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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 ...
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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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How do I show sticky posts on a static front page that also contains content?

In my theme, I'm using front-page.php for the static front page. I'm also using a page to store the content on the static front page. The front-page.php file is set up to show the content from that ...
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Best practices - Should I create a child theme vs. customizing a framework theme? (such as HTML5 reset)

I have built quite a number of wordpress sites and have worked frequently with the HTML5 reset theme. My workflow has been to simply edit the files in the theme because I often use quite a bit of ...
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How to use Plupload in themes

I am developing a theme which needs uploading from front-end. I want to integrate plupload in my theme while keeping in mind that: Uploading will be handled upon form submission, and not from the ...
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How to edit an existing WordPress theme? [closed]

I've been hired to modify/update/change an existing WordPress theme. The site is already live, and I'm wondering how to work on the theme locally first.
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Any walker causes blank menu?

Using the following, or any other custom Walker_Nav_Menu seems to cause a blank navigation menu, I tried specifying the default to make sure I wasn't going crazy yet it still blanks the output... Any ...
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Is it feasible to build and update a Wordpress website offline?

It appears that Wordpress is designed to have websites constructed and maintained online - in the live website. I see some posts here that indicate some people are doing such development offline - in ...
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How can I get page slug

How can I get the slug of a page or post?
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How to customize wordpress login/register pages?

My question is how do I customize the default WordPress login and register page without editing WP's core files. I'm thinking more along the lines of a functions.php code. Can anyone help me out by ...
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How to enqueue script if widget is displayed on page?

I created a widget that uses a jquery plugin, and I used is_active_widget to enqueue the script, it's working fine but it's also including the script even on pages that doesn't show this widget. so is ...
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How can you develop on a live WordPress installation that is using W3 Total Cache? [closed]

Or to make it easier: you just want to disable the caching in order to see your changes in realtime. Any solution that would allow you to disable caching based on IP, logged user or cookie will be ...
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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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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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How to disable 3.1 “Admin Bar” via script for the admin user?

Every time I create a new site under 3.1, my first trip is to the Users > Admin User profile page to uncheck the "admin bar" checkbox. I'd like to place a script in my theme's functions.php to do ...
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Show a WP 3.0 Custom Menu in an HTML Select with Auto-Navigation?

As part of a theme for a client, I want to be able to show a custom menu (defined via the admin) in a select box that automatically changes pages after changing the selection. Is there a plugin (or a ...
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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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jQuery in header or footer

From my reading it seems there is a good case for loading scripts like jquery and dependencies into the footer as a preference if possible; however 2 things confuse me which. Firstly the default for ...
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do_shortcode() doesn't do shortcodes ;)

Imagine this basic shortcode in your functions.php file: function div_shortcode( $atts ) { return '<div class="div"></div>'; } add_shortcode('div', 'div_shortcode'); So every [div] ...
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How to add a WYSIWYG text editor to the Category Edit Screen

I've been working lots with categories lately, what with the increased awareness and demand for themed or silo'd site structures. To that end, I'm looking to enhance my category landing pages by ...
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Add a notice to users upon first login to the admin area

I'd like to give users a little welcome message on their first login to the admin area. Once they hide the message it should not appear again. I noticed admin_notice is a hook but don't know where to ...
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wp_nav_menu() custom container and container_id

So today I started work on my first Wordpress theme and so far it's been a lot of fun. However, I have had difficulty in getting wp_nav_menu() to do what I want. Here's what I want: <nav ...
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How to get the url to tag & category base set by the user?

I'm searching for half an hour now on how to get the url/permalink base in Wordpress (the 'category' and 'tag' value set in the backend). Could you please point me in the right direction? I want to ...
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reason of splitting theme files to multiple files

I can create my theme without splitting it into separate files. Why do theme developers split WordPress theme into a few single files like header.php sidebar.php and etc?
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What is the purpose of an extra file for translation?

What code is required to put in functions.php in order to make the theme translation ready? The TwentyEleven theme has only following line: load_theme_textdomain( 'twentyeleven', ...
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Why to check if function doesn't exists in functions.php?

I see in the twentyeleven theme, before most custom functions they check if it exists <?php if ( ! function_exists( 'twentyeleven_comment' ) ) : function twentyeleven_comment( $comment, $args, ...
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How to display wp_nav_menu() conditionally only when not on a 404 page?

