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Accessing GET variable named 'error'

As part of a project I'm required to make a wordpress plugin which integrates with Google for authentication (There are good reasons for developing a new plugin instead of using an existing one). If ...
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WordPress Plug-in Development In MVC Architecture, How?

I think, the wordpress plug-in architecture is not MVC. So I want to use/do the MVC architecture in WordPress plug-in development (like cakephp, codeIgniter ). How can I use them in plguin ...
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Add a page in admin without adding menu item

In my plugin I have registered a menu_page; now I need another page. How can I add another page to my plugin without adding another menu item? Is it possible to call it by href?
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Control When a Script Is Loaded

My plugin usually appends my widget to the end of each post as intended, but not consistently, sometimes needing a page refresh. There are two main parts to the plugin: a div, which gets appended to ...
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How can I set a subsection page for a plugin e.g ?page=_&subsection=subsection_page

How can I set a subsection page for a plugin ? I noticed some plugins have 2 settings pages as follows: Main one: options-general.php?page=page Subsection: ...
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Is there a limit on making calls to WordPress.org API's?

I am writing a plugin which makes calls to https://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.0/{slug}.json Is there a limit on making calls to WordPress.org API's? For example once per hour or every 10 ...
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Downloading Generated XML File

I'm making a Widget which presents users with categories as drop down list. When user selects category and press download, I want to get all posts under category and download them. I have faced a ...
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Use functionality in third-party plugin in my own plugin

I'm currently building a WordPress plugin in which I need some functionality that already exists inside of another plugin. I was hoping to find a way to leverage that third-party code in such a way ...
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How do I add a custom button to my “edit” list? ( edit.php?post_type= ) beside “Add New”

I have a custom post type for a plugin I'm creating and the label for the "add an item" type of button (at the top of the list page) needs a partner-button that says "import" and one that says ...
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Modify request query string before plugins

I have an issue where a plugin allows some behavior I don't like. Basically, I want to grab and modify a request query string before the Ultimate Member plugin processes it. Basically if someone isn't ...
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wpdb->query and non-ASCII characters in given query

recently I'm dealing with wordpress and I find myself running a table creation query in a plugin through the function $wpdb->query (this wpdb class). Everything is fine until I put a non-ASCII ...
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Problems with wp_remote_get only when certain themes are active

I wrote a plugin that uses wp_remote_get to get some data. It works great on certain themes, and other themes it completely breaks down with the following error: Problem with the SSL CA cert (path? ...
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Force HTTPS 301 redirect with hook

I am trying to force a 301 https redirect with hooking into the 'template redirect' function. I want not doing it a htaccess because when I update my permalinks, htaccess with https redirect ...
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Using filters and actions for plugin API?

I want to integrate a public API to a plugin that I develop. The usual way other plugins integrate APIs is to define some functions that can be called by any theme or plugin. However, I think this ...
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How to add filter for wordpress plugin?

I have a really newbie question, but I'm really new to WordPress development. In the plugin that I'm using is using this filter. if ( true === apply_filters( 'some_custom_filter', false ) ) { ...
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Custom pages with plugin

I'm developing some plugin where I would like to enable custom pages. In my case some custom page would contain a form like contact form (not literally). When user will fill out this form and send it, ...
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Create page (inside plugin) that can process data

I need to create a page in wordpress where I can process parameters that are passed in a 'get' request. What steps need to be taken for this to happen
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Get the post ID only off single page

I will begin by saying that I am skilled PHP developper but brand new to WP. My idea is to make a plugin that increments a value every time a post is seen (I mean the complete "page" that contains ...
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How to create custom frontend php page via plugin

I'm new to wordpress development and was wondering how to create a custom php file (like: mysounds.php) which would use a php file in my plugin directory. So in other words: I create a php file in my ...
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The plugin generated 80 characters of unexpected output!

I'm getting this message each time I activate my plugin: The plugin generated 80 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with ...
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Standard location for plugin to save/cache files?

Are there official guidelines on where a plugin should cache files? If not, is there a best-practice out there that I can follow? For example, a plugin grabs content from a back-end system ...
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Where, When, & How to Properly Flush Rewrite Rules Within the Scope of a Plugin?

I am having a bit of a strange issue with rewrite rules not flushing properly. I have tried using flush_rewrite_rules(); and flush_rewrite_rules(true);. I have also tried globalizing $wp_rewrite ...
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plugin first menu name different from first submenu using register_post_type

i made plugin where i had used "register_post_type" to create custom post taxonomy. problem i that my first sub menu is also name of my plugin how can i fix it Below i code add_action( 'init', ...
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Plugin admin page meta_box toggle and order state not saving

I can't get the toggle state and open/close status of meta_boxes on my plugin admin page to be stored. The ajax response is always 0 I'm using meta boxes to hold sections of menu for a plugin. ...
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wp_tag_cloud based on user id

