2
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2answers
564 views

How Do I Prevent Junk Account Creation?

I want to allow readers of my WordPress-driven sites who comment frequently the ability to sign up and have their own account on the site. However the ratio of actual readers versus spam scripts using ...
1
vote
4answers
581 views

How can I easily reduce the size of WordPress installation from development to production?

Sometimes it happens that cheap but fast/reliable hosting plan has the drawback to have only 50MB/100 MB of local space, for files and database. Now, before going to production, I delete manually ...
36
votes
2answers
4k views

Do deactivated plugins slow down a WordPress site?

Most people are aware that minimizing the number of plugins used is a good way to help keep a WordPress site running fast. However, does that general rule include deactivated plugins?
5
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5answers
481 views

what the best way to include images from the template's images folder?

what the best way to include images from the template's images folder? is it by using get_bloginfo('template_url')? I understood that its better to hard code the path to the images folder since this ...
24
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7answers
2k views

Getting Started with Subversion, Git, or similar Version Control System to keep a History of my Files? [closed]

I realize this may be a broad question on the surface, but I'm looking for specific examples of setups/workflows that people use to keep a version history of edited files on a WordPress site. For ...
2
votes
6answers
1k views

WordPress 3.0.1 Auto Update Problem

My WordPress now is at version 2.7. I want to upgrade it to 3.0.1 using Auto update function. I'm using FTPS connection type. The upgrade should be straight forward, however, I keep on encountering ...
30
votes
7answers
11k views

Local copy of WordPress Codex?

Sometimes I want to develop WordPress themes when I have no internet connection. I need the Function Reference and Template Tags to be productive. I searched for a downloadable or SVN copy of the ...
3
votes
5answers
1k views

Plugin for event management? [closed]

I have a client who wants to put on an event. She wants to manage it on her site. The requirements: Display information about the event Sell tickets and correlate with name and email address Payment ...
5
votes
2answers
930 views

Test to see if jQuery or Prototype is queued by another plugin?

In my plugin, I want to test to see if jQuery or Prototype (or both) are going to be loaded by another plugin. So, have wp_enqueue_script('jquery') or wp_enqueue_script('prototype') has already been ...
57
votes
13answers
4k views

Steps to Optimize WordPress in Regard to Server Load?

Besides installing W3 Total Cache or another caching plugin what steps can I take to make sure that my theme and site run as fast as possible.
1
vote
1answer
341 views

Why do Trackbacks/Pingbacks not appear below my posts/pages?

My wordpress required me to check some Trackbacks and I checked and accepted them. They are listed in the comment administration and I activated "allow Trackbacks/Pingbacks on this page" on the ...
6
votes
4answers
3k views

How to show a single post on the front page but have normal paging?

I would like to have a single post on my front page (always the latest), but let normal paging work. So the front page has post 1, the next page should have post 2-11 (1-10 is fine too), then 12-21 or ...
2
votes
2answers
360 views

Searching for a better Twitter widget

I'm using the "FriendFeed Activity" widget to show the latest 7 enties of my friend feed. However, FriendFeed just aggregates my Twitter, Blog (via RSS) and YouTube activities. That are things Twitter ...
5
votes
5answers
380 views

Updating WordPress overwriting customization tweaks - strategies?

Twice now I've updated wordpress, only to realise that (facepalm) it overwrites some changes I've made to the custom template - to sidebar or something similar. Obviously I don't HAVE to update, ...
1
vote
1answer
265 views

An issue with SEO Ultimate

I'm using SEO Ultimate. The 404 monitor module is reporting several 404 errors. The errors are reported for urls that do not exist; 3 of them did exist as drafts but were never published. I ...
7
votes
5answers
3k views

Marking future dated post as published

Use case: I have a post type that relates to a music show. The 'show time' is grabbed through the post publish date which is set to some time in the future. I've found a function that takes future ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Alternate post_class on each post

I need to have an alternating (even, odd...) class on posts to provide alternate highlights on a column. The best thing would be to attach this to the post_class() so that it's on every instance of ...
0
votes
1answer
214 views

WordPress stats API key

Everytime WordPress stats updates, I need to provide the API key. Is there some way to automate this?
0
votes
1answer
158 views

HTML and links via Quick press

Is there any way I can add an HTML link from the quick press on the /wp-admin Dashboard? Does it accept HTML? If only I could do that, I wouldn't have to go to create new post every time I wanted to ...
11
votes
3answers
224 views

Do you have any effective strategies for launching a v2 of a WP site?

My team and I are working with a client who has an existing WordPress site with a fair bit of content and a custom theme they built. It is a group blog, meaning it has several bloggers all around the ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

Plugin upgrade issue

I'm updating plugins installed on my wordpress site. However, for almost an hour, it's still doing maintenance mode. When I accidentally hit reload, I got BIG white screen of death saying: "Briefly ...
6
votes
2answers
970 views

Configuring WordPress for Amazon CloudFront Caching?

Amazon CloudFront is a content distribution network (CDN) that can help you survive a huge amount of load in a short amount of time. What's the easiest way to configure WordPress to host its files ...
29
votes
13answers
3k views

How do you debug plugins?

I am pretty new to plugin authoring and was having a hard time debuging. I used lots of echo and it is sloppy and ugly. I am sure there is a better way to do this, maybe an IDE with a debugger that ...
5
votes
4answers
467 views

How to create a new theme from scratch?

I'm new to WordPress. Which steps would I need to do, to get my new design implemented as a WordPress theme?
3
votes
5answers
2k views

Can I disable the auto complete?

