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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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How to catch/what to do with a WP Error Object

I am running some of the WP functions directly inside a plugin, including wp_insert_post(), if something goes wrong, this returns a WP Error object, what is the correct method to catch this error? ...
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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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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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What are the best practices for updating?

Don't want to do anything to take down my blog. Here are some upgrade-related questions: How often should Wordpress be updated? What is the best way to do it? How to know if there is a problem with ...
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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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How to customize woocommerce related products? [closed]

I have the following lines of code in my website that will display the related products at the bottom of my single product page in WooCommerce... functions.php: // display upsells and related ...
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How to check if the product is in a certain category on a single-product.php in Woocommerce?

How in the world can I check if a product is in a certain product category on the single-product.php? <?php if (is_product_category('audio')) { echo 'In audio'; ...
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Difference between a theme and a plugin?

I'm curious as to what the specific differences are between a theme and a plugin. I get the gist of it...themes have to do with look and feel (html / css) and plugins have to do with adding ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changing WooCommerce Display Price Based on User Role & Category [closed]

I'm looking to display a different price based on a user role (wholesaler, dealer, etc) AND based on the category. There's a dynamic pricing plugin that displays these discounts once an item is added ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wordpress 3.5 Media Manager - add a button

In my plugin, I would like to add two buttons to Media Manager (to the left of "Insert Into Post" in "media-toolbar-primary" section), and connect a jQuery action to it. First one - The "Select All" ...
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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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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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WordPress Plug-in Development In MVC Architecture, How?

I think, the wordpress plug-in architecture is not MVC. So I want to use/do the MVC architecture in WordPress plug-in development (like cakephp, codeIgniter ). How can I use them in plguin ...
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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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How to add “Stick this post to the front page” to front end?

I have a baseball related website with multiple authors. I use the "Stick this post to the front page" to denote an "Editor's Pick" on an article. I would like to add a link/button to allow editor to ...
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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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Is it a good idea to edit an already existing plugin to add more functionality?

I need to add a relatively small bit of functionality to a Wordpress plugin and I have the option to either edit the plugin directly, or scrap the plugin completely and repurpose PHP code from another ...
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Is there a plugin that will override the “Error establishing a database connection” message? [on hold]

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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Getting Path To Uploaded Attachment Image After Upload

After you have uploaded an attachment in Wordpress using the media upload screen, is there a hook or filter I can run after the image has been uploaded where I can get the path to the uploaded image ...
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How to prevent a post from being deleted?

For auditing issue, I only want a post can be trashed, but not deleted - for all users. So I have a plugin like add_action('before_delete_post', function($id) { wp_die(0); }); But ...
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How do you allow plugins to be updated using the GUI without breaking your subversion repository?

Development on a WordPress installation is under Subversion version control. We're not using externals to link in the plugins - the plugins are getting installed / updated by non-developers in charge ...
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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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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?