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File included into functions.php via require_once() won't echo?

I'm trying to load a file via require_once() to handle some enhanced functionality in my theme. I could place all the code directly inside functions.php, but I'm trying to isolate this code into its ...
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How do I hide tags that have only been used once?

I'm looking to modify my theme so that only tags that have been used more than once show up on the site. Here's my logic, feel free to fault any (and all) of it: There is no point in only using ...
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wp_insert_post breaks rewrite rules

I'm using wp_insert_post to programmatically add content to a site. This works fine with posts, categories and tags, but not with pages. When I attempt to add a page (i.e. post with post_type=page), ...
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Is it possible to display the admin bar while in the Theme Customizer?

I've been using Debug Bar + Kint Debugger for debugging. Presently I'm working on a custom theme where I'm trying to hook some code into customize_save_after. The code doesn't appear to be running ...
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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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Wordpress Enqueue Script Chaos (jQuery & Foundation.js)

I've been working on building a theme for the past couple days now, and I've run into a wall. While I originally included foundation.js as an enqueued script, I couldn't remember why I had added it. ...
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using upload image with media_handle_upload .. but !

I'm tring to upload image in wordpress by using some function .. I found the way to upload images but there are one problem .. when the user upload his image , wordpress create more than one image ...
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Optimal solution to develop a wordpress theme?

What i was doing previously, are as follows - I copy the wordpress base theme (like twentytwelve in wordpress 3.5) Rename the folder and converted index.html of my HTML to index.php for wordpress ...
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Code in theme functions.php faster than with a plugin?

I've read many articles that says that we should not keep plugins that we don't use. Even if they are disabled, they use memory. functions.php instead of 10 plugins? What if i have 10 small plugins ...
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How can i customize the comment list

I am using wp_list_comments() function to draw the comment list.But,I want change many things in the form like class,styles, reply link and etc... so please help me, How can i customize the comment ...
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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" ...
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Is it ok to not a have child theme and just create a theme from scratch?

I would like to know if creating a Wordpress theme from scratch is good? because I know the template tags in wordpress and other tags ... ...but Will I get any future problems in here when it comes ...
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Featured Image Size

I am in the process of developing a new theme for my blog and am making a featured content slider. The issue that I am having is getting wordpress to force the image to the dimensions that I want it ...
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new theme permissions don't allow me to edit

When I use wordpress to install a new theme it creates the permissions and ownership in such a way that I can't edit the files via FTP. Any ideas? (Using Plesk)
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How to Build a Movie Library in WordPress 3.x

To help me learn WordPress development, I'd like to go "beyond the blog" and build a personal movie library -- similar to IMDb but on a much smaller scale. I need help understanding how to approach ...
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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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Allow users to add custom functions to wordpress theme

I'd like to allow users to add functions to the theme I'm developing, but don't want users to change functions.php directly, as this file may be updated with theme updates. In other words, I'd like ...
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How do I “unhook” / de-register jQuery so that it's not called as part of wp_footer();?

I need to "unhook" jQuery from my wp_footer() ... it's being called automatically and I'm looking for something I can add to functions.php which prevents it from being called a second time in the ...
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Why does my short code get executed before other content?

I have the following text in a page. As you can see my shortcode is right at the bottom but somehow when the code runs, the out put of my shortcode is inserted at the top of the page instead of ...
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How to: get main plugin/theme file?

There're the functions get_theme_data(); & get_plugin_data(); - which both use get_file_data(); that needs a specific file as $input. I got a set of classes that may be used by a plugin or a ...
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How to handle thumbnails

How should I handle post thumbnails? Do most people put them in custom fields? Use a plugin? How do themes on ThemeForest handle this? Also different theme will have different size requirements? So ...
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Multiple Content Block

I'm trying to create a custom post type and would like that post type to have two content blocks. So that in the loop I can ask for content-1 and content-2 separately. I can write the code just ...
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register_sidebar ignores 'id' and 'class'

I am using the following to register a widget area: if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Footer Widgets', 'hex'), 'id' => ...
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Proper use of Output Buffer

I'm attempting to use actions to override function calls I currently have throughout a template (to make updating certain replicated sections easier). For example, in archives.php I have the ...
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How to keep theme layout the same when admin gray bar is present?

