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Wordpress Auto Enrol Users on All Courses

I am using the Masterstudy theme, they have an action which fires after registration: do_action('stm_lms_user_registered', $user_id); Right now users subscribe to a membership which gives them a quota ...
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scroll down a few pixels on page load

I'd like to have my homepage automatically scrolled down a few pixels once loaded. I tried with <script> (function($){ $(window).on("load",function(){ $.mPageScroll2id("scrollTo","...
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Automatically approve user at registration

On my site I allow users to select user role at registration: User & Teacher. I've also enabled user approval, when users registers I must approve him to give him access to site. I wanted to auto ...
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Web Scraping to Automatically Update Product Data

I have a WordPress price comparison website for affiliate purposes. I use WoocCommerce to store and update the product data. Currently, I use a Python script with Selenium on my PC to scrape product ...
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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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Export spreadsheet data/CVS to Wordpress

I am looking for the best way to export spreadsheet data/CVS to Wordpress. I want to the CVS data to show on our webpage. I want to automate this process. Is it better to use a plugin? Or, can I ...
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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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How to bulk update post publication dates and permalink structure?

So, we just recently got out site updated and the contractors didn't do a good job of transferring our content. Because of the differences in database fields, they copied all of our content, but the ...
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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 script to install a WordPress webapp on Nginx

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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Altered media sizes (in dash), not updating to existing images/posts

(I have searched but not found a satisfying answer – bear with me). I have a client that has a website with 1500 posts. Each post consists of ONE image, no text. I have changed to the Oria theme (...
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redirects for removed/deleted woocommerce products

I need to remove some discontinued products from a woocommerce site. I'm just wondering how to go about automating this. I haven't figured out whether to throw a 301, 404 or 410 error, but either way, ...
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Macros for Wordpress, creating subdomains out of registrations for current domain

I have a website: atmydevice.com and I want people to register on the website. That's easy. But I want the registration to create an automatic subdomain like ac.atmydevice.com with a different theme ...
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Delete expired posts after a number of days after they expired

I use the below code to delete custom posts with status 'expired' (thanks to Jamie Keefer). Posts are set as 'expired' by a 3rd party plugin. Users have only a frontend access to their posts (adverts)....
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Auto draft posts when scheduled date is reached

I have a plugin that allows all scheduled posts to be visible immediately... I'm looking for a function that will automatically set a post's status to "draft" when it reaches it's scheduled date and ...
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Change image in media library at specific time

Is it possible to bulk change images (just the images in the media library) at a specified time? For example, I'd like images a.jpg, b.jpg, c.jpg to change with a1.jpg, b1.jpg, c1.jpg tomorrow at 8:...
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How to add multiple existing users to a multisite site?

I have a multisite instance of WordPress, and I need to add 50 existing users to each of 20 new sites. One by one is going to take a very long time, and will send each person 20 emails confirming ...
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WordPress NOT notifying of new update in dashboard

My website is currently running version 4.0.1. I never even noticed it was an old version until a ran a sucuri website scan which identified that I was running an out-of-date version of software. I ...
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Feed format for woocommerce [closed]

I am using woocommerece for my website. I get product feed from different suppliers in excel format with different information in different columns (no consistency in product attributes such as price, ...