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Display Random Author with Details in Sidebar

PHP newbie here, recently decided to have a stab at cobbling together a kooky little 'Random Author Spotlight' feature into my current WordPress theme. I'm almost done, but I've hit something of a ...
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Wordpress Queue like Tumblr?

Is there a way to give Wordpress the queue functionality that Tumblr has? Tumblr's queue, for those who don't know, is a way to space posts out without assigning specific post dates. For example, a ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for updating a page or post?

What is the keyboard shortcut key for updating a page or post? It could save me a lot of time as rolling down a page draft is time consuming.
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Is it possible to Schedule Attachments in Wordpress?

As it's fairly well known, it is possible to schedule Posts in Wordpress for publishing. Also Attachments are actually Posts (in the more internal, technical meaning). So the question that bothers ...
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How to add a new tab to page editor

Anyone knows how to achieve this? It has something to do with meta boxes, but I just can't figure out the proper syntax.
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Allow variable amount of comments before pagination

There is an option in the admin settings allowing you to define how many comments should be listed before creating a new page for the next ones. I would like to have the same number of comments for ...
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Search Custom Post Type Pages and Custom Fields in 2 Dropdowns?

On my custom post type pages I have custom fields that the user can edit. What I want is to have a search form with 2 select dropdowns: one dropdown that is populated with all the top-level custom ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Manually set global $post vars with an ID, in order to use template tags

I have a function retrieving ID's of posts by very specific means. I need to be able to set the global $post in order to use functions like the_content(), which does not allow an ID as a parameter. ...
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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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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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Post/Page Preview Template

Is there a way to have a custom template php file that is only used for previews instead of it using the single.php file? This way the user knows they are in preview mode?
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How to show all posts of the category in wordpress?

I have create a category by using Custom Post Type plugin, and now only the 5 most recent posts of the category are showing. What I want is to show all posts for the category. For examle, suppose I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Dynamically add id to heading tags

How do I add an id attribute dynamically to every heading tag on a wordpress website using php? I wanted to make it so that for every heading tag (h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6) I have a unique id attached ...
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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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has_archive=false on the default post type

On the default post type, why does the has_archive property equals to FALSE? $type_obj = get_post_type_object('post'); var_dump($type_obj->has_archive); // FALSE
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Make featured image required

Is it possible to force user to set featured image on some types of posts. For example I've got custom post type mm_photo and I want to show some error message or somehow block user from publishing or ...
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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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Let private posts stay in status “private” after edit through “editors”

I'm using some private posts for intern purposes. When an editor changes something on these posts, its status turns to pending "review" and I have to publish it again as a private post. When an ...
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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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The next_posts_link() works only with original $wp_query

I've got custom template that I want to display paged blog posts. This is the beginning of my file: $wp_query = new WP_Query($args); if($wp_query->have_posts()){ ...
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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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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 ...