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Turn a URL into an Attachment / Post ID

Is there any way I can take a URL of an image and find the attachment or post id of that image in the database? Here is the situation: I'm in a loop going over all the 'img' tags that are surrounded ...
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How to mark every 3rd post

I'm working on a WordPress site for my band and I'd like to mark every 3rd post on our blog page to have a special class applied to it, anybody have any pointers on how to achieve this? Any help is ...
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Execute function when post is published

I try to use this function i have created when a post is published for the first time. function a_new_post($post){ $post_id = $post->ID; if ( !get_post_meta( $post_id, 'firstpublish', $single ...
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WP insert post PHP function and Custom Fields

The WordPress function is used for submitting data programatically. Standard fields to submit to incude the content, excerpt, title, date and many more. What there is no documentation for is how to ...
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Should we trust the post globals?

@toscho left a comment to this answer which had me thinking again. How much trust should we have in the global scope, specially regarding the post globals like $post? So what? The global variable ...
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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($wp_query->have_posts()){ while($wp_query->...
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Add extra parameters after permalink?

How can I add extra parameters after a permalink, specifically if I'm using a custom post type? For example, let's say http://mysite/album/record-name was the permalink. How can I make http://mysite/...
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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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Remove slug from custom post type post URLs

It seems that all web resources based on the subject of removing a custom post type slug ie yourdomain.com/CPT-SLUG/post-name are now very outdated solutions often referencing pre WP version 3.5 ...
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Submit post and upload image from front-end

I am trying to do something similar to the above question. I am trying to make users post and upload images from front-end. I have already done the post form and its working. I just followed and ...
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Delete Associated Media Upon Page Deletion

Note Use at your own risk, it is buggy and I have run across a couple instances where it would delete ALL attachments. Unsure why. Is it possible to delete media associated with a page when that ...
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Developing a secure front end posting form

I want to add a front end posting functionality to one of my Wordpress sites. For more control and for more understanding of how this works (I am not a professional programmer) I choosed to use as a ...
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Possible to change the URL for the regular post type without affecting the URL of other custom post types?

The Dilemma I have a few custom post types: Portfolio Items Testimonials FAQs The URL structures for these custom post types are: mysite.com/portfolio/name-of-custom-post mysite.com/testimonial/...
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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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How to get posts published between a date and today?

Is it a way to get posts published between a date and today with query_posts() ? Example : All posts published since 2012-04-01 Thanks EDIT : How to add the filter date on this Query Posts ? ...
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Pretty URL with add_query_var

I'm trying to add a 'sub post' to each post on my site, eg site.com/product-one/changelog site.com/product-two/changelog site.com/product-three/changelog This is the code I'm using atm, which I ...
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Limit the post for differents custom post type in the same wp_query

I have three custom post type: books magazine videos Now i want to limit the number of post for custom post type, for example: books => 3 post magazine => 2 post videos => 1 post I used a ...
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Duplicate posts

I'm currently working on a Magazine style website and on the main page I have three different sections where I display the latest news. Slider, latest news and more news. The problem is I can't ...
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count number of posts (public , private , protected) by category name

I wanted to count number of posts (public, private, protected) according to a category name suppose blog . To get all the posts no matter what category i used $total_pages = wp_count_posts()->...
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Related posts display randomly by tag

I would like to ask that what code should i add in order to make my related posts by tag to display randomly? I got this code from somewhere else. <?php $orig_post = $post; global $post; $tags = ...
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Get wordpress post content by post id

How can i get wordpress posts content by post id?
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Adding Page Attributes Metabox and Page Templates to the Posts Edit Page?

(Moderators note: Title was originally "How can I add the "Page Attributes" and/or "Page Attributes > Template" selector to POSTS editor") WP currently only allows the assignment of a "template" to ...
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I am trying to create a simple frontend form for posting

i am trying to learn and create some deeper things with Wordpress. My goal is to create a code/script/plugin that will allow me to post from the frontend. I have seen many plugins, like templatic ...
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Linking Two Post Types

and thanks in advance for your help. I've done some searching, and this question has been answered a couple of times with reference to the "posts 2 posts" plugin, but the documentation on that is ...
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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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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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Update post counts (published, draft, unattached) in admin interface

I am working on a multi-user WordPress setup and have made it so a particular type of user can only see and interact with posts, images, pages etc that they have authored. The code to make this happen ...
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How to add a custom button to the tinyMCE toolbar?

I want to add a custom button to the tinyMCE toolbar in the 'Add New Post' screen which when clicked, will insert text into the new post. I have tried using this code (from http://tinymce.moxiecode....
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Set posts of a custom post type to be private by default?

Say I created a custom post type called 'Private Posts' ($post_type = itsme_private_posts) and want all posts under the custom post type to be set to 'Private' automatically when published i.e. by ...
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Group Posts by First Letter of Title

I am working on a website that is using posts as a way to manage glossary articles similar to the example website below. I would like to find a way to display articles alphabetically and grouped by a ...
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How to change order of posts in admin?

How can I change the order of posts in the admin dashboard, so they display alphabetically according to title, rather than latest first?
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Add a checkbox to post screen that adds a class to the title

I'm needing some posts to have different title colors than others, and I figured this would be most conveniently accomplished by some sort of check box on the post creation/edit screen. How would I go ...
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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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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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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: http://...
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Rewriting post slug before post save

I need to retrieve an ACF field within the post, and change the slug(permalink) of the post before saving it to database. What is the approach to achieve that? I need the slug to be changed every ...
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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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Counting words in a post

How can I count words in a post? Something like the one displayed just below the post? Can someone please show me the code for getting this. I have been searching everywhere.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stop Wordpress Wrapping Images In A “P” Tag

I have searched high and low for a simple solution to this, but to no avail. Wordpress keeps on wrapping my images in p tags and because of the eccentric nature of the layout for a site I am working ...
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How to limit user to publish post per day and per role?

I would like to know is there any way/Plugin to limit the user published post (in a given time span) by his role? Like this: Role A -> 1 post per day and 30 post total. Role B -> 10 post per ...
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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 ...