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Setting a custom sub-path for blog without using pages?

Warning: fairly pedantic request ahead. I have a design that makes use of posts (I.e., the blog) and a custom post type called "howto". The site front page ("/") has a template that displays the ...
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GET the excerpt by ID

Why is it that one cannot get the excerpt by ID like with the title and most other elements. eg. get_the_excerpt(ID). I know how to use it with the $post->post_excerpt function but that does not ...
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How can I convert Posts into Custom type posts?

I have a Wordpress site that I just updated to 3.1. I want to make use of custom post types now, my question is how can I assign (transfer?) a post to a newly created custom post type ? For example, ...
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Show WordPress Custom Taxonomy Items Based On a Selected Item From Another Custom Taxonomy

Let me explain the problem I am dealing with: I have 2 custom taxonomies. One is named "thestate" and the other one is named "thetown". In "thestate" I have listed all the states in the U.S. In ...
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Is it possible to direct users to a certain post based on a password entered on the home page?

I'd like to be able to have a workflow that works like so: Create a post and assign it a password Have a single-field form on the home page User enters password on home page, and is sent to the ...
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Optimize post insert and delete for bulk operations?

Not much noticeable when working with individual posts, but when you create or delete multiple thousands in bulk and by code - process is quite slow. Are there any good tweaks to apply and corners to ...
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How to prevent posts from being published too close to each other?

I manage a blog which consists of about 25 writers. Sometimes a few of them are in the process of writing a new post at once, and they end up publishing them too close to each other. Is there a way ...
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Is there a way I can write a series in WordPress?

What I mean by series is like writing a book. A reader should be able to click on the book and then proceed to read the chapters. I can probably mimic it by creating a page and then linking it to a ...
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“coming soon” placeholder blog posts?

I have a page set up with six posts per page with two rows of three posts. If I only have one post up, I would like the other five to have "placeholder images" letting the viewers know that more posts ...
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Delete posts from a post type automatically via Cron

how can I use Cron to delete posts of a certain post type once they reach a certain limit, like keep maximum 50 posts? The reason is that these posts are being imported automatically periodically, so ...
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How can I allow editors to leave comments on posts that have not yet been published?

On my NFL football blog all users are allowed to make blog posts. New registrants are given contributor status. When users make a post it is reviewed by an editor, then the editor schedules the post ...
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Different post sort order within different categories

I need to give each post a unique post order for multiple Categories (per post) it is in. I can imagine a solution using custom fields whereby for each Category there is a corresponding custom field ...
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How to add a quicklink to the Posts Admin Published|Scheduled|Trash menu

Here might be an interesting idea: is it possible to add a "quicklink" to the quick links at the top of the Post Admin page (e.g. above the Bulk Actions dropdown, where it says "All | Published | ...
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Delete the original big size image after upload and leave only 3 images crunched by media gallery

I need to know is it possible to somehow erase the original image uploaded via Gravity form : post image - post field?! With the situation now I receive 4 images. 1 original (can be whatever user has ...
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How to add category to: 'wp-admin/post-new.php'?

I want to have a link to create a new post that sets the category also. I have tried wp-admin/post-new.php?post_category=12 and wp-admin/post-new.php?cat=12, but neither worked. I also tried using ...
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How to remove a column from the Posts page

In a previous question I asked how to add a column to the Posts page in the Administration section, and got a working answer. But now I need to know how to delete an existing column (e.g. the Date ...
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display all posts in wordpress admin

Is there any reason why Wordpress restricts the amount of posts you can administer at once to 20? Is there a way to display all posts? I want to change the category for about 1800 posts. I don't ...
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How to add option box in “Edit Post” plugin API?

This might be kind of simple, but I couldn't find a way to do so in the WP docs. My plugin currently uses custom fields for things I could just have radio buttons/check boxes for each post. How do I ...
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How do I create a featured post within a custom post type?

Do I do this exactly the same way as I would with normal posts? I use a $featured_cat global variable and pull that out. Should I do the same here? Or should I use an associated custom taxonomy? Or ...
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Open WordPress Posts in Bootstrap Modal

I am looking for some assistance in opening WordPress posts in the Bootstrap Modal. Right now I have a home page with a grid that pull posts. I have it setup so that each post is in a square box and ...
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Do action on publish or update?

Is there a way to only do a section of code on a template if the post has just been published or updated? What do I need to wrap around that code? UPDATE: I need to check if any of my custom-post ...
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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 to schedule multiple posts while adding new

In a WordPress powered news portal, they need to upload many news at a time on a certain period of a day, in most of the cases, after 10pm (today). But they are actually inserting news for the next ...
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How to put last edited entry on top of the blog-post list?

In the list of my blog posts, the "last published" entry is on top. I'd like to view the "last edited" entry on top of that list. I couldn't find a setting for that, so how can I realize it?
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Help! Turn php link data into url OR hide edit link in post admin OR hide drafts for all users except admin?

