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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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The the_post_thumbnail without srcset?

The WordPress 4.4 adds multiple image sizes with srcset when using the_post_thumbnail function. Is it possible to get only one image size without srcset ? I understand that it is possible to add a ...
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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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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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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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How to export/import theme customizer settings?

I am wondering if it is possible to export theme customizer settings(theme_mods) to be imported into another install of the same theme. I know that the settings are saved into the database so I am ...
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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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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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Comment form not display properly?

I want to display comment form in my blog page comment_form() work properly but its display like that: Comment name email website But this form should be display like that ...
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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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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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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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Custom attribute for the title tag with wp_title()

Can i add the itemprop to the title element and still use wp_head() and add_theme_support( "title-tag" )? I want to create a theme and get it approved on wordpres.org which uses microdata. The ...
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Escaping built-in WP function return strings

Should one filter the output of builtin WP functions such as get_permalink() and well-known WP plugins such as ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) such as get_field()? For instance get_permalink() calls ...
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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 index....
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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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Is the theme customizer slowing down my site?

I have built an awesome theme, which is very flexible, because it has 500 settings in the theme customizer. I generate the live css like it says in the codex: function mytheme_customize_css() { ?&...
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Adding a text domain to every __(), _e() and __n() gettext call without a plan to create own translations

Is it good to add a text domain as an argument to every __(), _e() and __n() gettext call such like these, even though I'm not planing to create my own translations? __( 'Post', 'my-theme' ); _e( '...
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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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Password-protect a custom rss feed

I've created a custom post type and would like to send those posts to FB Instant Articles and Apple News via a RSS feed. I've created a custom RSS feed and need to know what's the best way to make ...
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comment_form() generates the wrong action url

I created the file comments.php. Inside it I have a manual loop for my comments section. I loop from offset = 0 + ((page - 1) * total_per to offset + total_per). The problem is when I add new comments,...
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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 removed....
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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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wp_remote_get doesn't work with secure connections https?

I'm querying the twitter api when I use non secure connection http:// it works fine no wp_error (but twitter exceed limit error) but when I use https:// it works in my browser I can see the json and ...
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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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Best practice (forward compatibility) for theme options

So here is what I'm wondering... You all know about Option-tree and similar frameworks that theme authors are using for their theme option pages. You also all know that since 3.4 WordPress introduced ...
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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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Custom Comments - Parent / Nested Reply

I am making a custom theme and have edited comments.php, but I'm unable to get the comments to save as a reply to another comment. I have succeeded in showing the comment parent id to show as a hidden ...
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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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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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Custom post type single-{custom}.php not working

I made a custom post type with the machine name special_media_post and wordpress is simply not seeing the single-special_media_post.php. I am at a complete lose. It keeps defaulting to the index.php ...
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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 do register_sidebar() and get_sidebar() work together?

Disclaimer: I am brand spanking new to WP. I am using the Starkers HTML5 framework theme. In the functions.php I see this code: function starkers_widgets_init() { // Area 1, located at the top ...