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How to Create pages and link them to a keyword simultaneously?

I am designing a very big listing site where I would have to refer certain pages to a specific keyword. My Query is is there a way by which I can avoid manual creation of links. That is whenever I ...
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How to match profiles using WordPress form data

Good day all, Please I need some assistance, I am currently building a website using WordPress to help people in my community who are lonely and suffering from depression. So far I have set up forms ...
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How to automate WordPress database migration?

So I have several WordPress sites that I do work on locally, and then migrate changes to a test.sitename.com (to check for issues), then to sitename.com. I want to write automation script myself, I ...
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Statically populate menu with childs

My problem is very simple. I want to add all pages and subpages of a given parent page inside a menu. The problem is that the few plugins I found for this purpose, JC's Submenu or Gecka Submenu, do it ...
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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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Advice on automated testing

Hey I need to automate e2e tests for a site in wordpress I normally just use WDIO, Cucumber and Selenium for my web tests but this isn't working for this site the content is always in flux customers ...
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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, ...
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Auto-Tagging a Custom Post Type

I have a custom post type called 'community' and I am trying to automatically generate the tag 'community' upon publishing anything from that custom post type. In layman's terms, a kind of 'if this is ...
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New Gmail email to a WordPress new post? [closed]

I have seen several paid, free, trail, etc services (Zapier, IFTTT) where you can give your gmail email login info and WordPress setup info and it will automate certain processes. For example, once ...
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WordPress menus - automatically generate

I want to automatically generate some menu items using a script (i.e. using wp_update_nav_menu_item). This would usually be a one-off event but I might want to repeat it if the menu items need re-...
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No result update a custom field using wp_schedule_event

I recently developed a news blog. My client asked for a facebook share count of an article. I am able to get the share count using facebook api, However, according to the information I found from ...
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Importing large number of RSS feeds

I've developed a website in which I want to display posts from RSS feeds from other websites. I've used wordpress ofc and after lots of trial and error with RSS importers I found that Multi-Importer ...
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What is the Best way to post each pictures uploaded separately and automatically?

I have a lot of pictures which I should upload them to my website everyday (about 100 pictures per day). These pictures are uploaded to the website with a Title and a specified little Description. ...
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XMLRPC and Underscored custom fields

I was creating my application to automate all of my blogs from my desktop. Target, I'll post blog. That's all. I used XMLRPC service, as you know "xmlrpc.php". I built many of parts, near to done... ...
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When a user registers, create a page from an existing template with their username as the page name

I am wondering if something like this is possible? If so, where would I start! I'm certainly not looking for someone to explain 100% fully and give free code examples etc, only a nudge in the right ...