When I am logged in, there is a gray admin bar on top. My theme layout got distorted by the bar. How to solve the layout problem? Is there a function that can detect user is logged in or not, or use ...
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Similar Posts - NO plugin

How can I make a similar posts section in my theme, but without using a plugin. I'm going to be giving my theme away for free, so I don't want to have to force people to install plugins to use my ...
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Doubled titles when using All in One SEO with custom template

I created a separate template, attachment.php, for displaying image attachments. It's relatively simple; basically a stripped down version of single.php. Everything is working great except that when ...
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How do I change the gallery that is inserted in the post?

When I insert a gallery to a blog post using the [gallery] shortcode or simply the insert media button I get a default structured gallery in my blog through the_content(); However the gallery comes ...
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How to set a fall back template for a custom post type in a plugin?

My custom plugin creates a custom post type, and I want to theme my own "single-my_custom_cpt.php" file. However, I want to store it in my plugin folder, and allow that it be over-written in the ...
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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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When developing a distributable Theme, does it HAVE to be “inheritable”?

I'm currently developing a complex Theme (or framework, if it can be called that) for my own personal use. However, in the event that it becomes appreciated to the public - does it necessarily HAVE ...
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Why are theme templates organized as multiple point of entry PHP files instead of reusing your theme's index.php?

I've started to develop my own theme in the past couple weeks (and extracting WP functionality here and there in the past year), and I'm finding the structure of the WP templates awful redundant. ...
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A theme that follows all the best practices to learn from?

Are there any good themes that follows all the best practices, to the letter, that I can refer to will creating my themes?
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How can you determine whether an image is merely attached or has actually been inserted into a post?

Bear with me. I promise there's a question when I'm done :) In WordPress, you can upload images while editing a post and have the option to insert them into the content (or not). Regardless, the ...
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How can I include a post in a theme?

Sometimes it might be necessary to include frequently-changing content in a theme, but themes take some time to modify, it may also be necessary to let a non-technical user maintain some content that ...
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Strict Standards Error bootstrap navwalker

I am having trouble understanding this error and I've not come across it before, please could someone help? Strict Standards: Declaration of wp_bootstrap_navwalker::start_lvl() should be compatible ...
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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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Upgrading a custom theme through the Dashboard

I can't seem to upgrade my custom theme. Whenever I try to uploaded a new package, all I get is: Unpacking the package… Installing the theme… Destination folder already exists. ...
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Why does this loop only work on the homepage?

I've been trying to figure this out all day now. Consider the following code below: <div class="slider"> <div class="slides"><?php wp_reset_query(); ...
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How to use bloginfo( 'template_directory' ) in array

I want to pass bloginfo( 'template_directory' ) in an array I tried this but not working. How to write it correctly? <?php get_the_image( array( 'size' => 'full', ...
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Nesting Functions within Functions

I'm looking for an efficient way to group a series of separate but related functions for a child theme I'm designing using theThematic Theme Framework. Thematic does a great job of providing plenty of ...
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How to execute conditional script when on new customize.php (Theme Customize) screen

The new "Customize" theme screen is a welcome addition in WordPress 3.4, however, I find it conflicts with my method of loading scripts loaded in the footer: In functions.php if(!is_admin()) { /* ...
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What is the difference between these two methods of writing $ instead of jQuery in WordPress [closed]

What is the difference between these two methods of writing $ instead of jQuery in WordPress (function($) { // $ Works! You can test it with next line if you like // console.log($); })( jQuery ); ...
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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 = ...
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How to use logout function on custom menu link?

All I am using wordpress custom menu, and there is one menu as Logout. I know wordpress Logout function <?php echo wp_logout_url(); ?> But how can i use it in custom menu ?
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Message on Custom Posts Type admin page

Is there any way that I can add a short message to the custom posts type page in - ie the page where the posts are listed. I have checked the codex and searched the web to no avail.
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How to debug WordPress correctly?

I'm using a few plugins and UpThemes framework on my new website and if I turn on Wp Debug I can see that there are a few errors related to Deprecated functions (but website is working). What I would ...
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Help with “text domain”, comments_form in WordPress theme

I've been plugging away at creating my own theme and am pretty much there, but ran the Theme Check plugin and had a few concerns/questions: Throughout the theme, wherever there is text, I've used ...
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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 = ...
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How to determine the current widget's parent container (sidebar widget id)

I have several custom widgets that are installed as part of my theme. I'd like to execute conditional code inside each widget's admin panel (not the public side, I'm just interested in the admin panel ...