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Plugin for custom sort order for categories?

I'd like to employ a sort order option in my theme to allow categories to be sorted similar to pages. Can anyone recommend a plugin that does this?
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How to effectively reset the post object after calling get_posts()

The function below is called from my index.php just below the main content block. Its purpose is to write out a link list of the latest posts. However, I need to reset the post object once this ...
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Call dynamic_sidebar but include/exclude named widgets?

Is it possible to include or exclude specific named widgets that are assigned to a named dynamic_sidebar call? For example, if I've registered a sidebar named "my_sidebar" and the user had placed a ...
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Use __($str) and _e($str) to translate strings with HTML

I'm currently developing a non-trivial theme right now, most of the time I'm not using a __($str) translate function when there's an HTML tag therein the text. Is it good to always use the translate ...
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Should I create a theme or a plugin?

I'm working on a pro bono project to try to learn WordPress. I've been provided with a rough design (see screenshot below) and I'm struggling trying to think of how to approach the issue. My main ...
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Why doesn't default Wordpress page view use force_balance_tags?

I noticed that the default WP theme uses force_balance_tags for listing posts' excerpts. This way, it doesn't cause major html breakage whenever someone writes a post like <div><b>This is ...
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design and development workflow

We're developing a set of websites, complex ones with a lot in common, and the company have decided to use WP as a base CMS. As in every site, there is a design process, followed by HTML, then ...
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Nested comments ignored for max per page in wordpress

I have the default setting (IIRC) of 10 comments per page, and max nesting of 5 deep. The problem (or at least, minor annoyance) is that replies to comments are not counted towards that maximum of ...
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Best practice for including plugins as part of a theme?

I'm working on a theme that includes some functionality I've developed as separate plugins (as I'm hoping to release them independently). I'd like to include these plugins as part of the theme core ...
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Getting instance variable in scope of 'wp_enqueue_scripts'

I need a little help getting my head around passing instance variable to a hook. I am reading the CSS files I need in my template dynamically and storing them in a $settings object that I am keeping ...
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How to change admin bar color scheme in MP6 / WP 3.8 front end?

I need to change default color scheme for all users. The admin bar on my site is vidibile for all users including guests. The default black color scheme isn't beauty with my design and I would like ...
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Understanding wp_add_inline_style

I am trying to get my head round the wp_add_inline_style() function in WordPress. //setting inline css. function my_styles_method() { wp_enqueue_style( 'custom-style', ...
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Allow Shortcode in Theme Customizer

All theme dev who follows the wp guidelines properly, now uses ability of default wp customizer to customize their themes, instead of making a different theme option section the admin panel. But what ...
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How to remove the Theme Customization Button from the dashboard and themes options page?

In my Wordpress theme that I've currently been building I do not take advantage of the Wordpress Theme Customization API. As much as I would like too, I've invested far too much time into my own ...
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Form to Add Posts to Custom Post Type

Basically I want to display a form on my blog (on a certain page) that will allow anyone to fill it out and it will create a post in a custom post type. I saw the answer once before but I can't find ...
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How To Add New Option Types To Option Tree?

I am using option tree in theme mode and child theme mode and I am trying to add new option types. The new option types will be based off of the post-select option type, but will only list posts from ...
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How to make plugin required in a wp theme without using php conditional statements when calling an individual function from that plugin?

One of my Wordpress themes requires a few third party plugins to run correctly. Most of the times I used to call functions from third party plugins using conditional statements like ...
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A way to automatically install pages on theme install?

I'm trying to build a theme which would require specific pages to be included. Is there a way to automatically create pages and assign them to their page templates when a theme is installed?
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Template for individual post designs

I browsed through the suggested posts, and couldn't find anything that was exactly answering my question. I apologize in advance if I'm reposting something obvious here, but there you have it. I want ...
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How to add a 2nd “featured image” to a post?

My theme has a slider widget that allows the end user to select a category and it assigns the posts in that category to the slider. If a post has a featured image, its used as the background of the ...
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Splitting WordPress theme CSS into multiple files, good or bad?

I'm developing a WordPress theme framework. I want organize CSS for each section into separate files for the following reasons. Developers can easily deregister styles by parent theme and load their ...
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What is the difference between WP: template_directory vs TEMPLATEPATH

I am trying to code in more consistent manner and would like to know what is the difference between WP: template_directory vs TEMPLATEPATH.
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Possible to “Attach” images to multiple posts without inserting or uploading twice?

How can I attach images to a post which have already been attached to other posts without having to upload them twice? I don't want to insert the images into the post, I simply want to attach the ...
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How to make a theme with more than one CSS file?

I've made my first theme and now I want to create different "profiles". These profiles are just independent CSS files that user can try. The point is, how to make these files to allow users to choose ...
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Add Plugins to Wordpress Theme

I'm creating a wordpress theme that I aim to sell at some point. Now, I've discovered that some of the wordpress.org plugins would be great for things that I want to do. They already hold much of the ...
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Where do I start from

I'm student web developer and I'd like to know the things I should know before venturing into WordPress. Where do I start?
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WP 3.3 Tooltips API?

