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Settings API with arrays example

I'm using the Wrox WordPress plugin development book as a primary reference for getting started with a new plugin and I understand all settings can be saved as 1 array but the book does't give an ...
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How to bulk send emails

I should send thousands of email in reaction to a specific event, so the email sending is not manual but it's automatic. The server where is hosted my website has an hourly limit for email sending ...
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Saving data-URI to media library

I have a TinyMCE plugin that generates PNG images using HTMLCanvasElement.toDataURL() (MDN). Currently, I'm just displaying them on the backend by putting the data-URI in an image tag, but I'd really ...
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Empty POST data on server on AJAX request using Angular $http

I use AngularJS to build an AJAX form which is then processed on a server running Wordpress. Server-side handler is simple: function rnr_contact_callback() { $name = $_POST['firstName'] . ' ' . ...
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theme_mod and option type in WP_Customize_Manager's add setting API

The WP_Customize_Manager's add setting API support the type argument: type Optional. Specifies the TYPE of setting this is. Options are 'option' or 'theme_mod' (defaults to 'theme_mod') What is the ...
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Apply function to update_option Variable

I found some instructions on encrypting an options field for a plugin here, using: encrypt($input_string, $key){ $iv_size = mcrypt_get_iv_size(MCRYPT_RIJNDAEL_256, MCRYPT_MODE_ECB); $iv = ...
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wp_create_nonce function doesn't work inside a plugin?

I am writing a WordPress plugin which is creating a form in one of its functions. It looks like this (very simplyfied): class MyPlugin { public function createForm() { $nonce = ...
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What is necessary to secure a WP plugin against direct file access attempts?

When developing a WordPress plugin, what are the best practices for securing the plugin against attempts to directly access the file? I've seen WordPress plugins use a range of options, from .htaccess ...
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How To Prevent Certain Folder To Be Overwritten During Plugin Update?

I have a WordPress plugin that helps you create call to action boxes. You just select a template from the templates provided by plugin, customize the box using the settings given and publish the box ...
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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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Custom wp_editor content format missing

I am using this code to render wordpress editor like page body editor. $content = ''; $editor_id = 'mymail_html_template'; wp_editor( $content, $editor_id, $settings = ...
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Group multiple widgets in one

Is that possible to group some widget into one. I am creating some similar widgets and I want to group them altogether. Like I want to name it "Widget Group" and when I activate "Widget Group" plugin, ...
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Run function on plugin activation before plugin is loaded

I have two versions of the same plugin - one is a free version on WordPress.org and the other is a paid upgrade. Both versions use the same function names and so can't be activated at the same time. ...
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Import SQL tables from SQL file on plugin install

I'm building a plugin, on installation of the plugin it needs to create several tables. Now I found out that I can do that in the plugin code sorta like this.. // Function to create new database ...
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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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Best practice for creating a custom archive template for a custom taxonomy which works on all themes?

I'm making a plugin which includes a custom post type with custom taxonomies. I have a custom template - taxonomy-coupon-category.php - but these template files are specific to a single theme. What ...
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template redirect is not working from within a shortcode

I am new to WordPress. I want to show a custom template of a plugin using a shortcode. This template has my own login form with my own header and footer. I am using the following code: add_filter( ...
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Populating a list of IDs for a widget to use in WordPress

I am trying to create a widget that takes a list of user-given IDs for items and then displays them at random wherever the Widget is placed. So far I have the following set up: User enters an ID in ...
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Wordpress plugin, create page for API

I'm just starting with creating WordPress plugins. What i need to do is to create the page where I'll be able to display JSON/JSONP response. I would like to get some advices how to do it correctly. ...
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How to Change the Entire WordPress Admin panel Look and Feel?

I am trying to change the WordPress Admin panel look and feel for depending upon the different role types that are in WordPress. How can create/assign different themes for each role i.e. Editor > ...
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Admin auto-refresh is interfering with Firebug — how to prevent it?

I'm developing a plugin that adds a metabox to the post editing page. When I try to debug it with Firebug, about every 15 seconds the Firebug display refreshes as though the page has reloaded. This ...
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Change default admin page for specific role(s)

I was wondering if anyone knew of a plugin or a way programmatically to change the the default admin page for a specific user/role? I have a master panel page for my plugin currently setup with ...
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Best place to keep files that are called by cron jobs?

