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White screen error for a custom theme

I have created a theme for one of our clients using bootstrap framework! When i was working on it on Localhost it works Correctly, but when I Uploaded it doesn't work. When I Activate it from ...
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How to create custom home page via plugin?

I want to code a plug-in that creates new custom home page. Note that I have never coded any plug-in before. 1) After activation of plug-in user needs to go to the options of the plug-in and set up ...
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Showing current taxonomy terms

I've created a custom post type called "References" and a custom taxonomy "Genre". I have 2 terms : Applications and Games. My problem is that I'd like to show posts associated in Applications on a ...
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Highlighting Sub topic in a post?

Have seen this sub topics highlighter in many blogs. It gives a special attraction to a sub topics used in the post. Is this a plugin or part of code? How can I add this? http://imgur.com/UbGpz7j
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Best collection of code for your .htaccess file [closed]

We have the Best Collection of Code for your functions.php file thread, so I thought that it might be useful to create a thread for our .htaccess files. AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD ANY OF YOUR OWN ...
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What SQL Query to do a simple find and replace

Whenever I create a new website I first create a staging site on a subdomain like "stage.domain-name.com". After everything works correctly I export the database, open it in notepad++ and do a find/...
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what is the correct way to compare dates in a WP query_posts meta_query

I have a query_posts call in a WP template. Through the use of the More Fields Plugin I can give the site admin the ability to create an event (custom post type) and then enter a date which is ...
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Creating my own Admin Forms in a WordPress CMS?

I just decided to try using WordPress for a CMS (not a blog). The site will have some product information that I want the client to be able to update. Instead of creating an entire admin side just ...
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Best way to eliminate xmlrpc.php?

What is a best way to eliminate xmlrpc.php file from WordPress when you don't need it?
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Getting a peer review for my new plugin?

What is the best way to get an experienced WordPress developer take a look at my plugin and give constructive criticisms? I have written code to solve some of my questions on this site, and I think ...
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Limit widget to certain sidebar?

I have multiple "sidebars", but not all of them are the same size. Not all widgets fit in all sidebars (for example, I have a "footer sidebar" where the client can place custom widgets, but they are ...
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using upload image with media_handle_upload .. but !

I'm tring to upload image in wordpress by using some function .. I found the way to upload images but there are one problem .. when the user upload his image , wordpress create more than one image ...
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get_the_term_list without links in 3.1

What function will display custom taxonomies associated with a post as text? I'm currently using get_the_term_list which works great for a singular page but not so much when using a taxonomy in the ...
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How can I configure Docker for developing and deploying a custom theme?

I am getting started with Docker and I'm still new to professional WordPress development practices. I would like to set up a Docker development environment (on my Mac) so that I can do custom ...
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How do I make my child theme re-apply the settings that were customised when its parent was active?

Scenario Pick 2015 theme. Customize various settings, such as background picture, header picture, site name and tagline. But don't touch the contents of any of the theme's files. Use Codex' Child ...
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Data sanitization: Best Practices with code examples

I am trying to understand data sanitization (not data validation) to help me write secure themes for WordPress. I have searched the Internet trying to find a comprehnsive guide for theme developers ...
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How to add plugin to WordPress Repository?

I just made my first plugin and it got approved by WordPress. Great news for me, but now what? The "instructions" on the Codex are anything but clear for me. I did find an article on Dig WP and I ...
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Remove Categories / Tags From Admin Menu

I want to remove or hide Categories / Tags submenu under Posts in the Admin Menu. I know this works with the themes submenus: remove_submenu_page( 'themes.php', 'widgets.php' ); The same doesn't ...
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Scaling a WP eCommerce site

Related to this question. Any recommendation on tools, plugins for optimizing a large eCommerce site on WP. Currently hitting 1000 items and 5000 more items coming. It seems the optimizations would ...
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Custom Post Type with Custom Title

I have a custom post type without title support and I'm trying to generate one from post's taxonomies and custom fields. To do so, I'm using this code: function custom_post_type_title_filter( $data , ...
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How can I make updates to a site, on a development copy, but then move updates back without overriding live site's evolving database?

I've tried to be as descriptive in the title as possible, and I know this question has been asked in before in various forms but I could not find good answer to it and it's are to imagine that no one ...
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Where are Additional CSS files stored

This image shows the Additional CSS feature in Wordpress. I'm trying to find the file that stores the additional CSS, but can't seem to find it anywhere - I've searched almost every folder in wp-...
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How do I query by post format in WordPress 3.1

I am trying to query for all posts with a post format of 'quote.' I have added the post formats to my functions.php with add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'image', 'video', 'gallery', 'quote' ...
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How to use more than 256MB of memory in the admin?

I'm building a site for a photographer who uploads pictures that are normally large for todays digital cameras. Images are quite memory intensive, especially the image operations like creating ...
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How do I transition multiple installations to a single Multisite installation?

I have a client who runs 8 different blogs, currently on 8 separate installations of WordPress. I'm trying to encourage them to move to a single MS installation instead to make it easier (mostly on ...
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Maintaining synced staging/production WP sites

This is a more general question about WP website best practices. An issue I encounter with many of my clients is maintaining two identical WP installs (staging and production). They insist on seeing ...
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How to Remove Certain Screen Options and Table Columns from post type in wp_list_table?

