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How to select a category automatically based on a word in WordPress post title?

I am working with an auto-posting blog where the articles come through RSS Feed. There are lots of posts publishing every day automatically. Now I need to get a category automatically based on a word ...
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How to Disable auto id attributes in Heading tag?

I don’t know why but WP is automatically adding id attributes to h2 tags. I am not supplying any id or class attribute and I don’t need it. Also, it’s adding type="1" to <ol> tag that’...
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Assignt automatically two categories by author

I'm looking for a way to automatically assign two categories each time an author makes a blog post: General category (will always be the same for all authors). Author category, with de same exact ...
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Wordpress, Mailchimp, Campaigns - should separate campaigns be used for something like notifying users of drip content?

I am new to integrating Wordpress and Mailchimp. I have a Wordpress site that offers music courses. Within a course are several lessons. I drip the lessons weekly, so that each lesson starts on a ...
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Using python to delete specified text from thousands of old blog posts

I'm a web editor that uses WordPress and my site has a bit of an annoying problem. We basically have tens of thousands of articles going back about ten years and we have to delete all of the images we ...
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Bulk updating a group of WordPress Pages every 10 minutes

I need to bulk update 86 specific WordPress Pages every 10 minutes, with the term updating I mean the same thing as clicking the Blue Update Button on each page, and having them all update at the same ...
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Automatically import content to wordpress from a json file

I have a scrape that generates content in JSON format and can be obtained by GET to a specific URL, the URL from which to extract information is this: https://api.webscraper.io/api/v1/scraping-job/...
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PHP variable not regenerating when publishing multiple posts at the same time

Context: I am building an automated system which will grab record from a database and immediately publish them en masse as a CPT. When they are being published, I have a function in the functions.php ...
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Setting a default text for excerpts of a particular category

I am extremely new to WordPress Development and PHP in general, and was wondering if there is a way to create a function that would automatically add some pre-determined text to the excerpt of posts ...
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Realtime database update from 3rd party apps (notion, airtable, sheet, etc)

Can I achieve Realtime database update from spreadsheet? My requirements: I have many posts with custom fields that have certain values. I have all these values stored on a spreadsheet (GoogleSheets, ...
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How can I automatically display the section link on my one-page Elementor website?

My website is using long one-page posts for each issue of our magazine and these are navigated through anchor links. I add the anchor links through Elementor. I want to be able to display the section ...
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Send a review notification email to admin when a post is 12 months old

I'd like to send an automated review email to the site admin whenever a post has been published for more than 12 months. I've tried using the following code but can't seem to get it to work, or ...
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Is it possible to populate my wordpress site with many random posts for testing purposes?

I have just deployed the Wordpress application on my Kubernetes cluster following the instructions from https://kubernetes.io/docs/tutorials/stateful-application/mysql-wordpress-persistent-volume/ Now ...
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Wordpress Body Content How to add current page title automatically in different places?

I'm new to wordpress with very limited/low knowledge in coding, I'm trying to build a faq section for different pages, where I need to insert the page title, post date, author etc. in multiple places. ...
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Adding Tracking Details for Advanced Shipment Tracking Plugin From Order Notes

I have a woocomerce site which is connected to UPS e-fulfillment and when they they ship out an order, the tracking number ends up getting updated to the order notes like in this example: To put ...
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How do I automatically generate pages from a database?

I have a spreadsheet of information I'd like to publish online. I'm trying to find the easiest and best-looking way of doing this. The page will be informational and not intended to generate revenue ...
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Automatically create tags and merge with categories

In the following code I can set tags automatically and add to a pre-existing category: <?php function update_post_terms( $post_id ) { if ( $parent = wp_is_post_revision( $post_id ) ) $...
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Automatically delete post in a single category when a new one is created

Is it possible to delete/move to trash a post in a single category each time that a new post in the same category is created? I mean, I need to always keep just one post (the most recent) visible in ...
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How to auto empty comment trash after X days

I know how to programmatically delete comments that are X days old but they then go to the trash. How do I empty the comment trash every X days? function ...
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Activate and deactivate plugin automatically

How I can Activate and deactivate plugin automatically? For example, I want the "Yoast Seo" plugin to be active only on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and the other days deactivated. How can I do ...
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How can I post exact same post but with a few things changed? (with some sort of Automation)

I wanna duplicate some of my posts but want to change a few variables. For example, I would just like to make some variable in my posts that will be changed every time I give inputs. These can be ...
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allow multisite in the installation process

So I want basically to automate wordpress installation for multisite, I looked a bit and found that I can do that using the drop-in plugin wp-content/install.php, It obviously works for normal ...
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Auomated crash recovery?

Is there, or do you know of any in development, a solution that will provide push-button recovery when a plugin update causes a crash??? Many systems now provide push-button rollback to a backup if ...
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WP Cli - post add meta in xargs after wp post generate - add multiple fields

This command will generate posts and create a field with key "bar" and value "foo" wp post generate --format=ids --count=10 | xargs -d ' ' -I % wp post meta add % foo bar This does not seem to work: ...
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Checkboxes to automatically create pages when I activate a theme

So, I want to create pages automatically on theme activation. This seems kinda easy with wp_insert_post(). The problem is: I need to select only certain pages to be created. Is there a way to do this?...
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Automate dir and DB stack creation with WP-CLI

This is how I create a database stack and a directory for WordPress in my Ubuntu environment: cat <<-DBSTACK | mysql -u root -p"${dbrootp}" CREATE USER "${domain}"@"localhost" IDENTIFIED BY ...
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Shortest possible shell script to install WordPress on Nginx server?

