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Change the edit page for a custom post type?

I've been looking for this all day and can't find it. I'm working on a custom contacts page and I am using the custom post type feature so that I can have more control over it. I'm looking to change ...
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How to build custom WP admin with custom URLs

I would like to create a custom WP admin area, that uses custom URLs to navigate thought it and have a custom generated HTML. A member will be able to login via a custom URL, for example: ...
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Restrict acceess of a page in backend

How can I restrict editing of a page from backend only to a specific user? I tried a few plugins but I thought doing it without plugins would be the way to go for me. What measures I can take to ...
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Admin menu as submenu from another plugin

I would like to add my new developed plugin's admin menu to an existing plugin as sub menu. Would be possible to do this? In my first plugin I initilize the menus as follows: function add_pages() { ...
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Hide page visual editor if template is selected - redux

The answer given to a previous and identical question is unfortunately not working on my WP install. I'm using a version of the function recommended there. function nim_hide_editor() { $post_id ...
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Possible to create placeholder images in Wordpress editor that are clickable (should bring up uploader)?

Working on a project where I would like to have buttons within the actual visual editor area where the user can click on the placeholder image and it brings up the upload dialog. I've seen that ...
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How to add admin bar and admin menu or submenu notification bubbles?

What would you recommend to use as far as manipulating the admin bar goes? I was thinking to just add a new admin bar node, and with CSS set a background image for the icon. Then in the node, just ...
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Use tag interface for hierarchical taxonomy?

Custom taxonomies are great. I registered a bunch of new taxonomies and wrote an importer to import our hierarchical taxonomy into WordPress a la XML. The problem is one taxonomy has about 1,100 terms ...
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How to wrap admin menus and menu headers in additional divs without modifying the WordPress core?

I need to do this to enable advanced styling options via css, the one a class the headers are wrapped in isn't adequate to do the type of styling needed. Thanks!
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wp-admin - save options without refreshing?

I have my own plugin options page, but when users hit "Save" button the whole page refreshes. Is there a way of changing my script below to something that will for example popup yellow box saying ...
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deleted users still show in count?

I noticed that deleted users still show in the count of the users admin screen. On one blog I deleted 9 users only leaving the admin but it stil shows 9 in the count. In the physical database they ...
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Custom admin column disappearing when using Quick Edit [duplicate]

I have added a featured image column to my posts in the WP admin. This all works fine except when using the Quick Edit feature. Upon update, the column disappears, or rather isn't returned by the ajax ...
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Uploading Images to Multi-Site Causes Failure to HTTP Error

Just to fill you in on my situation. Running WordPress multi-site version: 3.5.2 clean install. Zero 3rd party plugins. All of my plugins have been disabled for debugging. Using WordPress MU ...
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How do you create a custom edit.php / edit pages page

I need to create 3 custom edit.php pages which only display pages with a certain parent and the Post New button links to a new page with the corresponding parent. The closest answer I can is do not ...
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Show message on wordpress admin dashboard

I have created a form. On success of the form, I am redirecting the user the their dashboard. Now, I want to be able to show a success message/notice on the dashboard. What is the convention to show ...
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Looking for a hook to add attachment information to the media library tab

I would like to be able to determine if an image has been attached to a post by looking at the collapsed viewmedia library tab. Is there's a hook I can use to add that data to this view of the Media ...
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Slow admin - waits and is blocked for a long time

I have a wordpress site and sometimes when logged in to the admin it can be quite slow. I've attached an image to show what i mean. The first request waits for about 8 seconds before anything else ...
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How to disable admin flyout menus?

Seriously, I hate flyout menus with a passion, and now they're popping up all over the place in the admin screen. (They are particularly heinous when you use the blue admin theme, because they add a ...
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Remove date and category filters when editing custom post types

The answers to this question give excellent instructions for adding filters to the admin edit.php screen for custom post types. But they don't explain how to remove the existing filters on date and ...
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How to fix a theme with page.php Default Template that accidentally deleted?

I am having a quite odd case with WP today, and after spending about an hour searching on google and forums, can't find any answers. I hope posting here might allow me some chance to get help from ...
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Prevent sorting and dragging of specific postbox metabox

I'm attempting to limit the jQuery sortable functionality on certain postboxes/metaboxes when editing a post/page. So far I've enqueued my custom .js file in admin. wp_enqueue_script function ...
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AJAX requests broken due to HTTPS for wp-admin

I have my wp-admin section forced to HTTPS via a plugin. I also have specific pages that are using https on the frontend (login, billing, etc.) I seem to be having an issue with HTTP pages using AJAX ...
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How to remove admin.php?page= from admin using .htaccess?