On the page where we list all posts made: example.domain.com/wp-admin/edit.php There is a Screen Options tab in the upper right corner. Upon clicking this, a menu slides down. Contained within this ...
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How to put logs in wordpress

Is there any way that I can log anything in wordpress similar to logs we can do it in Magento. I am integrating a custom plugin in that I have added few functions with help of hooks, So I need to ...
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What does l10n.js do in WordPress 3.1? And how do I remove it?

I just installed WP 3.1 Beta 2 on my test server. I noticed that it ships with a new l10n.js file that gets automatically inserted into the header. I did a bit of digging and it has something to do ...
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How do register_sidebar() and get_sidebar() work together?

Disclaimer: I am brand spanking new to WP. I am using the Starkers HTML5 framework theme. In the functions.php I see this code: function starkers_widgets_init() { // Area 1, located at the top ...
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wp_nav_menu remove class and id from li

I'm new to wordpress and trying to learn my way through from making a theme. Right now I am using wp_nav_menu to generate my menu My menu consists of pages and categories However, the default ...
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Archive Listings Filtered by Date Values in a Custom Field/Post Meta?

(Moderator's Note: The original title was "using archive by date with a custom date") I'm adding an additional date to posts as a custom field. Now I want the archive to show posts by the custom date ...
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How to add checkbox and radio button in Profile Page

I liked to customize my profile page by adding new fields to get more info from the user like "Gender" or "Speaking Languages". I managed to get the text input form to work, the problem I having now ...
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Add CSS animation as Preloader to WordPress

I found a CSS animation snippet on Codepen, and would like to add it in my WordPress site for preloader animation, but I couldn't find any related help or plugin that would allow me to add a Preloader ...
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Removing Unnecessary Text from Admin Menu without CSS

I am looking for a way to remove all the unessesary text from default worpdress metaboxes. Preferably I would like to ensure that the content is not just hidden through CSS but actually removed from ...
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Using classes instead of global functions in functions.php

In many themes I've seen (including TwentyEleven) and in the examples I've found online, when building the functions.php file for a theme all functionality is declared in a global scope. To clarify, ...
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How can I delete orphan keys in WordPress database tables?

In particular in table wp_options. After almost 2 years of blog production it seems increased a lot, and I don't know how many crap is in there. Do you know a plugin that works with WordPress 3.0 or ...
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How to disable page delete

My client is not a computer person. I created a website for him. There is some important pages. My client is always delete this page. Then i want to reconfigure the code (the page id). How do i ...
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display image size in media library screen

i'm trying to add image size in media library screen so will be simply to handle images. Anyone does it before me? Any help appreciated. Francesco
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Show newly added posts since last user login time /date

I'm looking for a solution to create a custom loop which will only display the last added/ modified posts since the last user login to the site. It shouldn't be that complicated doesnt it ?
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How to customize default wordpress editor?

Good to hear that Sonny (wordpress3.3) has the new editor API wp_editor() that gives us the ability to use multiple instances of the editor in our custom fields with ease. But I needed to customize ...
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Interesting Custom Post Type Slug with Taxonomy and Custom Field

I have created a custom post type called "events" and have also created a custom taxonomy which only shows up on this specific post type through which the admin must select an "event category" (terms)....
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Specific upload folder for PDFs in custom Post type in WP multisite

I need to filter uploads to a specific folder for a custom-post type called "document" only for PDFs. So far, I have: function custom_upload_directory( $args ) { $base_directory = '/home/xxx/...
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Delete tables from database when deleting plugin

I created a plugin and want to add a function to delete my tables from the database when a user deletes my plugin. I created a function that deletes tables from the DB when a user deactivates my ...
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What is right way to go about adding functionality to a published WordPress plugin?

So I looked all over to try and find some kind of rules, or at least some common-courtesy guidelines, concerning this issue and couldn't find anything. Essentially I'm wondering what I should do when ...
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Backup the Database and Restore from the Backup?

I am using WordPress 3 and would like to backup the database to my computer (a Mac). My webhost is using PHP safe mode, so that sometimes limits what plugins I can use. What is a good way to do a ...
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Include a external PHP file into a Wordpress Custom Template

Is it possible to include a external PHP file into a custom template? I'm trying to add a blog into my site. I already have the header, footer, and sidebar layout in my site. Can I use those in my ...
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Styling Shortcodes in Visual Editor

Does anyone know how to style the visual editor so that when specific shortcodes are used they are replaced with an image within the visual editor? I have found that many users screw up the shortcode ...
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Change the login button on the login page

I would like to be able to change the text on the Log In button in wp-login.php - however, it's a bit more complicated than that. I want to be able to change it in the theme, rather than editing the ...
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Is it possible to remove the “standard” post format?

I'm using post formats heavily on a project, but have no current need for the standard option. Beyond being an unnecessary bit of UI, it actually causes broken behavior if it does get mistakenly ...