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Adding class to the parent of current-post-ancestor / current-menu-parent / current-post-parent

Following situation: I have a drop down menu. At the moment we are located on a single post of the category "Produkt Design" Its class in the menu is menu-item menu-item-type-taxonomy ...
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Hide plugin dashboard menu item for specific roles

I am writing a plugin and I am trying to only display the admin dashboard menu item to specific roles. I have this controlling snippet so far... // Check User Role global $current_user; if( ...
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How do I build a settings panel under the plugin

I'm trying to build a settings panel for my plugin that is located under the plugin on the plugin page and slides down when the user clicks the settings link like other plugins (WP Maintenance Mode) ...
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Where and how does WordPress store and use its plugin and hook information?

When WordPress installs a plugin, where does it keep the fact of a hook/plugins existence? For example, wp-includes/plugin.php I can see do_action, but I'm not familiar enough to know how WP loads ...
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What is the correct way for plugins to create tables with special charset/collation considerations?

I'm using WordPress >=3.8. The default charset/collation values in wp-config.php are define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8'); define('DB_COLLATE', ''); // Becomes utf8_general_ci I am in a situation where ...
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Why won't register_setting() create a setting?

I'm stumped. I've been researching this like crazy, but I can't seem to figure out why register_setting() isn't working for me. I'm new to WP plugin development (obviously), so it's probably just ...
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Change the search results header from plugin

Hi I'm writing a plugin to include custom search results. I'm not really allowed to edit any theme pages, but the search results page in twentyfourteen's search.php seem hardcoded to me: ...
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Use 'get' form action within a WordPress plugin admin page

I am writing a WordPress plugin that has a dashboard URL like this... http://www.mydomain.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=my-plugin.php I have a datepicker box within the page that I use to select a ...
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WordPress Terminology Options Vs. Settings

What term should be used when defining a page in the admin menu that allows you to change a plugins options?
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Automatic updates in plugin - not hosted on wordpress repository

I'm coding a plugin which probably will have updates in the future, and I want to take advantage of the automatic update mechanism in wordpress. I followed this tutorial: Everything seemed quite ...
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Adding more options to the instance of an image. (Attachment Display Settings)

I'm trying to build a simple reusable plugin for image presentation in Wordpress 3.9, and it seems I've hit a brick wall. I would like to be able to add a couple of options to the instance of the ...
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Developing a plugin, ran it through P3 Profiler, shows up slow, but I don't know why

I am having an issue with my plugin I'm developing. After using the GoDaddy P3 Plugin profiler, it shows that is taking up a large amount of runtime, but the plugin itself is very minimal. It just ...
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Making Quote Plugin more efficient

I've been working on this plugin the past couple of nights and have been jotting down idea's of how to improve it. My knowledge of php isn't the strongest and I'm learning as I go along most of the ...
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Is it worth checking if class_exists when developing a plugin and how to do it?

I'm learning WordPress plugin development using OOP approach. In most resources before declaring a class there is usually a check if class exists class_exists(). Is it a good approach to check this ...
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function triggered by “manage_users_custom_column” filter not working

I am trying to add a custom column un users.php but it stays empty. I have successfully added a column to the users admin page with this code in my theme's functions.php file: function ...
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Saving an array to get_options

I'm trying to save an array to get_options in wordpress, I'm aware that I don't have to serialize the array due to get_options doing that. At the moment I don't get any success of failed message upon ...
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Permission error on plugin save

When I pass a quote to the input field and save it I get this error message in wordpress - I'm using the latest installation version. Error "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this ...
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Can i duplicate pages created via plugin?

I have a custom built plugin which generate event pages, now my client wants the event to copy.. how can i copy the page generated via plugin. I have used plugins available but they only work with ...
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Cache directory needed for plugin

I'm working on a new plugin, and i need to write a frew cache files somewhere. At first i wanted to create a cache folder inside my plugin with the following .gitignore file in it: # Ignore ...
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Correct check for any admin page with editor

I have read the codex, but found it a bit incomplete. I like to load stuff only on pages where the post editor is visible. This should include custom post types and everything. I am a bit insure ...
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Including the necessary functions for a custom ajax registration form

I know there are a few questions on registration forms but I think mine differs a bit as I haven't found an answer through searching. I'm making a simple subscribe widget that takes a user's email ...
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include php file if page_id matches

I think this is a simple question: I'm building a plugi, and up until now, if i wanted to include a php file, i would have to know the page_id - i would put the following command in page.php (or ...
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Saving plugin data returns “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”

I'm developing a quote plugin which will save a quote to the WPDB using a form to input the quote. I've created half this code and got the other piece from another programmer on here. I'm looking to ...
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Change page according to fetched GET Parameters

I want to write plugin which has the ability to change the start page according to a get parameter: The following code is the full plugin. function GET_Different_Page_on_front_parameter() { if ...
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Way to hook into a sidebar call to replace it with a custom sidebar

I want to replace the sidebar-2 in the twentyforteen theme with a custom sidebar based on a conditional statement for CPT. So if the page is showing a certain custom post type then show my custom ...
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Dynamic banner for use on external sites

Pro question: we would like to display our most current wordpress articles on external sites (something like advertisments or banners). I think this could be easily done with iFrames, but I doubt ...
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How to remove default style of header in wordpress metabox

I have the problem which when I create a header in my wordpress plugin metabox, it always apply the default style on my header: even when I apply, my own style, <h3 style="background-color: ...
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How to completely disable a taxonomy archive on the frontend?

