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How can I capture Memberpress user info after signup

I'm currently working on a website where users can purchase subscriptions using memberpress, I want to capture the user data after the signup process is completed and the payment transaction is also ...
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Can I develop a WordPress site without a domain?

I currently have a wix.com website and want to make the switch to WordPress. I'm really confused about how I do this or whether I can? But in the meantime, I want to start building my site (as I am ...
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setup wordpress in local sites for development

I am WordPress developer and i work on lot of WP Plugins & Themes. As of now my Local Setup is something that i have created on my own. Like this WordPress WooCommerce StoreFront QueryMonitor ...
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WordPress multisite - What's the ideal setup for development/staging/production environments?

Intro: I'm in the initial planning of a WordPress multisite development environment on which the agency I work for will build our client's websites. We are currently building a 'vanilla' theme and we ...
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How do I quickly move between 2 local installations and keep them in sync?

I'm a designer working on my first CMS website. I like to develop on my netbook at the coffee shop, but recently I've been starting to get into graphics heavy content stuff that would be easier to ...
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WooCommerce - buying as well as selling

Having looked around, I can't find an obvious answer to this one. Can WooCommerce be configured to have both products available to sell as well as products I offer to buy? I have looked at setting ...
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Work flow for multiple developers

I'm looking to streamline the development work flow for a new project that will have multiple developers involved (backend and frontend). My biggest quandary is how best to make sure all devs have ...
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Update WooCommerce product price periodically

I have been thinking about a WordPress/WooCommerce project which would sell material by weight based on an external feed of the price per Kilogram of said material; but I have a disconnect in my ...
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Is there a way to test my code quickly in WordPress environment?

When I write answers for questions on WPSE, or when I want to try a piece of short and simple code, I need a place to quickly test the results without actually doing permanent change to any file. ...
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Same DB for live and dev versions

I'd like to run my test site using the live DB to test a few things before I transfer. I know I can make a copy of the DB, but then I have to keep updating it as the live site progresses. I followed ...
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Cloning and syncing a WordPress website

I plan to bulid up a nice developer environment and for this I need to clone the actual running website to a 100% into a dev directory. I've now uploaded the same version of wordpress as on my ...
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How to Work Seamlessly Between Development, Staging, and Production Sites in wordpress

am looking for a solution to stop coding like a cow boy on WordPress I want to put a versioning system (git or bitbucket) With a Development, Staging, and Production site. Something like this dev....
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Does Wordpress not use relative URLs?

The articles/posts I've read about migrating Wordpress between local/staging/live servers talk about having to migrating the URLs each time - is this true? Or can you simply switch Wordpress to use ...
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Wordpress Multisite - configuring a local development copy

I've just inherited a word press project that has been configured as a word press multi site. I typically just place the word press installation into a sub folder on my wamp server for development ...
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Best Way to Inventory the Media Library of a 200+ Multisite Installation?

I have a multisite installation of WordPress with 200+ sites. I recently was tasked to do an inventory of each site's media library and was wondering if this could be accomplished programmatically ...
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rename wordpress wp-includes folder in directory [duplicate]

how can we rename the wp-includes folder.We don't want folder name wp-includes displayed in source code
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Is It Always a Best Practice to Decouple the Frontend from the Admin Area When Developing a WordPress Application?

Is it always a best practice to decouple the admin area from the frontend portion in a WordPress application? Are there any instances when one might want to use the admin area/screen as the ...
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Flexible Wordpress theme creation using themes

I'm working on a plan to build new Wordpress themes very rapidly. Though, I have some question about it's implementation. Here's the plan. Discover what the content is the client wants on their site,...
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How should I go about registering JavaScript that isn't a file? [duplicate]

For a plugin I'm creating it generates custom JavaScript that should be executed in the footer of the page. Being that it's custom JavaScript, I can't simply put it in a file and register & ...
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Custom Post Types database persistance. Why not?

My background is .NET/C#/Laravel e.t.c I am beginning to like very much WP and i started educating myself on using WordPress as a development framework. I tried something very simple. Create an ...
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How to have yearly versions of same site with different content (like yearly conferences)?

Past year I build a site for a yearly conference event. http://reunionterapeutica.gtpbarcelona.com/ The 2015 event has done yet. Now the client wants to archive the 2015 event content in a folder or ...
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WordPress development using Docker - how to share directories? [closed]

I normally use vagrant (VVV or bedrock flavours) for local WordPress development. But I want to learn how to use Docker. I've installed it with Boot2Docker, ran Docker and learned how to pull images ...
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Development environment

We have an internal project where two developers work together, each one on each local environment and they integrate their work on a small shared server. I've realized that whenever someone does ...
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How can I update dev links for a live site?

