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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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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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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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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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Why does WordPress still not support SFTP?

It has been many years now with WordPress 2, WordPress 3 and now even WordPress 4 which is expected to be released shortly that WordPress Publishing Platform does not support SFTP as the option to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a plugin for posting inline comments, like in MS Word? [closed]

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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Is there a plugin that will post directly to your facebook feed and twitter account? [closed]

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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Show Similar Post Titles ( Similar to Stack Exchange )

I really like how Stack Exchange sites handle posts, where after you finish typing the title it will list out similar titles. How can I implement something similar on my WordPress installation? The ...
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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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WordPress Plugin Development from Scratch. How?

I would like to learn how to create a plugin from scratch, there are tons of tutorials out there on the internet, but they are either premium or not a reliable resource. would like to know which are ...
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InDesign to WordPress workflow

I'm working on a project for a monthly InDesign-based magazine that enables them to put their content online via WordPress. The current workflow is either: Copy/pasting from InDesign to a Word ...
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Query Posts by Custom Field 'Price'

I'd like to display all posts within a given price range. For example: When a user inputs 100 and 1000 (in two separate form fields) - my site will display all posts that have a custom field called ...
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Help making my pagination plugin better

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask for this kind of help since is not an actual question but hopefully I can learn a thing or two. I'm developing a plugin (my first one) inspired in the ...
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[Plugin WPML] : How to create a translation of a post using the WPML API?

I'm trying to figure out how to create a translation for a post using the internal WPML API (inc/wpml-api.php) I simply want to create a translation for post ID xx, set some content and publish it. ...
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How Do I Use The Wordpress Plugin Posts 2 Posts by Scribu?

I have a Wordpress site that relies on relationships quite heavily. It's a record label website where artists can be related to tours, reviews, album releases and store items throughout the site. I ...
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Allowing Two Developers Access to a Plugin on the WordPress.org Plugin Repository?

The question is "How to Allow Two Developers Access to a Plugin on the WordPress.org Plugin Repository?" This question was asked on the wp-hackers list and @EAMann answered it nicely and it's a great ...
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Wordpress URL Rewrite not working

I'm trying to create a custom url rewrite for my wordpress plugin. function insert_plugin_rewrite_rule($rules) { global $wp, $wp_rewrite; $wp->add_query_var('update_slug'); $ret = ...
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Reordering themes in admin panel

I've been searching for a hook to change the order in which themes are displayed in the admin panel (i.e. wp-admin/themes.php) but so far haven't been successful. Is there an existing hook to do ...
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How do I create an HTML embed code to publish WP posts on other non-WP websites?

I would like to offer an embed code on my WP blog allowing users to re-publish recent posts on their websites using HTML/ Javascript code snippet that they can copy from my WP site and paste into ...
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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 Contact Form 7 [closed]

I have a simple contact form using CONTACT FORM 7 PLUGIN on a page on my site. I want user to be able to download a video file only after he/she fills out the form and the form submission is ...
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Membership / subscription plugins - alternatives [closed]

Does anyone have recommendations (backed by experience) for a membership plugin that can Provide for recurring subscriptions via PayPal Allow selected posts to be visible only to subscription ...
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Any plugin out there that uses WP's internal image uploader?

I'm trying to use the media uploader thing from WP (the form from the pop-up with crunching and all that), and can't figure out how. Is there any plugin out there that uses it? It would be easier to ...
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How to custom crop each image size?

I have over 6 image sizes, Therefore WP cannot satisfy every size with proper cropping as some images get their head cut off and some don't. Is there a plugin that lets me choose the cropping area of ...
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How to make plugin required in a wp theme without using php conditional statements when calling an individual function from that plugin?

One of my Wordpress themes requires a few third party plugins to run correctly. Most of the times I used to call functions from third party plugins using conditional statements like ...
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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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User-Specific Timezones? Hack? Plugin?

Is there any way, whether it be a hack, a plugin, etc., to give users their own timezone? I am using a purchased SMS plugin. Users (my clients) login and are able to send out text messages when they ...
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Plugin or mod for wordpress to make content publication SUPER easy

Well, im making a wordpress web page for my dad, a psychiatrist, who barely knows how to check his email. He wants to put content regulary but the actual admin interface of wordpress is way to complex ...
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how to create child WordPress plugin

I like to create child plugin.. Explanation :- I have one parent plugin named X. This will work independently (like other existing plugins). Now I decided to add some extra features to that plugin ...
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is_plugin_active function doesn't exist

I'm using WordPress 3.0.5 and have tested with 3.1rc4. In the main PHP file of my plugin, when I try to call is_plugin_active I get Call to undefined function is_plugin_active(). I can call add_action ...
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wordpress on localhost lamp doesn't let me install plugins

i've installed a LAMP server on my ubunutu 11.04. i've installed wordpress and hooked it right with the MySQL db. i've changed the permissions of the www-data group to read and write files. every ...
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Add Plugins to Wordpress Theme

I'm creating a wordpress theme that I aim to sell at some point. Now, I've discovered that some of the wordpress.org plugins would be great for things that I want to do. They already hold much of the ...
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How to tell if Jetpack's Photon is active?

There are multiple ways to identify if a plugin is active (here's one) but how can we identify if a specific JetPack component is active, for example Photon?
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How much should I charge for creating a WordPress plugin?

How much should I charge for creating a custom WordPress plugin? (working as a freelancer)
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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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What WordPress API function lists active/inactive plugins?

After seeing thousands of useful API functions in the WordPress core, I'm surprised to discover today that there ain't a function that would list the active plug-ins. I don't know you but I'm quite ...
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Where can I find a schema of wordpress plugin core architecture?

There are plenty of articles which explain how to create a wordpress plugin. I'm not looking for that, I'm looking for a schema of the core architecture of a wordpress plugin (an UML class diagram and ...
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Importing Tweets with certain hashtags into Wordpress

I'm looking for a way to import tweets into Wordpress as posts. In fact, I want to display tweets about a certain topic on a page in Wordpress. So page A would contain tweets about hashtag x, and page ...
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Automating deprecated call checks?

I've recently started revamping and re-releasing some abandoned (yet important) WordPress plugins. As I walk through the code patching other bugs, my IDE highlights deprecated function calls for me, ...
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How to create a custom button for the visual editor that adds 4 non-breaking spaces? (plugin or simple code)

To Wordpress' visual editor (TinyMCE), I would like to add a button that adds four non-breaking spaces when clicked, like this: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I found some plugins that ...
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How to edit a wordpress plugin without break its update process

I would like to add some additional features/functionality with already available WordPress plugin. Is it possible to carry over my customization while updating the plugin?