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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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Edit or Remove Plugin .htaccess Using The Admin Panel

I am looking for a way to edit or reset the .htaccess file for a wordpress site without access to the filesystem, working only with the wp-admin web interface and/or plugins* (see below for the back ...
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What is the difference between the “wp_footer” and “get_footer” actions?

I am working on developing a plugin, and I am trying to add a line of text to the bottom of the page, I see there are two actions that seems reasonable, wp_footer() and get_footer(). wp_footer sounds ...
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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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How to add a javascript snippet to the footer that requires jQuery

I know I can add a script file to the footer of wordpress that requires jquery using this code: <?php function my_scripts_method() { // register your script location, dependencies and version ...
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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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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 to make a plugin require another plugin?

I'm building a plugin that adds extra functionality to a main plugin. Ideally in the plugins administration screen, the "activate" link should be disabled and an inline note should be added that tells ...
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How to validate custom fields in custom post type?

I wrote a plugin that creates a custom post type with custom fields. To prevent users from entering incorrect information, how can I validate the data? I assumed that the save_post hook function ...
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function deactivate_plugins does not exist

I am getting function deactivate_plugins does not exist error when calling this function function deactivateSelf(){ deactivate_plugins(RSD_PLUGIN, true); //gives error: function ...
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How to read configuration file in wordpress or PHP

I am not sure how relevant this is,i am working with Java based web-application, so in some cases we need to define some properties which can be used in entire web application like Google API Key ...
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Does WordPress have an Browser Agent?

I want to block a directory to everyone but WordPress's internal upgrade feature (I am trying to get WordPress to do auto-updates of my premium plugin). I have it updating, but I really would like to ...
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How Do I Load My Action Earlier Enough?

With add_action, I want to intercept as early as I can in my plugin and send a 304 Not Modified header per some rules. Does anyone know what the order is of events? When I view this page, it seems to ...
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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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What is the correct way for a theme to support plugin UIs?

For instance if my plugin is creating a form on a page, what can I do to make it as easy as possible for theme developers to skin the form too?
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How Can I Add a Filter to Class Instance Only?

I have a custom class which I use for several cases extending it, for example class A { public function show_things() { print_r( apply_filter( 'yet_another_filter', array( 'coffee', ...
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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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How to sync with plugins update after I have done manual optimizations?

I have several WordPress running plugins on my site and as per suggestions of wordpress performance optimizations I am planning to do the optimizations on plugins myself. However, that will mean ...
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Output in XHTML or HTML 5 for plugins?

I'm currently writing a plugin that displays some images - possibly with captions. So, I was wondering whether to use XHTML (<div>s and <span>s) or HTML 5 (<figure> and ...
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How do I “replace a function via plugins” in WordPress?

I'm new to WordPress and am not understanding their docs. What I'd like to do is to replace the wp_hash_password (and a few other password related functions) with my own. I've already written the ...
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Hook the Keydown Event in the TinyMCE Post Editor

I would like to hook the keydown event in the TinyMCE Editor on the edit post admin page. I managed to hook the HTML content editor using the following code: jQuery('#content').keydown(function(){ ...
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Is it possible to add an admin page using add_submenu_page() and pass a var in the query string?

I am making a plugin and I have a bunch of different data types that I am creating edit pages for. I'd rather not have to create a separate function to add each one to the admin menus, since they're ...
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How to auto-upgrade my plugin?

How do I have my plugin pop up with that New version available. Upgrade Automatically dialog to appear when my plugin has a new version? Specifically for plugins not hosted on the WP.org repository.
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Admin config screen without menu

I want to create a sub config from some page on admin panel, eg: I've set config menu this way: add_menu_page( 'E+', 'CRE+', 8, 'cr_e_plus_user_config', 'cr_e_plus_user_config'); add_submenu_page( ...
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How to delete custom taxonomy terms in plugin's uninstall.php?

I am writing my plugin's uninstall.php file and would like it to delete any terms that were created in the plugin's custom taxonomy. In the plugin's uninstall.php file I am using this: // Delete all ...
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How to get vim to autocomplete WordPress API functions?

I guess built-in omnicomplete is a start, but perhaps we're talking some neocomplcache plugin module or something themsuch? Googling "vim wordpress autocomplete" doesn't really give much.
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Add custom user capabilities before or after the custom user role has been added?

Should custom user capabilities be added before the custom user role has been added, or the other way around? add_role() asks for and array of $capabilities in the third parameter of the function. ...
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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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Creating a user's own folder on user registration

I need a plugin or some guidence on creating a user's own folder on user registation. For example...A user clicks on Register and registers ... I need wordpress to create a directory which would be ...
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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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Must-use plugins autoloader: How to use get_plugins() correctly?

My autoloader class is responsible for loading must-use plugins that do not sit in the root of the mu-plugins folder. To locate them, I need to use the get_plugins() function. According to Codex, the ...
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Is it worth checking if class_exists when developing a plugin and how to do it?

I'm learning WordPress plugin development using OOP approach. In most resources before declaring a class there is usually a check if class exists class_exists(). Is it a good approach to check this ...
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“Error: Options Page Not Found” on Settings Page Submission for an OOP Plugin

I am developing a plugin using Tom McFarlin's Boilerplate repository as a template, which utilizes OOP practices. I've been trying to figure out exactly why I'm unable to correctly submit my settings. ...
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Upload file to remote storage

I am looking to overwrite the existing upload functionality to save the file on a remote storage service. The remote storage has an HTTP interface that allow me to post file and return an addressable ...
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Handling jQuery Component Collision

In plugin development, what is the best practice to prevent jQuery component collision on the front end? For instance, let's say I include the jQuery Apprise dialog in a plugin that loads this on the ...
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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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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 ...
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Add Dividers or Separators Between Nav Menu Items

Does anybody have an idea on how to allow a user to drop in separators or dividers between certain nav menu items? Google only seems to bring up rookie CSS tips for first/last child selectors but I ...
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Wordpress as College Application System (Embark)

Anyone knows of any plugin or anyone has been using WordPress to serve as a College Application system similar to those by Embark? If not, I'm looking for idea of using current plugins to accomplish ...
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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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Writing a plugin that notify my friends of new post that mentions(@) them

For example, I write a new post with content "Today I'm happy, because I finally met the girl that @David told me about bla blah..." Once the post is published, there should be an email notification ...
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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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Update exisiting site to 3.5 release candidate

I have an existing site that I want to update to 3.5 now, because I want to see if my plugins and themes work in it. I don't want to wait for the full release (when I'll be able to automatically ...
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Which method is best to enqueue scripts

I'm currently authoring the development of a plugin for wordpress, and I'm having trouble figuring out which would be the best way to add scripts to the plugin. I'm in the process of adding more ...
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Make Categories and Tags required in admin

Hello i started from Bainternet solution in this post: don't publish custom post type post if a meta data field isn't valid I made a plugin to make categories and tags required. The ...
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Check the Version of an Enqueue'd External Library

I want to use an external font library in my plugin, but I want to do a version check first to determine if I should bother enqueue'ing my version or not. I know I can see if a library is already ...
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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 ...