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WordPress with Bedrock on Pantheon. Is it dangerous to set false on DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT and DISALLOW_FILE_MODS consts?

I have a WordPress project with Bedrock on Pantheon. In the application.php file the DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT and DISALLOW_FILE_MODS consts are true by default. In that case, there are no language options ...
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Moving uploads directory above wordpress directory. UPLOADS location in parent directory

I will ask for help as I'm going nuts trying to figure out what is going on here. I've read many other questions but there is never a final answer. I want to organize my WP installation in a different ...
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Site Health and PHP 8.1

I just switched from PHP 7.4 to PHP 8.1 and I noticed that in Site Health under WordPress Constants, both WP_HOME and WP_SITEURL show as Undefined. Shortcodes that use site url still appear to be ...
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Should we escape the values of constants?

In my theme folder, I store my constants in a file called constants.php. But when we use the constant, should we escape it like esc_html__('This is '. CONSTANT_A, 'text-domain'); I was wondering if a ...
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Use of undefined constant issue

I have the following warning notice from my functions.php file: Warning: Use of undefined constant ENVIRONMENT - assumed 'ENVIRONMENT' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) This is ...
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Override plugin constant using a theme

I have a plugin which starts: <?php define( 'MAX_THINGS', 30 ); I would like to change the constant to be 2. I know I can edit the plugin file directly - but that will be overwritten if the plugin ...
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Is it better to use a constant or apply_filter?

I'm using WPML, which has several ways to access the current language. ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE if( ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE === 'en' ){ // Do stuff } apply_filter( 'wpml_current_language', null )' docs $lang = ...
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Best Constant to use to check if WordPress is running

I have a program that can run standalone (outside WP) or inside WP. If the program is running 'inside' WP (via a custom template using appropriate enqueue scripts and add_actions), then there is a ...
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Constant defined in header.php not visible in functions.php

I have defined constant in header.php file: define( 'HOME_URL', esc_url( home_url() ) ); and used in functions.php file: function woocommerce_header_add_to_cart_fragment( $fragments ) { ob_start()...
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why would ABSPATH not get defined

Last week I got an error in my logs on a standard WP install - Use of undefined constant ABSPATH - assumed 'ABSPATH' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /wp-settings.php on line ...
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WP_HOME (and WP_URL) are undefined

My site's working, but there's a "cannot complete a loopback request" error in the (dashboard) Tools/Site_Health window I'm tracking down. My installation is in a subdirectory on my server: /...
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What mechanism does WordPress use to keep constants from being redefined?

I recently posted a comment on a general tech group about this line of code: define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', true); Someone replied, "If the original coders don't know that you can't redefine a ...
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Understanding SHORTINIT with Wordpress 5

What I am trying to achieve I am looking at using Wordpress decoupled, and most tutorials and guides go into detail on using the Rest API. Recently, I discovered the SHORTINIT option to load a very ...
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Define a wordpress constant through plugin functions?

I'm working on a plugin and trying to build in an option to disable post revisions. I have the setting registered, and confirmed that the checkbox is linking to the database. The option value is ...
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Cannot enable Wordpress Network - 'MULTISITE' already defined and false

In wp-config.php I have this code: var_dump(defined('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE')); // false var_dump(defined('MULTISITE')); // true var_dump(defined('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL')); // false define('...
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difference of each codes for wordpress

I'm studying wordpress development and i was bumped to this codes. i'm trying my best to look from google but i can't seem to find it. Just wondering if what these codes means. what does the /admin ...
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Syntax of FS_CHMOD_DIR and FS_CHMOD_FILE

I ran into an issue today with files uploaded through the Wordpress Backend not getting the correct permissions. The permission on the new 2018 folder in the uploads directory as well as the files ...
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How to define constant before plugin [duplicate]

I have the plugin which have constant defined, i will call this plugin PLUGIN A: if ( ! defined('BLA')){ define('BLA', 'http://google.com); } I want to make another plugin PLUGIN B which will ...
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Can't we use strings defined as PHP constants if we want to translate them in a plugin?

I want to translate constant strings in my plugin defined as: define( 'CONSTANT', __( 'string-A', 'textdomain' ) ); And later using it somewhere like: $x= '<h4>'.CONSTANT_NAME.'<h4>'; echo ...
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DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT constant being ignored

In my wp-config.php file, I have the line: define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', true); I always include this on all sites as standard, and it's always worked exactly as expected. However, I've only just ...
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How to use defined in class file with namespace

Here is my code. defined( 'ABSPATH' ) || exit; namespace JSR; class myClass{ ... } This is giving below error Global code should be enclosed in global namespace declaration Any idea how to fix ...
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How can I change the language of automated Mails?

I've got a problem with translations, that sounds pretty simple, but I can't find a way around this. The Situation I got a software running on WordPress, and I need to send Emails to my users after ...
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Child theme functions.php file change database entries

I'm sure my title is not the correct terminology. I will do my best to explain what I'm trying to accomplish. Years ago I spent countless hours customizing a theme. I was finally forced to update ...
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Autosave interval remains default despite wp-config.php defines

On site which I maintain there are writers that spend a lot of time editing single posts, and autosave every minute is very painful for them. So they asked me to set it to at least 10 minutes. I ...
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Where and how to define variables for URLs etc

I have one online version of a site, and one developer version which I am working and making changes on. If I have a form with a url which the user will be redirected to: <input type="hidden" ...
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is there a benefit in using a constant over get_stylesheet_directory_uri?

