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Export data as CSV in back end with proper HTTP headers

I wrote a plugin that displays all products in a woocommerce store in admin settings option, now I want to add a link to download the products as CSV file. The problem is, when I click the link I get ...
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MySQL Database User: Which Privileges are needed?

The short installation instruction for WordPress ("5 Minutes") state that: Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and ...
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Allow member to have access to custom post type only. Permission to only edit their own posts

OK I'm looking for the best way to attack this. I'm very comfortable with PHP and making custom post types with custom meta fields in WordPress. Here is what I'm looking at doing: User registers ...
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Setting $_SERVER['HTTPS']='on' prevents access to wp-admin

First off my server is sitting behind a load balancer. My SSL certificate sits on the load balancer and handles HTTPS. The data coming in on port 443 is forwarded to the Wordpress server using HTTP ...
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What are best practices for configuring a server for WordPress sites?

I hired a sysadmin to set up a VPS server for me and, unfortunately, it looks like things were not set up correctly. When trying to install and update plugins, I run into permissions errors all the ...
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Update post counts (published, draft, unattached) in admin interface

I am working on a multi-user WordPress setup and have made it so a particular type of user can only see and interact with posts, images, pages etc that they have authored. The code to make this happen ...
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Disable Media Uploads to non Admin Users

I am working on a clients site, one of the features they want is for his Editors or Authors to only be able to select existing images to insert into Posts from the Media Library. So looking at the ...
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Can't install new plugins because of the error “Could not create directory”

A faculty member is having difficulties with a instructional wordpress install. Fixing individual permission problems has been hit and miss, and have become a perennial pain, so I'll ask here. What ...
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How to to secure WordPress file and folder permissions

I've read articles about protecting wp-config.php using .htaccess as well as setting the correct file permissions but I want it all in one place. What should my .htaccess file look like and what ...
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Can't upload images due to permissions error

For some reason when I try to upload an image to my blog I get an error message saying that WP can't create a folder under the relevant directory (wp-content/uploads/2010/09) and it's asking if the ...
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How to prevent a post from being deleted?

For auditing issue, I only want a post can be trashed, but not deleted - for all users. So I have a plugin like add_action('before_delete_post', function($id) { wp_die(0); }); But seems ...
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How to filter the role selector?

I know that roles in WordPress are not hierarchical, but I'm wondering if there is any type of capability to "assign users to roles". All I can see if being able to add users or not. The real kicker ...
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Allow authors to post only in categories they create in WordPress

I'm looking for a way to allow users with an assigned WordPress role (in my case, author) to create new categories and then automatically be restricted to only posting in those categories or the ...
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Disable posts, only allow to edit existing pages, not create new ones (create_posts)

I am trying to limit a user role to only be able to edit existing pages, but not create new ones or do anything else like anything with posts. I have read this: Is there an existing capability to ...
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Editor and contributor roles not correct after adding function

** RESTATED ** I am creating a bridge. The work involves a default installation of WordPress and a plugin to bridge a forum and WordPress. The forum provides all the account information. The ...
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Is there a way (plugin?) to restrict a user to being able to edit just one page?

We use wordpress like a CMS and would very much like to allow users to have a "homepage". Ideally they'd be prevented from mucking up the whole site. Is there a simple way to limit users editing ...
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How do I get the right permissions for WordPress running Apache on Debian

I'm trying to set up a WordPress site on a LAMP stack on Debian 6.0. From the WordPress documentation (and my experience on shared hosts) the correct permissions should be as follows All files ...
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Cannot install plugins even though www-data has write permissions

All the files in my WordPress path are owned by myuser:www-data and Apache is running as www-data. All files and folders have group write permissions, e.g. -rw-rw----, but I keep being prompted for ...
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Is it possible to block subscriber users to changing its password?

I want to disable changing password option for all my subscriber users. Is it possible by doing any code tweak or something using any plugin? If someone has any idea or plugin knowledge to do this ...
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Recommended File Permissions

Hey guys, I have been spending the longest time trying to figure out this issue. I would like to know what the file permissions should look like in WordPress in order to use the autoupdate feature. As ...
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Can't upload media, permissions are correct

I did a manual backup and re-install of a WP site, and it worked fine. Then my client updated some plugins, regretted it and asked me to restore the site to its previous state. I used the same backup ...
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Permissions to wp-content folder in Windows Server 2012

I've made some tests to solve this problem: trying to update some plugins via Wordpress backend I always receive a "Unable to create folder" error. So I've initially added IIS_IUSRS with Read/Write/...
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How to let authors revise other authors drafts, but keep them from publishing?

I want to give all authors permission to edit other authors drafts, but not publish them. It seems like the only way to give authors access to drafts by other authors is to grant them '...
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WordPress keeps asking for connection information in localhost

I tried to find and answer but even though the problem is common I haven't been able to fix it, WP keeps asking me for the FTP info on my local LAMP environment when trying to install, delete or ...
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Restrict users on multisite WordPress install

I have a series of sites that I maintain as part of a WordPress multisite install. I'd like to be able to create users accounts that are restricted to viewing only a single one of these sites. Is ...
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Expanding the allowed HTML tags in comments?

I have no problem doing this in a comment, as an administrator: <b>bold test</b> <i>italics test</i> <u>underline test</u> <font color="#ff9900"> color test&...
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Allow Author role to publish one post type and not another

I have two custom post types. One of them, I would like the author role to be able to publish. The other one, I would like for them to "Submit for Review". Any suggestions?
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Reapproval for edits and deletion after post is published

I regularly have guest authors who post one or more articles on a non specific schedule. So I provide them with permanent contributor accounts to avoid the hassle of making them accounts and deleting ...
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Remove Posts Quick Edit link for specific user role? WP 3.3

I am using Wordpress 3.3.2 with the following plugin: - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-access-manager/ The plugin works perfectly but the author said there is currently no way to ...
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Create Read Only Admin

Is there an easy way to create an admin user that has read only permissions? That is, they can login and see everything an admin can, but they cannot change anything at all.
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Pagination Error on Admin (You do not have sufficient permissions)

Hi everybody and tks in advance for your help! I have a plugin and I was trying to do some pagination for a custom query. Everything seems to work fine, but when I click on page 2 (or whatever not ...
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Admins can't edit each other's posts

After I imported content from another wordpress site using the WXR export/import tools, my admins can't edit each other's posts. This is really aggravating because I can't figure out how to change ...
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WordPress Multisite Layered Admins

I'm using WordPress multisite for a company project. The project have 5 multilevel admin structure with about 100 websites. The top level (5) admin (super admin) have access to all the sites. The ...
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Failed media import

I sat up MAMP on my mac and installed wordpress 3.1. Then, I exported my wordpress.com ina tried to import to my local wordpress.... I ticked import media option and I was hoping that I will get all ...
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can i run wp as root permissions

Im not sure if this question is about server, git or wordpress. i have wordpress set up on ubuntu VPS in /home/user its working now when all chown and group is "user". however, when i git pull (as ...
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Redirect after closing Theme Customizer when user does not have permission for theme page

I'm looking for a way to alter the href target for the "close" button from the theme customizer. Another question/answer came very close, but in my case the solution used which involved "load-themes....