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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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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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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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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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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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Using Docker for WordPress development

I am getting started with Docker and I'm still new to professional WordPress development practices. I would like to set up a Docker development environment (on my Mac) so that I can do custom ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 ...
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Twenty Eleven home page show only excerpt

I am using the brand new twenty eleven theme, my home page is set to show latest posts, but it displays the entire posts, I want to only show the excerpts, not the entire content, Here is the ...
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Custom theme/plugin update checks

At the moment, Wordpress checks the wordpress core for it's updates. But, I'd like to add an additional check to repeat the process for themes and plugins using a seperate address, for updating ...
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Any official way to create an admin theme?

I was wondering whether there's a common way of customising the aspect of the admin panel. I know you can play with the css and js files but what I was looking for is some kind of "admin theme" like ...
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Display admin notice only on main dashboard page

I'm using following code to display a notification in the admin dashboard. I want to display only on the main dashboard page (index.php), however the following code would display on all pages in the ...
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Add a new checkbox in theme options

I'm trying to add a new option to a theme options panel to hide/show the comments links in the theme template files. I've got the option to show up in the panel, but there's something wrong in that ...
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Remove settings if theme is deleted?

Is it possible to perform an action only if the theme is deleted (not deactivated) from the theme directory ? For example, I want to remove the theme settings from database after the theme is ...
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Update exisiting site to 3.5 release candidate

I have an existing site that I want to update to 3.5 now, because I want to see if my plugins and themes work in it. I don't want to wait for the full release (when I'll be able to automatically ...
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Setting multiple default background images?

The following code lets me set a default background image. Is it possible to set multiple custom backgrounds? add_theme_support( 'custom-background', array( 'default-image' => ...
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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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How to add Color Picker in Theme Options for the following?

I have a landscaping09 theme. This is what I want: A theme options page with the following options: ->Theme color background change (with colorpicker) or url of the image ->General Navbar color ...