I am using the wp_tag_cloud, however i want to filter this by the taxonomy and a user id, thus having a user tag cloud, I have seen a few hooks but not had much success. So wanting to keep this on the ...
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Menu_slug used for creating options page

I am following this page on designing options menus: http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Menus What is the significance of the menu_slug ? I ask because when I change this value, the options ...
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Custom Plugin - CSS works, JS doesn't

In the plugin I'm making, I use separate js and css files (____.js, ____.css). This is the first time that I've included an external .js file in anything. I'm registering and enqueueing both in the ...
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How can I add recent posts to menu like mashable

I would like create a mega menu that uses recent posts for hover state. Like When you hover a submenu you get a list of recent post relevant to that menu item like in Mashable. I I would like a menu ...
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Custom Rewriting to Plugin with Parameters

I'm really stuck on the WP_Rewrite functionality... What I have I have a plugin that's rendered using a shortcode and is displaying full-site content. E.g.: //?p=2 (maps to domain.tld/myplugin/) ...
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Using the 'draft_to_publish' hook (post status transition)

I am trying to use the draft_to_publish hook (http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Status_Transitions) to run a function when a post that is a draft becomes published. This hook does not appear to be ...
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How to customize user search

I'm developing a custom user search and I'm using this plugin found here: <?php function sul_user_listing($atts, $content = null) { global $post; extract(shortcode_atts(array( ...
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Modify users.php page to create page/post on button clicked

I am trying to create a new Column in users.php (Wordpress Users Page) with buttons. Each button, associated with the user, has to create a page or a post (based on my programmatically selection). I ...
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Use one meta box handler at post editor and option page

I made plugin which uses custom database table to store custom form data. All works at option page where is added meta box like this add_meta_box( 'my_form_meta_box', 'My details', ...
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Method not receiving attributes from shortcode call, general OOP problems

The method OpenMods that you see below, is supposed to take an array generated by an fgetcsv function, and put it into an HTML table. __construct is supposed to, as is typically the case, define the ...
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auto create only 1 wp page in activate custom plugin

I am using this code to auto create a page when I activate my plugin.. function insert_page(){ // Create post object $my_post = array( 'post_title' => 'My post', ...
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export.php override template

Is there a way to override export.php in wordpress core ? The file is under wp-admin/includes. My plugin overrides certain wp functions, not exactly override but just hooks my function and removes ...
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Best way for plugin to accept POSTs?

The problem: I'm developing a plugin which needs to accept POST data (webhooks from an external source). I do not have control over the format of the data POSTed. My only option for passing my own ...
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Many plugins making WordPress run slow by design?

So this is what I've read: Many plugins might get WordPress slow if they are activated Many plugins might get WordPress slow even if they are not activated!? An example Let's say I build a large ...
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Widget Script Loads at Bottom of Page

I've been working on a plugin that adds a script to the sidebar when activated. So far, I've been able to display the code, but it loads at the bottom of the page and not in the sidebar. I'm pretty ...
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Vagrant script to setup all the common PHP / WordPress version combinations

I am looking for a way to quickly and repeatedly set up testing / debugging environment for our plugin, most probably using Vagrant. Projects like VVV focus on a single-environment setup (or, a couple ...
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Can I show also the post date using the wp_get_archives() function?

I am pretty new in WordPress theme development and I have some doubt about the wp_get_archives() function: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_get_archives In my website I have create ...
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Workflow for new importer plugin - your advices?

I'm building a new plugin to import Pinterest Pins from a user into Wordpress. It will NOT work using the Pinterest API (which is too limited for what I want to do) and requires the user login and ...
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Change author permalink to external URL

There are several questions here on wordpress.SE that explain how you can change the author slug in the author permalink URL, e.g. from http://your.blog.tld/author/author_slug/ to ...
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Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in WordPress if Debug is TRUE

I am writing a plugin for WordPress. I have created a Class as singleton pattern Class code /* * This I have refered from BuddyPress and trying to learn from it :) */ class AssessmentTest { ...
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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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admin_post hook error message passing

I've mocked up a quick skeleton plugin, I'm trying to catch the $_POST data from the form template. The best route that I've found is using the hook admin_post, unless there is a better alternative? ...
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WordPress API functions not working at AJAX functions.php call

I am trying to show subcategories of a category in WordPress using AJAX: when I select a main category, there is a call to WP Ajax and the result is used in showing the subcategories. So far, I have ...
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ECHO Executing 4 Times In Head

I have a plugin I created as a test and am running into a bit of trouble. The code is executing 4 times and placing what I echo in the <head> tag of the page. The reason I'm performing an echo ...
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Writing editor content to a file

I have a project I'm working on where I need to write the content of the post editor to a physical file on the web server when a post is saved or updated. I'll be parsing and manipulating the content ...
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Can I attach the data from one post to another?

I'm looking to create a "snippets" plugin of sorts that lets me create a library of snippets. I then want to be able to attach those snippets to a post but not within the post_content. I basically ...