I've recently upgraded to WordPress 3.0, and am having a lot of problems with the autocomplete function when editing posts via 'quick edit' (e.g. /wp-admin/edit.php) - for example, editing tags. The ...
5
votes
7answers
8k views

How can I version the main CSS file?

How can I instruct wordpress to use a filename other than 'styles.css' for my main stylesheet - for example, styles-1.css? I'd like to do this for versioning and caching purposes.
4
votes
5answers
7k views

Is there a way to force ssl on certain pages

I want to force a secure connection on some of my pages (ones with forms), but I don't want the whole site to work with ssl (slows it down) Is there a way to configure specific pages to require ssl?
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votes
9answers
15k views

Tips for using WordPress as a CMS? [closed]

I want to use WordPress as a CMS for a reasonably basic site rather than a blog. I have several pages and at the moment, I don't intend to have a "news" page. While there are ways to make this work, ...
2
votes
1answer
696 views

Use union/intersection query_posts variables in uri request parameter form?

Usually when I create some form of query, I use an array for my arguments like this: $postslistArgs = array( 'child_of' => 320, 'parent' => 320 ); $postslist = ...
3
votes
1answer
888 views

How do I create my own admin button and theme settings page?

I have some options I want my client to be able to change, and so I need an options page for my theme that I can show for those with "editor" status. How can I do this and utilise the options in my ...
133
votes
22answers
34k views

How to: Easily Move a WordPress Install from Development to Production?

I do development on one box and use a second for production. Right now I just dump the database and then do a find a replace for the URL changes; then copy over the files and import the new SQL. Are ...
2
votes
3answers
163 views

How and where can we request new WordPress hooks to be added?

I use the great Changelogger plugin, which adds plugin version history to the plugins page when there is an update. Although I would like it to, it doesn't work from the updates page where you can ...
34
votes
10answers
24k views

Can I rename the wp-admin folder?

Is it possible to rename the wp-admin folder? I know I could just rename it, but unless it's supported by the code lots of things would break. If I use a custom folder name, it will make it slightly ...
5
votes
2answers
291 views

What is the ideal setup to address security concerns?

I'm aware of the requirements WP has for certain directories and files to be writable. I'm also aware that making permissions too loose can open security holes. Finally, I know that the user that ...
4
votes
3answers
302 views

Should a SEO plugin be necessary?

I'm using the All in One SEO plugin for my site. The extra fields and options it supplies seem like they could be handled via a theme, possibly negating the use for a plugin. Should SEO ...
2
votes
3answers
191 views

How can you use custom types/taxonomies? [closed]

The custom types/taxonomies feature of WP 3.0 is a neat one. I can think of a few ways to use the duo: to display projects, a portfolio, or a gallery. What else can custom types and taxonomies be ...
12
votes
4answers
7k views

How to to secure WordPress file and folder permissions

I've read articles about protecting wp-config.php using .htaccess as well as setting the correct file permissions but I want it all in one place. What should my .htaccess file look like and what ...
12
votes
4answers
482 views

how to reduce the number of spam comments

I've got the Akismet plugin on my WordPress site but I've been getting more and more spammy comments (that get caught). I'm amazed at the number as the site isn't that popular and doesn't have much ...
6
votes
5answers
672 views

How do I make my blog iPad / iPhone / Android friendly?

How do I make sure my blog is iPad / iPhone / Android / touch-device friendly?
6
votes
1answer
229 views

Permissions to get autoupdate to work

I'm at version 3.0 and want to move to 3.0.1 without having to download>unzip>delete>upload but I get this error when trying to update: Could not create directory.: ...
0
votes
1answer
444 views

How can I create an affiliate program in WordPress? [closed]

Suggestions for plugins, best practices, etc. welcome.
19
votes
10answers
1k views

Contact Form on WordPress Sites?

How does one go about building a page in wordpress that contains a contact form full of custom fields, boxes, inputs, etc. completely determined by the author of the site. It seems odd that wordpress ...
17
votes
7answers
13k views

How do I export my WordPress blog as a book? [closed]

I want to export some or all of the posts of a blog into a format that makes sense to a publisher (traditional or self-publisher(e.g.: Lulu.com)) (MS Word, RTF, PDF, epub, something else). What tools ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Posting Photos and Other Attachments in a BuddyPress Forum?

I recently built a WordPress site based and am using BuddyPress for some interactive community functionality. Members are using the forums built into BuddyPress, but are looking for a way to attach ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

How can I import users into WordPress?

I have a spreadsheet (XLS) of names, email addresses, and passwords from another content management system. Is there a way to import these folks as users (I think subscriber level, but some may be ...
4
votes
3answers
775 views

Secure WordPress paid plug-in

I want to create a WordPress plug-in but also want to ensure that the plugin can only be used after it has been activated with a serial key that should be unique for each domain. What is the best way ...
4
votes
4answers
7k views

I want to have my custom field use HTML, how do I do that?

I want to have my custom field use HTML, how do I do that in such a way that I can use a rich text editor to view the content?
1
vote
3answers
949 views

wp-admin seems to be redirecting

I'm having a strange problem with my w-admin login. This has only started since I upgraded to 3.0 When I go to wp-admin, the login form appears as normal, but when I enter my username and pass, I am ...
11
votes
8answers
1k views

Where can I learn to create my own theme?

I want to learn how to create a theme for WordPress. Where can I find information and resources on how to do it?
16
votes
3answers
4k views

How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?

How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?

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