their number of votes based on the ...
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Make Selected Mutiselect Items “selected”

I'm developing a theme settings panel for a new wordpress theme that have an option to exclude categories from being shown in the loop. I managed to get the main functionality to work, using a ...
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Initialize WordPress environment to use in a real cron script

I have to run a PHP script through real cron (WP cron being too unreliable). Within that script, I need $wpdb to insert data into WordPress table. But of course $wpdb will not be available as ...
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Wordpress shop: enable custormers to select product color using image thumbnails on Custom Fields

I use Wordpress Custom Fields to provide customers with various product color codes in a drop-down list, but now I would like to add the various color thumbnails for ease of selection...similar to how ...
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How do I create a drop down menu in a widget?

How do I create a simple dropdown menu with 3 options in a widget? I'm using $instance to do it. How would it look in a barebones widget?
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On update to 3.04 site started recording accents as “&Atilde;&iexcl;” and “á”, what to do?

One day my site worked perfectly and the next it suddenly started to have trouble recording accented characters. The problem affects posts' body, if I submit a post with an accent on the title it ...
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How do I make wordpress comment fields required?

Here is my form: <form action="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-comments-post.php" method="post" id="commentform" class="validate"> <?php if($user_ID) : ?> <?php ...
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Why does this echo values in the wrong order?

I'm sure there is a simple reason/answer for this: Why does echo 'Archive for '. the_time('Y'); give me 2010Archive for? I had expected it would give me Archive for 2010
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Prevent WordPress from loading comments

I'm displaying the comments for a post my way, using $comm = get_comments() and then passing $comm to wp_list_comments() (this is the reason why). How to disable WordPress from loading comments from ...
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I would like to write the output of a function in normal post.php fields

I have this function, and it prints, displays these values ​​directly in the published posts: function gen_num() { global $post; $mixnames = get_post_meta( $post->ID, 'fieldnames', true ); ...
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Make Wordpress upload directory outside wordpress root with custom url

I want to change the upload directory for Wordpress from project.dev/wp-content/uploads to cdn.project.dev Where subdomain cdn has DocumentRoot: HostPath/project.dev/cdn while Wordpress is located at ...
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Getting invalid user ID error when creating a new user with wp_insert_user

I'm trying to insert users into wordpress from a foreign database and I've prepared my $userdata as foreach ($users_out as $key_u => $value_u) { $user_id = $value_u['writer_id']; ...
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PHP- Why is my contact form keep showing it is invalid? [closed]

I was working on contactus.php form. I am not testing whether the email will be sent to our account. However, my objective is when the form is invalid, it will reload the page and redirect user back ...
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How to place login logout link on menu that redirects users back to current page?

I am working on an area of my site for members. However, I need a link on my menu that when clicked it will take people to my login form then back to the page they were previously on. I need the same ...
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Error in WP_update_post

i make php file outside from wordpress folder to edit wordpress post and i get error when i use this code. wp_update_post <?php include '/go1/wp-includes/post.php';?> <?php // Update post ...
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How to redirect all 404 in a Wordpress subdirectory to the index.php of subdirectory?

I have a folder with name: wordpress_install/dev/abc Now, I have created a index.php in abc folder and I want all the urls like: wordpress_install/dev/abc/asdfasdfsdf (a 404 page) to be ...
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Enqueue less file not working in child theme?

In my child theme I have: add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'theme_enqueue_styles' ); function theme_enqueue_styles() { wp_enqueue_style( 'parent-style', get_template_directory_uri() . ...
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How to get user by display_name with WP_User_Query

I'm using WP_User_Query to get user by display_name and other columns such as: user_login, user_nicename. Here is the code: $my_users = new WP_User_Query( array( 'role' ...
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How to get the term before the last from a custom taxonomy?

This code displays the last term added to a taxonomy "issue" which i use to automatically display a link toward my current issue: $args = array( 'hide_empty=0' ); $terms = get_terms( 'issue', ...
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How to protect own PHP code from Wordpress updates

I have written several own shortcode scripts which I place in the shortcodes.php file. My Wordpress installation is set to update to new Wordpress versions automatically, which is a good thing. But ...
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Get html data with javascript to php array and store to wordpress database

What I wanted to do is get the items that are dropped to the droppable area and stored it a php array so that I can store into database so that I can access the stored array from other parts of my ...
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Show only one post for each author ( Page loads too slow )

I want to show only one latest post by each author and found this code that it working. However, it takes too long to load the page since I have over 100K authors and 100K posts in database. How can I ...
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Weird slug in archives permalink

All my wordpress installs (and some others, as I see) have the archive based index in the following format http://example.com/date/2015/06/02. But most current installs out there display it as just ...
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Replacing a specific menu item

So, I understand how to target a specific menu using the following to add a custom code. <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'menu' => 'Project Nav', // do not fall back to first non-empty menu ...
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set external image as featured image [duplicate]

currently with the code below i am able to set an image from media library as featured image via functions.php below is my code functions.php set_post_thumbnail($post_id,$imageid); where ...
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Adding php directly into widget shortcode

So here is my button shortcode in my widget. [button title="EDIT" href="<?php ech edit_product_url( $post->ID ); ?>"] As you can guess the href url does not work. What would be the best ...