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How to Use Checkbox in Custom Option Page Using The Setting API

Can you please let me know how I can add a checkbox to Setting API in creating Custom Options Page? I am using the following code to add a txt box which is working perfectly but I am totally confused ...
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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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What is the added “complexity” of custom tables?

Wordpress Codex says: Think very carefully before adding a table because it adds complexity to your plugin that many users and site builders prefer to avoid. Why is it so? Adding more tables is ...
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Are shortcodes case-sensitive?

If I write a plugin and register a shortcode using this code: add_shortcode('footag', 'footag_func'); and a user uses this in their post: [FOOTAG] Is it supposed to work?
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Scheduled event does not run at midnight

I have an event scheduled to fetch feeds from different sources at midnight. I believe for some reason it is not being triggered. I use Core Control plugin for testing. When I 'Run Now' through it, ...
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Hook for post permalink update

I would like to know what hook should I used when the permalink/url of a post is modified. My goal is to get the old permalink and new permalink so I can used it for my plugin. Thanks. [EDIT] Just ...
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When to check if a function exists

I've just started developing a WP plugin, and i've been reading some code from other plugins as a way to get started. I've seen a couple of plugins that wrap all or some of their functions in the ...
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When can you get current page ID and initialize hooks right after?

I'm developing a plugin and need to know on what page user is and then add specific hooks and filters for that page. And my problem is that is_page() and the_ID() doesn't work outside of wp, wp_loaded,...
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How to duplicate custom menu settings to export to another site

I'm trying to write a routine that will pull items from the wp_options table in order to transport them to another site. The problem I have is that if the source site has custom menus, I'd like to ...
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Implement phpunit testing on a plugin

I've just finished writing a WordPress plugin implementing shortcode tag based autocompletion based on values retrieved from a database given an id set on a cookie. The plugin has a variety of ...
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wp_localize_script $handle

Can anyone tell me what the "$handle" ( first parameter ) of wp_localize_script is normally used for. Thanks. P.s.: I have no idea why but stackexchange is telling me this question dosen't meet ...
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Common functionality between my own plugins

I read that when creating new post types, creating a settings page, and creating a new taxonomy, you should create a plugin. So I have done that. But I have functionality, which could be generalized, ...
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Menu Error in Admin Console with Custom Plugin: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page

(Moderator's note: Original title was "Getting error: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page. Trying to build custom plugin") I'm trying to write my own custom WordPress plugin, ...
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Change of query var in pre_get_posts not maintained

I'm creating a plugin that adds a custom feed. I am using a pre_get_posts filter to change the posts_per_page query var to -1 (to get all items of a custom post type). However, if I dump the $wp_query ...
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How to check if current static page is frontpage from admin plugin

I set static page as front page. I need to know if user currently on homepage in my custom plugin. Functions is_home() and is_front_page() doesn't works, since homepage is static page. I can get an ...
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Make the plugin directory recognize new version numbers

I updated readme.txt Stable Tag and tagged versions 0.2, 0.3 and latest 0.3.1 in SVN. After checkin, the new version is recognized only partly: On the dev-tab it links to the latest version (0.3.1) ...
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Multisite, sharing content by URL

I have a network of two sites, A.example.com and B.example.com. I'd like it so that if I create a page on A with a permalink of /Widgets I can access it on B using the same relative permalink but ...
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remove custom taxonomy metabox form custom post type

I have created a custom post type 'hotel' and custom 'taxonomy' so when administrator creates a new hotel and saves it it related custom taxonomy automatically get created but I don't want to show ...
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how to not show plugin in admin area

I'm just getting started with wordpress development. I'm trying to create a simple plugin that show results from a db in a table. I can do this, but I'm having trouble with the plugin showing at the ...
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Does flush_rewrite_rules() remove all rules added by other plugins as well as mine?

I am developing a plugin, and am using add_rewrite_rule followed by flush_rewrite_rules during plugin activation. On plugin deactivation I am using just flush_rewrite_rules to remove the rule that I ...
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Master menu item for multiple plugins?

I guess this question is more or less about aesthetics and organization rather than functionality, but I'm curious nonetheless... I know I can add a custom menu item in the dashboard for my plugin ...
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Is it possible for a plugin to register a page template file?

Is there a way for a plugin to house page template files and have them available after plugin activation? E.g, I have a plugin that requires specific page page templates to be used, so I'd like ...
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You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page on a submenu

I'm writing my first plugin for WordPress and am running into a permission issue when trying to pass a parameter to a page. I've added a submenu page to process a delete for a category from the ...
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Hello dolly type plugin that allows people to add their own

I am making a plugin that shows a random joke on a custom 404 page via shortcode and it is basically near enough the same as the default hello dolly plugin, where the jokes are hardcoded into the ...
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Modify how gallery.js builds the shortcode [gallery …] in tinyMCE?

