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How to end the excerpt with a sentence rather than a word?

Here is the excerpt of the post on my home page. I want to end the excerpt with a sentence. In this case it is ' opportunities. '. I know how to modify the length but it won't do what i want. Here ...
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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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Post publish only hook?

Is there any hook which is fired only when the post is "published" for the first time. I dont want to execute my code when the post is "updated" or when its status is set to "not-published" and then ...
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Create posts on user registration

How can I create let say 3 posts after the user finish the registration ? The ideal outcome would be to create 3 posts using the user as the author of the posts and with some pre-defined values. (...
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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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Change Posts per page count

In the wordpress settings => Reading => Blog pages show at most [input field] posts I have it set to 3 posts at the moment. On my index, date archives, tag archives, category archives, search ...
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How to load post content on index page using ajax when post title in sidebar is clicked

I'm working on a new blog which display in a list, on sidebar, some categories and the posts of them. In the index page, in main content, I list some post titles from other category "New". What I ...
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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 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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“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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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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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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Prevent Authors from viewing each others Posts

I am setting up a site where there will be multiple users as Author, the owner doesn't want the authors to be able to view each others posts, since there are some meta fields with information he'd ...
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Restrict custom post type to only site administrator role

How can I remove this custom post type from being shown in the dashboard for non admin users? /* Add Websites Custom Post Type */ add_action( 'init', 'create_website_type' ); function ...
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Getting post-thumbnails from another WP site

I have two WordPress installations, one at http://inversekarma.in and the other at http://inversekarma.in/photos. The latter is a photoblog, and its theme uses the standard WP post thumbnails (EDIT: ...
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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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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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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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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 to get posts by content?

I found the following codes to get post details. However, it is not possible to get the posts by content. Does any one has any ideas? get_posts() //// get post //// $args = array( 'numberposts' ...
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publish_post hook isn't working for scheduled posts

I had a bit of an issue with wp-to-twitter publishing a tweet linking to a post that was set as 'pending' that i had emailed to my wordpress.org site. The email included a footer, which included my ...
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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 http://...
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adding a custom css class to post

essentially I need to be able to add a class to a post when it show in the list (say index.php) so when in the back end you can say oneCol, twoCol, threeCol and it will then output this within the ...
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Unattaching images from a post

I currently have a custom post type in a theme I'm developing which will be used for portfolio items. So far, I have implemented functionality that allows images to be attached to a portfolio post. I ...
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Automatically added brs and paragraphs?

Here's my very simple shortcode: function box_shortcode( $atts, $content = null ) { extract( shortcode_atts( array( 'width' => 'auto', 'height' => 'auto', ...
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Appending content with <!--nextpage--> broken in 4.4

Update 2016-01-21 All current testing on my end is being done on fresh installs of 4.4.1 with the following settings: Plain permalinks Twentysixteen Theme No plugins activated If the post only has 1 ...
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Are post ID's reliable?

I understand that post ID's are unique, but are they reliable as persistent data ID's? More specifically, is there a guarantee that, through a migration or another data exchange, post ID's will not ...
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How to Create Editable Blocks of Text for the Homepage?

I'm making a site based on WordPress. It's not going to seem a blog or WP. Just a website. So WP acts like backend where the client can edit the text blocks. Question: How can I put block of text ...
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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 display by default only published posts/pages in the admin area?

As it is, WordPress displays by default all the pages/posts in the pages/posts list in the admin area, no matter what their publishing status is. I have a lot of drafts, but usually I'm much more ...
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Add role that restricts user to post in specific category

I'm trying to create a role that restricts the ability to post to a specific category, hiding the other from the checkbox. I don't want to use plugins. I'm looking for a snippet to put in functions....
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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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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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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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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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How to display an icon when a new post is published and then remove it when a specific time past?

Every time i publish a new post i want to display an icon like a badge (NEW) and after a specific time it will disappear. Lets say i publish a new post and i want to display that it is a new post. So ...
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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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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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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 producten/%...
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Getting the Next and Previous Posts Titles in the Sidebar?

Let's assume that I have the following posts with the following titles: PostA (is assigned to the 'category 1') PostX (category 2) PostB (category 1) PostC (category 1) PostD (category 1) PostY (...
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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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Limit widget to a specific registered sidebar

I have a widget I want only allowed to be used with the single.php sidebar. When I referenced the codex for register sidebar there isn't a way to limit widgets in the array. I've researched with "...
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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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Is it possible to add a first and latest posts link?

I'm using the following code to show one post in a page (Blog pages show at most is set to 1 post): <?php /** * Template Name: Front Page * @package WordPress * @subpackage Prominent * @since ...
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How to change post to page

If I have to change a number of posts to pages, does this require anything more complex that setting the post-type to page on the table wp_posts? Do any other settings need to be changed. Is it ...
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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 ...