The following script is the one I use on Ubuntu-Nginx environments, to get a WordPress webapp up and running. I run it with a domain as an argument: bash ~/nwsm.sh example.com My question is what ...
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Automating WP application directory creation (domain name passed as a variable argument)

This is the farthest I've get so far automating Dir creation for WordPress. How I could I further automate this in the Linux command line? #!/bin/sh domain="$1" echo "Please save your DB user ...
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Making sure updates didn't break anything

I am tasked with updating plugins and core on a number of blogs that I am completely unfamiliar with (nothing weird about them, but I haven't worked with them before today). What I need to do is ...
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Scheduled emails to include only posts and calendar events for the upcoming week

Please be kind, I'm new to WordPress and PHP. :) I volunteer with a local animal rescue group (non-profit). We are migrating our web site to be WordPress. On our current site, we can go in and create ...
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Is there a solution to auto-post data to a WP post from a database

I'm looking to add posts to my WP website from a (self managed) database source - could be form or excel/CSV data, either internally (in WP itself) or external, i.e. from an excel sheet in Dropbox. I ...
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Automatically Add Page Links to Nav Menu

I wrote this code in my functions file to automatically add page links to the nav menu if a plugin is activated. It works perfectly on my test server but pages don't load any content below the header ...
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automation of plugin installations

My business is building and establishing websites for all kinds of businesses and companies. So, every time I start a new site for a client of mine, I have to install the same plugins over and over ...
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Automatically generator a Wordpress installation on my subdomain

i am currently working on a project which i hope will result in a e-commerce platform as Shopify. The reason im building this project, are so my customers are able to pay monthly for day Wordpress ...
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Automate configuration after new/hosted installation

Lets say I launch a new WordPress site at a hosted provider such as WPEngine. As I start to configure my site (install a template, install plugins, create layout and content for my pages, etc.), is ...
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Automating Page Creation

I have a huge website, with thousands of pages. It's a reference site, with a page for every country, each U.S. state, every species of mammal, etc. I've tried WordPress on some smaller sites and ...
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How to populate a Mailchimp newsletter with latest events from Wordpress plugin EventOn?

Once a month I send a newsletter with upcoming events. I also publish all the event on a wordpress site with EventOn. I was wondering if there is a way to import the latest events in a mailchimp ...
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Adding a variable to a meta field in the backend?

I have a plugin which lets me create retailers. These retailers all have a meta field called commission - the value of which I might need to change down the road. Most of them are just set to 15 at ...
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Automatically convert standard posts with custom fields to custom post types

I am just beginning a page, and for my current purposes it seems that the only extra things I need are a couple of extra fields for posts of a certain category. Because I only need to add a little ...
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On install, automatically create page and set it as front page

On install, I want a page automatically created and being set as front page. I able to create the page but unable to set it as front page. Below is WP Install Defaults codes which automatically ...
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Best way to schedule daily change in CSS parameter

I have a few CSS values on my WP site that I would like to change once a day on a daily basis using a random variable and I am trying to determine the most elegant way of doing this. For the sake of ...
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database - multiple wordpress installations using same database - can they share plugin settings?

I have multiple Wordpress installations sharing a database. They are also sharing the same wp-content folder. Is it possible for the sites to also share the same plugin options? I found a method for ...
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How to auto create site after user sign up on multisite(network)

I'm wondering if there is a way that we could create a site while user is registering in a sign up form. So the idea is I want to create a form with for exemple title, username, email, password and ...
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Automate specific steps on WordPress install

When I set up a WordPress project, I complete the following steps before I get to work: Unpack WordPress Delete pre-installed themes and copy over _s theme. Set up repo via BitBucket and add to ...
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How to incorporate Documentation into wordpress?

I am building a site, and I would like to have my documentation built into the site. For example if I use JSDoc to generate documentation for javascript, I get the auto generated files, I can just ...
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Generate WP-CLI @alias for each site on multisite

I have a few multisites, each with several sites, that I want to auto-generate @aliases for. Is there way to sync those sites as aliases in my site list? I'd like to be able to target a single site ...
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Fastest way (least amount of steps) to locally import a remote database using WP-CLI

I'd like to automate the task of importing a remote database using the WP-CLI. The current process is to ssh to the server, and run an export to file using WP-CLI, copy the file to a local directory ...
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How to Submit Post Via cURL & PHP

Thanks for reading. I'm trying to submit a post via PHP. I'm filling in a large number of posts from a good amount of data I've scraped so I need this to be automated. I don't have the time (or ...
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How to create a WP Cron hooks based on schedules from Advanced cron manager plugin?

I need to run the following script once per 24 hours: (1) http:domain.com/wp-cron.php?import_key=Iq_GCn7v0&import_id=36&action=trigger the following one to run after the above, once or twice ...
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Force update all posts in custom post type, no content changes

I have imported data from a custom post type that has location data for a map plugin (Progress Map). I have about 500+ posts each with different location data. For some reason the location data isn't ...
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