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Woocommerce Add Variation Product to Cart from custom link [closed]

I am trying to add a variation product to my cart directly through a link. I am setting the variation_id with the query string. As far as I can tell I am sending the data the exact same way as the ...
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Woocommerce: assign an “author” to a product

I'm developing my first theme for woocommerce. I need to be able to have "authors" (really "designers") assigned to woocommerce products. Is that feasible? I was thinking of using the wordpress ...
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How can I delete orphan keys in WordPress database tables?

In particular in table wp_options. After almost 2 years of blog production it seems increased a lot, and I don't know how many crap is in there. Do you know a plugin that works with WordPress 3.0 or ...
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Security and .htaccess

About a month ago I started a WordPress blog on a hosted server related to a hobby. So, I am new to this at present. Since I'm concerned about security, one thing I did was to install the plugin WP ...
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Enabling free shipping on Woo Commerce by specific items [closed]

I would like to know if it is possible to enable free shipping with Woo Commerce only if certain items (or items of certain categories / shipping classes) are included in the cart. The Free Shipping ...
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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. I'...
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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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Building a custom REST API

I have a WordPress.org site which takes user input, searches a custom database and displays the results of the query. I have this working using the wpdb class. Now I'm trying to get this working for ...
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Why activate_plugin is not working in register_activation_hook

I am trying to activate second plugin automatically while activating first plugin. register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'example_activation' ); function example_activation() { include_once(...
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How to set back-end language per user?

I would like to use the english interface for the back-end but I would like to set it to native language for an editor. I know WPML has this feature, but I don't want to install the unsupported WPML ...
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Making my plugin multi-site compatible

I want my plugin to be installed on each blog and create database tables per blog. I have this code: register_activation_hook( __FILE__, 'install1' ); function install1() { global $wpdb; if (...
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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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Media library - Limit images to custom post type

Is there some wordpress magic/plugin that will make the media library only show images that were uploaded to a specific custom post type? I have a custom post type called "artists", I want, when admin ...
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Syntax highlighting for post/page editor [closed]

Anyone know of a plugin that adds syntax highlighting to the post/page HTML editor? Thanks-
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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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Is it possible to stop selected plugins from loading on certain template pages?

I have a template page that has form on that is only used once in my site. The form uses form validation using jquery validate plugin (such a great plugin). Once the cart66 Plugin is loaded, the form ...
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Wordpress and magic quotes

I've been writing some Wordpress plugins, and I've been having some problem with Wordpress putting magic quotes on POST and GET data. Specifically, the "wp_magic_quotes" function in \wp-includes\load....
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How can I create a bash install script for my Wordpress sites setup (WP+plugins+theme)?

I build a lot of websites with Wordpress, and my initial setup is basically always the same : Latest version of WP Latest versions of about 5 plugins My naked development theme Instead of ...
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Plugin upgrading: Widget settings

I have tried doing some research on this but haven't found anything solid yet. I have a plugin I am working on and between the last version and the new version we made some updates to the widget that ...
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WP_User_Query and non-unique usermeta data

We have an issue with a WP plugin that we wrote and maintain - Export User Data A user has reported an issue that non-unique user meta data records are not being returned correctly - here In the ...
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How can I allow commas in tag names?

I want to allow commas in tag names? For example, "hello, world" or "portland, or" but Wordpress keeps separating them. I can do it from the categories page: And it shows up fine. But anything ...
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How can I make it so the Add New Post page has Visibility set to Private by default?

I'm trying to create a plugin that alters the Add New Post page so the Visibility field says "Private" by default: Status: Draft Visibility: **Private** Publish immediately [Publish] ...as opposed ...
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How to get a variable number of posts per post type on the main loop?