The post editor helpfully removes default arguments like columns="3" from the [gallery] shortcode. How do you tell it to remove a custom attribute that has a default value? The answer at Enhance ...
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Problems with removing admin bar

I am trying to remove the admin bar from a theme front end of a theme. I found the following code block: add_filter( 'show_admin_bar', '__return_false' ); remove_action( 'personal_options', '...
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What URL do you pass to wp_remote_get to load the body of the current post's preview?

In the code below, I'm attempting to get a reference to the body content of the current post's fully rendered preview... $response = wp_remote_retrieve_body(wp_remote_get('http://localhost/mysite/...
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Plugin Settings not Saving on Ajax re-ordered table

This is an extension of Update Option Stored in Multi-Dimensional Array which was help getting draggable plugin options to save via ajax (which works), but unfortunately this is specific to the actual ...
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Add post thumbnail from external image with plugin

I'm currently writing a plugin modifying the post content with the wp_insert_post_data filter. While doing that I would also like to add a post thumbnail using an external image url. It doesn't really ...
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How to use is_multisite() in a must-use-plugin?

I want this code to be executed in a plugin in the mu-plugins folder. When executing in functions.php everything works fine, but when I try it as a plugin in mu-plugins this creates a blank page. if (...
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When is it too late to call the action wp_enqueue_scripts?

I'm creating a plugin that always enqueues a script in the footer. I also have a function that if called would enqueue an additional script that depends on the other one. Here is the basic format of ...
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Publish Post After Click On A Link

I have a frontend posting form (CF7), where user inputs (among other data of course) his email. Now I set the status to pending. What I want is, that the user would get trough autoresponder a mail, ...
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Plugin options table,is the data serialized

I am planning on building a plugin and i need to know if the data stored in the options table i will create for the plugin will be serialized or it will be in the ordinary sql format.
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wp_mail not recognizing cc and bcc headers

I am using WordPress 3.1.3 I am getting following notices when I use wp_mail with cc and bcc headers. Notice: Undefined variable: cc in /var/www/mysite.info/htdocs/wordpress/wp-includes/pluggable....
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How do I only load js on the post-new.php and post.php pages in admin?

I have some script that is loading in the admin. I only need it to load on the new post and edit posts screens. What is the best way to do this?
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How to determine wordpress base path when wordpress core is not loaded

I have a command line script for maintaining a wordpress plugin and have to determine the wordpress base path to be able to load the wordpress core. I could just assume the script is several levels ...
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Multiple entries in get_option results? or why is _multiwidget set to 1?

I am developing a wordpress widget, and need to store some user configuration values, that is why I am using wordpress update_option and get_option. I am new to widget development. I have some ...
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Converting theme widgets to plugins?

i need a help, i have a theme, where in i have a twitter widget, i just want to separate it, and keep it in different file, as if it is a plugin, here are is the complete code, what i have to do? ...
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Saving Plugin settings to the database

I'm not a complete novice with php or wordpress but am wanting to approach this problem the most efficient way so believe asking here will help. I've got a plugin that randomly generates a quote - I'...
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$_POST form request with admin-post

I tried to use a form with the following markup using the action admin-post.php <form method='post' action='admin-post.php'> I'm using the action hook suggested by Wordpress to proceed the $...
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Using Ajax call in jQuery doesn't work in widget

So I'm in the midst of creating a new conversion widget and I'm having some trouble getting the Ajax call to work in my widget. (works perfectly outside of WordPress). The problem at the moment is ...
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Wordpress metabox file upload in custom post [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to wordpres development and am stuck at this issue. I have created a custom post type which shows up in the admin menu. I need a metabox in it with a file upload field. The metabox ...
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The plugin generated 80 characters of unexpected output!

I'm getting this message each time I activate my plugin: The plugin generated 80 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with ...
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Saving metabox repeatable fields

This is a code that I'm adapting from https://gist.github.com/2057532. The problem is that I'm not being able to save the content from the new fields that I created. I had checked the other questions ...
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Add async script

I am working on a plugin that has to inject a script on pages (something like RefTagger), which would be easy using wp_enqueue_script, but there are two reasons I cannot do that: the script tag has to ...
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Mediaelement.js feature doesn't work

I am trying to add new feature to mediaelement.js. Here's one example http://mediaelementjs.com/examples/?name=loop Another example which I am trying to implement now is this- http://stackoverflow....
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Registration Form Validation in wordpress

I have validate the custom field in registration form, I read out the codex of wordpress so that itself i do this way. But I figure out it throws error like this one Call to a member function add() ...
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Adding dynamic section to WordPress

[Edit: I've added a more concrete example below] I need to convert a custom PHP site to WordPress. The site has 60,000+ media items along with a ton of metadata, all of which needs to carry over to ...
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Failed to invoke other hook from the init hook

Related to this question (Use wp init hook to call other hooks?) but not the same. Sometimes, I found that the hook will failed to run when I place inside the init hook, e.g. Not Work: add_action('...
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Why are two functions over-riding each other?

I have function in my plugin that is: add_filter('comment_text', 'commentimage_comment_text'); function commentimage_comment_text($comment = '') { $options = get_option('commentimage'); $id = ...