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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 ...
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1answer
2k 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.
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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.
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7answers
10k 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 ...
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2answers
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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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9answers
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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' => ...
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2answers
3k 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 ...
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5answers
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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'=> ...
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3answers
2k 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 ...
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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 ...
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2answers
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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. ...
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1answer
1k 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); ...
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1answer
832 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 ...
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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>'; ?> ...
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2answers
271 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
608 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 ...
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1answer
2k 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 ...
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2answers
7k 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 ...
22
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4answers
8k 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 ...
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votes
1answer
10k 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 (ie supplier_name). I would like to be able to search and filter my posts ...
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8answers
5k 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 ...
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2answers
8k 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 ...
22
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5answers
9k 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 ...
23
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2answers
6k 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?
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5answers
15k views

getting all values for a custom field key (cross-post)

I know how to get a custom field value for a specific post. get_post_meta($post_id, $key, $single); What I need is to get all the values associated with a specific custom post key, across all ...
11
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5answers
3k 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
4answers
19k views

How to manually fix the WordPress gallery code using PHP in functions.php?

It's been talked many times that Wordpress outputs some really bad code for the built-in gallery function. This is the core code responsible for the gallery output (in /wp-includes/media.php): ...
10
votes
1answer
4k 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 ...
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votes
6answers
15k views

Extra TinyMCE editor strips <p> and <br> tags?

Hey guys, I've added a TinyMCE to some textareas that are displayed in a custom meta box. All of the formatting works perfectly fine, except that the editor will not save <p> or <br/> ...
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votes
4answers
10k 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 ...
9
votes
1answer
3k 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 ...
6
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4answers
8k 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 ...
5
votes
2answers
1k 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 ...
14
votes
8answers
13k views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
2k 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 ...
9
votes
2answers
15k 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 ...
9
votes
5answers
7k 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?
4
votes
1answer
557 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 = ...
5
votes
4answers
3k views

Optimizing a Proximity-based Store Location Search on a Shared Web Host?

I've got a project where I need to build a store locator for a client. I'm using a custom post type "restaurant-location" and I have written the code to geocode the addresses stored in postmeta ...
15
votes
3answers
12k views

MySQL Database User: Which Privileges are needed?

The short installation instruction for WordPress ("5 Minutes") state that: Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and ...
2
votes
3answers
4k 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 ...
10
votes
2answers
819 views

Strategy On Building Plugin Using Eclipse

Anyone who has experience in building wordpress plugin using eclipse PDT? My situation is: I need to build plugin that extend another plugin (look at it as premium version from another plugin) I ...
3
votes
2answers
5k 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() { ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Adding jquery and thickbox to WordPress theme

I would like to add thickbox for the template which I develop to WordPress. At this time I'm trying with a clean template that have only header.php, footer.php,index.php, and functions.php. I've ...
3
votes
1answer
1k 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: ...
1
vote
1answer
412 views

order post my meta value m/d/y format with year as included value

current order: 01/01/2013 12/07/2012 12/08/2012 . . . . 12/31/2012 ------------- 01/01/2013 should appear last My code: $paged = ( get_query_var('paged') ) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; $today = ...
65
votes
8answers
22k views

Is moving wp-config outside the web root really beneficial?

One of the most common security best practices these days seems to be moving wp-config.php one directory higher than the vhost's document root. I've never really found a good explanation for that, but ...
23
votes
2answers
18k views

Create custom page templates with plugins?

Is it possible to make custom page templates available from a plugin?
20
votes
8answers
17k 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 ...
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 ...

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