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Best collection of code for your 'functions.php' file [closed]

As with many others who are now viewing this post, I have been reading various blogs, forums, and discussion groups to learn and improve my WordPress skills. Over the past 12 months I have been on a ...
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Organizing Code in your WordPress Theme's functions.php File?

The more customization I make to WordPress the more I start thinking about if I should be organizing this file or splitting it up. More specifically, if I have a bunch of custom functions which only ...
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What are the standard admin CSS id/class tags?

Is there a list of WordPress CSS id/classes that I can use to build plugin option screens that look and feel more like a normal WordPress option page? I have found some through serendipity but it ...
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Add filter menu to admin list of posts (of custom type) to filter posts by custom field values

This answer is very close to what I am looking to do, but instead I would like to specify a specific custom field and display a select menu of its available values. Thanks!
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How to remove admin menu pages inserted by plugins?

I've got the following code, which cleans up a lot of stuff that is not going to be used within the admin area: add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_remove_menu_pages' ); function my_remove_menu_pages() { ...
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Creating a table in the admin-style?

What is the recommended way of creating a page with a table, in the style of the tables showing posts or users in the admin area? I am expanding the Cache Images plugin, and it contains a table with ...
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Admin Ajax is returning 0

I am relatively new to jQuery and AJAX in particular. I have a small issue with the return value always being 0, though I think this is actually the success message and it's not returning anything. I ...
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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 ...
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Add custom column to Users admin panel

There is default 5 columns named Username Name Email Role Posts in USERS. Now I want to add one more column with his contact number. How can I achieve this??
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Changing the Order of Admin Menu Sections?

I am getting a bit frustrated over here after having spent a few hours trying to accomplish this fairly simple task without any luck. Essentially I have 5 custom post types which I created and all I ...
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wp_verify_nonce vs check_admin_referer

What is the difference, which one should I use? I know that wp_verify_nonce checks the time limit, and check_admin_referer I think calls wp_verify_nonce as well as checking for an admin url segment, ...
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How to determine whether we are in add New page/post/CPT or in edit page/post/CPT in wordpress admin?

This seems like simple thing but I need way to determine whether the current screen is for Add New or Edit ( a sort of wordpress admin conditional tag). Is there a built in function for this already, ...
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how to know if admin is in edit page or post [duplicate]

I use this after I checked if the user is admin if ( isset($_GET['action']) && $_GET['action'] === 'edit' ) is there better way?
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Add a Separator to the Admin Menu?

Does anyone know how to add an admin menu separator? I found this but it did not help. Any ideas?
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Placing a Custom Post Type Menu Above the Posts Menu Using menu_position?

I just figured out the menu_position parameter it seems like you can place the menu of your custom post type almost everywhere. Except above the Posts menu! How can I accomplish that?
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Load a script just to custom post type in admin

I have created a custom post type "portfolio" with something like this : $args = array( 'labels' => $labels, 'public' => true, 'publicly_queryable' => true, 'show_ui' => ...
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Where in WP can I check history or log of updates of plugins etc?

I need to find out what happened at a certain time when some of my admins made some plugin updates etc. So I need to check in admin the log of changes, updates etc. Where can I find that in WP admin?
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How to check if user is in back end?

In my application, i have one form. Now if user is in front end i want to display the title but if he is in back end i do not want to display it. I do not want to check it based on user role.
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body_class hook for admin pages

The body_class hook seem only to work with non-admin pages. When I do add_filter('body_class', 'add_body_classes'); function add_body_classes($classes) { $classes[] = 'myclass'; ...
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Admin Page Redirect

Is it possible to redirect users to an admin page if they access another admin page? For example if they a user ever hits "all pages" /wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page they would get redirected to "...
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Modal window from within Wordpress admin

How can get a modal window to work from within the wordpress admin? I want to create a modal window that will work from a meta box within the wp-admin. Any ideas?
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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 ...
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Disable dragging of meta boxes?

Anyone know how to disable this functionality so the meta boxes can't be repositioned?
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Adding a custom admin page

I want to add a page of content (a readme file) in the WordPress admin, I can't seem to find how to do this in the codex - can anyone point me in the right direction? It will literally just be a ...
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How does admin-ajax.php work?

We are having some issues with an external developer. We want to limit access to the wp-admin site to internal access only (via VPN). Simply so it will not be attacked by external users. We can ...
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How do i know the current post type when on post.php in admin?

Im trying to do something with an admin_init hook if - and only if - the user is editing a post (post.php) with post type "event". My problem is that, even though wordpress points to a global variable ...
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Remove update nags for non-admins [duplicate]

I'm trying to remove or hide the update nags for non-admin users. As an admin, I see: The popular answer I've seen to handle this says to use: function hide_update_nag() { if ( !current_user_can(...
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Loading External Scripts in Admin but ONLY for a Specific Post Type?

