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Wordpress scheduled task is called but not executed

I created a plugin with a cron to update all posts of a certain type every 5 minutes. I installed WP Crontrol to check if the cron is registered correctly and everything seems to be okay. This is how ...
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Do a summary based on sections in a post

I wonder if it's possible in wordpress to create a summary, let's say at the begining of the post, that displays links to all the post section ? Example: [summary title="Summary"] [section]Title ...
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Load js/css files only on specific admin UI pages

How do I adapt this solution to work with my plugin? (Please see the link). I enqueue my css and js script as follows: function my_plugin_init() { wp_enqueue_script('my_plugin_script', ...
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Where to put my code: plugin or functions.php?

Is there an easy to understand scheme to decide what kind of code belongs to a plugin or the theme’s functions.php? There are many cases and many debates about that topic, mostly because there are ...
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How can I add columns to the post edit listing to show my custom post data?

When you click on "Posts" or "Pages", you get a paged listing of your posts or pages with the following columns: Title | Author | Categories | Tags | Date I have a plugin which gives an SEO score ...
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Screenshots on plugin page taken old [closed]

In readme before latest release they where named as: BlaBlaBla BlaBlaBla Files also named in same pattern: screenshot-01.png, screenshot-02.png After latest release only ...
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wpmu_create_site creates broken sites

I am trying to develop a WHMCS provisioning module for WordPress Multisite. So far I have managed to create several sites using wpmu_create_blog, however the function does not assign the new site to ...
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Plugin as custom page

I'm begginer in wordpress (but not begginer in PHP) and I would like to make custom search page as plugin with this url www.example.tld/book-search. It would be simple page for searching books from ...
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Merge custom plugins in one folder

I've made some plugins to print some text with php from the database. I use them in pages via shortcodes. If I put all the code in only one folder, so just one plugin, only one shortcode works,the one ...
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Uploaded image not appearing in custom post type

I am writing a plugin which should allow users to create a custom post type called reseller and attach an image. The image is being uploaded to the uploads folder and appears in the media library with ...
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Wordpress Plugin with a shortcode that dynamically generates javascript. Can I use add_action without wrapping the javascript in a function?

Looks like the best way is using: add_action('wp_footer', returnJs); But if my returnJs function is inside my shortcode function and it's used more than once on a page it will return an error trying ...
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get_pages Drop down list for selection of a page

I am currently developing a plugin inside the admin page and I need to have a drop down list, listing all the pages. I need to be able to select one page and save the "ID" as an option. I am currently ...
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Why is 'register_activation_hook' undefined?

I am just getting reaquainted with writing plugins, after writing a whole two about three years ago. Following some example code I found: if(!class_exists('QuizMaster_Plugin_Template')) { class ...
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Editing dashboard according to the userrole

I'm relatively new to PHP, I'm editing a plugin that restrict demo users with the role of (subscriber) from some capabilities, and it modifies the dashboard for the demo user(subscriber) and remove ...
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wp_get_referer function always returning false

I am trying to use wp_get_referer function along with "template_redirect" hook in wordpress like this function show_page_name() { $r = wp_get_referer(); var_dump($r); die(); } add_action ...
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Can I dynamically create a link to my plugin settings/options page from my plugin description?

Currently, in my plugin description, I'm hardcoding... To customize options <a href="options-general.php?page=my-plugin-admin.php">click here</a> Is there a dynamic method to call the ...
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Refresh or redirect page after activate my plugin

I'm quite newbie in PHP and plugin development, and I think I'm missing something obvious but I dont know how to do it. When I activate my plugin (it adds some menu items), everything it's ok except ...
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How to prevent Composer dependency conflicts amongst WP plugins?

In our plugin development we use Composer to install e.g. Symfony\Process that we later use in the code. The big question is how do we make sure that this dependency is not in a conflict with some ...
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register_taxonomy with multiple object type and update_count_callback

The register_taxonomy accept array as the object type so I can link as many custom post types to a custom taxonomy. That is fine. The issue is, the default taxonomy count is always zero with the ...
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Removing trailing slash from add_rewrite_rule custom page

I'm currently working on a plugin to add a new page to display data from a custom database table. All is going well so far but when I access the new URLs they are 301 redirected to the same url with ...
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How can my plugin act Network Activated without actually being activated network?

My primary goal is to be able to update my plugins as part of the WP Updater class, but the network aspect is giving me a headache and many wasted hours I will never get back. Does anyone know how to ...
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How Can I setup WP CLI on Windows development machine running AMPPS?

I want to setup WP CLI. On the home page it says that it needs a UNIX like operating system. I am running windows 7 for development but I could probably setup a virtual Ubuntu box or something. Would ...
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add_rewrite_rule, plugin activation and plugin deactivation

I see a lot of example showing to call add_rewrite_rule in your init hook, e.g. function add_my_custom_rewrite() { add_rewrite_rule(... } add_action('init', 'add_my_custom_rewrite'); and in ...
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variable created in page.php is null inside of header.php

Ok, so i'm instantiating a class in page.php. Then i'm calling get_header() to include header.php now in header.php i need to access this class object and execute one of its methods but i get this ...
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Having Problem On Getting WP Post Gallery Images URL

I need to get the URL (actual Size) of all images of gallery associated with a post in single.php. The following code from Codex returns all images in very small size 150x150 which is not suitable for ...
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Issue on Getting WP Gallery Items In cpt-single.php As Attachments

Having a "Custom Post Type" called Projects I am trying to get actual URL of images added into Post Gallery and list them in class other than WordPress built in .gallery. This is the code which I ...
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How do i best handle custom plugin page actions?