Does anyone have a tutorial on how to implement the new Tooltips API into a theme or plugin? I'm eager to tap into this to help first time users of my theme and plugins. From mashable'e excellent ...
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How to remove search bar from a wordpress theme?

How to remove search bar from a wordpress theme?
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Including CSS and JS on Admin Screen of Custom Theme Options

I am creating a custom theme with a theme options page. I would like to style the options page and do not want to include inline styles. Is there any way to include an external stylesheet from say ...
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How to determine if custom menu is active?

My theme registers custom menus with this function: function nav_menus() { if ( function_exists( 'register_nav_menus' ) ) { register_nav_menus( array('main-menu' => __( 'Main ...
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Custom Taxonomy Tree view

I have been trying google for this, but not so easy to search for. I have a custom hierarchical taxonomy, something along the lines of: Chainsaws - Electric - Petrol - Other Grasscutters - Electric - ...
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Why doesn't /2013/01/ properly return January's archives in archive.php?

I've figured out how to implement pagination into WordPress archives, etc.., but the content isn't being returned correctly. Instead of /2013/01/ returning January 2013's archives, it instead returns ...
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“Quick Edit” > update clears out my custom meta values

I have two custom meta fields that I've enabled for each post, scottb_customHeader and scottb_customTitle These work fine as long as I'm using the full edit feature to edit posts. However, when I ...
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Enqueue Stylesheets After Theme's “rtl.css”

I am currently developing a theme with internationalization support, and would like to load stylesheets after my theme's rtl.css (an alternative style.css loaded for languages with a right-to-left ...
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Adding Action Hooks In Parent Theme For Easier Child Theme Customization

I was wondering why isn't anyone (haven't be able to find one with it) adding custom hooks an the beginning and at the end of the theme's function.php for theme development. The reason I'm asking ...
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Why I can't add a CSS style in this WordPress theme?

I am trying to add a CSS style to a WordPress theme that I am developing as is shown in this tutorial: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-properly-add-javascripts-and-styles-in-wordpress/ ...
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Hide wordpress plugins from list

I am using a couple of wordpress plugins for my theme, enabling them programmatically. I would not want the user of my theme to be bugged with plugin updates for these plugins, as well as viewing ...
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Where to post/upload the new theme for WordPress theme repository

After a long dedication, I developed a GPL Theme for WordPress. I want it to be available for FREE to WordPress.org Theme Repository. But consulting many Codex resources, I found no direct link where ...
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function_exists call in function.php

In the function.php file of the twentyeleven the setup function checks to see whether it exists before running it: if (!function_exists('twentyelevent_setup')): function twentyelevent_setup() { ... ...
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WooCommerce shop page to use my custom template [closed]

Before asking the question I want to tell you that I have already asked the question in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15025213/wordpress-woocommerce-template-file-overiding I am using the ...
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Customize WordPress>Error Page

Is there a way to customize the WordPress>error page template so that the user isn't shown just a blank screen with text? I'm not talking about 404, but when WordPress displays an error. I'd like to ...
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What is the correct way for a theme to support plugin UIs?

For instance if my plugin is creating a form on a page, what can I do to make it as easy as possible for theme developers to skin the form too?
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Pages: frontpage.php, home.php, posts page etc

When do I use the following: home.php frontpage.php Under Settings > Reading Settings Front Page Posts Page I wish to clarify this as I find myself using "Placeholder Pages", empty pages just ...
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What, specifically, should be included in theme_name_setup()?

I’ve “inherited” the development of an old theme that I’m now bringing up to speed for WP 3.9. The theme code comes with a functions.php that has a function theme_name_setup() that hooks into ...
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How to get gallery images?

I have some images uploaded in wordpress posts (eg. post#1, and post#2). Now I've created a new post (eg. Post#3), and in this post I have inserted the WordPress 3.5 gallery, I did not upload any ...
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Posts in multiple Categories different single.php

I am smashing my head against some code. Here is the situation: I have one post in 3 different categories, this post has to be visible in "category 1" with the single1.php, in "category 2" with ...
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How to get Images included in Post

is possible to get images added to a post programmatically? I am working on custom template (my first) and I need to display Images added to a post in specific way.(first image as title image and the ...
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wp_nav_menu sort order?

Hey Guys, I'm trying to build a right aligned, wrapping capable wp_nav_menu powered menu. Is there a way to have it rendered backwards, so that float: right; would work and not mess up the order? I ...
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Add custom user capabilities before or after the custom user role has been added?

Should custom user capabilities be added before the custom user role has been added, or the other way around? add_role() asks for and array of $capabilities in the third parameter of the function. ...
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When coding a Wordpress theme, where does the theme (i.e. the presentation) end and the plugin (i.e. the functionality) begin?

The best guideline I have seen for what should be in a theme is to put "functionality" in a plugin. I am looking at adding more "premium features" like jQuery image sliders. This requires a back-end ...