So I continue to run into this issue and I just looking for the best and simplest solution to solve this problem. I have come to make use of custom post types in many different projects and have ...
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Give Editor Access To Sidebar

I want to give the Editor Role access to editing the sidebar and it's contents. I have a text widget in there and in order to edit this text widget the user needs to be an admin - this sucks. How do I ...
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Customize Edit Post screen for Custom Post Types?

What's the best way to completely customize the Edit Post admin screen for a specific custom post type? I have customized it to an extent already on creation of the custom post type - adding ...
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How do I get the current edit page ID in the admin?

Most solutions I found are for front-end use. This is for a plugin, so the all activity is in the back-end. How do I get the page ID that's being currently use(edited) in the admin? Note I'm out of ...
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Wordpress admin stylesheet

Is there a way to override the styles in the admin in my theme? I don't want to touch the admin style sheet if I don't have to. I just want to make a column bigger in my admin, but also, to do it in ...
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How to remove entire admin menu?

I need to customize the admin panel for my user. So how do I remove the entire admin menu? Not remove the menu item, I mean entirely remove the left vertical menu bar, include the design of the menu (...
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How do I remove dashboard access from specific user roles?

I'd like to prevent certain user roles from accessing the dashboard http://www.openeye.net/wp-admin/ at all. I've moved and restyled user profiles to a new page that's viewable on the site. How would ...
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Disable SSL / HTTPS for wordpress

I've installed WordPress and setup the database. I go to the address and the setup page is there, but no CSS. I think: something's wrong, but if I just do the setup maybe everything will just go back ...
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Filter by custom field in custom post type on admin page

I've used Advanced Custom Fields to create custom fields for Competition name, answers etc. I've made a custom post type for competitions as shown on the image and I used Wordpress functions.php to ...
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How to pass parameters to admin_notices?

So there is the following case. I need to display a name inside of admin_notices. class MyPlugin_Admin { public static function render_admin_notice() { echo $name . ' has been upgraded.';...
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Create tabs inside Plugins Admin Page [closed]

I am developing my own plugin and I am trying to figure out how to add tabs to my admin page. Is the process similar to how we add meta boxes? Ie, something like add_tab_box(...); and I specify a ...
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Admin: very slow edit page caused by core meta query

We've been noticing really long load times when going to edit a post or page. Using Query Monitor, we found that this WP core query is taking upwards to 15-20s. SELECT meta_key FROM wp_postmeta ...
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if admin is logged in

We know, that is_admin() checks if current URL belongs to DASHBOARD (BUT it doenst check whether user is ADMIN). So, I use this function to detect if administrator is logged in wordpress: function ...
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How to remove a column from the Posts page

In a previous question I asked how to add a column to the Posts page in the Administration section, and got a working answer. But now I need to know how to delete an existing column (e.g. the Date ...
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How can I send data to admin-ajax via JS Fetch?

I'm trying to implement filter system in my website. I decided to make it via js. I created fetch function let filters = document.querySelectorAll('.filters-item'); let pageUrl = wp.page_url; const ...
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How can I speed up my WP admin section?

We have many WP sites with a proxy in between the servers that they sit on and the internet. Some things in WP simply don't work: RSS feeds on dashboard looking up themes looking up plugins core ...
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Search posts by ID in admin

I'm looking for a way to search through posts by ID, preferably with support for custom post types. I was hoping there'd be a plugin enabling this functionality, but I've failed to find anything. Any ...
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Changing the "Plugin Activated" Message Default

Whenever an administrator in WordPress activates a plugin, upon the reload of the plugin page, a notice will appear upon successful activation reporting "Plugin Activated". Is there a way to change ...
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Setting admin edit panels & metaboxes positions and visibility for ALL users and admins

My WP 3.3 setup involves several post types and customized edit panels with Advanced Custom Fields plugin (which creates many metaboxes) and other plugins such as SEO metabox panel, Scribu's ...
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The website cannot display the page

First post on here. I am a developer for the company I work for and we have a word press site that is public (we host it). For this query lets say the url is http://mywordpresssite We have just ...
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Sort pages in loop by admin's page attributes order field?

Is it possible to sort pages in the loop using the admin's order field (under page attributes)?
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Hide other users' posts in admin panel

I intended to run a multi-author site, I don't want the posts from other authors to be shown in /wp-admin/edit.php page. I managed solve this problem by the codes from this thread. The code is like ...
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Set Default Admin Colour For All Users

I am surprised with the new colour scheme for 3.8 and although the classic 3.7 theme has gone, I would like to set the new "Light" colour scheme as the default for all users, but at the same time, ...
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