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How to add a custom field in the advanced menu properties?

Is it possible to add a custom field to menu items? What I want to do is be able to add a field for 'French Navigation Label' and a 'French Title Attribute' in the wp menu interface.
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2answers
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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 ...
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4answers
8k views

WordPress Multisite - global categories

Setting up a WP multisite instance - the client has an existing ontology / set of categories that they want to classify all content across the set of blogs. Also the desire is that any new categories ...
13
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5answers
5k 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'=> _x('...
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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 ...
18
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3answers
3k views

How to: inspect global variables in WordPress

People are often confused about how to get data from global objects/variables Question: In which ways can you inspect global variables? This Q was written because it's needed pretty often over ...
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5answers
10k views

Prevent post from being published if custom fields not filled

I have a custom post type Event that contains a starting and ending date/times custom fields (as metaboxes in the post edit screen). I would like to make sure that an Event cannot get published (or ...
8
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3answers
10k 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; ...
7
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3answers
11k views

Add extra parameters after permalink?

How can I add extra parameters after a permalink, specifically if I'm using a custom post type? For example, let's say http://mysite/album/record-name was the permalink. How can I make http://mysite/...
8
votes
1answer
705 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 = $custom['price']...
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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 ...
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votes
6answers
12k views

How to load wp_editor() through AJAX/jQuery

I have a theme that is custom developed and really complex. One of the things that I have is multiple content areas where users can specify content for specific tabs. I load multiple instances of ...
4
votes
2answers
7k 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() { ...
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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
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1answer
2k views

Have different number of posts on first page

I need to have a different amount of posts per page on the first page that on the other pages. For example, this is what I need Total posts: 6 First page: showing 3 posts Following page: showing 2 ...
2
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3answers
387 views

Shortcode outputs at the top of the_content

The shortcode produced by this function - a list of all sites in a multisite - outputs above the content in the loop, no matter where it is placed in the editor. I've looked at the other related ...
33
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9answers
18k views

Restricting users to view only media library items they have uploaded?

I want users to be able to upload photos using add_cap('upload_files') but in their profile page, the Media Library shows every image that's been uploaded. How can I filter that so that they can only ...
48
votes
6answers
49k views

Using wpdb to connect to a separate database

I want to connect wpdb to another database. How do I create the instance and pass it the database name/username/password? Thanks
32
votes
2answers
13k 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 ...
14
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 ...
10
votes
2answers
5k 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?
8
votes
4answers
10k 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 ...
11
votes
4answers
16k views

How to set default screen options?

I'd love to be able to hide meta boxes using screen options, instead of removing them or restricting them to user roles, the goal is to just "uncheck" the meta box for the user. I see how this would ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

Using pre_get_posts on true pages and static front pages

I have done quite extensive research on how to use pre_get_posts on true pages and the static front pages, and it seems that there is no fool proof method. The best option I found to date was from a ...
12
votes
4answers
3k views

Update widget form after drag-and-drop (WP save bug)

I've posted a bug-report about this a few months ago (on WordPress trac (Widget Instance Form Update Bug)) and I thought I'd try writing about it here too. Maybe someone has a better solution to this ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

Creating 301 Redirects for Post, Page, Category and Image URLs?

I fear this may be too much to ask here, so if so, please feel free to tell me of another place to learn. Help with Redirections I'm cleaning up a badly developed site and migrating wordpress from a ...
5
votes
2answers
12k views

Combining queries with different arguments per post type

I am building a section on a site where I am merging two different post types into one loop, and then displaying them randomly. The problem is, I'm having a hard time finding a way to limit the amount ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Exclude Specific Term from Search

It is possible to search for posts with a specific term by appending the URL with: ?&term=abc Is it possible to do the opposite and search excluding a specific term? Something like: ?&term=...
3
votes
1answer
671 views

Escaping WP_Query tax_query when term has special character(s)

Here's my issue. I have a custom post type that I'm attaching a custom taxonomy to. This taxonomy will allow the admin to provide search suggestions that will ensure the post is found when a user ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

WordPress taxonomy radio buttons

I am trying to change the checkboxes for the terms on the backend to radiobuttons. I found this topic: Altering the appearance of custom taxonomy inputs however wich helped me doing this. However, ...
0
votes
1answer
295 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 ...
44
votes
6answers
8k views

framework for plugin/theme options panel? [closed]

I found that the longest part of a plugin or theme development is creating the options panel, at least in my case. So i like to know what's your take on that. Do you use a ready made framework or ...
19
votes
4answers
13k views

Is there a flowchart for wordpress loading sequence?

So like wp must load series of files from, index.php -> ... -> wp-header.php -> ... ->functions.php ...and so on upon execution. Also there must be a similar flowchart for functions ...
25
votes
1answer
15k 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 ...
32
votes
3answers
13k views

remove_action or remove_filter with external classes?

In a situation where a plugin has encapsulated its methods within a class and then registered a filter or action against one of those methods, how do you remove the action or the filter if you no ...
31
votes
8answers
12k views

Conditionally Loading JavaScript/CSS for Shortcodes

I released a plugin that creates a shortcode and requires a JavaScript file and a CSS file to load on any page that contains that shortcode. I could just make the script/style load on all pages, but ...
28
votes
6answers
11k 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 ...
16
votes
2answers
9k 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 ...
5
votes
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 ...
23
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 think,...
10
votes
1answer
5k views

How to manage ajax calls and JSON in wordpress

I have a custom post type that i want to access through jQuery - preferably using JSON. So first things first. creating a function that returns/echos json is easy enough, but how would I access it ...
5
votes
4answers
6k views

Change attachment filename

Is there a function that allows me to change the filename of an attachment, based on the Attachment ID I have? Thanks! Dennis
20
votes
1answer
10k views

Why does save_post action fire when creating a new post?

I'm surprised by the fact that my function that I've tacked onto the save_post action fires when I click the "New Post" link in the Admin Dashboard. Note - this is before I've pressed Save or Update, ...
14
votes
3answers
2k views

Customizing a WordPress theme without changing it?

I have found and downloaded a theme. However I want to tweak the CSS some to change the design, colours etc. a bit. How should I go about doing this, while still being able to update the theme without ...
9
votes
2answers
29k views

Custom Taxonomy specific to a Custom Post type

I want to create a custom taxonomy which behaves similar to the post type as a category behaves to a the default posts (on the grounds of /%category%/%postname%/ permalink structure) so that the posts ...
17
votes
3answers
9k views

Adding an Arbitrary Link to the Admin Menu?

Is there a way to add a arbitrary hyperlink to the WordPress admin menu (I mean the menu on the left when you log into the admin dashboard)? For example, can one add a link to Google? In my ...
12
votes
1answer
5k views

Custom bulk_action

I would like to add a custom bulk action to a custom post type. I came across the filter bulk_actions-screenid, which according to its documentation, would do exactly as I wish. However, after about ...
9
votes
5answers
9k views

Theme Activate Hook

I would like to write a function to email me the URL of the website when my theme is activated. What is the hook initiated when the theme is activated?
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Use AJAX in shortcode

I have the following code to the shortcode to display a random quote. Question: how to make a button display a new random quote? I mean, that would hit the button and show you a new quote (without ...
5
votes
2answers
10k views

Creating a search form for custom fields

I have built a theme for a car dealership. Each car is a custom post type ("vehicle"), and has about 12 custom fields with things such as Make, Model, Mileage, Fuel Type etc. etc. So basically on the ...

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