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Setting custom cookies in Wordpress

I am trying to set cookies to re-route returning users to my a specific page within my Wordpress site. I'd like some advice with these 2 things: Where in the Wordpress php files should cookies be ...
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where to include a php file

I have a php file with some variables which I would like to use. When I include it in the header.php the variables in that file are not recognized at footer.php and some other places. Where is the ...
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Add a Jquery Datepicker to custom field in post edit

I would like to add a custom field that is set by a jquery datepicker ui in the post edit panel. Im new to wordpress, so Im not sure how to go about adding something like this. I haven't had much luck ...
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How to add default images into theme customizer image control?

I am trying to figure out how I can pre-load a theme customizer image control with images I have selected. Is their a way to point the control to a directory so they automatically show up in the ...
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Is it possible to get a theme customizer setting from wp.customize using jquery?

I am wondering if it is possible to directly interop with the wp.customize api to get a value of a theme customizer setting. The way I am doing it now is using ajax to get a response from a php ...
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Proper use of Output Buffer

I'm attempting to use actions to override function calls I currently have throughout a template (to make updating certain replicated sections easier). For example, in archives.php I have the ...
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Using a loop to display terms associated with a post

I'm using a custom post type and custom taxonomies, and using the following to display the terms of the taxonomies on the post page: the_terms( $post->ID, 'taxname', 'beforetext', ', '); Is ...
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How to store the_title() into a variable to reutrn the value, not just echo it

I have a loop, and need to pass one more argument through it. I need to get the current page's single post title, and then use that as the value. I tried going about it like this: $tagz = ...
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wpdb::prepare was called incorrectly

I have this code to remove orphaned posts after deleting custom post type. It works, but this code... global $wpdb; $wpdb->query( $wpdb->prepare( "DELETE a,b,c FROM wp_posts a ...
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How to count the length of a post title?

Let's say that I have an entry titled Crime & Punishment I tried to count the number of characters of my entry titles using the following line: echo strlen( get_the_title() ); I expected the ...
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How do I enable HTML5 prefetching on this page?

Site example: http://www.ianstuart-bride.com I currently have this bit of code in header.php, but it does not work as desired: <?php if (is_archive() && ($paged > 1) && ...
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Ajax template: how to handle head section

I know it's easy stuff, but I'm new to this and I can't understand which is the best approach. Background The template I'm working on is a dual theme Desktop/Mobile, UA Sniffing based. Now I just ...
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Return HTML Template Page with PHP Function

I want to create a form that I can use a shortcode to insert into my site. It would be really nice if I could create the HTML part in a seperate file and then insert it with a PHP shortcode (to ...
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Debugging an error: wp_enqueue_style was called incorrectly

I've just uploaded a new, custom theme to find that the container is a fraction of the intended width, and the sections below the home section(this is one single page, long site utilizing ids/anchors ...
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Audio tags around Mp3 URL in content

I have an audio player than uses the following syntax to display its player: [audio src="http://somedomain.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/songtitle.mp3"] The thing is, I'm pretty sure I can show the ...
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Knowing the total number of posts before to get into the loop

Is there a way to know the total number of posts before the loop starts? I'm thinking in use two loops. The first will do the counting, while the second one will handle the content. However, I don't ...
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API JSON Data in WordPress

On the Google developer API page, it talks briefly on retrieving a dynamic list of fonts using JSON/JavaScript. I was wondering how would I be able to pull the web fonts API into my Wordpress theme ...
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How to Add Custom Fields to Custom Taxonomies in Wordpress CLEANLY

Saving extra fields that were added to a taxonomy. I want the most proper & efficient way of doing so. Where should I save the new fields? 2 possible solutions are to 1) Use the Wordpress ...
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Get list of WP Updates Across Sites

Is there a way to query a WP site to see the number of updates currently available? I'm not really looking for a list of the actual updates, just the number. This would be the total number of ...
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How to execute a simple php script in WP (I don't think wp_enque_script applies here)

I have a wordpress page where I want to include a budget calculation tool. This budget calculation tool is of course tied to a php script that executes the fields in the budget calculation tool. This ...
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Only show div on homepage/blog index in wordpress/php

I have a wordpress site. I have a div that I only want to appear on the homepage (in the header). What type of php if statement do i need... In other words: only show .... in the header of the ...
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How to validate WordPress generated password in DB using PHP?

I am working with site that is done with WordPress, and I need to add some parts that are outside WP, and to check user login, Logging users outside WP. I tried with md5 of password but it's not... ...
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urlencoding of the_title() doesn't work?

hey guys, <?php urlencode(the_title()); ?>doesn't take effect. this is my entrie line of code: <li><a href="mailto:?subject=<?php urlencode(the_title()); ...
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How to order WP_User_Query results to match the order of an array of user IDs?

