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Questions tagged [globals]

In PHP globals are variables that are available for every function. WordPress core defines several handfulls of global variables, such as `$post` and `wp_query`.

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query_posts() in function makes global $wp_query out of sync?

This has me stumped for a while already. Either I am missing something very obvious or something very not obvious. I am also not entirely sure if this has something to do with WP or purely PHP ...
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Passing global variable from header.php to functions.php

Situation: Is header.php file where is code: if(is_single()){ global $my_global_var; $my_global_var == true; } Is functions.php file where is code: global $my_global_var; if($my_global_var == true) {...
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Does WP have a global of $id?

I'm trying to attach an object to every post of any type. This will require post ID to populate or create my object. So, I either call global $post, or get_the_ID(), or do get_post(). I hope there is ...
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How to check if this is the nth instance of a given shortcode in a post

Suppose I have a shortcode called [item], which I have used 20 times in a particular post. Is it possible, from within the shortcode handler function, to know what the numerical index of the given [...
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How to show avatar of current logged in user in a widget

I have a php widget, and I need to show the avatar of the current logged in user, and I'm calling this code: <?php echo get_avatar(); ?> But its only outputting the default avatar. Is there a ...
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How do I access variables outside a function [closed]

I have a custom function which defines a bunch of variables. I would like to be able to call this function from inside a loop so I can have access to all its variables, like so: functions.php ...
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How should I store global information such as a phone number so that it is editable through the CMS?

Right now I have a p element in header.php containing the address and phone number my client wishes to use for contact info. How can I set this up so that it is editable through the WP admin area so ...
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Passing variables to templates (alternatives to globalizing variables)

I want to make my WP code simpler (there's some mess within header.php, page.php etc.). So, for example, I want to set something like this global: $foo = get_option('foo'); So $foo will work ...
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Where is this function's callback getting its arguments from?

This might be better suited to Stack Overflow, thought I'd try here first though. I was walking through this tutorial by Justin Tadlock and encountered the function below being used as the callback ...
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wp_get_current_user always returns 0 continued

I have been busting my head trying to get the user ID with every piece of code possible but it always comes back "0". Not sure what I'm doing wrong. I started out using this: <?php $user_info = ...
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Using global $post; with custom post types

I'm working on creating a notification that will indicate when a post is less than a few days old. This is specifically for a custom post type called "news". Is there a way to use global $post; with ...
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What does the Global Variable $s represent?

What does the $GLOBALS['s'] variable contain? It looks like an empty array, but what would it normally hold? I've encountered it in a tutorial: The WordPress Theme: Single Post, Post Attachment, &...
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How to avoid repeatedly use the new statement to instantiate a class? [closed]

I have a Class with a lot of variables. To get a variable, I have to write this line in each function: $x = new MY_Class(); I guess there has to be another way? I tried: function my_data(){ global ...
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Difference between $numpages & $max_page on archive pages

After taking a look at global $max_page; and global $numpages; on category-archive pages (is_archive() || $GLOBALS['wp_query']->is_archive returning true), I see the following return values: $...
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How/where is the global variable $wp_registered_widgets filled?

I have a problem of widgets not showing up, trying to investigate why $wp_registered_widgets is empty. Can somebody tell me where it gets filled from the database? How can I find out why the default ...
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SFTP define in wp-config.php

just wondering if theres a way to define sftp info in wp-config.php the same way you can with ftp. makes plugin adding a lot easier! best,Dan.
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Get current page id, title, url, etc

Sorry but I get lost on Wordpress's codex. I am trying to add a mail this page sharing link and want to include some info from the page. In pseudo code is this possible? <a href="mailto:?subject="....
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What's the safest way to switch and restore a post global?

I need to switch WordPress's post context, sort of like switch_to_blog() but for posts. What's the safest way to alter WordPress's global state and switch it back?
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Getting $curauth->ID to work inside a shortcode

Im wanting to show a profile/logo pic on author.php via a simple shortcode: function wpaluploader_showauthorimage() { $wpaluploader_authorlogo = '<img src="' . get_bloginfo('url'). '/wp-content/...
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Call External Object in Class Function During Callback

I've a class which has a function that check and creates table in database. In order to do so i need to use WordPress $wpdb object. I need the function to run only on first plugin activation, so i ...