I have registered three custom taxonomies. All three of these custom taxonomies are attached to my custom post type. There is only one taxonomy out of the three registered, that I would like not ...
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How to get post bulk edit action trigger and get edited post ids?

I want to send email if a postmeta of a post is changed to the expected value.So previously i was doing loop to check the post meta in each post. In here am running the loop in admin_init hook. But ...
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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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Hello dolly type plugin that allows people to add their own

I am making a plugin that shows a random joke on a custom 404 page via shortcode and it is basically near enough the same as the default hello dolly plugin, where the jokes are hardcoded into the ...
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Is there an admin hook that will let me read GET variable before it's too late to set the header Location

I need to redirect the page based on the query vars in my plugin admin menu. I don't know where I can hook in to read the query vars or the GET vars order to decide if the page needs to be redirected. ...
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Is there a directory my plugin can write files to that cannot be viewed via the browser/url?

I want to restrict access to some files uploaded via the admin interface but I cannot rely on the ability to use .htaccess (could be turned off, or they might be using a non-apache web server). I ...
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Custom code for WordPress dynamic menu

Without using plugins, how can I create a custom WordPress navigation menu to produce the following code? <div class="bottom_section_full"> <div class="bottom_section_left ...
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If $var is empty, return 404.

For security reasons, to detect if somebody is manipulating GET parameters of the plugin I'm writing, I need to return a 404 if the security query I perform returns nothing. How can I force that? I ...
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How to instantiate customize_save_after callback function?

I have to do some custom operations after settings are saved in the customizer. It looks like the callback function isn't invoked. What am I doing wrong? Something to do with the Ajax status of the ...
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“Error: Options Page Not Found” on Settings Page Submission for an OOP Plugin

I am developing a plugin using Tom McFarlin's Boilerplate repository as a template, which utilizes OOP practices. I've been trying to figure out exactly why I'm unable to correctly submit my settings. ...
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I18n not working in plugin

I'm sure I'm making a dumb mistake, but I don't for the life of me know what it might be. I recently converted one of my larger plugins to utilize I18n (my first time doing so for any of my plugins). ...
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What's an efficient way to change the post status of many posts at once?

I'm looking for an efficient way to change the post status on many posts at once. I have a custom post type that I'm using as a means to store content that must be approved by a moderator before being ...
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Responsive Development in WordPress Backend

I've gotten so used to using Twitter Bootstrap. However, I can't seem to use it on the backend. I'm assuming it's conflicting with something in the core. So is there a way to get Twitter Bootstrap to ...
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Plugin options with googlemap iframe

I have put google map in text option of plugin.The text input value is <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" ...
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Modify hard-coded conditionals for roles to custom roles

Hopefully this makes sense. I'm still learning. There is a function in a plugin I'm developing that I want to modify to recognize custom roles. My function works when it is hard-coded to accept ...
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Plugin generated virtual pages

I am currently devloping my first WP plugin. This plugin should generate dynamic pages on the fly if a fixed non-existing URL is requested. This means I want my installation to accept addresses like ...
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Wordpress plugin development OOP style

I am building my first oop based plugin.This main problem is that it is not showing settings field(font error input).So far my approach.. $plugin_settings = new WordPress_Plugin_Template_Settings( ...
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Wordpress plugin: admin-ajax.php not passing data to custom function

n this basic plugin skeleton, I am trying to get the data sent by ajax to wordpress admin-ajax.php to be processed by a custom function. It looks like the data send from the form does not reach my ...
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How to create custom tables in WordPress using my own plugin?

I am new in WordPress plugin development. This is my core PHP and HTML code create-table.html <form method="post" action="function.php"> <input type="text" name="table_name"> ...
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Add an image gallery to a custom post type?

I am pulling data from an external web service into a custom post type. This data includes images. How can I create an image gallery, add some existing attachments to it, and associate it with a post? ...
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How should I store a log for my plugin

I have a plugin that sends data to a server as part of a transition_post_status action. The server sends a response each time. I want to keep a log of these responses (permanently) that I can display ...
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Are plugins instantiated on every request to Wordpress?

I want to know how wordpress plugins are instantiated, if Wordpress creates a instance of plugins every time that a request is made to wordpress? Example. I open /wp-admin: The plugin is instantiated ...
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Show error message after exception handled

I have a plugin that updates a user profile, and I want to handle a date exception and show a error message when it fails, but I can't make it work. Here is part of the class: private function ...