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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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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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Passing a hardcoded page/post ID into `get_post`

I see people using this to pull in page content on their home pages, remove specific categories from archives etc.. e.g. $post = get_post( 5 ); Someone suggested this was bad practice. Why is it ...
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How does one reduce the number of stored revisions?

How does one reduce the number of stored revision (e.g. 5 max) for post types that support revisions?
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Add tag to post api wordpress

I have been googling around but could not find the "add tag to post" api/codex. Does anyone know what it is ? Also, the "delete tag from post". Thanks.
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Number of post for a WordPress archive page

I want to be able to change the amount of post shown on each archive page on a per category basis. Is there something I can change in the loop code or a plugin that gives me that ability? Thank you ...
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How can you change the 'Insert into Post' title in the media button?

Actualy the question says it all. I integrated a media upload box to my admin page and a button with the text 'Insert into post' makes no sense. I rather like to change it to something like 'Use this ...
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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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get all posts ID from a category

Problem: I need to get an array of ID's of posts from a given category If the category have any posts. This is to be used on a plugin options page. So far I have: $posts = ...
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How to Display Network Post Count?

Is it possible to display the total post count for all blogs in a Network? get_blog_count and get_user_count do so for blogs and users, but I can't find any methods to do so for post count.
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WP_Query Pagination on single-custom.php

What I am looking to do: Setup WP_Query pagination in a single-custom-post-type.php template file What I have done 1) Created a post type called "authors". Each post within that post type is an ...
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Can I force a metabox to be in one column?

Suppose I created a custom metabox for the add/edit post page that uses a wide width (not suitable for being in the sidebar), is there a way of keeping it in the middle column only and sortable while ...
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How to merge two or more WordPress posts?

I need to be able to merge two or more posts. What is the exact query (or queries) to make this happen? The scenario is multiple recommendations that need to be merged into one. I have already sorted ...
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Code to make a post sticky

How is it possible to upgrade a post to make it sticky directly from code, not by admin area? Is it possible through a code like: update_post_meta($post_id, $meta_key, $meta_value, $prev_value); In ...
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using wp_update_post on save_post

im trying to update a posts date (-1 year), when you hit update. but it causes an infinite loop. any other ways of doing this? thanks. function change_year($post_id, $post){ if ( ...
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Function to execute when a post is moved to trash .

Hi is there an action which can be performed while a post is moved to trash .... I tried delete_post and deleted_post. It works but twice for each action ( before and after the action as written in ...
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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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Portable Post Links

I quite often run into a situation where I develop a site on a staging domain, have my client fill it there with content, and then when everything's approved move it to production. Now, my ...
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Allow user to “edit_others_posts” to save only, not publish

I want to add a couple of editors that can edit_others_posts, but I do not want them to be able to publish others posts, only save the post by clicking on the Submit for Review button. How can I do ...
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How to validate XML-RPC post creation and cancel when needed?

I have an IFTTT recipe that creates posts for me on some occasion, but for some weird reason it creates three, sometimes four posts of the same content. I would like to add an add_action ...
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Listen to Post action

I am writing a plugin that adds a custom metabox to the post page. I would like to trigger an event when the user navigates away from the edit post page or when a user stops editing a specific post. ...
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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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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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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 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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Passing current cookies in wp_remote_get to get Draft Post Preview

I want pass current user cookies in wp_remote_get function to get a Draft Post Preview page content. I check already the questions: What URL do you pass to wp_remote_get to load the body of the ...
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Add a new post status in the post progression

I run a site with about 30 authors and 3 editors. Authors submit posts for review, and editors schedule or publish them. It would be useful to have another post status of "Editing" between Pending ...
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Add existing images from Media Library in to custom gallery

I have [gallery] inside the post, and I'm interested in a way to add already existing images from media library in to this gallery? once I trying add any image I have only one option - insert into ...
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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 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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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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How can I safely increase the character limit for post passwords?

When I want to protect a post on one of my blogs, I like to use a passphrase instead of a password (albeit purely for the sake of creativity, not security — they're stored plainly anyway). However, ...
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Add custom Attachment Display Setting for images

I've been doing a lot of research and I've yet to work this out. Can you add in a custom option in the Attachment Display Settings (part of Insert Media dialog in post editor)? What I'm after is the ...
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Why declare $post globally?

I'm new to Wordpress development and am seeing examples everywhere that have a line to declare the $post variable explicitly via: global $post; But I've tested my uses without that line and it ...
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order posts by date like craigslist

the image is worth a thousand words. take a look at it. you know how craigslist has posts organized by date ..ex Tue 3 post links for tuesday Wed 4 post links for wed Thurs 5 post links for ...
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Stop WordPress automatically adding <br> tags to post content

Is there a way to stop WordPress from automatically inserting <br> tags when adding returns in the WordPress text editor. I would like for it to behave more like a code editor where I can ...
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How do I add a new custom post format?

How do I add a new custom format while making a post in WordPress? The default formats are standard, aside, image, gallery... I want to add a new format of 'xyz' name. How can I do it?
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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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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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Front-End Post Submission

I am trying to add a form where users can submit post from front-end. I am Following this tutorial: http:// wpshout.com/wordpress-submit-posts-from-frontend/ What I am doing is adding this code to ...
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Different number of posts in each category

I have categories driven site. I have different template for each category. I would like to set different number of posts – different for each category. Plus I would like to add proper previous and ...
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is it possible to get next_post_link

I have come across a problem whilst using the next_post_link() function. It seems that this function automatically echo's, for position reasons I need this to just return the link. Is there any ...
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How do I create a link that will always show the latest post?

If I want to create a link that will always show the latest post how can i do that? Lets say I have three post types and there are three links with posts names (like a nav list) to those post types. ...
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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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Highlight a Featured Post?

I would like to "highlight" a featured post above all other posts with a special indicator. Is there a feature in WordPress that will do this or do I need to install a third party plug-in? I am ...
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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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disable WP automatically inserted line breaks after an image

I've set medium sized images to a custom size which should allow for both of the images to align horizontally within the post. (The full post width is 880px, medium images are set to 413px.) My ...
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Category checkbox list tree changes when editing a post

I'm setting up the categories for my website and I have them like so: That's it, I have children of the same name but they are not interchangeable. If that bugs you just think that they have ...
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Disable WordPress' blogging functionality and disable 'posts'

I'm currently using WordPress for a website and it will simply be acting as a CMS rather than a blogging platform. This means that WordPress' 'posts' are not needed. Is there anyway of disabling them ...
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Post Format Archive template name for theme folder?

What should I call the archive file for a post format? Ex archive-gallery.php? (doesn't work) I would like to create a list of all the gallery formats with a preview and some custom taxonomies thrown ...