My website allows users to upload events via an upload process incorporated into a customised front end page. As an event uploader, I also want users to have access to the dashboard where they can ...
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Disallow Same Post Title

I am looking for some code where member can't use the same title as another post already having or used. e.g if there is a post with title "Amazing Australia Tour" than it should not allow to use the ...
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Can I load posts via Ajax?

I would like to make a portfolio page where each entry (a post) would be fetched using Ajax. This way I would have an image gallery, but in which I not only would have images but also the ...
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Different permalink for posts and authors

I tried to avoid ask this question, because I think that must be simple, but after long hours trying to get an answer I cant achieve it. I am trying to get a permalink structure like this: ...
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Must permalinks always point to single post pages?

Suppose that I have a blog with few posts per month, and no comments, and I don't want to show posts in single post pages, but always "in context" (say, together with the posts in its month - or ...
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How can I edit a post from the frontend?

I have learned how to create a post from the frontend but how about editing it ? This is the code I am trying to create a simple frontend form for posting. Thank you
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Automatically create pages in a post based on number of words

I need a method to automatically create pages (using <!--nextpage-->) in posts based on number of words. For example... A post containing 1200 words should be broken down into 6 pages with ...
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Get Next / Prev 3 Posts in Relation to Current Post

I have 7 posts, like this: 1 2 3 4 - this is the current post 5 6 7 As noted, number four is the current post being displayed. I need to create a query that will allow me to display the previous 3 ...
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blog posts sorting doesnt work while using get_query_var

I'm trying to show the latest posts using the get_query_var function. The function filters the posts according to their category. When I'm displaying the posts on the page they appear unsorted ...
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Custom Post Type Pagination Doesn't Work in Wordpress 3.4

I have a problem when using Wordpress 3.4. My "Products" custom post type pagination doesn't work. Here is the code I use $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $loop = new ...
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duplicate posts when trying to update a post using the wp_insert_post.

On an empty wordpress database, I insert one sample post using the wp_insert_post. Since it's an empty database, the first post I add ends up with id 1. And I check that in the wp_posts, everything ...
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How to avoid duplicate posts on front page?

how to avoid duplicate posts on front page? i have 1 category 'news' for all posts and some categories like 'vegetables' and 'fruits'. Each post is in 'news' and particular category. At the top of ...
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how to display post content without post image?

i've implemented a jQuery gallery for displaying several images within a post. the problem is that the_content(); also displays the post image. any ideas how to filter it? thanks
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Set font size automatically according to number of words in post

By submitting a post for publication will be made a count of the number of words in the post and will add a div with font-size pre-set according to the number of words. If the post contains up to 50 ...
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VT-resize image and display it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Retrieve 1st image in post and set it as featured image, when post is saved/updated I am trying to make this works and instead of giving me the url of the image, it is ...
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Custom permalinks - post type - hierarchical taxonomy's

I did folowed the steps / solution from Jeff it helped me alot with he's settings, got it for about 90% working properly. But getting stuck on the post / postname. It loads now the ...
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Prevent duplicate posts in wp_insert_post using custom fields

My source links are something linke this : http://sample.com/entertainment/default.aspx?tabid=2305&conid=102950 http://sample.com/entertainment/default.aspx?tabid=2418&conid=104330 ...
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Crossposting from WP to Blogger with comments

I know that there is a way to crosspost from WP to Blogger but I am curious if there is a way to essentially mirror WP blog on Blogger completely, in other words crosspost both posts and comments?
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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 Images included in Post

is possible to get images added to a post programmatically? I am working on custom template (my first) and I need to display Images added to a post in specific way.(first image as title image and the ...
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Querying post from a multisite network

I am working on a multisite blog network where I have to display recent post on my home page, 10 post per page navigation. I did implement it using wpdb object with one complex sql statement. I got ...
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how to automatically generate random slug

I have tried to create a function that generate a random slug when a post is created. I am a bit worried that the function generates non unique strings as slugs. How can I solve this? The function ...
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How to add metabox for post of specific category

I want to add Metabox for the posts of category=18 and i am using the following code but unable to do so . So please help me out-> add_action('admin_init','my_meta_init'); function my_meta_init() { ...
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Create new category upon save based on post information

After finding a couple of leads on how to do this, I'm coming up blank. What I am trying to accomplish is to add the post to a new category based on camera name. If the category doesn't exist, then to ...
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Looping through posts per category gives same posts for each category

For a specific section on my website I loop through some categories and get the three latest posts in that categorie and list them. Like so: <?php $categories = get_categories(array('exclude' ...
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When and Where is `global $post` Set and Available?

Usually when people think of the global $post object it's assumed that it's actually set whenever you enter The Loop. I started to play around with how early I could actually call global $post which ...