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Creating wordpress user registration form

I am having a form page called Test Form with this form : <div id="container"> <form action="wp-content/themes/max-magazine/TestForm.php" method="post" name="myForm"> User <input type="...
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Prevent multiple counts by same user - WP PostViews plugin

I am using WP Post Views plugin to display the post number of views. To do so, I use: <?php if(function_exists('the_views')) { the_views(); } ?> The problem is: The plugin increments the ...
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Is there a reason why my wordpress PHP page isn't loading into my PHP template

Please bear with me because I am new to utilizing Wordpress PHP this way. I have the following script: <div id="content"> <?php // check if the repeater field has rows of data if( ...
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How to show only parents subpages of current page item in vertical menu?

I just can't find a way to make it possible to show only current parent items down to current page item in a vertical menu the "wordpress way". What I want to achieve is the following dynamic ...
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How to order posts by modified date without using 'query_posts'?

I have an example basic wordpress theme template here for you. First, please take a quick look at it to get an idea. <?php get_header(); ?> <div id="primary"> <div id="...
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How to reduce the database query-es

Hy, i make a slide for news, the question is how can i reduce the dathabase queries...ore how can i compress this code... http://s16.postimage.org/bswe0vrph/queries.jpg <div id="featured" > &...
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simple wordpress ajax plugin not working when not logged in

anyone encountered this bug that it will work when you are logged in but once you log out it won't work anymore. this is a very simple plugin that will fetch zip code and display the corresponding ...
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How can I make content disappear when a user logs in?

I am working in Wordpress, and I would like to make certain elements disappear once a user logs in. How can I do this? I have social icons on my page that I positioned to the center of my menu bar at ...
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Sending the reset password link programatically

I have this manually created page: $user_login = sanitize_text_field( $_GET['user_login'] ); if ( username_exists( $user_login ) || email_exists($user_login) ) { ?> <!--Everything has been ...
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Most efficient way to add javascript file to specific post and/or pages?

I am wondering what the most efficient method is to add a javascript file specifically for a post and/or page. Here are a few solutions I came up with: Switch to HTML editing view and post your ...
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Running WP Cron on multisite the right way

I have WordPress Multisite with several sites. I set up DISABLE_WP_CRON to true in my wp-config.php. If we set up cron task with wget or curl we have 30 sec rule to execute PHP script. It's so small ...
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How to display categories of my Custom Post Type?

I have a custom post type. What I'd like to do is to display the project categories just on top of the projects so visitors could then filter projects accordingly. In my functions.php I have: <...
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How to include checkbox in widget backend form?

I'm trying to include a checkbox in my widget back end. But I cannot get the value (on or off) after the user submits it. I thought the value would be stored in "esc_attr( $check )" (as it is when ...
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Adding first / last CSS classes to menus

is that possible, without javascript hacks? like this: <ul class="my_menu"> <li class="first"> ... </li> <li> ... </li> <li> ... </li> <li class"...
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Mega Menu Walker

I'm trying to create a mega menu walker. Unfortunately, walkers completely escape my coding knowledge. I could really use some help getting it working. Here's the features I need: Wrap the second-...
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What is the meaning of %s, %1$s etc.? [closed]

From a Q&A Thread I've came to meet with some old things, but I'm afraid, I found myself in a condition that, I still don't know the meaning of them and don't know why to use them. %1$s - (found ...
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How can I see all the actions attached to an “add_action” hook?

I'm working with the admin bar and trying to debug some of the menus and their priorities. I know several callbacks get bound to actions, such as this one: add_action( 'admin_bar_menu', '...
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How to trigger WooCommerce order complete email?

I want to be able to trigger the WooCommerce order complete email at a different stage in the WooCommerce checkout process. So I've disabled WooCommerce order complete email from the backend and am ...
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Decrease file size upload in Media

By default, I have a 2m limit of uploads. I want to decrease this number. I found out that this code: function custom_file_max_upload_size( $file ) { $size = $file['size']; if ( $size > ...
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Problems with autoloading classes via sp_autoload_register / maybe interfering WP-specific autoloader

I'm working on a plugin in which I do the following for autoloading classes: function TFSLAutoload($class) { $classfile = dirname(__FILE__).'/includes/'.strtolower($class).'.php'; include $...
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How to paginate a list of custom taxonomy terms?

I made a custom taxonomy named "books" and with a little help on SE I managed to display its contents on an image grid, the code below shows how I did this: add_shortcode('taxography' , '...
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List latest posts in WP-Admin

I run a multiple author site and I have created a plugin in wp-admin where authors can connect and collaborate with each other. To enhance it, I want to display a list of latest posts, this list ...
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Add CSS animation as Preloader to WordPress

I found a CSS animation snippet on Codepen, and would like to add it in my WordPress site for preloader animation, but I couldn't find any related help or plugin that would allow me to add a Preloader ...
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To close or not to close php

I have read that it is advised (especially with php 7) to not close the php files with ?> Many of my WP php files end like this: <?php get_sidebar(); ?> <?php get_footer(); ?> Should ...
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Wordpress and magic quotes

I've been writing some Wordpress plugins, and I've been having some problem with Wordpress putting magic quotes on POST and GET data. Specifically, the "wp_magic_quotes" function in \wp-includes\load....
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How to Add Image to Wordpress RSS-Feed with no Plug-in?

