18
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meta_query with meta values as serialize arrays

I'm working on a project in which I'm creating a custom post type and custom data entered via meta boxes associated with my custom post type. For whatever reason I decided to code the meta boxes in ...
12
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4answers
24k views

What is the correct way to use wordpress functions outside wordpress files?

I read about 2 methods for initializing wordpress function outside of wordpress files so We can use these functions on any page or website outside the wordpress blog. Which one of these 2 methods is ...
3
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2answers
5k views

Retrieve 1st image in post and set it as featured image, when post is saved/updated

I need to set a featured image for every post I publish. So, when a post is published/updated, the script would scan the post for the first image using a script like this: // Get URL of first ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to paginate a list of tags

I have a page that displays a list of all tags of my blog. Iuse this code which works fine: <?php $poststocount=get_tags($args); echo '<h2>Alphabetic Index of All '</h2>'; ?> ...
9
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2answers
760 views

Get default permalink structure from pretty URL's

When a single post is clicked on from a category page or for that matter any page, you can get the URL of that referrer and parse it to get the query string. But this only works with the default ...
36
votes
2answers
10k views

Between functions.php, widgets and plugins, which is loaded first?

Customer asks if a specific carousel plugin he uses can be widgetized. That means i should create a widget inside functions.php which calls the plugin's function. That means that the plugin's code has ...
16
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5answers
3k views

Initialization Script for “Standard” Aspects of a WordPress Website?

I am about to have to write a script to take a fresh install of WordPress 3.0.1 and add-in all the initial features for a website. This is for a company that installs lots of similar websites and they ...
26
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8answers
24k views

How do you create a “virtual” page in WordPress

I'm trying to create a custom API endpoint in WordPress, and I need to redirect requests to a virtual page in the root of WordPress to an actual page that ships with my plug-in. So basically, all ...
8
votes
2answers
29k views

How to customise the output of the WP image gallery shortcode from a plugin?

We're building a plugin that displays posts, and we also want to display the image gallery when it is used in a post. However, we need to limit the number of photos displayed? Is that possible?
4
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2answers
6k views

Front-End Post Submission

I am trying to add a form where users can submit post from front-end. I am Following this tutorial: http:// wpshout.com/wordpress-submit-posts-from-frontend/ What I am doing is adding this code to ...
10
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I add a URL field to the attachments window?

For example... add_action('init', 'reg_tax'); function reg_tax() { register_taxonomy_for_object_type('category', 'attachment'); } Adds a "Category" input field to the media manager and ...
27
votes
2answers
9k views

How Do I Configure Automatic Updates in WordPress 3.7?

WordPress 3.7 added automatic updates. How does this work, and how can I configure this feature?
20
votes
2answers
4k views

Enhance Media Manager for Gallery

I would like to enhance the Media Editor, after WordPress 3.5, on the gallery view. I want to add a new select field on the right side and send the selected values to the gallery shortcode. I ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Custom pages with plugin

I'm developing some plugin where I would like to enable custom pages. In my case some custom page would contain a form like contact form (not literally). When user will fill out this form and send it, ...
11
votes
5answers
4k views

Inserting terms in an Hierarchical Taxonomy

I'm really having a few issues with inserting terms. Here is my scenario: I have a taxonomy called veda_release_type: //Release Type and Region $labels = array( 'name'=> ...
10
votes
2answers
4k views

Toggle admin metabox based upon chosen page template

I'd like to have a custom field interface show up only when a certain template is assigned to a particular WordPress page. Any ideas?
14
votes
2answers
3k views

Does the functions.php file ever get called during an AJAX call? Debug AJAX

Trying to figure out an issue a fellow programmer is having. I was wondering if the functions.php file get called at all when you do admin side AJAX? I know that when you do an AJAX call a part of ...
8
votes
3answers
9k views

Display Media Uploader in Own Plugin on Wordpress 3.5

I have little problem with Media Uploader in new WordPress 3.5. I created own plugin which is upload the picture. I'm using this code JS: <script type="text/javascript"> var file_frame; ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

Symbolic Links on dev box with plugins and stylesheets

I'm using mac os x 10.6 with xampp. http://wp3.1/ is the url to where I have WordPress installed. The physical path is /Users/myUserName/Sites/wp3.1/ I do not install plugins or themes in the ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

Commenting in user profile page?

I am trying to build custom user profile with the guidance of this tutorial: How to make a WordPress profile page I have successfully implemented it to my theme, everything is working well. Now what ...
12
votes
1answer
252 views

Should we trust the post globals?

@toscho left a comment to this answer which had me thinking again. How much trust should we have in the global scope, specially regarding the post globals like $post? So what? The global variable ...
4
votes
5answers
16k views

Custom Taxonomy WP_Query for All Terms in a Taxonomy?

Is there an easy way to query for any posts that is tagged with any term from a particular taxonomy? I know this technique: $custom_taxonomy_query = new WP_Query( array( 'taxonomy_name' => ...
10
votes
2answers
11k views

How to hook update_post_meta and delete_post_meta?

I'm still struggling to get my head around this whole hooking into things, so I'm really stuck on trying to do the following task: If update_post_meta is fired then check to see if the meta_key is ...
6
votes
2answers
5k views

How Do I Use jQuery UI In My Plugin

It's a sad day in the world when I Google something and it returns nothing. I am trying to use the default datepicker (or ANY datepicker at this point) and am unable to because of my lack of ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Show shortcode without executing it

I am trying to display code in my WordPress page and it isn't working. Everything I read says that you should be able to just use pre tag with code tag and it would be good but when I try to display a ...
12
votes
1answer
3k views

What is the advantage of using wp_mail?