I am interesting in setting up a Wordpress Website which needs to keep updating certain custom database tables after fetching data from RESTful Web Services, lets say once in a day. I can achieve ...
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How to send email in wordpress with more than one attachments

In my plugin, there is a contact us form through which users can upload multiple files and it will be uploaded into wp-contents/uploads/2014/10 folder. Uploading is working, but now I need to send ...
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Delete WordPress plugin Repository

I wanted to create a WP plugin. So I requested and my request was approved by WordPress.org But I don't want to develop that plugin anymore. How can I delete the repository forever or request its ...
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I can install my plugin in localhost but not in my server

Well, I finished my first plugin in WordPress but I have a little problem. My plugin have the next code add_action('my-plugin/my-plugin.php','rating_install'); ...
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dbDelta SQL Query Not Working

I know the specifics of using dbDelta and I've read the documentation (http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_Tables_with_Plugins), read other answers to the question I'm asking, but I'm just not seeing ...
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My Ajax Query is returning the contents of the page itself

I am attempting to execute the submission of a form in AJAX. function rapid_form_callback() { global $wpdb; $table_name = $wpdb->prefix . "my_client_here"; require_once( ...
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How to make auto installer Plugin?

I made my first Wordpress plugin and I would get that crease a datatable in worpress databases. I tried the next code buy I get nothing: register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'rating_install'); ...
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Unexpected T_FUNCTION

I have release my first plugin (mz mindbody api - which relies on SOAP and PEAR), and a user in Germany is getting syntax error unexpected T_FUNCTION when they try to install it on a clean install ...
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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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How to add img into a plugin?

I started constructing my first Wordpress plugin but got an issue... I've a folder-file structure like that: PluginFolder/ TemplateFolder/ img/ my files php How can I use the /img/ folder in ...
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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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saving and retrieving data

I been following some tutorials on how to create wordpress plugin, but i did not understand how to save data into a table, from admin e.g asking some questions and then on the front end displaying it ...
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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 to add multiple images to custom post type?

I would like to create a simple plugin to add multiple images to a custom post type. I have created a plugin to add a single image to a custom post type, but I am unable to figure out how to add ...
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Bind a function with its own argument to show something dynamically after every content

I have a function that is grabbing something from database using a user-defined ID. I need to show the content after every post/page content. So I followed @s_ha_dum's solution from WPSE, like below: ...
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Custom sub menu is not showing in admin dashboard

Here I am making one small plugin for learning purpose.I have made one admin menu called Feature Slider and it has three sub menu Feature Slider, Add New Feature Slider and Add new movie. 1st two menu ...
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Limit how many times a user reads articles and prompt user to subscribe

I have a Wordpress site on which I would like to limit the number of articles read by each unique visitor. I would like to prompt them to subscribe to my website after an X number of articles have ...
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Allow to user select template only once

i want to give the user option to select template one time in multisites. way that can help me is to allow the user select the template once the user first login to the system. if you know how can i ...
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How to implement WordPress plugin update that modifies the database?

I develop a WordPress plugin, which has several database tables of its own. The plugin creates these tables when activated, and removes them when deleted/uninstalled. I have to implement an update ...
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How do I change the author of a custom post type?

I have made a custom post type and need to be able to create posts and assign them to authors. It is easy to do this with posts as you can go to the bulk edit screen and immediately change the author. ...
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Test files for plugin development

The end of the first chapter of Professional WordPress Plugin Development by Wrox Press released February 2011 states: To test a plugin during development make a test.php file and place it in ...
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Plugin README.txt isn't updating in the Directory (stable tag is correct)

I'm fairly certain I've tagged (and updated) everything properly according to the official FAQ. My previous version was 1.0.0 My new (current) version is 1.0.1 I've updated README.txt in trunk with ...
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Sub Menu content is being duplicated

In the plugin I am developing I am using the following code to build my menu - add_menu_page('BCRM Plugin Settings', 'BCRM', 'administrator', __FILE__, 'bcrm_settings_page', BOOGIE__PLUGIN_URL . ...
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How to avoid conflicts with db.php / $wpdb and other plugins that decide to use them?

Our plugin (VersionPress) needs to track database changes so that it can version-control them. We currently do this by creating db.php and overriding the $wpdb instance in it but it has an issue that ...
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Plugin settings are saving but the fields

I'm following @Otto's tutorial on Settings API. I managed to save the plugin settings into the options table, but by any means can't save any fields. <?php /** * Add Settings SubMenu * Thanks ...
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Proper way to run wp_query from inside a plugin

I am developing a plugin that needs to make a query of a custom post type and retrieve data and meta data from these posts. But anytime I run that query inside my plugin, no matter what admin new post ...
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Make a select field directly beside a text input field with the Settings API

I'm building a plugin that needs a very simple options page. I'm asking the user to enter the default width and the default height that they want the plugin to use for their embed. I also want to give ...
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wp_count_posts on all post types?

I have 5 different custom post types, Is there any way to count all the publish posts regardless of post_type through any inbuilt functions Like wp_count_posts(array('post','books','video')) any ...