I'm looking for a way to balance the content at the homepage of my blog: the blog has a few post types like Poscasts, Videos and Blog and I'd like to have let's say 10 Posts on the homepage, but I'd ...
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Plugin for editing options on multisite?

does anyone know of a plugin for mass editing of settings on a multisite installation? Something like Plugin Commander for Settings?
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Override Wordpress user with Oauth2 account

I am trying to setup Wordpress as an OAuth2 client. All of our users are stored in our proprietary CMS which is an OAuth provider. We have very little (to no) users in our Wordpress database, ...
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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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Turn Off Auto Update for Single Plugin

I have a plugin that I know I never want to update. I am aware that this is NOT best practice, but in this case it must be done. Is there any way to stop WordPress from prompting me to auto-update a ...
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Difference between add_filter and apply_filters

I have searched for a suitable explanation of the difference between add_filter() and apply_filters() in here but couldn't find one. Can anyone tell me what information or logic to consider before ...
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How to create a flexible abstraction for WP_Query?

My question is about php but it involves wordpress as i am creating a plugin. The case is that i have 5 questions, each question have 6 choices and one choice to choose from each. Now the person would ...
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How to eliminate weird 404 errors in wp-admin?

I run a WordPress site with about 70 active plugins. Every so often, I'll get a random error page ("Not Found", though I haven't checked the headers to see if it's a 404) on a /wp-admin/ page that ...
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How to Display Product specific to a category with WooCommerce Plugin? [closed]

I'm using plugin Woocommerce to do shop online. I have many categories for example shoes, clothes and so on. How can I display the products of specific category? I see such product loops of on the ...
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What is right way to go about adding functionality to a published WordPress plugin?

So I looked all over to try and find some kind of rules, or at least some common-courtesy guidelines, concerning this issue and couldn't find anything. Essentially I'm wondering what I should do when ...
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wp.media update options and force render on uploader

Elliot here from the "Advanced Custom Fields" plugin. I'm working on integrating the new WP 3.5 uploader into the ACF plugin and can't find much documentation about the new uploader at all! Creating ...
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Shared functionality in plugins and themes

I recently started to develop plugins and themes and I found that I need to use several functions of on both. Sometime I think about to check if function / class exist before declared as said on this ...
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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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Plugin Development: WPMU or WP?

I was thinking, what kind of issues might I face if I port a plugin from WPMU to WP or vice versa. Say I developed a plugin from scratch and wanted that plugin to be compatible with both, should I ...
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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 to customize a plugin whilst maintaining ability to upgrade

I am currently working on a major update to one of my WordPress plugins. The plugin lets the user choose from several available skins. Quite often I get asked to create a custom skin. To prevent this ...
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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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Wordpress plugin archive

I need to find an archive of some Wordpress plugins. Previous webmaster of the site installed some plugins and then made modifications to some of them. He did not document these modifications in any ...
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Better to fire specific hooks or generic hooks with parameters?

I'm creating a form plugin to handle forms that can be hooked into using actions/filters by developers. My plug-in needs to be able to handle different forms with different sets of filters and I see ...
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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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Writing test cases for a WordPress Plugin that has translations

What is my aim? I'm looking forward to write test cases for the available translations of a WordPress plugin. My approach: I have setup WordPress using VVV and my testing suite includes PHPUnit and ...
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What security concerns should I have when setting FS_METHOD to “direct” in wp-config?

I have recently had an issue where I have been unable to install the WP Smush Pro plugin because I don't have the Manual Install or One-Click Installation options available. I came across this post ...
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Experiences with adding Nonces to the comment form

I was wondering about the impact nonces would have on the default comment form a theme has. Because Nonces are a built-in feature of WordPress I thought about giving it a try. Does somebody has ...
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Is it possible to “freeze” a WordPress blog?

I'm currently running a 365 photos project and it's based on a WordPress platform. Currently this is very helpful because I can upload the photos easily and manage comments and stuff. Because we are ...
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Help with 4.6. Attachment response object in JSON API plugin

I am a big fan of the JSON API plugin. The developer did a great job and I thank him very much. I am learning how to work with json and jquery and am trying to limit the information I get back from ...
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Development of a Wordpress Search Plugin - Best Practices

Searching for around two days to find an answer to my question, I finally registered for this StackExchange. :) My Question is not simple, so I need to start at the very beginning. But to give you an ...
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How to moderate posts

I am writing a plugin that will moderate all posts regardless of what level user posted them. It will check the post content and title against a list of words and if any are in the post, I want to put ...
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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, ...