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Modifications to theme and plugin files to create new functionality.

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Loading media on local WordPress using remote database

For my theme development purposes I have a local WordPress installation that I run from a VM, accessed via, let's say, http://local.app. I also have a remote version of the site on a staging server, ...
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Search Custom Post Type Pages and Custom Fields in 2 Dropdowns?

On my custom post type pages I have custom fields that the user can edit. What I want is to have a search form with 2 select dropdowns: one dropdown that is populated with all the top-level custom ...
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Updating WordPress overwriting customization tweaks - strategies?

Twice now I've updated wordpress, only to realise that (facepalm) it overwrites some changes I've made to the custom template - to sidebar or something similar. Obviously I don't HAVE to update, ...
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What is the best way to customise admin files so they survive future upgrades?

I have a site with some custom post types, one of which doesn't have a title. When viewed in the admin section, the posts are listed like so Which is less than ideal, for obvious reasons. I have ...
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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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How to delete the Hello Dolly plugin automatically?

I'm planing to create a plugin called Goodbye Dolly. Once installed, it will take care for the installation to remove the auto-installing Hello Dolly (Wordpress Plugin) shipping with wordpress. This ...
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How to customize the default HTML for Wordpress Attachments

I'm using Wordpress 3.0.1 (most recent as of now) and working around the Whiteboard theme. It seems that for attachments (images, specifically), Wordpress generates the HTML automatically and it ...
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What is the quickest way to make a widget?

I have some PHP code that I would like to pull out of an existing page of a template, and put into a widget so I can move it around. What is the quickest way to create a widget?
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Using filters and actions for plugin API?

I want to integrate a public API to a plugin that I develop. The usual way other plugins integrate APIs is to define some functions that can be called by any theme or plugin. However, I think this ...
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Is There A Hook To Process The Content Of The Text Widget?

Is there any filter which can be used in a plugin to process the content of the text widget before it is rendered?
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Creating Ajax backend for Specialised Page Template? Should admin-ajax.php be used?

We're scoping an upcoming project that will require the development of a large php web application within an existing wordpress site - this is for our use only and we've no intention of trying to ...
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Add a checkbox to post screen that adds a class to the title

I'm needing some posts to have different title colors than others, and I figured this would be most conveniently accomplished by some sort of check box on the post creation/edit screen. How would I go ...
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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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Add custom html to last sub-menu item

I'm adding a custom menu to my wordpress theme. I need to add custom html to the final submenu item - before the primary sub-menu closes </ul> I have registered my new menu //functions.php ...
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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 ...
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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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On which hook should I be calling register_nav_menu(s)?

I've variously seen register_nav_menus() called: on after_setup_theme on init pasted "loose" into functions.php with no apparent change in functionality. Which hook should I be using to call this ...
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Cron jobs in a class

Having: pluginname.php // If this file is called directly, abort. if ( ! defined( 'ABSPATH' ) ) { die(); } define('PLUGINNAME_PLUGIN_URL', plugin_dir_url( __FILE__ )); define('...
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Highlight custom widgets in the admin area?

I have created some custom widgets for my client to use, but I want to make them stand out amidst the fifteen or so standard widgets in the admin area. How can I do this? I have solved this problem ...
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Best Practices for Seperating jQuery from HTML/PHP

I am creating several jQuery scripts to help validate forms before they are submitted. I have read that it is best to always separate jQuery scripts into a separate file so that you can load the ...
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Where should I use get_option in a plugin

I am working on creating a plugin to help me with future development projects. I want to make sure what I am using best practices when I write it. My question is about the use of get_option in my ...
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Wordpress Multiple Category Search

From few months I am digging into wordpress for multiple category search options, and finally came up with this. I just found that wordpress allows multiple tags, which means that if in your URL you ...
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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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Get a button for <hr> in the Editor

Somehow the WordPress editor doesn't have a button to insert a horizontal line (<hr /> in html). Is there a plugin that adds this button? Or an easy way to add such a button myself?
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Need help with friendly URL's in Wordpress

I'm creating som custom templates in Wordpress and I'm passing some data in the URL's. Currently my URL looks like this: http://www.mysite.com/designers/?id=43&name=designer+name The URL ...
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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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Checking if an attribute exists in a shortcode

I've written a small plugin that spits out html for a button. It works great, except for one thing: If the user doesn't specify an image, the image appears broken. Is there a way for me to check and ...
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Issue with get_theme_mod returning a blank value instead of the saved value