I'm constantly running into the same annoyance, so i thought i'd see if there's any ideas or experience out there... I've created a plugin that uses it's own admin page. It has to. Now that i sorted ...
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Using an iframe/plugin outside wordpress

I have Wordpress installed on my website, which I normally edit in dreamweaver. I use a few plugins in wordpress that are extremely useful; normally these generate their own page and I either use an ...
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How to create an embedded code for wordpress shortcode?

What I have done I have a developed a custom WordPress plugin for displaying a custom calculator on my website. And regarding the same I have created a short-code for it which I am using to place it ...
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Should I create a theme or a plugin?

I'm working on a pro bono project to try to learn WordPress. I've been provided with a rough design (see screenshot below) and I'm struggling trying to think of how to approach the issue. My main ...
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Usage analytic for my plugin [duplicate]

I'm about to release my WP plugin and would like to track the usage of it. I would like to get detailed usage (per url) such as: how may users clicked the plugin widget. I looked at google analytics ...
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Autoloading & Namespaces in WordPress Plugins & Themes: Can it Work?

Has anyone used autoloading and/or PHP namespaces within a plugin or theme? Thoughts on using them? Any harm? Pitfalls? Note: namespaces are PHP 5.3+ only. Assume, for this question, that you know ...
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post_parent in custom post type

I've two custom post types, type1 and type2 My current workflow of creating contents, from the user perspective a user created posts of type1, i.e. post1, post2, post3 on a particular day our ...
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Can wp_list_comments output into variable?

Is there any way how to output wp_list_comments() into a variable? Something like $output = wp_list_comments(array('reverse_top_level' => false ), $comments); I am writing a plugin and it would ...
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Integrating WordPress Content into a jQuery Slider

I have a pretty basic 'featured-list - image slider' implemented above my content in my custom WordPress theme. How do I integrate WordPress content into the slider so that the slide content is pulled ...
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How can I intercept the login script?

I want to write a plugin which will intercept the user's login, show a "second login" page (for two-factor authentication) and then redirect to standard login+a hook for my two-factor authentication ...
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Add action to fire when a published post is updated

I have a couple of actions setup: add_action('publish_post', array($this, 'newPost'), 10, 2); add_action('post_updated', array($this, 'updatePost'), 10, 3); When I update an already published post ...
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WordPress “New User Approve” plugin approval email

Is there a way to add a email address to CC on the approval email(i.e. the email that is sent to the user letting them know that we approved their user account) without going in and changing PHP code. ...
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Editor access to plugin settings

I'm trying to give access to an user with the role Editor to this plugin settings page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/commenter-data/ In the code of this plugin on line 31 of commenter.php there is ...
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Can a plugin add to header/footer/body content?

I am just wrapping up my first WordPress plugin and the last thing I would like to do is take a piece of data that the plugin knows about (from wp_options table) and display it in either the header or ...
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Call wp_generate_password() from within a Class

I have a function to add wp users. There is a $password = wp_generate_password(); in it. This works. Now I'm creating a class XenWord_Add_WP_User based on the function. In fact, I copied the ...
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Handling results from data hooked into admin_post

I'm writing a plugin that uses a form to pass some data through to itself. Is there any way to do this "The WordPress Way"? Sample form code (on a custom submenu page added under "Tools"): <form ...
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PHP error with shortcode handler from a class

Currently i am using the following generic flow for adding the shortcode for a plugin. class MyPlugin { private $myvar; function baztag_func() { print $this->myvar; ...
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Security of using uploaded file across two admin submits

I'm writing a plugin that merges two files, based on user input about which file to draw each section from. This means that I have to get the user upload and display it before I can get the user input ...
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Register a plugin within another plugin as a new post type

I have developed a plugin now i want to integrate my plugin with another plugin, is it possible for me to register my plugin within another plugin by using that plugin's post type.
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add action for displaying posts using a shortcode

I'm developing a simple plugin for letting a user insert a post from the frontend. I have a shortcode [add-post] which a user can put on any page, say, for eg. My Wall Page Now on My Wall Page a ...
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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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New Wordpress plugin - authentication is needed

I write a new plugin that will work against an external application. This application need an access to this plugin, and will create, edit and delete posts. Of course I want to protect the plugin so ...
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WP_Query returns no results

I'm using wp_query to create a custom query that retrieves search results but it is returning 0 results. Here is the code: $query = 's=the&posts_per_page=5&paged=1'; $custom_query = new ...
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Plugin development, hooks, generate content

I'm building my first plugin. This plugin will activate a theme, set up a default front page, register tax. / cpt, and create some content. (cpt = custom post types) I made it work all this in ...