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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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wp_list_categories in in nav_menu

I have a website and I want to add automatically categories to my menu. I mean when I create new category it should appear in my menu. How I can make it? <?php wp_nav_menu( array( '...
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Multisite/network--automatic self-registration, blog setup

I am creating a WordPress Network multisite blog in a university environment. It's set up in subdirectory mode, so that each new blog appears as a subdirectory off a common domain name. The Network ...
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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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Automatically determine minimum WordPress version required for a plugin?

When developing a plugin, is there a way to automatically determine the minimum version of WordPress that's required to run it? I want to make sure that the Requires header is accurate, but manually ...
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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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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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Email notification of new posts that match query

I'm creating a real estate site that will have a search functionality (beds, baths, price range, neighborhood, etc). When presented with the search page, the URL will have a nice long query string to ...
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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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Automating a Daily Picture Blog?

I was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions on how best I could streamline the following; I have a WordPress blog (privately hosted) which I update daily (well, I normally schedule a ...
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Multiple developers / editors working on a site in progress

Background I'm nearing the final stages of constructing my first fairly large WordPress site, and I'm now encountering some friction. For the most part, the site was developed on my local machine and ...
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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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Disable automatic content hyperlinking

How can I prevent WordPress from converting links in my page content into hyperlinks? For example if I write http://www.test.com I don't want it converted to a link.
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Is There a Way to Schedule URL to Content Updates?

I have a client that has multiple pages of content that will be changed on various intervals depending on the day and/or date. For example one of the pages is "Specials of the Day" They already know ...
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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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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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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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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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Auto Populate Custom Field with Complex Value That Increase by One?

Can somebody help me to sort this? I am using WP 3.5.2 and I have "Orders" post type where purchase_order custom field is located. This is the sample of purchase order record: POCOS20130051 PO - ...
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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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Assign post format to categories

I'm looking for a way to allow Wordpress (via a plugin?) to assign a specific post format to categories. (I can assign categories via a third party like IFTTT) Then all my posts in a certain category ...
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How to add/assign or change featured image in post programmatically?

I have written a plugin that (besides other functionality) makes posts from existing content. For each post I have one picture - how to make them featured programmatically? I do the: $id = ...
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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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How can I create podcast posts automatically from the contents of a particular directory?

All of the Wordpress Podcasting plugins I have seen allow you to easily insert a podcast into a post. Is there any way to automate the creation of the post (and the podcast feed) by simply uploading ...
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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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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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Posts to expire (deleted) after a date

I am creating a coupon site from scratch. I have reviewed many code examples on the Internet, but have not found anything that will work, as my requirements are little different. I need help in ...
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A Way to Auto update plugins using cron?

Is there a solution to keep plugins updated with wordpress by auto upgrade them without need to access to the admin panel every time?
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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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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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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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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 ...