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Prevent empty Post Title on form submit via front end post (wp_insert_post_)

I am creating a post from the front end using (shortened for brevity); if (empty($_POST['my_title'])){ echo 'error: please insert a title'; } else { $title = $_POST['my_title']; } ...
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How do i validate data entered in a meta box so that only floats can be entered in a field?

We have a custom post type in our plugin and now i must provide the user a meta box where he enters latitude and longitude. I want them to be floats, i have no problems in doing the validation client ...
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protect user submitted posts

I have a website that I am working on. I created an html form and put in some code that will take the form data and create a new wordpress post. It will post the information to a specific category. ...
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Form validation on user profile edit

I have added a custom field to user profiles in bbPress however I am unsure how to do form validation other than javascript. I would like to do some PHP validation however the few things I have tried ...
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Settings API - getting hidden input / submit button's name

I'm generating this form using Settings API: <form action="options.php" method="post"> <?php settings_fields('XX_theme_settings'); do_settings_sections('my_settings'); ?> ...
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Settings API validation callback

I finally managed to create working validation callback for Settings API with big help of Chip Bennet, there's only one glitch that I'm not sure how to fix. Here's the foreach loop from my validation ...
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Get the user type of an author

I'm working on a site and I need to get the type of user the author is so I can mark it. The idea is that if an Admin level user post something it has a [ADMIN] tag or something next to their name. I ...
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W3C validation errors (trailing slashes)

My site is throwing up a few errors typically due to trailing slashes being added. eg. wordpress is adding in: <meta name='robots' content='noindex,nofollow' /> my doctype is: ...
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Multiple options pages validation for a plugin

I am writing a plugin and I decided to have multiple pages for different options of the plugin (for clarity's sake). Doing a single option was a piece of cake, but I'm encountering difficulties when ...
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Where this validating message come from?

I wrote a simple form, including text field, textarea, select and some validating by WP_error. When I try to submit the form without filling text field or textarea, I got a popup tip pointing the ...
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How does WP decide how to evaluate database integrity

I've upgraded a handful of WPMU sites from 2.9 to WP3. I've never had problems with that process .. until today, when all of a sudden, one install tells me that the DB is missing some tables. The ...
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How to make custom comment fields required and message field not required

I have a comment form that has name, email, brief, detailed and rating fields. The name, email, brief and rating need to be required, but the latter two are custom fields and I can only make them ...
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WP calendar summary attribute validation error

When the calendar widget is activated in the sidebar, it generates the following validation error (W3C markup validation): The summary attribute is obsolete. Consider describing the structure of ...
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WordPress & W3C CSS Validation

I've played around with WordPress here and there for a few years and am wondering about problems with CSS validation with WordPress themes. This may seems like a stupid question, but: Is there a ...
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Can a shortcode included in post content add styles to the <head>?

I have a shortcode that iterates through a list of custom post types and, as part of displaying them, creates a block. In HTML5, it is illegal to have a style block outside the header (maybe in other ...
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Data sanitization for user registration and user login

What kinds of data sanitization I have to do if I make a front end login and registration system for wordpress users? For login function wp_signon() should I escape the data for possible sql ...
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How can I make post fields required in Wordpress?

I am setting up a Wordpress site as a CMS and trying to figure out a way to make certain post fields "required" before an author can publish a post. In particular, I want authors to be required to ...
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Data validation

I find Data Validation page on Codex a bit confusing. It highlights what all functions do but not how one differs from another and which one should be the right choice in a particular use case. Like ...
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New custom theme option (text input) giving index error

I am using the theme-options.php file from ThemeShaper: http://themeshaper.com/2010/06/03/sample-theme-options/ I can succesfully add new dropdown options, however when I add a new text input I ...
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How should one implement add_settings_error on custom menu pages?

The Professional WordPress Plugin Development book explains in detail how to properly use the Settings API, and it also demonstrates how to add Menus and Submenus, but unfortunately it doesn't provide ...
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How can i add validation to this login form with out it redirecting to the wp-login.php page

Im using the code as posted on the website below, to create a hard coded login form. http://www.wprecipes.com/add-a-login-form-on-your-wordpress-theme What would be the best way of incorperating some ...
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Creating custom AJAX requests

My question pertains to where I should create an ajax function that I'd like to call from my page view. I am using a jQuery validator on a custom form that should check the inputted zipcode against ...
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wordpress widget textbox in the sidebar

I have a normal textbox widget that I am using in certain sidebars. The text widget generates a div within a ul. Is there anyway to make the widget generate another ul li instead? ...
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Server side validation for Contact Form 7 [closed]

I'm trying to use contact form 7 on my site. The only server side validation that it seems to do is check if required fields have been entered. Isn't there a danger if someone sends several MB of ...
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wordpress site validation errors

when I made my wordpress site validate I got some strange errors like Error Line 6, Column 52: Bad value profile for attribute rel on element link: Keyword profile is not registered. Error Line 12, ...
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Require a Custom Taxonomy to be checked

I have a custom taxonomy, "position", with multiple terms for a custom post type, "employee" in the admin. I want to validate the form to require a position to be selected when you save/update a post. ...
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Display all WP Errors together during form validation

I have a custom front end page where users can post from. All works fine but the i want if more than one field is empty then the errors for all empty fields should show all together. Right now the ...
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Data Validation

I'm using Wordpress as CMS and have a checkout page where info is inserted into the db using $wpdb->insert. I have 2 questions: Is 'sql injection' already a part of that function or do I need to ...
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Duplicate attribute class causing site validation error

The following bit of code results in a duplicate attribute site validation error. This template script: <div class="clearfix" <?php post_class() ?>> produces this source output: ...
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Does wp_insert_post validate the input?

If I use the wp_insert_post in a plugin, will I have to check the content for SQL injection problems and XSS or will the wp_insert_post function do this for me?
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What is wp_check_invalid_utf8?

The following function checks option, if *blog_charset* is not utf8, than return original string. What is the purpose of this? function sc_check_invalid_utf8( $string, $strip = false ) { $string ...
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Sample code for validating custom metabox?

I've found very little on this site or in Google searches for examples of validating metabox custom fields. If anyone wants to give examples, here are some cases that would be useful 1) Date entered ...
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don't publish custom post type post if a meta data field isn't valid

I have a custom post type (CPT) called event. I have a meta box for the type with several fields. I would like to validate some fields before publishing an event. For example, if an event's date is ...
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Always display a picture even if the link is broken?

What I would like is to have a sort of fall back photo so I don't get red Xs.. Something like "photo unavailable please come back later" Is there a way to check if the image path is valid and if not ...
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validate a metabox based on the category that is selected

Ok Let's say I have 2 Categories. If a user select category A, they have to fill in metabox A and similarly for category B, it's metabox B. So my question is, I want to do a validate check, whereby if ...
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Frontend Post Form Validation

OK, there have been several posts on here about frontend posting forms. I've read them all, which got me to where I am. Now every form I come across has some form of validation which seems to check ...
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stray <p> elements

I coded a wordpress shortcode for columns that basically inserts html via a shortcode. Problem is that wpautop adds stray p elements that renders the code invalid. To test put this into your ...
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Correct Approach for Validating Custom Field Input

I have a custom post type with several custom fields. I am looking to do some validation on these fields because they will be used downstream by other services. So, it is important that it can't be ...