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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Nested Shortcode Detection

If you are familiar with this code <?php $pattern = get_shortcode_regex(); preg_match('/'.$pattern.'/s', $posts[0]->post_content, $matches); if (is_array($matches) && $matches[2] ...
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Check user logged in with JS

I use FaceBook JS SDK to check whether the user has permission to log in to my site or not. If user has permission I log him into the WP site. It is possible to check with JS whether the user ...
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Change html structure of all img tags in Wordpress

I have a Wordpress blog and am trying to implement the foresight.js image script. In short, I need to target all post images, swap out the src, width, & height attributes with data-src, ...
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rewrite rules and querystring

When I go to the url mysite.com/photos/120 I'm wanting to get the 120 out. In the PHP I want to be able to grab these "parameters" like the url was mysite.com?page=photos&id=120 or even just ...
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get attributes/part of the gallery shortcode

I'm trying to grab all image id's that are associated with the [gallery] shortcode that are listed as exclude. For example: if my post has [gallery exclude="1,2,3"] I'd like to get a variable that ...
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Retrieving all Links from a Post?

i'm using the default "insert video" function from wordpress (which inserts a normal hyperlink to the video only) and would like to replace that link with something else like a video player. my ...
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sql query to put quotes around numbers in img tag

I have quite a few old posts that contain an img tag with height and width with no double quotes around the numbers. For example: <img height=319 alt="" ...
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Replacing with(out) regex link to attachment by links to files

I tried to do it myself but I have really hard time with Regex (regex is hell. I just don"t understand). Anyway, I think this would be usefull to some people. The context is that we use a plugin to ...
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Rewrite of URL with '[' ']' or '(' ')' as literals

Trying to match and URL like this linktosite/alphaNum/123/321/alphanum[alphanum].jpg in .htaccess I can match and extract all the groups properly with ...
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Allowing shortcodes inside attributes

I want to do a Wikipedia-like infobox for some articles on a WP site. I guess the most logical thing to do it is to use a custom shortcode—one that returns a table-like markup with a fixed order of ...
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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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How to change the admin menu “Pages” to something else

When one creates a custom post type you have the ability to define various elements related to that post type which essentially allow you to define things such as the menu title, "add new post" text ...
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How to apply content filter permanently?

I have the following temporary filter to fix a content error. We have data in our posts that have 4 digit zip codes, because the leading zero was cut when the original file was created. (For instance, ...
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Getting attribute value from shortcode

I have this shortcode [learn_more caption="something here:"] [/learn_more] I want to extract the caption value and remove other stuff. "something here:" This is the code that I have, but it ...
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extract shortcodes from string

i need a little help to with this issue: I have a string wich contains shortcodes like [shortcode data="1" data2="2"] How I can extract with regex? without wordpress system? Thanks in advance.
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Get shortcode attribute outside of Wordpress

Is there a clean way to get a shortcode's attribute value outside of Wordpress's default behaviour? I am working on a single script outside a Wordpress installation, where I only do ...
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Why won't my preg_replace work with content_save_pre?

I've written a filter function to replace all image URLs in a post with URL from the Uploads directory of my site. However, when using the content_save_pre, filter it won't actually work - but if I ...
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preg_replace and comment_form_defaults

this was kinda of a joke at the beginning but now I'm wondering if it's possible to use regex with the hook comment_form_defaults. Here is what I'm looking for : function remove_default_allowed_tags( ...
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How to make search include data from wp_postmeta?

I have a site using Advanced Custom Fields to create and store various bits of relevant info. These need to be included in the main general search, which by default only searches the title and main ...
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Regex to Remove File Extension

I am using the Redirection plugin and I would like to use it to redirect my old static html pages to the new Wordpress pages. So basically anything that looks like http://www.example.com/page.html ...
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404 regular-expression advice needed

I have been working hard trying to understand regular-expressions to use in my web site using the redirection plugin. I have changed my permalinks a few times in the past year because I did not know ...
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Custom rewrite_rules - only pass numbers and not alphabetic characters

I'm trying to add a rewrite rule to pass a var to a custom page template. For some weird reason it only excepts numbers in the variables, when I type in characters other then number it directs to ...
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String regex match replace for role 'contributor' only

currently I'm using the below code to add rel=nofollow and target=_blank to all external links of my site's content but I would like this to happen only on Contributors posts. IE, Authors posts and ...
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Wordpress returns 404 on custom rewrite rule conflict in parameters

I have been following the steps on the answer here and it worked wonders. But my problem is on this part, on the original: add_filter('rewrite_rules_array', 'mmp_rewrite_rules'); function ...
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Making extra parameters optional