What is the advantage of using wp_mail() over mail(). Codex says they're similar, but they seem to be very similar.
3
votes
2answers
6k views

paginate_links() don't properly work in search.php?

I'm using this in my search.php template … <div class="pagination"> <?php echo get_pagination_links(); ?> </div> And this is the function … function get_pagination_links() { ...
1
vote
1answer
330 views

Pagination returns 404 after page 20

I got a paged loop that pulls in 4 posts per page from custom post type. It works great, with the only downside that the pagination wont go over the page/20 everything after that is 404, and the ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Adding Categories across posts, and custom post types

I currently have a list of categories that go with my 'posts' I want the same categories to go with my custom post types 'services' and 'work' The following code, adds the tags and categories to the ...
62
votes
13answers
5k 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.
27
votes
2answers
11k views

Difference Between Filter and Action Hooks?

I have been looking at the plugin API a bit more in depth recently and I was wondering what real differences there were between action and filter hooks. They both are events that receive data as a ...
12
votes
9answers
12k views

Remove taxonomy slug from a custom hierarchical taxonomy permalink

I created a 'forum' taxonomy, using these rules: register_taxonomy( 'forum', array('topic'), array( 'public' => true, 'name' => _a('Forums'), 'singular_name' => ...
16
votes
3answers
3k views

How to: inspect global variables in WordPress

People are often confused about how to get data from global objects/vars Question: In which ways can you inspect global variables? This Q was written because it's needed pretty often over here at ...
8
votes
4answers
9k views

Change the Author Slug from Username to Nickname

Hi to the community, is it possible to change the default username slug to nickname if is available? By default the url is something like: http://domain.tld/author/(admin) , is it possible to ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Responsive Theme Design: how have slideshow on desktops/tablets and static photo on mobile using same template?

I am building my first responsive WP site with my own custom WP Theme. The primary templates are part fluid, part fixed. This enabled me to create only 3 "versions", a desktop, tablet and mobile ...
6
votes
1answer
651 views

What is the index [0] for on post meta fields?

Trying to improve my PHP knowledge through test and try! I am confused on [0] arguments at following WordPress PHP code global $post; $custom = get_post_custom($post->ID); $price = ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How to make shortcode to hide selection of text from post or page?

is there any shortcode or a plugin that will add new quicktag, like this example: [hidemytext]some hidden text[/hidemytext] and any text inside those tag is hidden from the post or from the page. ...
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 ...
5
votes
1answer
9k views

Why does my child theme CSS get called twice?

I created a child theme according the WP docs and added the requisite function <?php add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'enqueue_child_theme_styles', PHP_INT_MAX); function ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Check before publishing, if already exist post with current custom field value

I have a custom post type with only 3 custom fields in it. $post_types = get_post_meta($post->ID,'post_types',true); $post_taxonomies = get_post_meta($post->ID,'post_taxonomies',true); ...
0
votes
1answer
973 views

WordPress custom post type category pagination 404 Error

This problem is giving me a headache and I was wondering if anyone knew how to fix it. I have a custom post type called Review. Here is how it is defined: function codex_custom_init() { $args ...
0
votes
1answer
262 views

Wordpress in “Couch Mode”?

I am trying to setup a "Couch Mode" (distraction free reading) on my WordPress blog as laid out in this article. The guide in the article follows these steps: Create a new page in WordPress with ...
0
votes
1answer
925 views

Dynamic content in a static page

I have developed some calculators (in php) for my website and I need Wordpress integration. The calculators have a form and, after submission, the result is shown. The result depends on a query in ...
24
votes
4answers
10k views

Database synchronization between dev/staging and production

I have a problem with WP database synchronization between development and production and I am wondering how other people solving it. I am aware about this question but it doesn't really cover the ...
22
votes
1answer
14k views

How to filter post listing (in WP dashboard posts listing) using a custom field (search functionality)?

Despite the fact I googled a lot, I've not found the answer to a very simple question : I have some posts with a custom field (i.e. supplier_name). I would like to be able to search and filter my ...
27
votes
8answers
6k views

User-friendly cropping of post thumbnails?

Is there a way to let my users define the crop area of a post thumbnail? The thumbnails always are existing post attachments, I would rather not create an extra attachment per thumbnail. The post ...
27
votes
6answers
10k views

Change the default-view of Media Library in 3.5?

When inserting media into a post, is there a way to change the default-view of the Media-Library from "All media items" to "Uploaded to this post"? There is another thread where this question was ...
15
votes
2answers
6k views

How to get WordPress' hook run sequence?

What is WordPress' hooks execution sequence? I mean, I want to know the order, how add_action hooks are executed, i.e. init wp_head wp_footer after_theme_setup and etc.. I want to know the ...
6
votes
3answers
26k views

Submit post and upload image from front-end

I am trying to do something similar to the above question. I am trying to make users post and upload images from front-end. I have already done the post form and its working. I just followed and ...
11
votes
5answers
4k views

Resizing images to the actual size used in the editor?

Is there a way to resize images to the actual size they will be shown in the post? I have users that import a large image and then resize it in the visual editor. This is easy, since they can just ...

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