I've been looking for this everywhere, and can't find it - so I apologize if it is a duplicate question. I can't believe it hasn't been asked before... So please direct me if it has :) I'm looking ...
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WordPress admin webfonts (dashicons) go to blank squares after inactivity (random) [duplicate]

I'm using the new WordPress 3.8 and I've noticed that when I leave the admin page open in a tab, and return later, I'm getting a random thing happening with the dashicon fonts used for the menu icons. ...
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wp-admin blank in a clean install of Wordpress on PHP 5.4 [closed]

A clean install of Wordpress 3.4.2 is giving a blank screen when logging into the admin panel. This is due to the following resources not loading in Chrome: GET /wp-admin/ /wp-admin/:32 GET ...
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How do I rename the wp-admin folder with the admin_url filter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I rename the wp-admin folder? I have applied some mod_rewrite rules to redirect /wp-admin to /my-admin - based on this tutorial. I also changed the admin url ...
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Pre-fill fields with content from outside when creating a new post

I'd like to find a way to fill some of the fields from the /wp-admin/post-new.php page from an external source. It works for the title: loading /wp-admin/post-new.php?post_title=title1 fills the ...
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Using the loop inside admin

I have the following issue: I am creating a custom-meta-box for the user to add custom fields in a friendly way. I want to generate a drop-down box with all posts that fall under category 10. I have ...
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Is there un-wp_autop function?

I have a problem with WP that need your help. Some of my posts have content that was applied "wp_autop" filters already. This filter turned all double break lines into <p> tag. I want to the ...
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How to activate “custom fields” section in WP3

This is probably a stupid question, but I am setting up a finnish Wordpress installation. The "custom fields" section in the "write post" section is gone; I gather it is hidden by default. That is a ...
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Completely disabling widgets

How do I completely remove widget support from a theme/plugin ? Like removing the appearance -> widgets page, and prevent WP from loading widget classes and all widget-related stuff.
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Filter Custom Post Type in Admin

I have a custom post type that has custom meta that I want to be able to filter on the Admin page. Much like the "All | Published | Drafts | and Trash" links located above the post list. I can't seem ...
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How to prevent access to wp-admin for certain user roles?

I did try using the plugin Front End Users but this clashes with something as it prevents access to some front end pages. So I need to manually just set it so that anyone who isn't one of two ...
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Why should I password protect WP-Admin?

Just occured to me: what's the point of password protecting www.yoursite.com/wp-admin when a user can just type www.yoursite.com/wp-login.php, bypassing the password on /wp-admin? Am I missing ...
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Remove “Parent” Selection When Adding/Editing Categories?

I've been trying to find a way to hide/deactivate the Parent dropdown menu from the Posts -> Categories screen. http://example.com/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category I was able to hide the ...
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How to add custom columns to Custom Post Type admin screen

I have another dumb question, but I can't get one thing :) I've found this very good article on creating custom post types: http://thinkvitamin.com/code/create-your-first-wordpress-custom-post-type/ ...
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Add custom text to Page Tamplate without need to know html

I am new to wordpress. I have experience in css \ html \ js and asp.net (and also a bit of php now). I've added to my blog certain areas that are hard coded in html and css. In these areas I'd like ...
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Include Sticky Post in Page Posts Count?

I would like 7 posts showing on my homepage. I would like to be able to manually choose those posts by stickying them. Currently, I have my posts per page set to '7' in WP Admin. However, this does ...
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Change the link of 'Howdy' at the top right

I'd like to change where the 'Howdy' link gets you when you click on it. I have a website with buddypress and instead of getting users to their profile page I want to get them to their 'Activity' ...
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Disable wp-admin console for subscribers

I do not want the users (role: subscriber) to be able to login via the wp-admin. How would you suggest I do this ?
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Why aren't sub-categories nested after creating post in the WP Admin?

I have several sub-categories set up. Everything displays properly as far as nesting (see below) when creating a new post. Category 1 --Sub Category 1 --Sub Category 2 --Sub ...
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Registering jQuery kills admin functions

I recently added the following into my theme's functions.php, in order to load jQuery from the CDN: function my_init_method() { wp_deregister_script('jquery'); wp_register_script('jquery', ...
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.htaccess in wp-admin produces a redirect loop

I've decided to take the advice of protecting the /wp-admin directory using .htaccess on a website which keeps getting hacked. Whenever I upload .htaccess to /wp-admin, my browser says /wp-admin has ...
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How to use Yoast SEO backend in english even if WPLANG variable is not english?

I added this code to my functions.php file add_filter('locale', 'wpse27056_setLocale'); function wpse27056_setLocale($locale) { if ( is_admin() ) { return 'en_US'; } return ...
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How can I remove the new stats message? [closed]

I've recently (latest update) been welcomed to my stats page with this annoying message: Can anyone tell me how to remove that offensive red "did you know" message? Edit: Looks like adding: ...
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Restrict categories to a custom post type

In the WP-Admin when creating a post or a custom post type I want to restrict certain categories to a custom post type. For example, Posts will only be able to select Category A and B. And custom post ...
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Add “Page Revised” column to Admin

How would I go about adding a column to the Page Admin area that would show the last revision date of all pages? Alongside the Author and Published Date columns? I need to keep an eye on the page ...
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Creating a Post form outside of the Admin

I am merging Wordpress into a existing system and require our users to be able to make posts to a multi-site WP install. I have a database table that will link our own member to specific blog IDs and ...
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How to control contextual help section by code?

I had added some content to contextual help section for plugin options page. Now I'd like that page defaulted/toggled to contextual help section open on specific condition in my PHP code. My only ...
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Load Balanced WP with single server admin access

I am trying to complete my load-balanced installation of WP and I have come into an issue. I would like to sync the uploads folder between the two installs but I do not know how to limit wp-admin ...