Is there any benefit perfomance wise when defining a constant in the wp-config.php like so <php define('PATH_TO_THEME', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() ); ?> and then referring to PATH_TO_THEME ...
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Are there any security issues with setting the WP_INSTALLING constant to true?

Running Wordpress 4.1 on a CentOS 6.5 instance through VirtualBox as a dev server. When logged in as admin on both ssl and non-ssl sites Wordpress curl requests are taking a long time to run (45+ ...
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Constant for 'barebones' update of Wordpress

I feel slightly stupid asking this, but I could have sworn I stumbled across a constant that could be added to wp-config.php so that, when you update your Wordpress installation, it only updates ...
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Notice: Use of undefined constant - assumed ' ' [closed]

Thanks in advance for your help. I am getting this error in my WordPress theme: Notice: Use of undefined constant - assumed ' ' in .../themes/theme/homepage.php on line 10 Here is the ...
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Notice: Use of undefined constant Redux_TEXT_DOMAIN - assumed 'Redux_TEXT_DOMAIN'

I am building my first Wordpress site, I just downloaded and installed v3.9.1. I bought a theme (rustik3) and I am trying to install it, but I am running into these errors produced by WP_DEBUG: ...
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URL for images folder on Multisite

I am developing a theme locally on a local multisite installation and trying to change the default gravitar with the following function: function custom_gravitar ($avatar_defaults) { $myavatar = ...
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Calling directories to load in wordpress

I have a wordpress install, with two sub folders "assets" and "functions" these folders contain important files for the wordpress theme. What would be the best way to load these files I've tried ...
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get plugin directory url

I am trying to use SMOF Options Framework in a plugin and i have this problem. SMOOF use this constants to get theme directory url: if( !defined('ADMIN_PATH') ) define( 'ADMIN_PATH', ...
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Update the value of a constant

I have a file containing all the constants used in the plugin. For example, I have a variable in one of my file define('APPOINTMENTS_DEFAULT_ENABLE_PAYPAL', 1); I have a checkbox in admin area where ...
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Notice: Use of undefined constant - assumed ' '

I turned on debug mode and see the following in my header: Notice: Use of undefined constant - assumed ' ' I'm using the following function in header.php: <?php if ( is_user_logged_in() ) { ...
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Making Site A Use Site B's wp-content Folder

I'm trying to synchronize two WordPress sites and on my way I've faced few challenges. One of the challenges is to either synchronize the wp-content folder of two sites or make one site use the wp-...
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Synchronizing Two WordPress Sites Content

I've googled a lot, and I do have found answers at WordPress SE and at stackoverflow.com. However, the answers are somewhat incomplete or doesn't work at all. Here I'll explain my problem in detail, ...
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What should I use instead of WP_CONTENT_DIR and WP_PLUGIN_DIR?

The WordPress documentation for Determining Plugin and Content Directories states that: WordPress makes use of the following constants when determining the path to the content and plugin ...
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Define constant for one plugin in mu-plugin

I'm trying to define the constant ACF_Lite as true so that the interface of the Advanced Custom Fields plugin is hidden on all of my multisite subsites except the parent. For clarity and ...
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Get WP Install Directory

I have a theme which - I was quite proud of myself! - I designed to be installed in wp sites where wp is on root level. Then half my users installed the theme on a mysite.com*/wordpress/* ! ...and ...
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Get variable value based on string constant

In my plugin I define a constant as follows: define('DEFAULT_NUM', 5); I also define a constant representing the name by which I want to refer to this number: define('DEFAULT_NUM_NAME', 'numitems');...
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Checking for existence of constants before defining them

I am seeing many plugins use the following format for defining their constant: /* Set the constant path to the plugin's javascript directory. */ if( !defined( 'MY_ETS_JS' ) ) define( 'MY_ETS_JS', ...
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Can't Access Constant from within Included File

First of all, I'm completely sure I'm being an idiot on this one - but an hour of scratching my head and searching this site has still left me perplexed. I'm trying to access a constant that's ...
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Accessing site's root from themes folder

Having some troubles with a PHP script I am trying to build. I need to access the a file which is located in the root folder of my Wordpress install: wordpress-root/live-config.php Problem is, my ...
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Use theme constants in plugin?

I'm creating a plugin version of the Roots Theme function additions - to make it a bit more portable, but have run into a snag. Part of what Roots does is add htaccess rules based on the current ...
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Insert functions-defined constant into get_tags code

I'm using the below code from WordPress' get_tags Function Reference page $tags = get_tags(); $html = '<div class="post_tags">'; foreach ($tags as $tag){ $tag_link = ...
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Many Single Sites, One Plugin directory - adjust plugins_url()

[this is not a Multisite question] Update: this question is a logical impossibility, or a mind loop if you will, check update bellow. The technique is laid out here in WPEngineer. It allows having ...
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ABSPATH in Windows

I'm having a a pain in the head using the ABSPATH constant in Windows. Addressing files and folders in Windows is usually done using the \ (forward-slash) character while for Linux the character would ...
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wp_enqueue_script & constants?

I'm enqueuing a script: wp_enqueue_script('my-script', MY_SCRIPTS."/my-script.js"); How to get MY_SCRIPTS const working in this context? I know this works: $template_dir = get_bloginfo('...
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How can I append blog_id to ... echo [functions-defined-constant]?

I use 'constants' a lot. I set them in functions.php like define('mytheme_town', 'Orlando'); and then call them into the theme <?php echo mytheme_town ; ?>. It's simple and easy. But I need ...
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