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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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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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How to provide translations for a WordPress TinyMCE plugin?

I know that I can get my translations into JavaScript doing: $MyTranslations = array( 'translation1' => __("Some String 1", "MyTranslations"), 'translation2' => __("Some ...
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Does a plugin's “main” file need to be named the same as the folder containing it?

I remember - many moons ago - debugging a plugin that I was building for a very, very, long time. The only thing that fixed my issue (which I can't remember for the life of me), was to name the ...
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Understanding Wordpress functions' naming conventions

Many Wordpress functions follow naming conventions, probably the most well known of these would be the the_*() functions, such as the_post(), used in The Loop. Obviously the is_*() family of ...
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Releasing new plugin version, how to rename old options keys?

I have everything ready for publishing a new version of my plugin but one last issue stands... The old version had no naming convention for its key option names. The options grew and I renamed all ...
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Using a plugin class inside a template

I am writing a plugin to send an invitation to a friend which opens up a form when a link is clicked. I encapsulated all the functions in class by following the code given in the Report Broken Video ...
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How should one implement add_settings_error on custom menu pages?

The Professional WordPress Plugin Development book explains in detail how to properly use the Settings API, and it also demonstrates how to add Menus and Submenus, but unfortunately it doesn't provide ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Get List of Registered Meta Boxes and Removing Them

Is there a function for getting a list of registered Meta Boxes and removing them? I see there is a method for adding, and removing. http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/remove_meta_box ...
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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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How to write testable classes in Wordpress

I'm currently doing some modifications on the Wordpress plugin that I created in order to make it testable. The problem is I don't know which methods am I suppose to write tests for. I have methods ...
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API to trigger prompt on leaving page

I have a proprietary plugin that creates a metabox on the edit-post page. When the data managed by the plugin is edited and the user navigates away then we would like the user to be prompted as ...
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What is the difference between esc_html and wp_filter_nohtml_kses?

What is the exact difference between esc_html and wp_filter_nohtml_kses. Everywhere I look says that both strip all the html, the only difference I can see is to do with exactly how they do this. Does ...
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Widget development - Drop down options won't save

So, i successfully managed to add a drop down option, the problem is when i click save all of the options are removed, however the chosen option is implemented successfully. Here is the relevant code:...
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Rewriting every url

I have a question regarding permalinks and rewriting url's. I am writing a translation plugin and I would like to add the language shortcode in my url (Something like http://eyewebz.com/EN/...
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Change the_title() of a page dynamically

I'm developing a plugin that doesn't use a custom post type, but separate database tables. It's a plugin that displays a list of courses with links that lead to the different course detail pages, ...
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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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Replace audio/video enclosure with player?

Current state: I'm parsing XML feeds into the front end and/or the back end (Admin UI), but not into the DB. Inside those feeds i place mp3- and video content, currently only as plain text (no link, ...
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Mini-Site Strategy

I'm working on a project to allow a number of mini-sites within a WordPress multisite installation. Here's how it's supposed to function: The client has a large number of individual locations, each ...
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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 hook ...
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How do I log plugin (cron) actions?

Is there a recommended way to log (failed) cron actions from your plugin? For example, I have a plugin that synchronizes with an external service every hour. I want to log how much was changed, but ...
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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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Test to see if jQuery or Prototype is queued by another plugin?

In my plugin, I want to test to see if jQuery or Prototype (or both) are going to be loaded by another plugin. So, have wp_enqueue_script('jquery') or wp_enqueue_script('prototype') has already been ...
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How to call a plugin function from index.php [closed]

I have created a function in my plugin myplugin with the name foo, how to call it from the frontend? e.g. index.php?
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Where can I find a schema of wordpress plugin core architecture?

There are plenty of articles which explain how to create a wordpress plugin. I'm not looking for that, I'm looking for a schema of the core architecture of a wordpress plugin (an UML class diagram and ...
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How to create and link to administration page for a plugin?

OK Full Code: <?php //check to see whether the user is an admin or not. if (is_admin()) { function wpsc_display_products_seo(){ global $wpdb; $productList = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM ...
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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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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', plugins_url('...
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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: require_once('../../../wp-...
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Nonces can be reused multiple times? Bug / Security issue?

I've read that nonces are meant to be for one time use only, and after an ajax request, you should issue a new nonce so with the next ajax request, a new nonce would be sent to the server. However, I ...
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How do I create links at the top of WP_List_table?

I am trying to create links like the ones in the post tab. See Image Below. I created my WP_List_table but I am not sure how to create those links or how to get them to show a different db query. I ...
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How to implement bulk actions in my plugin?

I am developing a WordPress plugin. This plugin displays a list of courses. Now I want to implement the bulk actions just like in other plugins. From where I can apply the delete and edit actions to ...
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Is there a hook for when you switch themes?

I created a plugin but I just came across a bug that I don't really know how to solve. When you activate my plugin, it creates a file in the active theme directory and when you deactivate it, it ...
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How does Wordpress handle MySQL row lock errors?

If there is a WordPress plugin which updates rows in a custom table, but that update encounters a row lock, what happens? E.g. two users simultaneously fire an update on TABLE1, one setting AGE=1 and ...
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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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How to output message during plugin activation

I am developing a plugin, but during the activation phrase I am constantly facing bugs. However there is no easy way to display error messages, since echoing stuff would result in 'unexpacted output' ...
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Giving Multiple Authors Access to a Plugin's WP.org Repo

A plugin I've released has a collaborator. So I put them into the readme.txt file and they show up on the plugin page and all that. Does doing this automagically give them access to the SVN ...
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Custom Filter in Wordpress to modify footer information via plugin?

Basically, I've got a plugin that searches for certain tokens in the entire page and replaces the tokens with images. The problem is, I've got one of those tokens in the footer and, as far as I can ...
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How would I create a plugin for my shortcodes?

All tutorials I have found say to add your shortcodes to functions.php in your theme. I would like to break that away from my theme and put that in a plugin so I can share these shortcodes between my ...
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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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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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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 ...