I have searched for adding featuring image to rss feed with no plug-in for WordPress. I have found some examples and applied how it was instructed. But All I have got now is nothing. Still can't ...
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Any guides on creating custom admin pages?

I basically want to create a table (preferably AJAXified) that lets the user enter a line of information, and be able to add new lines of information, and delete selected ones. I've found this post ...
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Woocommerce -How to set product regular price default

I am using woocommerce at work for equipment requests, therefore all products I will create will need to be £0. Is it possible to set a default value of 0 for the regular price field on the add ...
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Restrict users from editing post based on the age of the post

How can I restrict users (based on Capabilities) from editing their published posts after a custom amount of time. For instance, a user that can publish_posts (authors) can not edit a their post if ...
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Are WordPress Heartbeat API 'beats' staggered or do they occur simultaneously for all users?

The WordPress Heartbeat API uses admin-ajax.php to run AJAX calls. If User X leaves their browser open, many calls will be made to the server, with each call happening when there is a 'beat'. Now if ...
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dbDelta support for FOREIGN KEY

On PHP 5.3.13/MySQL 5.5.21 the following code doesn't work: if($check_custom_fields_form!=1){ $sql = "CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS ". $table_custom_fields_form ." ( `form_name` ...
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How do I change/modify the_post_thumbnail(); html output?

I'm working on building out a custom theme and have been struggling with this one for a bit. I am trying to modify the HTML output of the_post_thumbnail(); function. I need to do this because I am ...
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Can i use php sql functions instead of $wpdb?

I'm new to WordPress and was wondering why in WordPress API do they tell you to use functions such as prepare(), insert(), get_col(), get_row(), query(), etc. when technically I can use the built-in ...
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Include a external PHP file into a Wordpress Custom Template

Is it possible to include a external PHP file into a custom template? I'm trying to add a blog into my site. I already have the header, footer, and sidebar layout in my site. Can I use those in my ...
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How to use nonce with front end submission form?

Thanks to a variety of posts on here I've managed to put together a front end submission form. After about 24 hours of tweaking I've finally got everything working including a redirect to a 'success' ...
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How to stop form resubmission on page refresh

Hi I have a form that adds attachments to a post, however when the form posts it obviously doesn't show the post with the new attachment echoing "your file has been uploaded". When the user refreshes ...
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Displaying Logged-In User Name in Wordpress Menu

I'm using Wordpress with UserPro, and want my menu to display the logged-in user's first name, linked to the user profile page. The problem is that in my menu structure, the "Profile" menu option is ...
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Customize default settings on new sites on multisite

As the title states i need an approach to change default settings when a new site is created on my wordpress multi site. I guess its easiest to keep the code in a mu-plugin but can a go about having ...
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Security - Ajax and Nonce use [closed]

I'm developing a site which posts a number of ajax calls from jquery to PHP and returns data from PhP to jquery. Everything is working, but i'd to know if my approach to handling the calls is ok, in ...
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Which ways can be used to log in to Wordpress?

FYI: This has been also posted here since I'm fairly new to this website and didn't know that the Wordpress part existed. Sorry for the repost. I'm currently trying to tighten the security for a ...
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Hide a menu-item and its submenus and display a 'Log in' link if the user is logged out

I need, somehow, to enable that when you logout, that 'My Account' item is getting hidden from the navbar, and instead it displays a 'Log in' link. The item 'My Account' also have submenus with the ...
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How to change upload directory in wp_handle_upload

I am trying to work out how to use the wp_handle_upload function for a custom plugin so that i can specify my own own upload directory. The code so far takes a file from my plugin settings page and ...
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Include WP_Query in my own PHP file?

I want to write a cronjob for myself. But I need to get access to WP_Query and the permissions to delete posts etc. My question now is, how can I include the WP_Query function to my own PHP file and ...
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How to Remove all Instances of edit_post_link

Can someone please assist with how to remove from my theme, whilst in author mode, the edit_post_link (Edit link), throughout all my pages. Which php files in the Twenty Eleven theme (WordPress v3.2) ...
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How do you code for WordPress?

In plain php and frameworks coding is done with the help of IDE tools, im using PhpStorm and very happy so far, recently i decided to discover most popular CMS this days and got confused how do you ...
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Inject post (from specific category) between posts in Loop

I would like to add a post (from specific category) between posts in the WordPress Loop (such as 'Sponsors'). Example: P P P S P P S P P S P P How can I achieve this? I am a beginner with coding, so ...
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Retrieve POST data from AJAX call

I have the following JS script : jQuery('#form-recherche').submit(ajaxSubmit); function ajaxSubmit(){ var newFormRecherche = jQuery(this).serialize(); jQuery.ajax({ ...
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Using register_activation_hook in classes

I am trying to develop a plugin for basic SEO purposes, as a lot of people I know don't like using Yoast. I literally just started the plugin, and am building out the activation message displayed to ...
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How to call a function only once (global variable scope)

I have been trying to work out the most effecient way to use functions in WordPress. I have a big slow function big_slow_function() that ideally is only run once. But I need to use the boolean that ...
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Enforcing password complexity

We need to enforce password complexity in a wordpress site, we used this article: http://www.webtipblog.com/force-password-complexity-requirements-wordpress/ We created the following in functions....

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