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Hide a div that is part of all pages on one specific page

How can I hide a div (which contains an image) for a specific WordPress page? I believe my page id is 46: Here is the div I am trying to change: <div id="static-footer-image" style="position:...
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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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Authoritative answer on which boots first - Plugins or Themes?

I can't seem to find anywhere in the WordPress documentation an authoritative answer on the question on whether a WordPress plugin boots first or whether a WordPress theme boots first. I need to know ...
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Debugging an error: wp_enqueue_style was called incorrectly

I've just uploaded a new, custom theme to find that the container is a fraction of the intended width, and the sections below the home section(this is one single page, long site utilizing ids/anchors ...
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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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Why is styling comments so complex?

I've been building a theme completely from scratch and after a straightforward process up to this point, I've reached the comments.php file. Again, nothing too out of the ordinary, until this: $...
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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 id="...
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WordPress tips for speed and performance [closed]

I have got some problems with performance, exactly page speed load on my Website. Here are things listed below: I have got WordPress installed on my VPS with Nginx platform. AMD 8 cpu's 2x SSD ...
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How to display value of custom fields in page

I have a custom post type called 'software', contained within are various custom fields such as subtitle, price, screenshots, download link, etc. I created a function to allow use of the tinyMCE edit ...
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HowTo: Add Class to Sidebar Widget List-Items

The newest version of Bootstrap (v3.0) adds a new List Group component which has the following structure: <ul class="list-group"> <li class="list-group-item">Cras justo odio</li> ...
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Include a external PHP file into a Wordpress Custom Template

Is this even possible? I mean, im trying to add a blog into my site.. I already have the header,footer and sidebar layout in my site. can i use those in my custom wordpress template? <?php /* ...
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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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In theme development, are there functions which write HTML in a standard fashion to reduce “spaghetti code”?

For example, if I'm building a list in a plugin that loops over an array to produce a list ul or ol. I typically see code as follows. foreach($list as $item) { $output .= '<li>' . $item['...
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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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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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What is best practice for writing/using custom PHP classes in a theme?

I want to use a custom PHP class in my theme, however I am not sure where to add it. Is there best practice used by the community for including PHP classes with a theme or is that an individual ...
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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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Get file headers in custom file

in my one of my plugins i have modules (kind of like plugins in a plugin), is there a function like get_plugin_data() or wp_get_theme() that will allow me to get the header section of a custom file (...
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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 I'...
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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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How wp_cache is supposed to work, and does it help with performance?

I was coding my recent comments widget, and using $wpdb->get_results and I wanted t use cache so it doesn't perform the query every time the page loads, so I used: $comments = wp_cache_get('...
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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 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>'; } add_shortcode('codigo','...
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Check for featured image in WP_Query

Is there a way to filter posts by featured image when initialising a WP_Query object? Example $my_query = WP_Query(array("has_thumbnail"=>true)); or, more ideally $my_query = WP_Query(array("...
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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 ...
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Theme file for all pages that are a child of a specific page

Is it possible within the current theme file naming hierarchy to define a template for for all pages that are a child of a specific page? For example, in this navigation: About Us Contact Who We ...
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Seeking clarification on page request life-cycle

I'm just trying to get my head around the "life-cycle" of a typical page request in WordPress. The Action Reference page lists 38 actions that occur during a typical page load, but two things aren't ...
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Add a preview to a Wordpress Control Panel

I'm trying to create a new wordpress template and inside it I added a Control Panel, inside this control panel there is an option that allows user to choose where he want's to place a on a map, I try ...
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Can You Export Theme Settings From WordPress Multisite?

I do local WP development on a WordPress Multisite instance. What is the best way to move theme settings from there to the live instance? By theme settings I am talking about widgets and theme options....
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Changing the visible url path to css & js files

Does anyone happen to know how I can automatically turn: http://www.domain-name.com/wp-content/themes/theme-name/css/stylesheeet.css into http://www.domain-name.com/css/stylesheet.css Naturally I ...
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What function to hook for changes made in status and visibility of a post

I have a function to run every time a post is published or updated in anyway. Right now I am doing function myFunction(){ //Do Something } add_filter('publish_post','myFunction'); add_filter('...