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Cron firing my function everytime wp-admin is visited

This is a MU-plugin I'm developing, and I want it to run hourly. Unfortunately, it's running every time I visit any site's wp-admin page. I've used the Debug Bar plugin with the Cron plugin, and it ...
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How to extend LINK TO functionality in ATTACHMENT DISPLAY SETTINGS

In WP 3.4.x and earlier, it was possible to add a button to the media manager by messing around in an attachment_fields_to_edit filter. For example, a plugin could, when it figured out that an item ...
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custom XMLRPC method plus authentication of user & WooCommerce order

I'm working with a custom XML-RPC method to capture some information for a plugin I am building. When activated the user has to authenticate themselves by entering there user/password given to them ...
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Has anyone managed to integrate the wp_editor inside a widget?

Adding this in the widget form method: wp_editor($text, $this->get_field_id('text')); seems to work. But after you press the "Save" button the widget goes funky... Adding ...
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use Wordpress theme / plugin editor in my plugin

Is there a way to use the wordpress theme / plugin editor inside my plugin to give the user the ability to edit the css file of my plugin ? Im building a plugin that gives the user an option to add ...
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Custom attachments uploader code. Almost there!

The code below resides in my theme's functions.php and creates a custom upload icon on top of the WordPress content editor, alongside the default upload icon. Images uploaded via this icon get a ...
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Nav Menu meta failing to import

I'm the author of the Nav Menu Roles plugin that lets you display/hide menu items based on the user's role. It has come to my attention that the menu item meta does not import when using the regular ...
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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 independent( like other existing plugins). now i decided to add some extra futures to that plugin ...
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Making a plugin file accessible via url rewrite?

In my WordPress plugin I have a php file that generates some stats about the blog and outputs it as a simple text file. To access WordPress functions I've included this at the top of the file: ...
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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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Using a Theme inside a Plugin directory

I am building a mobile friendly plugin and put the theme directory inside the plugin directory. If it's a mobile browser, how can I redirect to the theme in the plugin directory? ...
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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 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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Wordpress Vote Plugin - Vote Once and Track User

I've been looking through voting plugins and cannot seem to find one that works for me. I'm hoping you can help me out before I have to build my own as I'm tight on time. I have a page that will be ...
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Get post ID from the Create post/page admin interface?

I am adding a meta box in the create post/page interface and I want to get the ID of the post being edited/created so I can dynamically display the value of the input field. From the wordpress codex ...
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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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Is There A Hook To Process The Content Of The Text Widget?

Is there any filter which can be used in a plugin to process the content of the text widget before it is rendered?
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Best practices for using the transients API

I've recently come across the Transients API in Wordpress in hopes of improving the performance of the plugin that I'm trying to write. Basically the plugin is storing product details from the amazon ...
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Where the Nickname is being used in WordPress

I see most of the place is using the "Display name", so why I need to set a Nickname? Where it is being used?
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Which action for triggering cron “wp”or “init”?

Which one do you recommend using within a plugin and why? add_action( 'wp', 'trigger_me' ); function trigger_me() { if ( !wp_next_scheduled( 'my_plugin_cron' ) ) { ...
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Load visual editor without custom styling

I have a plugin that uses the wp_editor() function to load an instance of the TinyMCE editor. However, the editor is affected by custom styling to make it look similar to the theme through the ...
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jQuery in header or footer

From my reading it seems there is a good case for loading scripts like jquery and dependencies into the footer as a preference if possible; however 2 things confuse me which. Firstly the default for ...
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Add a jQuery function to admin pages

I need to add a bit of document ready jQuery to post/page editors in admin. I'm hacking an old plugin that adds a text box to the editor page and handles inserting that text in a template file, but ...
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How Does Wordpress Uninclude/Deactivate A Plugin?

Wordpress uses the Observer Pattern for its plugin system and operates on the premise of checking if a plugin is activated, scanning the plugins directory and storing everything in an array in the ...
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Error getting correct blog_id on MU from functions.php

I have script in my functions.php that seeks to locate the media directory of the site in which the theme is installed. This is pretty simple unless the site is an MU site. In that case, the media ...
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How do I make specific plugin functionality apply to different sites in a network?

I have a site specific plugin that I've written for the main site in my multisite network. Now I realize that the shortcodes that are in the plugin are also useful on the sub-sites, however the ...
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How-to implement admin Ajax inside an admin WP_List_Table?

