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How can I find plugins' slug?

I'm wondering how can I find plugins' slug (slug = internal name used by WordPress to do plugin updates and to determine which plugins are currently active)? It is usually plugin's folder name but if ...
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Custom Post Type Plugin: Where Do I Put The Template?

I'm writing a custom post type plugin. Part of it I'm outputting to the template via shortcodes. But other parts need a custom post template, and I figured out how to use the template hierarchy for ...
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What is wrong with using add_option with Multisite instead of add_blog_option in a plugin

I'm working on a new plugin but it's my first to save which will save an option to the database. Currently I'm using add_option and I assumed that - activation would fail or - the wrong value would ...
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How to create a Wordpress plugin for another wordpress plugin?

I always do changes on the Wordpress plugins for clients. But these changes are always in danger to be lost if the plugin is updated. Is there is a way to make a plugin for another plugin in ...
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Where to put third party PHP library?

I'm developing a couple of open-source plugins and a theme (all part of a "suite") that all use the same third party PHP library. I'm wondering what is the best way to include it in Wordpress. Here ...
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Changing Plugin Load Order

I'm writing a plugin, bar, which is dependent on another plugin, foo, being activated, and I need the functions from foo to be available when bar loads. Normally plugins are loaded in alphabetical ...
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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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Completely remove WP_Admin_Bar for specific user roles

How do I hide/remove the admin bar that is displayed when a user with specific role is logged in? I figured I have to do something with remove_menu(), but not exactly what and how. Codex
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What are the differences between WPINC and ABSPATH?

It's common for plugin developers to protect their plugins from direct access. I saw two ways to do that: if ( ! defined( 'WPINC' ) ) die; and if ( ! defined( 'ABSPATH' ) ) exit; What are the ...
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Do plugin files have to follow a specific convention to be “picked up” by WordPress?

I developed a plugin using the normal convention of naming the main plugin file after the plugin folder (i.e. prefix-someplugin for the folder and prefix-someplugin.php for the file). However, I saw ...
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Pass PHP variable to javascript

Is there any possibility to pass some PHP variables in javascript so I can use them later? Only in single.php. I heard about wp_enqueue_scripts but with that it is neccesary to declare a path to a JS ...
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dbDelta not creating tables

I went through a lot of threads, codex page and tried messing with a lot of things but my code doesn't seem to be creating the tables. And I am not able to figure out where I am going wrong. I checked ...
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Prevent network activation of plugin

I have a plugin that currently doesn't support network activation. The best fix for this of course is to fix it :) which I plan to do. However I wonder if there is a temporary solution I can use to ...
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Inserting Taxonomy Terms During a Plugin Activation?

I've been trying various ways of doing this. Basically, I've been trying to make it so that a plugin of mine populates the terms of a taxonomy only once during the plugin's activation. The term ...
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Modifying the way WP sets cookies

I'm trying to create a custom plugin that will change the way that wordpress names its cookings. Specifically, I want to write my own version of wp_user_settings(). I know I probably shouldn't hack ...
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Best practice for including plugins as part of a theme?

I'm working on a theme that includes some functionality I've developed as separate plugins (as I'm hoping to release them independently). I'd like to include these plugins as part of the theme core ...
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Send user activation email when programmatically creating user

I wondered if someone here might be able to help. Basically, I've created a custom registration form that when validated, inserts a user to the user table. function _new_user($data) { // ...
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Using a database view = evil incarnate?

I'm at a point in doing some WordPress plugin development where from what I can tell I either have to create an entirely new plugin or I can create a database view. The client wants some simple logs ...
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Strategies to implement selective loading of plugins

I'm trying to figure out some kind of mechanism to load plugins on demand, depending on the page url, to improve performance. My primary concern is that I have some admin-ajax.php calls that are ...
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What is the etiquette on extending a plug-in

I recently played with a plugin which I liked a lot, but felt it was missing something. So as first stage I went and wrote a tiny plugin (my first), that just added the needed feature - meaning, that ...
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Show Similar Post Titles ( Similar to Stack Exchange )

I really like how Stack Exchange sites handle posts, where after you finish typing the title it will list out similar titles. How can I implement something similar on my WordPress installation? The ...
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WordPress Plugin Development from Scratch. How?

I would like to learn how to create a plugin from scratch, there are tons of tutorials out there on the internet, but they are either premium or not a reliable resource. would like to know which are ...
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Passing arguments to a admin menu page callback?

Situation: I'm working on a plugin and I'm developing it as a class, everything worked fine until I run into this situation. I wanted to make things a bit cleaner and tried this.. class MyPlugin { ...
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Quick edit screen customization

Possible Duplicate: How to show custom meta box on "Quick Edit" screen? I'm trying to edit the quick edit screen on my custom post type "visitor" so that I can add some options for my end-users. My ...
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What is the difference between using global $current_screen and get_current_screen()?

