6
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2answers
885 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
2k 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
445 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
4answers
2k views

Can I disable the autocomplete?

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
6k 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
4k 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?
90
votes
9answers
11k 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
632 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
536 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 ...
121
votes
22answers
27k 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 ...
1
vote
3answers
160 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 ...
27
votes
10answers
15k 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 ...
4
votes
2answers
283 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 ...
3
votes
3answers
294 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
181 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 ...
10
votes
4answers
5k 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 ...
11
votes
4answers
452 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
639 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?
5
votes
1answer
222 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.: ...
1
vote
1answer
420 views

How can I create an affiliate program in WordPress?

Suggestions for plugins, best practices, etc. welcome.
18
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 ...
16
votes
7answers
9k 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 ...
1
vote
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
655 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
5k 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
877 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?
15
votes
3answers
3k 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?
13
votes
3answers
8k views

What are all the available parameters for query_posts?

The WordPress codex page for query_posts states that it does not cover all the parameters which query_posts takes: Parameters This is not an exhaustive list yet. It is meant to show some of ...
29
votes
4answers
16k views

How to sort the admin area of a WordPress custom post type by a custom field

When editing one of my custom post types I want to be able to list all entries by a custom field instead of the date they are published (which, for a custom post type probably isn't relevant). I got a ...
7
votes
4answers
1k views

How can I delete orphan keys in WordPress database tables?

In particular in table wp_options. After almost 2 years of blog production it seems increased a lot, and I don't know how many crap is in there. Do you know a plugin that works with WordPress 3.0 or ...
23
votes
17answers
2k views

Where can I download WordPress themes from? [closed]

What sites offer WordPress themes to download? (Can be paid-for or free) It's community wiki so if we had one site per answer, and with a little additional detail on each site, what sort of themes ...
9
votes
4answers
212 views

How can I delay the publishing of a page or post?

Sometimes it would be nice to be able to set a draft to be published when I'm not in front of the keyboard. Is this possible? If so, how?
5
votes
6answers
1k views

Why do Custom Nav Menus generate so many classes on list items? Can I manage this somehow?

Below is an example. 3 classes attached to each item, except current item, which has 6. Can I pare this down somehow? <ul id="menu-global-nav" class="sf-menu"> <li id="menu-item-63" ...
14
votes
4answers
2k views

Show a different number of posts per page depending on context (e.g., homepage, search, archive)

In the Reading Settings, there is place to set the number of posts shown that affects the number of posts shown in all contexts. I'd like to show instead a certain number of posts on the homepage, and ...
3
votes
3answers
91 views

How do I place content on archive pages but not on main page?

I would like to place content in a sidebar of my blog articles when they are viewed in the archive, but not show this content when the blog articles are shown on the main page of my site. Can this ...
20
votes
4answers
1k views

How to implement a customizable free OpenID authentication?

OpenID is a standard commonly used nowadays. I am trying to implement OpenID on my blog, but I have many difficulties. I tried OpenID plugin but it seems to be incompatible with Wordpress 3.0. I ...
45
votes
6answers
3k views

Updates for a private plugin?

If I write a private plugin, is there any way to use the WordPress auto-update mechanism to update it? I want to encapsulate the functionality, but it's specific to my own 5 or so blogs, so it's not ...
4
votes
3answers
502 views

How do I add support to my theme for custom menus?

I've read a few tutorials on how to add the functionality of the custom menus added in version 3.0 to my theme but they all seem to differ somewhat, and I'm not sure whether they contain superfluous ...
4
votes
4answers
452 views

Looking for a lightweight theme using WP3 new tags and features (not 2010)

I design & build a lot of bespoke Wordpress themes for clients, and before I just took the best parts out of the default Kubrick and made my own 'vanilla' theme. The new default, TwentyTen is way ...
7
votes
3answers
524 views

Am I allowed to license my Wordpress theme under the aGPL

I was interested in the recent conversation about whether WordPress themes need to be licenced under the GPL or whether they can be closed source. The video can be reached from matts blog and my ...
4
votes
1answer
546 views

How can I allow moderated anonymous contributors to post to my blog?

How can I allow moderated anonymous contributors to post to my blog?
5
votes
6answers
2k views

visually sort ordering “custom post types” for end users

Now with those custom post types and other bits of content that don't necessarily need to be organized chronologically by date, for example: the client has a 100 T-Shirts as custom post type "SHIRT" ...
12
votes
6answers
2k views

How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?

I want to use HTML5 in my WordPress theme, how do I turn off wptexturize? I don't mind WP adding breaks, but I want them to be <br> and not <br />. How do I get control over how those ...
4
votes
6answers
5k views

WordPress automatically “forward” a post to another blog?

I have a personally hosted WordPress installation. When I write a new post I want an excerpt of the post and a link to it to be posted to a different blog (via the Blogger or MetaWeblog APIs). I've ...
4
votes
6answers
6k views

How to prevent plugin, theme installation failures on Wordpress?

I am unable to install any theme/plugin to my wordpress 3.0 Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/contact-form-7.2.3.1.zip… Unpacking the package… Installing ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

Remove “Posted on” and “Posted in” from the Twenty Ten Theme

I just upgraded to the latest Wordpress and activated this theme. It displays the following Hello world! Posted on May 27, 2010 by admin Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or ...
7
votes
5answers
218 views

How do I represent 'chunks' of content within Wordpress?

I've only ever used wordpress as a self-hosted blogging platform - until now. I have a requirement to use it for a very basic CMS which will consist of ~ 10 pages, most of which will be static ...
2
votes
1answer
616 views

Slideshow control for use in Wordpress Thesis theme - non flash

I want to use a good elegant slideshow control in my website. The website is created in wordpress and I am using the Thesis theme. I did find a Nivo slider but am stuck at the integration with Thesis ...

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