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Optimize shortcode callbacks

I created a plugin to add some shortcodes in my WordPress site. But I'm a PHP newbie, so I believe it may have some errors or ways to optimize it. It's working fine, and apparently there are no ...
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Remove images (files) that were generated when using add_image_size()

I have added an image size using this: add_image_size('property-featured', 484, 393, true); It's worked very well for the past year and has generated about 1GB of images in that size, but this image ...
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Can upload doc and pdf but not ppt - not permitted for security reasons

"Insert search engine here" was pretty useless for this one - I've had a look through wp-includes/functions.php, wp-admin/includes/file.php etc. but not found a reason for the behaviour I'm getting. ...
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Removing Metabox for “Slug” without removing functionality

Here is an interesting question. I have recently noticed that if you utilize the code remove_meta_box('slugdiv', 'post', 'normal'); you are actually unable to modify the slug when you click on the ...
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Rename UPLOADS folder with custom WP_CONTENT_DIR

For version control purpose, our client has a WordPress app with directory structure like this: . |_____app | |_____themes | |_____plugins | |_____uploads |_____index.php |_____WordPress |_____wp-...
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Any post install tips after installing Wordpress 3.0.1?

Any post install tips after installing Wordpress 3.0.1? which would be useful for any wordpress installation , where we will use wordpress as a CMS for a website. and blog page will not as a home page....
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Making Custom Fields Standard in the Admin UI

I've added a few different custom_post_types to my Wordpress 3 installation. They are all a bit different from eachother, and should store unique information in custom_fields. But while one may store ...
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Remove WordPress theme from a specific page

There is a site with WordPress installed and a theme selected. I have created an HTML page for the site, but it wasn't looking well with the theme. So, I want to put the page on the site without any ...
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Custom maintenance page

Is there a way to add a custom maintenance page from theme folder? I have the code for the activate maintenance mode but i can't get the styling.. function activate_maintenance_mode() { if ( !(...
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Wordpress hook before inserting post into database

I need to do check the inserted post for certain keywords and perform some functions depending on the keywords found. is there a wordpress hook that executes "just before the post is inserted into ...
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Wordpress and Git - What folders should I track?

I am configuring Git along with my WP development environment, and I was wondering what should be tracked and what should be ignored. If it makes sense to track plugins and for WP core. Create one ...
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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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Post/Page Preview Template

Is there a way to have a custom template php file that is only used for previews instead of it using the single.php file? This way the user knows they are in preview mode?
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Looking for a Table of Contents (TOC) plugin for WordPress

I am looking for a simple TOC plugin for WordPress that would create a ToC similar to the one from MediaWiki (Wikipedia). Usually I need this only for big pages and the TOC needs to be generated based ...
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Getting a stack trace when an error occurs?

I was told to "get a stack trace" when an error occurs in my WordPress installation. How do I do this? This is meant to be an easy place to refer others to. Please list plugins, configuration ...
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Check for and enforce unique value in user-entered custom meta field in WP Admin

I am trying to figure out how, on a new or edit post screen, to allow the user to enter a custom meta-item, BUT force it to be unique. Ideally, the process would work like so: Contributor logs into ...
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Custom Post Types, slug, archive and SEO plugins

I made a custom post type called "friends". I am able to correctly list my friends using this urls: http://mysite/friends/friend1/ http://mysite/friends/friend2/ http://mysite/friends/friend3/ ...
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Cleaning up WordPress to improve performance?

Looking over the current WordPress codebase it's clear that functions are over-used. My count is over 8,100 functions/methods are defined inside the WordPress codebase. That is terrible, and a ...
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Prevent pre_get_posts filter on specific post type

I am running into one issue with pre_get_post filter. Actually I have 4 post types. Post, Pages, Events, and Venue. I created one custom field called city for event and venue post type. When ...
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How to include own css on wordpress tinymce editor?

I have added some text on tinymce editor on load. (Every time you click on Add new the tinymce editor load with this text.) but problem is how to enable css class which are using in default text. ...
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How can I add title attributes to next and previous post link functions?

For some reason a title attribute is not appended to next_post_link and prev_post_link calls in WordPress. How can I add one?
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WordPress Plugin Development In MVC Architecture, How?

I think, the wordpress plug-in architecture is not MVC. So I want to use/do the MVC architecture in WordPress plug-in development (like cakephp, codeIgniter ). How can I use them in plguin development....
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What are the ADVANTAGES of ORIGINAL wordpress template structure?

