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Load plugin on specific page only

I have plugin I would like to use only on the contact page, however the script and css is being loaded on every page. Aside from the increased http requests, it is also causing another script to not ...
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Output in XHTML or HTML 5 for plugins?

I'm currently writing a plugin that displays some images - possibly with captions. So, I was wondering whether to use XHTML (<div>s and <span>s) or HTML 5 (<figure> and ...
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How can I reduce the amount of files loaded/included per plugin?

I have a Wordpress site that uses several plugins, namely 8. Most of these plugins include a lot of their own JS and CSS files, some even include so much as 3 separate CSS files. One can imagine that ...
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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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How Do I add a redirect rule to Wordpress?

Right now, I'm able to dynamically generate js and css, based on my theme options To do that i set up a query var, that if present redirects to a php file, which then loads itself as a javascript ...
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Preserve custom URL parameter on more pages

I created a custom URL parameter for sorting posts by their vote scores. I have a "most voted" link that sends a ?sort=most_voted URL paramater and using a query posts filter I display posts with most ...
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Plugin update error message

I'm working on a client website where the framework requires a specific plugin version to work properly. With the follow lines of code in my functions.php file, it stops the plugin from updating ...
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Plugin (or Theme) containing its own Plugins?

My Theme defines its own actions and filters so that it can be extended by third-parties without having to fork or modify the Theme's core code. I already have a few plugins specific to my Theme, ...
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When coding a Wordpress theme, where does the theme (i.e. the presentation) end and the plugin (i.e. the functionality) begin?

The best guideline I have seen for what should be in a theme is to put "functionality" in a plugin. I am looking at adding more "premium features" like jQuery image sliders. This requires a back-end ...
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Beta Versioning of Plugins

When I'm writing a fix to some bugs, I often increment the version and send it to the bug finder to see if my fix works. If I have 1.2.5 and I want to create a beta that will become redundant once I ...
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Avoid posting duplicate title posts

I really like how StackExchange sites handle posts, where after you finish typing the title, it will list out similar titles. Is there a plugin or a tutorial to make this happen for self hosted ...
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Core framework/helpers for logging stuff?

I'm writing two plugins at the moment which need to (optionally) log stuff...lots of stuff...somewhere. Since i don't like the 'you need to have proper permissions in this and that folder' messages of ...
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Plugin for sharing on social sites? [closed]

I'm looking for a plugin that enables sharing an article on sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkeIn. One catch is that I want a plugin that respect the privacy of the user and doesn't include ...
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OpenID for WordPress 3.x? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to implement a customizable free OpenID authentication? Is there any WordPress plugin that provides OpenID authentication for comments that works in WordPress 3.0? ...
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Upload specific images to specific folder

I am trying to find a way to upload few selective images to selective folders in WordPress but not able to find a way so far. I do not want to change default work press setting to upload images as ...
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Tracing the life of a query

I can't find documentation regarding this - but is there a way to see how a query might bounce around from one filter to another? I've got a list of possible wp_filters and their relevance but I ...
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Rename files on upload

I have been trying to rename my images on upload and only piece of code I found was the one that uses a 32char hash. function make_filename_hash($filename) { $info = pathinfo($filename); $ext ...
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Handling jQuery Component Collision

In plugin development, what is the best practice to prevent jQuery component collision on the front end? For instance, let's say I include the jQuery Apprise dialog in a plugin that loads this on the ...
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WP E-commerce: Showing 3 random products from current category when viewing product

This is more of a template tag question than a programming question, but since WPEC's wiki and forum is quite useless I had to give it a shot here. Using shortcodes you can easily include a given ...
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How to automatically install default Wordpress plugins?

I setup a decent number of Wordpress installations clients/friends. There are a number of plugins that I use on every instance. Is there a good way to automatically have these plugins installed on ...
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How to override normal Wordpress search in Buddypress?

hi i have wordpress and buddypress installed and i wanted to be able to search through forum posts, blog posts and other info all over the site. i found Search Engine (Wordpress Plugin) and installed ...
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How to transfer a WordPress blog to a different domain?

Let's say we are currently hosting our WordPress blog on certain domain and would like to move it to a new domain. How to do this with the least hassle and SEO hit? Are there any plugins that could ...
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How can I allow moderated anonymous contributors to post to my blog?

How can I allow moderated anonymous contributors to post to my blog?
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Using plural-only translation of register_post_status() in plugin

tl;dr: My plugin wants to translate strings from core or other plugins that use _n_noop(). How? This question related to this plugin and is sort of a follow up to this question. My plugin adds ...
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In what order does WordPress load plugin files?

