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Automatically determine minimum WordPress version required for a plugin?

When developing a plugin, is there a way to automatically determine the minimum version of WordPress that's required to run it? I want to make sure that the Requires header is accurate, but manually ...
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Why are there updates for obsolete WordPress versions?

Today milestone 3.3.3 was completed – five days after version 3.4. I have seen the same with milestone 3.2.2 which was never released. WordPress does not offer any long term support as Matt once ...
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Is it necessary to bump a plug-in's version if you're just updating the “Tested up to” attribute?

I've got a number of plug-in's hosted on the wordpress.org svn server ... with the immenent release of 3.1, I would like to update the "Tested up to" meta data. There will be no functional changes to ...
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Determining WordPress' Version from the Host's Command Line?

Given that I can't access the dashboard/admin pages on my blog (that's a future question), and that I have shell access to my hosting server, can I find out the current version of WordPress from the ...
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What is the importance of writing a < WP 3.x compatible plugin nowadays?

I am currently writing a simple-ish plugin with custom posts and a couple functions, using post metadata and adding a couple of variables to the "options" table in the database. During my research, I ...
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How can I create a bash install script for my Wordpress sites setup (WP+plugins+theme)?

I build a lot of websites with Wordpress, and my initial setup is basically always the same : Latest version of WP Latest versions of about 5 plugins My naked development theme Instead of ...
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Update to older wordpress version from admin?

I have a Wordpress 2.7.x setup that I would like to migrate to the latest version 3.2.1, however I need to make a stepped-upgrade as some plugins need an older version first (3.0.6 IIRC). However ...
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Does the event 'wp_version_check' even exist? What is it doing?

In version 4.1 of /wp-includes/update.php around line 674, there's this line: add_action('wp_version_check', 'wp_version_check'); I searched through all the wordpress core files for a ...
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Disable WP core updates but send email notification

Is there any way to disable WP core updates but to have notification email sent that WP update is available to install? I know that notification email about WP update is sent after the fact when WP ...
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What's the difference between post thumbnails and featured images (if any)?

On the Codex on Post Thumbnails, I see: Post Thumbnails is a theme feature introduced with Version 2.9. It was quickly changed to Featured Images with Version 3.0. Post Thumbnail, now Featured ...
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How to remove file versions from the file source links in wp_head?

I observed the inside the wp_head function in the source links of every .css, .js files a ?ver=1 (or other number based on the file's/library version) is added. How can I overwrite them, to remove ...
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Supporting older WordPress versions in a Plugin/Theme? [closed]

The practice of only supporting latest WP version seems popular in WP development circles, yet there is massive percentage of blogs running outdated versions. Not supporting those plugins seems it can ...
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How to prevent plugin, theme installation failures on Wordpress?

I am unable to install any theme/plugin to my wordpress 3.0 Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/contact-form-7.2.3.1.zip… Unpacking the package… Installing ...
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TinyMCE Advanced newline problem

I am using TinyMCE Advanced plugin according to qTranslate in a wordpress 3.3 installation. My question is: why does tinymce translate visual editor new line ("enter" key) in a ...
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Beta Versioning of Plugins

When I'm writing a fix to some bugs, I often increment the version and send it to the bug finder to see if my fix works. If I have 1.2.5 and I want to create a beta that will become redundant once I ...
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How to display a static HTML page while setting up a WordPress site?

I just installed Wordpress. I have a non Wordpress splash page at [root folder]/index.html. I'd like to keep the splash page up while I work on skinning Wordpress. When I try to access index.php ...
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How to check plugin compatibility before upgrading Wordpress

When you're upgrading a plugin you can quickly check if the plugin version you are about to upgrade to works with your current version of Wordpress. Is there a way of checking that your current ...
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Remotely identify the version of a WordPress installation?

How does DD32's tool determine the WordPress version of an installation. Its not working fine for WP 3.1 but it doesn't uses meta generator tag or the readme.txt of WP. So what else can it be?
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Release Model for Wordpress?

Is there a reference for the wordpress release and version model? In particular When a new release like 3.6 comes out, will 3.5 have security fixes for a period of time? Are some release more likely ...
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What's the point of the WP version generator?

Since so many people seem to "hate" it, what is the real use of generating the wp version in the page source and adding it in the js and css files?
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Downloading Wordpress: Nightly Build vs. Stable Download

Whats the difference between a nightly build and the latest stable download, and what is the ideal use case for each? On the Nightly Build Page it says: Development of WordPress moves fairly ...
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A Way to Auto update plugins using cron?

Is there a solution to keep plugins updated with wordpress by auto upgrade them without need to access to the admin panel every time?
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Error: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback

I have issue after upgrading my wordpress to 3.6 see below for errors which displays on wordpress admin panel not on front of website. Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a ...
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Switch from Beta Version to Stable Version

I am currently running a WordPress Beta Version on a new site I'm testing. Now, it's about time to go live and I was wondering what should I do in order to get back to the stable version of WordPress? ...
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Where does WordPress store version number?

Easy question. Where does the self-hosted WordPress store version information?
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Where can I get Wordpress Version in Dashboard?

