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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 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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Include Sticky Post in Page Posts Count?

I would like 7 posts showing on my homepage. I would like to be able to manually choose those posts by stickying them. Currently, I have my posts per page set to '7' in WP Admin. However, this does ...
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Better post meta efficiency?

I work with websites which require using Post Meta for Post Objects within a particular Post Type. I often add a Meta Box to a particular Post Type, to provide additional settings for the new Post ...
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Some posts returning 404 instead of displaying post

I'm having a problem with my Wordpress install. All of a sudden some of my posts return 404 errors when I try to go to their permalink. My post names are all numbers and this started happening when my ...
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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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Setting post meta data to random value during post status transition / on publish

Upon publishing an unpublished draft, I'd like the custom meta value "post views count" to be set to a random variable between 829 and 1013. I am using the code below, which doesn't always work. It ...
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How to remove images from showing in a post with the_content()?

Trying to learn more about creating my own themes and not using any plugins I wanted an ability to display all the images in a post excluding the thumbnail in my single-foobar.php file and I can do ...
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Publish Post After Click On A Link

I have a frontend posting form (CF7), where user inputs (among other data of course) his email. Now I set the status to pending. What I want is, that the user would get trough autoresponder a mail, ...
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Add default content to post (for specific category)

I'm trying to add some default content to my posts using this code in my functions.php: add_filter( 'default_content', 'my_editor_content' ); function my_editor_content( $content ) { $content = "My ...
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Share buttons on article footer

for a website I need to place facebook and twitter share buttons on the footer section of each article on the blog page (where are listed all the articles). I tested many social plugin and was able ...
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Are all ID's used unique?

I'm using JSON api plugin to pull data from wordpress into an app I am making. I need a unique identifier to make sure I don't have any duplicates WHILE also using the identifier as a way to sort from ...
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Getting an alphabetic post list with two letters onclick on letter

I have a website in Wordpress and a page with a list with letters like this: A B C D E F G H I ... This shows me all posts with the letter A for instance. That's nice, but I want it to make it ...
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Forcing oembeds to top of post

What's the best way to force oembed (or shortcodes too) to the top of a post? I'd like to feature youtube embeds before the actual article content, regardless of where the link was inserted. Any ...
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How to lock content?

What is the easiest method to make all my articles accessible only to registered users? My homepage contains titles and excerpts but I want to allow access to the full content only to registered ...
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Post X of Y in single.php / sidebar.php

Is there a way of putting "Post X of Y" into my sidebar? I think I can only show it when it is a single blog post (something like checking if the content is_single) but I want to be able to see which ...
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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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ZIP up all images displayed in a [gallery] and offer as download link

I would like to offer my visitors the option to download the entire photo gallery (displayed on dedicated [gallery] pages) as a ZIP file displayed at the bottom of each gallery page. - The full-sized ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...