I made a custom design for my site. On my header i put my navigation so everytime i call the header the navigation will be called to, so that i would not be calling it all the time. But now i have a ...
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What is the best book to learn how to make themes for wordpress?

Do you any good book or video tutorials that easily explain how can I make my own theme for Wordpress? and how to change the structure of the content? Cheers.
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Is it proper to create a page just to generate a listing page (eg. for a custom post type)

I find myself creating pages just as a "placeholder" to a listing page. eg. I create a page "Blog" and "Portfolio". Both has the editor emtpy. And I just use it so that I can use page-blog.php and ...
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Suggestions for creative use of post format feature, or themes that use them well

I'm looking for themes or examples of sites that use the post format feature in an interesting way. I suppose adding special styling for each post format would be a good start. But if anyone knows ...
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Authentication / login mechanism (non wp-admin)

I am developing a theme. I need to have a user login system, that allows users to see all contents of the application and interact with it only after they login (not admin panel login). I need to ...
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With Wordpress themes, where do I store the images and files relatively?

In pure HTML, I'm used to storing the files relative to where the particular HTML file is, such as css/style.css. However, with the theme I'm using with Wordpress, "Responsive" I don't know where 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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How to set the default value of a option in a theme?

$shortname = "nuod"; array( "name" => "Custom Logo URL", "desc" => "Enter the link to your site's custom logo.", "id" => $shortname."_logo", "type" => "text", "std" => ...
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Theme Review: post thumbnail, header image, content width

A followup to my previous question about my theme that was rejected for the WordPress.org theme directory: RECOMMENDED: No reference to the_post_thumbnail() was found in the theme. It is ...
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Adding widgets programatically: how to avoid collisions?

I am developing a theme, and I'm trying to add widgets programatically to its sidebar. I read this excellent answer: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/51086/14225 But there's one thing I'm not ...
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Get 10 posts from a WP_Query. If less than 10, get the remainder from elsewhere

I'm trying to create a related posts WP_Query. So far, I've to created a custom WP_Query that queries all posts that match an array of tags. However, I'm trying to create a simple if statement: if ...
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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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is there a simple way to list every templates / php files used to generate a specific page?

To customize a theme , it is not always easy to trace every files that are used and find out which one do what . For example i' like to find out how my menu is generated so i can add some conditions ...
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Should I use set_transient or update_option?

I want to store some Twitter API data in WordPress. After every hour, I want to fetch new data from Twitter, and update only if the data is successfully retrieved from API (sometimes the API gives ...
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When to use esc_url, esc_html, esc_attr, and friends?

Discovered esc_url today while customizing an _s theme. I understand what the function does (sanitizes the URL inside), but what I'm unsure of is the scope of its use. It makes sense to me that if ...
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Where to put archive-{post-type}.php

I have a plugin that adds a custom post type for a website I'm building. I am using the_content filters to change how a singular page looks, and it works great, allowing me to keep everything ...
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What is the best practice for customizing a plugin's JavaScript/jQuery?

Most well written plugins support a safe means for a developer to customize/theme the plugin by copying PHP files to the theme directory and modifying the copies rather than the original plugin file. ...
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What is the difference between strip_tags and wp_filter_nohtml_kses?

What is the difference between strip_tags and wp_filter_nohtml_kses. I tried to figure wp_filter_nohtml_kses from the source but it looks like it does something a bit more complex than strip all html ...
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Why max-width:97.5% on content images?

Is there a specific reason why we can find max-width:97.5% instead of 100% in common themes such as Twenty Eleven?
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Run shortcode before filters

My users post snippets code in comments. I created a shortcode for this : function post_codigo($atts,$content=""){ return '<code>'.$content.'</code>'; } ...
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is_home() returns false on the home page! When is the home page NOT the home page?

I've placed the following code in my functions.php file if(!is_home()){ echo "Not Home";} if(is_home()){ echo "Home";} However, no matter what page I'm on, I get "Not Home", And I'm real sure I'm ...
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Why might $input (Settings API) be coming through empty?

I'm trying to be a good thememaker and pass all my settings through the Settings API, but I'm running into some difficulty in the sanitization callback function. The core of the problem is this: the ...
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Integrating plugins in themes

I could not find a thread discussing this, so starting this one. I am currently working on a rather elaborate theme for 3.1+, and by elaborate I mean that in addition to styling and regular front-end ...