On the botton of the dashboard WP proposes to upgrade to next version but it doesn't even show current version: does it show it somewhere else ?
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I Want to Get A Plugin Version Number Dynamically

Howdy, I recently cribbed W3TC to implement an "in-update" changelist display (very cool), in my plugin, but there's an awkward bit of code I'd prefer to avoid. If you look at the top of this file, ...
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How do I find the version of WordPress I have from the source code?

Given a copy of WordPress installation, how do I find out what version it is from the source code?
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How to make alert for new version on theme options?

Let say my theme host on my server. User download my theme and use it. Now I want notify @ alert for new version of my theme. Example to show "New version has been release. Please download at ..." ...
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What are WordPress installation percentages by version?

I'm in the process of developing a plugin, and I'd like to figure out which versions of WordPress to support. But to get a good idea I'd need to know what percentages of old Wordpress versions make up ...
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Getting version number of latest Wordpress release

I want to find out the latest version of WordPress that is officially released. If possible, I'd like to get that version language specific for at least English and German. I could try and parse the ...
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Where the WordPress Core Translation is “actually” taking place?

I'm a WordPress Core Bengali translator, currently translating and/or fixing existing translations of WordPress 3.8x Bengali in Translate.WordPress.org. Suddenly, yesterday I got an update ...
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Plugin development: How many plugin and WordPress version combinations to support?

I'm developing a plugin (my first plugin), and I wonder how to think about [supporting and testing various plugin version and WordPress version combinations]. For example, if I develop a plugin, and ...
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Featured Image missing in Wordpress 3.2 Admin

I've just upgraded from 3.1.2 to 3.2, and now "featured image" is no longer listed at the bottom right of a post in admin. Has this feature of WP been removed? Can it be added back, or turned back ...
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Where is the changelog for 3.5? where is the list of added removed files?

This: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changelog/3.5 is not a changelog. This: http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.5 gives a few changes, etc, but no list of files added and removed. Where might I find a ...
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Is there any way to allow a plugin to write over a previous version?

When installing a plugin, it will not install if the directory to which it is attempting to install already exists. This means that users of our plugin must first manually deactivate and delete the ...
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Save both current and new version of post meta

I want to save two versions of my custom meta box data called "sidebar". I want to compare a new and old version of this data later on, so that is why I want to save a copy of the current "sidebar" to ...
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Updating beyond WordPress 4.2.1 yields “allowed memory size exhausted”

I have a Windows Server running Plesk that has several WordPress sites. The PHP version on each is 5.5.26. One, which uses the defaults for PHP, updates to the latest (4.2.3) with no issues, while ...
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How to remove version and thank you message from the admin footer

I've used following codes and no luck 1 //Hide admin footer from admin function change_footer_admin () { return ' '; } add_filter('admin_footer_text', 'change_footer_admin', 9999); function ...
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Customise Wordpress Update Notice in wp-admin backend area

Is there any way to customise the wordpress update notice in the backend admin area? I want to make it so that I can change the Please update now to Please contact now and link to a different URL. ...
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How to order images in a post in Wordpress 3.3?

In wordpress 3.2 when uploading images to a post, I would get a Gallery that is linked to the post. That is, I could see in the media uploader of the post a tab that contains only the images of this ...
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Add “Post Options” for new wordpress post

How i can add "Post Options" section under wysiwyg editor? Like this
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How to take options from form fields and turn them in to links?

I have a form in WordPress with options when clicked they retrieve a filtered posts. I want to take the options from the form and place it like normal links. Can this be done? Thank You all in advance ...
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Plugin Options Not Saving to Database in WP 4.5

WordPress 4.5 broke my plugin and there are no obvious clues why in the change log The plugin controls the visibility of menu items. Users select one or more countries and whether to show or hide the ...
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How to get all plugins and their version numbers from the local files?

I'm currently writing a script that is running on a server and is supposed to get information about a) the WordPress version b) the plugins c) the plugin versions. The WordPress version number is no ...
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Wordpress updater conflict

I have created a theme named "landscape" and it's still on version 1.0 but I am getting notified in wordpress updates dashboad that there is a new version 1.0.3 If I click on update the free theme on ...
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In which version of WordPress was the new gallery shortcode implemented?

As of WordPress 3.5, as I'm sure you all know, the gallery shortcode generated from the media uploader changed and now includes a list of image IDs. The gallery shortcode codex page says the ...
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Errors when uploading images in WP 3.5

I'm trying to upload images in WP 3.5 to set featured images for posts. Unfortunately I get the following error message: An error occurred in the upload. Please try again later. The installed ...
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Wordpress plugin compatibility explaination when wordpress releases its new version (theoretical)

Recently i updated my wordpress to its latest version 3.4.1 and noticed that few of my plugins are only compatible upto 3.3 although they are working correctly for my site even with the latest ...
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category_description() shows raw html after version 3.x?

Just looking for some history on the output of category_description() I have categories whose "description" fields are formatted with rich text and I'm trying to understand the differences in WP ...