I am new to WordPress if someone will help me I will be very appreciate. There is parameter ajax "true" but in docs. wasn't said how to implement Ajax using WP_List_Table Class? parent::__construct( ...
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Need a function for changing saved post_date or post_date_gmt to relative time in wordpress

I am working on a plugin and want to change the default post date to something like 'posted one min ago' OR 'posted 1 hour ago', OR 'posted on month ago'.
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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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Sync my svn repositories

I use my own svn repositories for all my development. I am looking for an easy way to keep the svn repository wordpress provides for my plugin synced up with my own internal repository. The desired ...
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Dashboard like meta boxes in my plugin - how to save their position and open/closed state?

I am trying to mimic the dashboard meta boxes UI in my WP plugin - the small metaboxes. I have already styled them and also the drag & drop feature works as I loaded the following script and ...
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Overwriting Core Wordpress Functions with Plugins

Is there a way to overwrite a core function is the Wordpress core using a plugin? I don't need to inject code, I need to replace the function entirely with a re-written version. The specific function ...
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Finding WordPress sites using my plugins

I've now developed two WordPress plugins and would like to see some sites that use it. I'm looking for a way to find sites that use a WordPress plugin I built. However, the official guidelines, don't ...
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wp_mail is undefined

I am writing a plugin that opens up a form to invite people to a website by email and want to use wp_mail(). Whenever I use the wp_mail() function in any file in my plugin folder I always end up ...
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Should I use wpdb prepare?

I'm new to SQL and am wondering if I need to use wpdb->prepare for the following query to a table I've created global $wpdb; $tablename = $wpdb->prefix . "my_custom_table"; $sql = "SELECT * ...
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Plugin Architecture/Design Pattern - is better to use a private Observer/Mediator Pattern for plugin subclasses or WP add_action?

I'm coding a very complex plugin which it's organized as a parent "container" class and several subclasses, where each subclass is an optional/mandatory element which usually (but not always) maps to ...
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WordPress Terminology Options Vs. Settings

What term should be used when defining a page in the admin menu that allows you to change a plugins options?
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When is it appropriate to put functions on page template vs. functions.php?

I'd like to improve my code and on a current theme, I've extended Wordpress with custom post types, metadata, customized user authentication, and a number of other items. Some of these functions ...
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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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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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Where to put archive-{post-type}.php

I have a plugin that adds a custom post type for a website I'm building. I am using the_content filters to change how a singular page looks, and it works great, allowing me to keep everything ...
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Re use authenticated HTTP connection or cUrl handle

We have a bespoke Wordpress plugin, which adds a meta box to the edit post page. The plugin accesses data from a semi-private HTTP REST API. The connection is authenticated (DIGEST) and accessed ...
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Custom headers for the WordPress plugin directory

I just have submitted one of my simple WP Widget to the Wordpress Directory. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-twitter-trends/ I want to add Plugin Title Image as like in ...
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“Donate to this plugin” for WordPress.org Plugin Authors

I recently saw a link titled "Donate to this plugin >" link on a WordPress theme (and then I did!). How is this added to a plugin's page on wordpress.org? Here's a screenshot:
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Hourly WP schedule, do I need at least 1 visitor hourly?

I am planning to schedule an hourly task from my wp plugin, as I understand these tasks are triggered by visits to the website. So for an hourly task I will need at least one visitor hourly. Does it ...
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What is the difference between strip_tags and wp_filter_nohtml_kses?

What is the difference between strip_tags and wp_filter_nohtml_kses. I tried to figure wp_filter_nohtml_kses from the source but it looks like it does something a bit more complex than strip all html ...
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How can I limit functionality in one version of a plugin?

I am busy writing a plugin with a free version and a paid, Pro version. For our initial release of both versions, I want to keep things as simple as possible, so I would rather defer using a strategy ...
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Plugin to Consume a Web Service

I'm attempting to write a knowledge base plugin to consume the Salesforce API and pull in solutions in a RESTful style application path; however, some of the core plugin concepts escape me. For ...
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How to find attachment ID for first image in a post

I am using a plugin to forward photo posts from wordpress to a tumblr blog. I have the following code: //post blog to tumblr function postBlogTumblr($postID) { $URLServer = ...
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What is the best way to output plugin result in certain url

Knowing that wordpress doesn't follow MVC pattern. What is the best way in worpress to output plugin's result in a certain url. lets say I would like to show "hello world" in main area under ...