In what order are plugins loaded in WordPress? And within a particular plugin's folder, what order is followed for loading?
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Forum plugin that allows private groups that are invite only [closed]

I'm looking for a plugin that would allow me to create private groups for discussion that are invite only. These would be for people who have taken a workshop and want to remain in communication with ...
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Which method is best to enqueue scripts

I'm currently authoring the development of a plugin for wordpress, and I'm having trouble figuring out which would be the best way to add scripts to the plugin. I'm in the process of adding more ...
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Disable saving comment details (name, e-mail) in cookie?

The European Union has introduced a directive requiring that websites obtain permission for setting all 'non-essential' cookies. In the UK (where my site is based), the appropriate detail is explained ...
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Delete Post With No Traffic?

My site has over 8k posts, some of which are outdated. To keep site maintainable and tidy, I want to delete all post with no traffic. Can this be done? Is there any plugin for this purpose? Or any ...
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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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Automattic's eCommerce Plugin

Question Does anyone know what plugin Automattic uses for their eCommerce functionality in the MU installation of WordPress located on the free sub-domains at wordpress.com? Please share where it ...
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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 Add jQuery Infinite Scroll to My Custom Archive Page

I currently have a custom archive page that displays my current post at the top and then links to all of my older posts below that. However, I need to break up the page so that it displays the ...
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WooCommerce with thousands of products - site is very slow - optimize db queries?

So far I've got around 8,000 products in my WooCommerce and the product page on the front end takes several seconds to load, even after caching. My VPS host says that I should have multiple ...
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Automatically Creating Posts for Popular Forum Topics or Products

I am integrating a Wordpress template with Buddypress (with bbPress included). I would like to automatically create a post for popular forum topics so that it will show in my main page. I am hoping ...
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Searching users with WP_List_Table plug-in

I am trying to devlope a plugin that will search and return my users so I can edit some other metatdata that belongs to them. I have been using the plug-in listed on the Codex as my starting point. I ...
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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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custom XMLRPC method plus authentication of user & WooCommerce order

I'm working with a custom XML-RPC method to capture some information for a plugin I am building. When activated the user has to authenticate themselves by entering there user/password given to them ...
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Being notified when some YouTube video in some post becomes unavailable

Is there a plugin or some PHP code that notifies you whenever a YouTube videos becomes unavailable in some post of a WordPress website ?
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use Wordpress theme / plugin editor in my plugin

Is there a way to use the wordpress theme / plugin editor inside my plugin to give the user the ability to edit the css file of my plugin ? Im building a plugin that gives the user an option to add ...
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What's the recommended process for organising collaborative posting?

The users over at the scifi/fantasy SE site are getting our blog organised. We definitely need: To know who is writing (or planning to write) about what. What stage (planning, writing, ...
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Prevent publishing the post before setting a featured image?

As the title says , I want a plugin/function to prevent/inform the user when he tries to publish the post without setting the featured image. ANY HELP ???
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A Blog's changelog

I'm looking for a plugin that would keep track of a all the structural "changes" journal. For instance, the date+time of each wordpress upgrade, or plugin install/update/activation/desactivation or ...
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Does plugin uninstall always put WordPress back into original state?

What is a plugin lifetime within a deployed instance of WordPress? Namely: do the plugins modify existing files or do they only use defined extension points within WordPress? are plugins allowed to ...
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Where can I propose a new plugin?

I have an idea for a new plugin. Where can I propose the idea for the plugin so that someone might pick it up? p.s: I won't be willing to pay for it (it is not that important to me), but I still ...
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Creating two database tables via plugin

I'm working on a voting plugin for my site and I want to create 2 tables: one that stores votes and another that stores voter ips. In Codex it suggests to use an if statement to see if the table has ...
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Suggest a plugin for up/down voting posts

I need a free wordpress plugin that will allow the users to upvote or down vote every post. Something similar to stackoverflow.com If not give me suggestions of how to create one. I am a java ...
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Should a SEO plugin be necessary?

I'm using the All in One SEO plugin for my site. The extra fields and options it supplies seem like they could be handled via a theme, possibly negating the use for a plugin. Should SEO ...
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Removing an admin page added by a 3rd party plugin. Gravity forms in this example

I'm trying to hide a help page from editors, added by the gravity forms plugin. I believe I've run into the same issue before with other plugins, so I'd like to know the correct way to do it for 3rd ...
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Is there a maintenance mode in Wordpress core?

If I want to put a Wordpress (3.2.1) site into Maintenance mode, is it still necessary to use a plugin? If so, is this a good option?