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Initialization Script for “Standard” Aspects of a WordPress Website?

I am about to have to write a script to take a fresh install of WordPress 3.0.1 and add-in all the initial features for a website. This is for a company that installs lots of similar websites and they ...
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wordpress on localhost lamp doesn't let me install plugins

i've installed a LAMP server on my ubunutu 11.04. i've installed wordpress and hooked it right with the MySQL db. i've changed the permissions of the www-data group to read and write files. every ...
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Should I remove install.php and install-helper.php?

Is keeping wp-admin/install.php and wp-admin/install-helper.php a security leak on the newer versions of wordpress? By default file permission on those files are 644. If there is any leak, what kind ...
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Prompted for FTP details even with FS_DIRECT set to true

I am running WordPress 4.1 Multisite on CentOS with NGINX. I have set define('FS_METHOD','direct'); in wp-config.php but am still getting prompted for FTP credentials when trying to install a plugin. ...
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How to migrate subsite from dev multisite to production multisite

I'm looking for the best and most secure way to develop locally a numbers of subsite using multisite and moving them to the production environment when they are ready. I've already migrated the full ...
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Add additional Network constants to wp-config.php dynamically

When starting with a fresh Network install, the first step is a single site install that has one additional line in the wp-config.php file: define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true ); After that we have ...
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How to automatically install default Wordpress plugins?

I setup a decent number of Wordpress installations clients/friends. There are a number of plugins that I use on every instance. Is there a good way to automatically have these plugins installed on ...
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What plugins do you commonly install on a fresh WordPress install?

I'm looking at finding out what plugins others install most of the time on a fresh WordPress install; the plugins that add value to pretty much any website that is running WordPress. My list of ...
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How can I create a bash install script for my Wordpress sites setup (WP+plugins+theme)?

I build a lot of websites with Wordpress, and my initial setup is basically always the same : Latest version of WP Latest versions of about 5 plugins My naked development theme Instead of ...
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Combine multiple plugins into one?

I've collected a few plugins that each have specific functionality I need for what would otherwise be a single large plugin. Is it possible to bundle these into a single installable zip?
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A way to automatically install pages on theme install?

I'm trying to build a theme which would require specific pages to be included. Is there a way to automatically create pages and assign them to their page templates when a theme is installed?
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Populate content on install

I would like to know if there's a way to populate a WordPress site with some dummy content while installation process is going on. Let's say a few sample pages, a fews posts, taxonomy and that's it. ...
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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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How to prevent plugin, theme installation failures on Wordpress?

I am unable to install any theme/plugin to my wordpress 3.0 Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/contact-form-7.2.3.1.zip… Unpacking the package… Installing ...
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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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Are there any downsides to installing WordPress on Windows versus Linux?

We're planning on installing WordPress on Windows Server 2008 to be consistent with the rest of our servers and leverage administrative expertise. The server will not be running anything else. Are ...
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Installation problems on a domain-name-less server

Is it possible to install WordPress on a public server that doesn't have a domain name configured yet? I thought I'd set it up on IP-only, and had the line server_name _; in my Nginx configuration. I ...
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Things to take care when moving from hosted wordpress to self-hosting

I have a hosted free wordpress blog. Now I am thinking to move that blog to self-hosting. What I already have /know/tried: 1: I have a domain name purchased from a companyA. 2: I have hosting ...
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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 ...
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Wordpress install enters an infinite loop

I am really struggling with this one - hopefully someone here can help... I am installing a brand new, fresh version of Wordpress v4.0 (A task I've performed easily 100+ times before without incident)...
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Does plugin uninstall always put WordPress back into original state?

What is a plugin lifetime within a deployed instance of WordPress? Namely: do plugins modify existing files or do they only use defined extension points within WordPress? are plugins allowed to ...
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the correct order of manual install WP and SSL on server

I am wundering what the correct order of these next things is when you want to manually install Wordpress and have SSL installed on your server and website. Is this the correct order to do that in? ...
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Install and configure WordPress while old site is still active

I have a simple php+mysql webhosting account where currently a simple static site is serverd. Now I want to switch to WordPress, install, setup, configure and test everything and once everything is ...
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How do I install two versions of WordPress on 1 server?

I am installing on a local machine using localhost. I have a "learning" version of WordPress @ http://localhost/wordpress and I want to create another version of WordPress (@ http://localhost/jiewmeng)...
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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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What specific database privileges does WordPress need?

I want to create a new database user for my WordPress installation. Usually on localhost, i can just use root, but it is good practice to use a user with as little rights as possible. What are those ...
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How to properly secure my Wordpress installation?

I'm currently on my own server (fredericpilon.com) with my own website. Wordpress being kind of a big shot of CMS, it may be targeted by hacks. Any tips and tricks on how to properly secure my ...
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How do I setup a WordPress site on a server before the domain is ready?

