Regular expressions (abbreviated regex) are terms that define a search pattern to focus on a specific part of a string for a specific purpose (e.g. to find/replace a word).

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How to handle a post before publishing?

I want to do a regex match to each post before it gets published, and if the regex fails to match, delete the post entirely, what hook should I use?
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Regex in add_rewrite_tag not accepting OR operators?

I am trying to add a custom field to the post permalinks by using a combo of add_rewrite_tag and applying a post_link filter. What I am aiming for is something like this: ...
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Processing shortcodes in groups (separated by line breaks)?

The Project I'm working on a plugin to resize and embed rows of images using shortcodes that will be converted into <img> tags. In most cases there will be multiple images per row, and the ...
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regEx wp core file

I have an issue with the way WordPress handles creating a page anchor. The page anchor button is already defined in the WordPress TinyMCE code.. and can be added using either the Ultimate Tinymce or ...
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Rewrite Rule & Regex - Extract 'cat-name' and 'page-number' from http://domain.com/custom-post-type/category/cat-name/page/page-number

I have an URL formatted so: http://domain.com/custom-post-type/category/cat-name/page/page-number I need to extract: cat-name and page-number So that in my functions.php, I can create the custom ...
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Avoid too long words in a post title, post content or comment but only if its not a url

I want to prevent users from posting things like "aaaadfgdfgsdfgdaaaadsfgsdfgaaasdfgdfaaadfgsdfgaaaaaaaajahkjhkahkkjkjhaa..." which would not only be annoying but would certainly break the content div ...
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Compare meta_query with a Regular Expression and do a less-than operation on it

I have the problem that my client is using a theme which stores options of items in a serialized way in the post_meta table. I already found out that this is not the best way to save values ...
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Regex to turn embedded images in to attachments

I've got a blog that has all images embedded in each post rather than a thumbnail linking to an attachment page which is what I'd like. I understand from this question that no plugin (like Regenerate ...
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What add_rewrite_tag()'s RegEx matches against?

I'm trying to figure out wether I can specify the position of the string to match (i.e. immediately after the domain) to reduce the chances of matching something else, but I don't even know what the ...
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Struggling with add_rewrite_rule

I've read this: Wordpress redirection to get url friendly That led me to this: 1) wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creative-coding/the-rewrite-api-the-basics/ 2) ...
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Redirection plugin and Regex in “Search”

I'm tried to search a way to make a redirect 301 from the search box of my old site to my new site with Redirection plugin, for example: Old - /?s=(.*) Target - http://www.example.com/?s=$1 but ...
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How to rediect old canonical links to new

I recently noticed wordpress 4.x is not redirecting old canonical links to the new format and gives a 404 error in crawl and where ever referenced. I have checked this Yoast to get some help on the ...
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Rewrite Rules with custom taxonomies not changing

I've been messing around with wordpress custom taxonomies recently in conjunction with advanced search queries and I'm trying to make search urls look prettier by using rewrite rules, these taxonomies ...
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Regex replace on the fly

Heres the example content on all my post <img width="550" height="486" src="http://www.xyz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/-550x550-550x486.jpg" /> <img width="760" height="486" ...
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Adding a hash to a url in .htaccess

I am using a js hash listener to display a modal window if the /hash matches the id of the element. /brands/type/#name-of-product Works fine. However, default WP behavior will match any ...
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Meta query with regular expression

I am using regular expression to refine the post it works fine but i want change it such that it can work with meta query instead of post title here is my code function wpse18704_posts_group( $where, ...
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.htaccess restrict subdomain by IP - Wordpress Multisite

I'd like to redirect traffic away from a subdomain install of Wordpress Multisite unless it's coming from a specific IP address/range, and without affecting the root domain traffic. Is this possible? ...
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Add custom dynamic string to permalink structure wordpress

I am adding dynamic string to permalink but the problem is all the pages which runs from page.php goes to 404 whereas the detail page of the post is working fine. Code: add_filter('post_link', ...
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Add class to all parent elements inside the_content

Is there a way to add a class to all parent elements inside the_content? My problem is I'm using this kind of css selector: .post_content>* {margin-bottom:10px;} This is to due with mostly ...