Our scenario is a large MultiSite network, our team builds stage sites for clients by creating a new subsite on the network, so the URL for dev work and then for the client to preview is something ...
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How to edit an existing WordPress theme? [closed]

I've been hired to modify/update/change an existing WordPress theme. The site is already live, and I'm wondering how to work on the theme locally first.
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Why WordPress architecture is not pure object oriented and it don't use MVC pattern? [closed]

I am pretty new in WordPress and PHP development (I came from Java and C#) and I am a bit astonished about how WP is structured. Coming from Java and C# I'm used to work on totally object oriented ...
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Migrate php folder to Wordpress

I am redesigning a cms-less, flat file php website and developing it in WordPress. The existing website is not using a database. One directory in the php site has over 100 pages and the content needs ...
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How to do big modifications to live site?

How do you make large site wide modifications to your live site without bringing it down? I don't have a team of web designers and will be doing this solo. But still need to keep the site up and ...
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Localhost wordpress access remote db wordpress website

I install wordpress on localhost then install wordpress on hosting. I want to access remote database on hosting from localhost environment. so whenever we add new page or post or change configuration ...
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How to retrieve an image from a post and display it before excerpt of a post? [duplicate]

I'm customizing a WordPress template and I would implement the following behavior in the excerpt posts visualization in my homepage: If a post contains images (one or more), in the homepage post ...
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SymmetricDS in dev + prod workflow?

Has anyone leveraged SymmetricDS in their development and production efforts so as to keep the environments synchronized? We have a number of WordPress sites that need to be kept in synch. In our ...
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Getting posts by taxonomy

I want to get a set of posts from a CPT based on a taxonomy term being present. I thought I'd use WP's get_posts() function: $results = get_posts(array $options); This function works fine when I ...
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Best way to initiate a class in a WP plugin?

I've created a plugin, and of course being me, I wanted to go with a nice OO approach. Now what I've been doing is to create this class and then just below create an instance of this class: class ...
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Is it possible to import a wordpress backup from a single site in to a multi-site configuration?

I have a local development server with WordPress installed (my desktop Linux Mint 12 box). I'd like to use multi-site WordPress to manage my different client projects through one install, but I have a ...
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Categories: A Greenhorn Question on Strategy (Not Code)

Im having an issue in my category set-up logic Let's say I sell new/used (including Vintage) Drums/Drum Parts wherein a user can search by new, used or by individual part. So let's say they choose ...
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Keeping WP database synced across multiple developers using git

I'm working on improving my git workflow as it applies to my WordPress development projects. Often, when developing a content management system, I'll create a development server (like http://dev....
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How do I add version control to my workflow?

I develop themes, lots of them. I am given a PSD, code up the HTML/CSS, slap the code into Wordpress, and make corrections as they get QC'd. Once live, clients can edit blog posts like normal or ...
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How do you avoid caching during development?

Is there a simple way do prevent all caching when testing the appearance of changes to the site? I use WP Super Cache. I can delete its cache using the option provided, delete the cache for my ...
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design and development workflow

We're developing a set of websites, complex ones with a lot in common, and the company have decided to use WP as a base CMS. As in every site, there is a design process, followed by HTML, then ...
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Can this site be built using wordpress?

I want to know if this site can be built with wordpress, I'm a programmer and I don't know anything about wordpress, how I'm just to get some good advices from you guys: The main aim of the site is ...
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Wordpress as thesaurus/dictionnary: what approach?

I'm willing to develop a thesaurus/dictionary for the Berber language. A website that allows comunity members to add new words/synonyms/antonyms.. How to relate words (posts) to each other? by ...
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WordPress Active and Development server best practices

I currently have a separate WordPress install on a subfolder /dev and the live site in the root directory. I developed the site on the dev folder and then copied it over when it was complete. I want ...
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Building plugin with changeable custom post type values…advice needed

I'm about to embark on creating a new WP that, at the core, will rely on a custom post type. I'm building this plugin for a client, but plan to make it flexible enough to release in the future. My ...
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Staging setup for multisite installation

I'd like to setup a staging instance of my multisite network and I'm not sure how best to do it. I'm will be using version control to deploy to staging and production environments and I'd like the ...
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Strategy On Building Plugin Using Eclipse

Anyone who has experience in building wordpress plugin using eclipse PDT? My situation is: I need to build plugin that extend another plugin (look at it as premium version from another plugin) I ...
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Wordpress as College Application System (Embark)

Anyone knows of any plugin or anyone has been using WordPress to serve as a College Application system similar to those by Embark? If not, I'm looking for idea of using current plugins to accomplish ...
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Suggestions to prepare a site which is 90% based on a plugin that's still on beta stage?

I want to make a forum site which uses the bbPress plugin for Wordpress (it turns Wordpress into a forum platform). The forums say that the beta plugin shouldn't be used in production. I want to get ...
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How to add testimonials with an image?

Does anybody have an idea how to add testimonials with an image in WordPress? Is there is any plugin that fulfills my requirement? I searched but did not find any. It must support PHP version 4.4.9.