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Display Search Result Count

Until now I have been using below code to get the number of results when someone searches and to display that count. <?php /* Search Count */ $allsearch =& new ...
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Minimum Template Files for Theme Development

WordPress has minimum theme template files as style.css index.php and also some other files as listed here. If the theme developer wants to build theme with less bells and whistles, what are ...
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Generating CSS Files Dynamically Using PHP Scripts?

As part of my efforts to speed up my themes for my clients I am delivering my CSS via a dynamic PHP file. At the end of the called for example my_theme_css.php: This allows me to add Expiry headers ...
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How to: Update live sites theme from version control repo via plugin or library? [closed]

Maybe someone knows how i could update my live sites theme from a version control*) project repository. Point is that it's really time consuming if you got your theme hosted with version control (as ...
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Adding Language Support using .pot and .mo files to a WordPress Theme?

How do we add language support using .pot and .mo files in a WordPress theme? And how we retrieve the theme?
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What filters are applied to the_content function?

How does WordPress convert raw data from the database to a readable format in the_content function? I've noticed that it applies the_content filter, but what does the_content filter do?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is having multiple theme customizers for different pages possible?

If you have a theme that for instance has a blog, front page and misc pages is it possible to have more than one theme customizer, so that you can provide a live preview when editing styles? My theme ...
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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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Get the blog page URL set in Options

I have set the blog to be a different page other than the home page. I want to have a link from single.php to this blog page. Is there any function that pulls out URL for the blog ?
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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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How to insert a logo in the header?

I am pretty new in WordPress world (I came from Joomla) I am finding some difficulties to insert a logo into this WordPress test site: http://onofri.org/example/ I want put my logo in the header of ...
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How do I remove a pre-existing customizer setting?

My theme doesn't use the tag line, how can I remove it from the customizer?
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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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What WP folder can I use to write files to?

I am working on a theme that uses dynamic in head CSS and gives admin an option to also place the same in a file. Problem is that I am not sure what WP folder is always writable. I originally added ...
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What is a good way to pass a variable from add_action to a Theme?

Inside functions.php: add_action('init','my_action'); function my_action() { if($dontknow) { $passme = "yes"; } else { $passme = "no"; } } Inside index.php of the ...
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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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Import media to online WordPress from local development

I have a site being developed locally and I want to import the contents to an online installation. I used wordpress "import" but it cant get the media files. Is there any "wordpress" was of doing this ...
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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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How to concatenate inside the _e() function the right way?

I'm trying to create a function for the title inside my functions.php, I'm having a problem with the search title part where I have to concatenate here's the part with issues: elseif (is_search()) { ...
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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/ ...