I've completed my install using wp-cli. Right now the server is only available within my organization's VPN and the domain (say, foo.org) is being used by the existing (non-WordPress) site that will ...
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Plugins to clone wordpress site and move to another url

Are there any possible plugins that could clone an entire Wordpress site and install it in another location? I build sites on one url, then to show the client and move it to another url to show it. ...
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How to Check the Directory Where WordPress is Installed?

I have a client who has a live WordPress site. I logged into their FTP and it's hard to tell what directory it is actually installed. How can I verify through WordPress interface in what directory ...
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Permalink Issues by Installing WordPress in Subdirectory / Subfolder

I installed WP in subfolder /cms and it runs live without subfolder. When I use /%postname%/ as permalink I get 404 error on my site. My Server supported mod_rewrite. My Code wp-config.php define('...
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wp core install database connection error

I am new to wordpress but not to programming to please bear with me. I am trying to get a new wordpress project up and running locally using the wp-cli. But when I run the following command: wp core ...
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After moving wordpress some files still point to old directory

I moved my wordpress installation from: /wordpress to /html/website The process was extremely traumatic and even though I followed the instructions closely the site went down a few minutes, ...
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WordPress plugin installation error

I have installed WordPress 3.8 and now I am trying to install WooCommerce - excelling eCommerce 2.0.20 plugin but every time I am getting this error: Note: I am trying to install plugin in local ...
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URL to download latest version of WP for other languages than English

I'm considering he possibility of automating/scripting a basic WP install. Part of it will include downloading the latest WordPress version. The en-us version can be obtained by downloading http://...
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Steps to debug on a blank screened wordpress install

I've been given an old Wordpress installation to setup on a new server. After setting wp-config.php and the values for the URLs in the db, wp_options.siteurl and wp_options.home (the usual process I ...
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Custom WordPress Installation

I am wondering whether there is an updated version of the methods described in the post below for customising the WordPress install. http://wpbits.wordpress.com/2007/08/10/automating-wordpress-...
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Subdirectory install error

I'm seeing the error the theme directory "twentyfifteen" does not exist for the twentyfifteen theme after trying a WordPress subdirectory install for the first time. I can access the admin panel ...
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Installing wp3.2.1 on IIS; getting empty sessions

i have to install wordpress 3.2.1 on IIS 5.0 (yeah, i know...) here. Brand new default wordpress installation, no plugins ore previous versions installed. So, i downloaded the 3.2.1.zip and the 3.2.1-...
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Make plugin uninstalable on older versions of WordPress

So, if a plugin should not ever be installed on an older version of WordPress, whats the best way to go about it? What I normally do is something like this: if ( ! function_exists( 'get_post_format' )...
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WordPress package configuration in Ubuntu Server?

So I wanted to play with some Linux-only PHP performance tools and installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 in VirtualBox (for the record I have little clue about Linux, never used it extensively). Turned out ...
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On Install, which code sets the 'home' option?

I'm just doing some wordpress development and wondered for a brand new install, which code within core is generating the first value that get's filled into the home option? I'm looking for the code ...
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Can WordPress be installed at the root level, if a homepage called index.php already exists?

Can WordPress be installed at the root level, if a homepage called index.php already exists?
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Multisite configuration fails with css/js files

I have installed Wordpress using multisite + path (as opposed to subdomain). Seems to work, except JS/CSS files are not loaded. my conf: <Directory "/var/www/pages"> Options All ...
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Install wordpress in backend with Existing html website alive

I have created a HTML website and want to shift to wordpress. I have another theme so I will be copying my content to that theme. But I want to keep my HTML website alive till I am done with the ...
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Moving to a new domain in the same server

I recently adquired a new domain I would like to use for my old wordpress site. I managed to configure this new domain in the same server and pointing to the main page. However, after changing the ...
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WSOD for admin when using PHP 7

I recently transferred a site that was created on PHP 5.6.2 to a new hosting with PHP 7.0.29. The site transferred fine and the front end looked like it should but when I tried to access the Dashboard,...
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How would you detect if WordPress is installed in a subdirectory (not root)?

I want to check if a WordPress installation is working from a subdirectory. Common methods to achieve this are listed here: https://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory these ...
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Subdomain and subdirectories together in one installation

I'm currently want to develop my design company website and choosing wordpress as my CMS. How do I should install the wordpress when I want the domain structure like this: Blog = blog.example.com ...
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Wordpress Installation for multi-domains with nginx and php-fpm

I am new to Wordpress. I googled around but could not find precise steps to install Wordpress with nginx multi-site configuration. I want to install wordpress 3.3.1 on Ubuntu 11.10. I already ...