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How would you require and automatically download dependent plugins?

Was wondering if there was a class or programming technique that would allow me to check for the installation and activation of a particular plugin and if said plugin were not installed, to have it ...
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Is it heavyweight plugins or lots of plugins that make a site slow?

I've often heard that having a lot of plugins will slow down a WordPress site. This makes sense of course, as the more code that executes, the longer it will take. I'm wondering whether the slowness ...
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Is there a plugin that will override the “Error establishing a database connection” message?

My provider's database server recently had some downtime and my site was displaying the classic "Error establishing a database connection" message for about an hour. I knew what the problem was but ...
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What plugin can I use to create a list / slideshow of featured images?

I'm looking for a plugin that will allow the user to upload files, maybe 4-10 that can be used on the homepage as part of a slideshow. I can code the slideshow part myself, if necessary, but the thing ...
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Is there any sort of theme dependency management?

I'm developing a Wordpress theme with a few other individuals and am running into a problem where I add a plugin and then I have tell the other developers about the plugin I installed and the settings ...
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Restricting a Plugin to Only Load its CSS and JS on Selected Pages?

I'd like to cause a plugin to restrict its loading of CSS stylesheets and JavaScript JS files to only those pages for which they are needed. An example for my question is the plugin Contact Form 7 ...
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Creating Unique Post URLs for A/B Testing… Is this even possible?

I want to create a WordPress plugin that allows me to do A/B testing for WordPress standard posts, but I can't use the Shrimptest plugin because I need a spin: Since I'm ultimately testing ...
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Create theme files for plugin

Basically I've made a plugin to create a new post type (event). Now I want to create a single-event.php layout file. I don't want to have to stick it in the theme folder, I want to put it into my ...
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Recommended eCommerce Plugin for a T-Shirt Sales Business?

I want to create a website for my T-Shirt business. I've tried osCommerce and it's ok for a basic setup but even something simple as installing an addon for SEO turns into a nightmare of database ...
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WordPress sharding: which multi-DB plugin to use?

I've got a WordPress multisite installation that's hosting enough blogs I need to shard the database. I see there are three plugins available to spread WordPress across multiple databases: ...
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Check if add_menu_page exists or not

I'm working on a plugin that I have to release in parts. The problem is, if there is a menu in the page then add the new plugin to the 2nd or next submenu else add a new menu and then add the plugin ...
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Plugin to restrict non-admin user to existing tags

Is there a plugin that would restrict non-admin users to only existing tags? I could have used categories for this, but it will be difficult to display with a large population (~1000) of tags.
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Is there a plugin for posting inline comments, like in MS Word?

I want to make a cookbook style wordpress website, on which visitors can place comments inline. Like you do in a paper book with a pen: between the lines. Or like how MS Word handles comments. Does ...
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How to keep plugin translates after updates?

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/ bbpress' language folder ( wp-content/plugins/bbpress/bbp-languages ) have that warning: /** * Do not put custom translations here. They will be deleted ...
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Are drop-in plugins a product of design

Were drop-in plugins - when you copy a plugin directly inside a theme - a product of design. Or did the practice arise "organically".
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Looking for a Table of Contents (TOC) plugin for WordPress

I am looking for a simple TOC plugin for WordPress that would create a ToC similar to the one from MediaWiki (Wikipedia). Usually I need this only for big pages and the TOC needs to be generated based ...
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Is there a good plugin for an online booking system..? [closed]

I need to quote for a job, and I think due to the budget it will need a plugin. I’ve been having a look around online - can anyone recommend me a good quality plugin that allows for a booking system ...
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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 ...
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How to load wp_editor via AJAX

Does anyone know how o load wp_editor via AJAX in WordPress? My markup and editor is getting loaded properly but editor controls are not getting loaded properly, it may be because Javascript is not ...
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Disable plugin / plugin action via theme

I have installed the Google Analyticator plugin on my site. I am also using the MobilePress plugin to serve up a theme designed for non-smart-phone mobile browsers. I have set up Google Analytics for ...
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How to change a user's password programatically

I am trying to create a totally different profile page (not the one provided by Wordpress), since the layout and feel of the default profile page is too "Wordpress" for the users. Now I am successful ...
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dealing with large HTML output via plugin code

I recently wrote my first WP plugin that adds a shortcode for embedding a custom jquery image gallery into posts. It's primarily just dumps a good chunk of HTML into the post, along with javascript ...
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Open Source plugin and requires licence

Hi I am thinking of releasing a plugin, it seems that WordPress pushes for all plugins to be released as GPL. I have no problem with that, but I've noticed that Gravity forms plugin is GPL + requires ...
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Removing the “Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public” Message Generated by the WP-DBManager Plugin