I'm using WP_User_Query to get a list of users from my database. I'm showing specific users only via use of the include parameter. For example: $args = array( 'include' => array( 1, 3, 5, 99, ...
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Include a external PHP file into a Wordpress Custom Template

Is this even possible? I mean, im trying to add a blog into my site.. I already have the header,footer and sidebar layout in my site. can i use those in my custom wordpress template? <?php /* ...
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Getting the Current User

I am trying to use information about the current user in a plugin that I am designing and I have seen people go about it in several different ways. My Way This way seems to work, but am I missing ...
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fetch_feed: retrieve entries in the appearing order, not chronologically

I'm using WP function fetch_feed to retrieve a feed and display its items. <?php /* include the required file */ include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/feed.php'); /* specify the source ...
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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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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 to enlarge the media file upload size in wordpress admin

I'm using wordpress 3.0 with buddypress. I need to enlarge the file size that is being uploaded from the media section in the admin menu. We have tried many ways including the methods from this link ...
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Have Plugin Handle Specific URLs

Does Wordpress have the ability to use the currently defined template to serve up content in the database? For example, I have a database of a bunch of custom content-- the name of an item, the ...
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Facebook Comment Count

I am a bit of an amateur when it comes to PHP and WordPress but I have rigged up the following code: function fb_comment_count($url = 'some url here') { $filecontent = ...
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How to make alert for new version on theme options?

Let say my theme host on my server. User download my theme and use it. Now I want notify @ alert for new version of my theme. Example to show "New version has been release. Please download at ..." ...
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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 stop loading multiple copies of jquery

My wordpress header.php and function.php is given below.please help me to modify my php code to stop problems due to loading jquery multiple times. My plugins and themes are loading jquery multiple ...
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Theme Customizer - Dynamic CSS PHP File

I've recently switched over from using a custom class to enable a theme options panel to the built in Theme Customizer in Wordpress. All is going fairly well - I've got live preview working but I'm a ...
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White text on white background in TinyMCE when wp_editor is called in WP 3.9

One of the features of my plugin is to add a TinyMCE editor instance inside a meta box on the Edit Post screen. This has worked great up until 3.9, and I'm not clear as to what's going wrong. Here ...
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How do I know what variables are passed in a filter/action and what their meaning is?

Something I have seen several times now and I don't understand is the following: In a theme's functions.php a function is defined and then attached to a hook, like so (simplified example): function ...
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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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Why do filters/actions require an argument count?

I was just looking at plugin.php trying to answer the above question and I couldn't work it out. The actual code that calls filters is this: do { foreach( (array) current($wp_filter[$tag]) as ...
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Categories Template Assistance

I have found a tutorial online for creating a custom categories template for my archived posts within a particular category. This however is targetting a specific category ID (see below), is there ...
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How to register images uploaded via FTP in media library?

I'm using my own upload.php file to upload images to: $upload_dir = wp_upload_dir(); $targetDir = $upload_dir['path'].'/'; It works like it should with this exception that images uploaded to ...
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Fatal error: Call to undefined function wpsc_cart_item_count()

-- I've just done a fresh install of Wordpress 3.4 -- I've downloaded and uploaded this new free eCommerce wordpress theme suggested by smashing magazine. { ...
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Import 10,000 Users into Wordpress WITH a specific ID for each user

I have a website which has about 10,000 users. I am converting this site over to Wordpress. The new site is ready to roll, but I have to bring over all the users. There are a number of plugins ...
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Can't use get_results() in ajax query

I'm using a jquery ajax call to get certain data from wpdb and I'm getting the following message: <b>Fatal error</b>: Call to a member function get_results() on a non-object in ...
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Publish pending article from front end with a button?

Is it possible to take the blue publish button in back end of the wordpress and place it in the frontend near the post in my index.php. I need a way to publish the pending article without going to ...
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First wordpress blog, should I make my own theme for maximum customizability?

I am, although still extremely n00by, a semi-competent web designer and developer and I have decided to start a blog. I have heard all about this WordPress phenomena and I am really excited to give ...
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Alter query on edit.php

What's the best way to alter the query being run on the Posts Edit screen (edit.php)? The current method I'm using is by passing an argument to the global $wp_query like so: $wp_query->query( ...
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WP database error for comments_popup_link()

I'm using the comments_popup_link() function to show the number of comments for each post in a loop. <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <?php if ( ...
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What is the most efficient way to search users by their display name?

Initially I thought I'd use get_users() but it turned out it doesn't support the display_name field. Then I've read about using WP_User_Query, but when I do it always exhausts the allowed memory size ...