Precondition: coming from a Custom PHP applications(using symfony, zend and so on) world, for me it feels unnatural to have template separated in a way that is done in original wordpress theme. e.g ...
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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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I'm looking for some good references (manuals)

I started a blog recently. Currently I'm using a free theme and some plugins that are working well enough for now. And, my overall goal is to produce content and not become a WordPress developer, etc. ...
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Change admin bar to default:off

While I quite like the admin bar I actually want it to be OFF by default instead of ON ( I don't want to disable it altogether because I want users to be able to turn it on if they want - but but I ...
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get_pages() not ordering as it should

I'm using get_pages() function to get all subpages from a page like this: $childrens = get_pages(array('child_of' => 7, 'sort_column' => 'post_date', ...
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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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Is it a good idea to edit an already existing plugin to add more functionality?

I need to add a relatively small bit of functionality to a Wordpress plugin and I have the option to either edit the plugin directly, or scrap the plugin completely and repurpose PHP code from another ...
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Custom Search Query

I'd like to set up a custom search page that does the following: User checks off several items in a form that he'd like to see returned in his search (essentially choosing from a list of tags). ...
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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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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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Custom Post Types on Category Pages

I'm working with a custom post type that uses the normal WordPress categories. I am able to modify my category template to display my custom post types exactly how I want them. The problem is, once ...
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How to remove comment section from page only , not from posts pages?

How to remove comment section from page only , not from posts pages?
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how to override woocommerce specific loop or archive-product.php [closed]

so far while my woocommerce theme loop through all products in shop page i'm trying to customise and add few bootstrap classes to style it in a prober way since default styles generated causes layout ...
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Display single product attribute value on Shop page (Woocommerce)

I am trying to display a single attribute ('size') value on shop page. I used the following code to show all values, tried to adapt to to show a single attribute, but with no success... Can you ...
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Add separator to admin submenu

I would like to add a separator to the admin submenu section, NOT in the top level section. I'm thinking of using javascript and styling to do the job, but I was wondering if there's a more ...
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Making $ globally accessible with jQuery.noConflict()

The Codex promotes this method of using $ inside a plugin/theme JavaScript file: jQuery(document).ready(function($) { // $() will work as an alias for jQuery() inside of this function }); But if ...
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No Error Log File, no debug info

My error when writing a plugin for uploads and yes, I can debug. But it just jumps directly from this line to destruct the end of my wp-config.php EDIT: // Enable WP_DEBUG mode define('WP_DEBUG', ...
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How to Handle Distributed Development Workflow

I'm trying to come up with a workflow for two (right now) people. One of whom will be doing theme work and another who will be writing content. We are not co-located are will not be anytime soon. The ...
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How can I hide a category from Contributors in the edit/add new post screen?

I have a situation where I need to hide a specific category and it's children from users who are logged in as Contributors. I don't want them to see this category and it's children in the categories ...
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Automatically enable custom theme, plugins and default content on installation?

I'm using wordpress for a large non-profit with many sites. I'd like to decrease the amount of installation steps for the people setting up their sites. Is it possible to make a WP install that ...
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Looking for a lightweight theme using WP3 new tags and features (not 2010) [closed]

I design & build a lot of bespoke Wordpress themes for clients, and before I just took the best parts out of the default Kubrick and made my own 'vanilla' theme. The new default, TwentyTen is way ...
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Why doesn't WP_Image_Editor save images using the Filesystem API?

I was in the process checking some of my existing plugins for any unsafe filesystem accesses, when I ran across WP_Image_Editor's save function, which calls _save, which finally calls make_image (...
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When is get_template_part() preferable to simply using the template.php files?

In this post on wordpress.stackexchange.com I asked whether using get_template_part(), as demonstrated in the TwentyTen theme, is a recommended best practice. The general consensus I got was that it ...
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How Is Network Activate Different From Activate (by Implementation)?

How is plugin network activate different from normal activation by implementation? What is done/not done in network activation that is done/not done in activation?
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Modify existing plugin function using filter (without modifying the plugin directly)

I have the following function inside an existing plugin: public static function init() { add_filter( 'wcs_view_subscription_actions', __CLASS__ . '::add_edit_address_subscription_action', 10, 2 )...
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Find out who deleted a page or post?

Someone moved a very important page on my website into the trash, and I do not know who did it! It was not deleted permanently so I don't need to worry, in that sense. The revisions, when I restored ...
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Creating Unique Post URLs for A/B Testing… Is this even possible?

I want to create a WordPress plugin that allows me to do A/B testing for WordPress standard posts, but I can't use the Shrimptest plugin because I need a spin: Since I'm ultimately testing ...
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Pitfalls when Distributing Plugins that Access SOAP Web Services?

I'm wondering what pitfalls (if any?) developers here have run into when distributing WordPress plugins via the WordPress plugin repository that embed a SOAP client for accessing SOAP web services for ...

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