I upgraded a client's WordPress from 2.8 to 3.0.1 and after upgrading I am now receiving this message in the dashboard: Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public To correct this ...
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Is there a standard for naming plugin versions

My business partner and I are developing several plugins and we want to know if there is a standard for the version number of a plugin when there are updates, i.e., version 1.0, version 1.2, version ...
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Creating a plugin with dependencies

I am trying to extend the functionality of another plugin. I need to get data from it into an array to use in a different manner than the original plugin. (In this case, WPMUDev Categories and ...
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Allowing Yoast SEO plugin to track me

I've recently installed the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast and it's asking me whether to allow it or not to track my blog? Seems like a stupid question on my part but I'm still new on the blogging ...
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Is there a way (plugin?) to restrict a user to being able to edit just one page?

We use wordpress like a CMS and would very much like to allow users to have a "homepage". Ideally they'd be prevented from mucking up the whole site. Is there a simple way to limit users editing ...
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What is difference between get_bloginfo('url') and get_site_url()?

I am developing a plugin. I want to know difference between get_bloginfo('url'); and get_site_url(); I got same output, then what's the difference?
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Use a plugin to handle custom post types?

I've seen some tutorials showing how to create custom post types - the process seems straightforward enough. The issue I have with this is that the custom type information is part of the theme, and ...
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Proper Way to Modify Plugin

What is the best way to modify a plugin? I frequently want to make small changes to one or two functions within a large plugin. This is easily done, but I have to use comments to mark my changes and ...
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Login with OpenID, similar to Stack Exchange sites?

Basically, I would like to add something like this into my WordPress site (which obviously will also give the user an option to sign up for an account using WordPress' default sign up system): Is ...
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Modifying a JS file with data from plugin settings

I have a plugin that, among other things, has a javascript file that requires a few user specific settings. What would be the best way to get those settings into javascript from the plugin's settings ...
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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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Simple rich text editor in Text widget?

I've seen a few plugins that add rich text editing to the default "Text" Widget. However, all of the ones I've tested are either too complicated (or try to do too much) or don't work properly with the ...
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Update plugin from personal API

I'm developing a wordpress plugin at the moment which I do not want in the Wordpress plugin repository. However I still want to be able to push updates to my costumers from my own API repository. ...
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When would it make sense to use Jetpack?

There was a news item today possibly of interest to those who self-host WordPress: Automattic unveiled the Jetpack plugin. I hadn't heard of it before, but going off the announcement and the site FAQ, ...
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Combine multiple plugins into one?

I've collected a few plugins that each have specific functionality I need for what would otherwise be a single large plugin. Is it possible to bundle these into a single installable zip?
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How can I make an Ajax login form work with FORCE_SSL_ADMIN enabled?

I'm working on a site that requires an https secured admin area and a secure front-end area as well where private information will be shown. My preference for user login is an Ajax-enabled widget that ...
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Self Develop or Plugin as first option?

One of the things that attracted me to the WordPress platform was the plugin API and large selection, but more recently I have been self developing before looking for plugins, only using plugins for ...
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Is there any debug toolbar that shows whick hooks are called for the current page in Wordpress?

In Django there is a debug toolbar that shows which template files and hooks are called while rendering a page. Is there any plugin that shows which hooks are called for the current page in ...
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Content generator for development site

Does anybody knows good plugin which can generate dummy posts/tags/categories/users and write dummy comments? I want to generate some content on my development (localhost) site.
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difference between add_options and register_setting

I am confused. Want to save data for my plugin. There are people who use add_options and there are others who use register_settings. My question is What is difference between add_options and ...
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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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what is the correct way to update a plugin via tortoise svn to the repository?

I'm embarrassed to say that I am a bit clueless on the procedure used to update a plugin via tortoise svn even though my plugin has been on the repository for years and had over 300,000 downloads! ...
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Get a button for <hr> in the Editor

Somehow the WordPress editor doesn't have a button to insert a horizontal line (<hr /> in html). Is there a plugin that adds this button? Or an easy way to add such a button myself?
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Is there a plugin that will post directly to your facebook feed and twitter account?

Is there a plugin that will post directly to your facebook feed and twitter account? I'm not looking for a plugin that adds buttons to my post for different services, I want the plugin to publish the ...
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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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How are plugins in the WordPress plugin directory ranked?

When searching the plugin directory on wordpress.org how are the results ranked? It seems the main components are number of downloads and rating, or is there actually a full blown algorithm behind it ...
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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 ...