I have been looking at get_current_screen();. I have seen there is also a global $current_screen; that I could use. Here are two examples: // Using function function wpse_post_notice() { ...
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Query Posts by Custom Field 'Price'

I'd like to display all posts within a given price range. For example: When a user inputs 100 and 1000 (in two separate form fields) - my site will display all posts that have a custom field called ...
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How do you create an archive for a custom post type from a plugin?

So I'm creating a plugin to create buildings that list condos for sale. The simplest way to do this was to just create a custom post type for the buildings and then the listings but I'm now stuck on ...
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Uninstall script for a plugin in Multisite

I've just realized that the traditional uninstall.php file along a plugin is not working in Multisite. if ( !defined( 'WP_UNINSTALL_PLUGIN' ) ) exit(); delete_option( 'plugin_option_name' ); ...
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Listen to Post action

I am writing a plugin that adds a custom metabox to the post page. I would like to trigger an event when the user navigates away from the edit post page or when a user stops editing a specific post. ...
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Register custom query args parameter for WP_Query()

I have written a plugin which can store a table of technical specifications for each post (product) in an own database table. For the search function of the site I want to add a custom parameter to ...
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Prevent notice and warnings in error_reporting?

When turning opn WP_DEBUG and WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY, I get tons of warnings and notices. I have tried to remove the warnings by doing a @ini_set('error_reporting', 1) to only show E_ERROR, but I still get ...
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Using Docker for WordPress development

I am getting started with Docker and I'm still new to professional WordPress development practices. I would like to set up a Docker development environment (on my Mac) so that I can do custom ...
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How to control output of custom post type without modifying theme?

I have a custom post type 'properties' that I'd like to control the HTML output for. For simplicity, let's focus on the archive view. As a basic example, here is what a loop looks like in an ...
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Passing current cookies in wp_remote_get to get Draft Post Preview

I want pass current user cookies in wp_remote_get function to get a Draft Post Preview page content. I check already the questions: What URL do you pass to wp_remote_get to load the body of the ...
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Wordpress URL Rewrite not working

I'm trying to create a custom url rewrite for my wordpress plugin. function insert_plugin_rewrite_rule($rules) { global $wp, $wp_rewrite; $wp->add_query_var('update_slug'); $ret = ...
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Trouble with Transient API when W3TC is activated [closed]

I'm using W3 Total Cache 0.9.2.11 on Wordpress 3.5.2. I've got a problem with transient API and w3tc's object cache setting. When I activate 'object cache' with memcached (other settings are ...
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Plugin directory “Last Updated” not changed after initial commit?

I released the first version of my Rewrite analyzer plugin with a commit on 2010-05-12. The WordPress.org plugin directory however still displays 2010-11-27 as the "Last Updated" date - this is the ...
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WordPress and multithreading

I'm working on a plugin. I've created an API that reads and writes to a custom table in the DB. This API can be called potentially from N clients simultaneously (and it really happens). I noticed that ...
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Get specific color from admin color scheme

I know how to print the current color scheme by using: echo get_user_option( 'admin_color', get_current_user_id() ); or echo get_user_meta(get_current_user_id(), 'admin_color', true); but I need ...
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is_plugin_active function doesn't exist

I'm using WordPress 3.0.5 and have tested with 3.1rc4. In the main PHP file of my plugin, when I try to call is_plugin_active I get Call to undefined function is_plugin_active(). I can call add_action ...
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how to create child WordPress plugin

I like to create child plugin.. Explanation :- I have one parent plugin named X. This will work independently (like other existing plugins). Now I decided to add some extra features to that plugin ...
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add_action hook for completely new post?

publish_post Runs when a post is published, or if it is edited and its status is "published". Action function arguments: post ID. -Plugin API Documentation I've added the publish_post ...
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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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Where do I start from

I'm student web developer and I'd like to know the things I should know before venturing into WordPress. Where do I start?
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WP 3.3 Tooltips API?

Does anyone have a tutorial on how to implement the new Tooltips API into a theme or plugin? I'm eager to tap into this to help first time users of my theme and plugins. From mashable'e excellent ...
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How to include wp-load.php from any location?

I have a plugin which calls a stand-alone php script (myAjax.php) via a jQuery.ajax() script inside the plugin. I need to place the following code into the myAjax.php file: ...
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Where is it better to start learning how to develop for Wordpress?

I have already read this question and answer to it ( Where do I start from ). So I have slightly different question. If I basicaly have no knowledge of how the WordPress code is structured and I have ...
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Creating two database tables via plugin

I'm working on a voting plugin for my site and I want to create 2 tables: one that stores votes and another that stores voter ips. In Codex it suggests to use an if statement to see if the table has ...
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Redesigning Custom Post Type “Add New” page

I've been browsing all over google for a solution to this. I'm writing a custom post types plugin for work to log-in visitors that we get. I initially wrote a mock-up without custom post types, then I ...
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Custom Post Type Link from Plugin

I'm currently working on a plugin that creates a custom post type. The issue I'm strugging with at the moment is that the custom post type is created fine, but when I go to add a new post I receive ...