I have what seems to be a rather troubling issue with the get_theme_mod function in the latest version of Wordpress. Only on particular servers (of which meet all Wordpress requirements) the function ...
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Widget Options Not saving

I am trying to create a custom Recent Posts widget that accepts a category, to show only posts in that category. I'm having trouble saving the widget options. I've done some debugging and found that ...
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Complex widget form UI - examples and best practices

I'm contemplating a widget with quite a number of options, which will make for a lengthy widget form. To improve the user experience with this form, I'd like to divide it into sections. I don't feel ...
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How to add Disqus comment count

I must be blind but I can't find for the life of me the full instructions for getting Disqus comment count to work. All I want displayed is just the comment count number. I've checked the "Output ...
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How to keep a Wordpress site synchronized between two servers?

I have a WordPress site running in a dedicated server in hosting A and I would like to keep it synchronized with a copy in another hosting server for fail over protection. Is that possible?
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Decreasing the Memory Consumption of a WordPress Site?

The test site requires a lot of memory when viewing some category/archive pages. I met with the following error messages yesterday: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (...
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Upgrading WordPress and Plugins; any Tips to Avoid Trouble?

Going to upgrade WordPress 2.7.1 to 3.0.1 along with all plugins, any tips to do without trouble? Edit: 7 September Dashboard is showing "New version available" for both, WordPress version and for ...
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Modify column_author in WP_Comments_List_Table

Is it possible to modify the values in the author column in the edit-comments.php section of the backend? A hook? I want to change the mailto field for the commenter's email to include a subject and ...
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Custom post status not working

I'm trying to create two custom post status'. I used the Codex to generate the code and that didn't work. Then I went to http://generatewp.com/post-status and it didn't work either. It isn't showing ...
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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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Dealing with Many Meta Values, 30+

I have a "Listing" post type with 30+ meta keys which I feel like can cause a strain on the database when there's 100+ posts. Usually what I do is save each meta value 1 by 1 like so: if(isset($_POST[...
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How to change admin bar color scheme in MP6 / WP 3.8 front end?

I need to change default color scheme for all users. The admin bar on my site is vidibile for all users including guests. The default black color scheme isn't beauty with my design and I would like ...
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Custom permalink structure only for default posts

Does anybody know how to modify the url struct only for the single post page? When I go to a post page, the url should look like: example.com/xxx/my-post. All other urls (with the exception of the ...
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Show Similar Post Titles ( Similar to Stack Exchange )

I really like how Stack Exchange sites handle posts, where after you finish typing the title it will list out similar titles. How can I implement something similar on my WordPress installation? The ...
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When is it appropriate to create a new table in the WordPress database?

For a client we'll need 29,000 terms (all the highschool's in the US) and each term needs 6 meta items (address, phone...). My initial thought was to store the term meta information as suggested in ...
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Editing Complex Pages in Visual Mode

This might be a stupid question, and maybe I've missed some best practices thing, but I've been having this problem with clients using sites on WordPress. Let's say we have a fairly complex page that ...
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What is the best way to load the WP environment in a subdomain of my multisite Wordpress install?

I have a subfolder install of WP multisite, let's say at "domain.com". I now need to load the WP environment in subdomains of domain.com, say "sub1.domain.com", "sub2.domain.com", ... "subN.domain....
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Any official way to create an admin theme?

I was wondering whether there's a common way of customising the aspect of the admin panel. I know you can play with the css and js files but what I was looking for is some kind of "admin theme" like ...
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How to Add Customizer Setting in Child Theme

I would like to add an option to the Customizer of my Child Theme, but I am having some trouble implementing it. I am pretty sure my problem is connected to the name of the arguments I am calling, but ...
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How to Change the Entire WordPress Admin panel Look and Feel?

I am trying to change the WordPress Admin panel look and feel for depending upon the different role types that are in WordPress. How can create/assign different themes for each role i.e. Editor > ...
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How to Create a Custom WordPress Install Package?

I downloaded the latest version of WordPress (3.5) and created a custom theme. I plan to upload and install it for multiple clients. Is it possible to customize the default settings such as not have ...
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Best way to develop multisite and deploy on another server?

I have no previous experience in developing multisites so be easy on me. I´m familiar with developing and launching single sites though. I´m looking for the smoothest way to build a multisite for my ...
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Create a custom WP install with plugins, theme etc already installed?

Is it possible to create a Wordpress install that will automatically install with multiple plugins, a particular theme and custom settings so when I setup multiple blogs I don't have install so much ...