I've setup a very specific function and it works well but I'd like to make the parameters optional but I can't get a handle on the regex bit: add_rewrite_rule('whats-on/([^/]+)/([^/]+)/([^/]+)/?$', ...
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Adding regex filter to feedwordpress

I'm trying to write a plugin for Feedwordpress that filters html from the incoming feeds. So far I have managed to hook it to the right place, but the function completely wipes all content (and it ...
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Correct regex for Nginx FastCGI cache?

https://codex.wordpress.org/Nginx#Nginx_fastcgi_cache currently has the following regex: # Don't cache uris containing the following segments if ($request_uri ~* ...
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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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Grab Wordpress Salt Data From URL

I'm looking to grab only the values of the Wordpress salt information from this URL with PHP: https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt I want to target the second set of values within single ...
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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 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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What is the structure of the “Featured Image” field in the DB?

On a WP install with about 1400 images and the Media Tools 1.1 plugin, I ran both "Import External and Set Featured Image" and "Set Featured Image". But the featured images functionality didnt work, ...
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how to properly rewrite url by custom var

ive been trying to rewrite a shop uri, and what i have now is this code: add_filter('rewrite_rules_array','wp_insertMyRewriteRules'); add_filter('query_vars','wp_insertMyRewriteQueryVars'); ...
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Preg_Match(): compilation failed unknown property name

I'm having a problem with a wordpress theme I bought but their support is terrible. On every post page, I receive this error: Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: unknown property name after ...
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add_rewrite_rule isnt working, not getting added to rules array, why?

I'm trying to add a new rewrite rule but it doesn't seem to be getting added to the array and it certainly isn't working. I'm trying to get this URL, dult.dev/lists/games/destiny, to take me from a ...
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Extract attribute values from every shortcode in post

I have multiple shortcodes in the post: [section title="first"] [section title="second"] [section title="third"] I want to extract all title values (i.e first, second, third) from external ...
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How to dequeue a stylesheet by src, not handle?

I'm trying to develop a Wordpress plugin that will dequeue/deregister Font Awesome stylesheets added to a theme by certain plugins that users may install, if the theme already make use of Font ...
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get_shortcode_regex() only matches first shortcode

The Codex has an example of using get_shortcode_regex() to check if a shortcode is being called on a given page: $pattern = get_shortcode_regex(); preg_match('/'.$pattern.'/s', ...
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How can I globally italicize certain text?

I have a large WordPress site, and I want to take a certain text phrase and italicize all instances of that phrase, for all pages. Does anyone know of a plugin that can do this? Particularly, for ...
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Getting shortcode attribute values and shortcode content with JavaScript regex

This is an example shortcode: [boutique_banner title="Loyalty Program:" link="More" linkhref="/"]Earn 1 point for every $5 spent[/boutique_banner] I have created a custom mce view to display this ...
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Adding elements to wp_list_pages (within <li>, but before <a>)

I'm working on my first wordpress theme and I'm running into some trouble. I'd like to add an extra div (which I'll style in css) within each <li>, but before the actual <a ... > element ...
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Why isn't my rewrite rule working when there is no second parameter?

Here is my rewrite rule code: add_rewrite_rule('tides/([^/]+)/([^/]*)', 'index.php?page_id=4348&location=$matches[1]&month=$matches[2]', 'top'); add_rewrite_tag('%location%', '([^&]+)'); ...
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Delete/replace img tags in post content for auto published posts [closed]

In my blog I have set up auto-publish for posts and I get 5 thousands new posts every day, in this moment I have more than 150 thousand posts. I need a script, or a plugin, or a function to connect ...
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Photos automatically uploaded to Media Library

Here's a bizarre one for you guys. I was using Search RegEx to remove Blogger html formatting that was screwing up my imported posts. Images hadn't been imported, so they were loading from Blogger ...
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How to deal with Wordpress bug: can't use wrapped and unwrapped shortcode on same post

After trouble parsing wrapping and non-wrapping shortcodes on the same page, I came across this trac ticket from 3 years ago: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9264 The trouble is WP cannot ...
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Extract Information from post content (using regex?)

I'm trying to replace some custom strings in my content before saving the post. I have got the $data["post_content"] which includes strings like %replaceContent:{type}% . Now I need to extract that ...
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Testing a Form's Zipcode Field with Regular Expressions to Determine Wordpress Page Behaviour

I want to use a Regular Expression(regex) to test the value of a form's zipcode field on a WordPress page, then based upon those results either: Selectively assign/reveal price fields on the same ...
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Why is my script's regex having its backslash removed?

One of my company's child themes requires customization. I am customizing using jQuery and have noticed in my function's regex (function lives in the "scripts" section of "Pages"--->My Page) that ...