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How to check if a theme is active?

I'd like to be able to check if the twentytwelve theme is active. I know if I was checking for an active plugin I'd do something like: $active_plugins = apply_filters( 'active_plugins', get_option( '...
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How to enable suggested edits?

I like the idea of enabling any user of my website to suggest edits to a page. Much like the edit system on Stack Exchange but different in that anyone should be able to edit, not just registered ...
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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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Show a different number of posts per page depending on context (e.g., homepage, search, archive)

In the Reading Settings, there is place to set the number of posts shown that affects the number of posts shown in all contexts. I'd like to show instead a certain number of posts on the homepage, and ...
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Open Source Forum for wordpress similar to stackexchange or stackoverflow [closed]

I have to add forum feature in my wordpress blog.I see bbpress but would like to add forum similar to stackexchange or stackoverflow. Please let me know.
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What is difference between get_bloginfo('url') and get_site_url()?

I am developing a plugin. I want to know difference between get_bloginfo('url'); and get_site_url(); I got same output, then what's the difference?
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Check if add_menu_page exists or not

I'm working on a plugin that I have to release in parts. The problem is, if there is a menu in the page then add the new plugin to the 2nd or next submenu else add a new menu and then add the plugin ...
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WooCommerce store with ~30,000 products [closed]

I'm investigating WooCommerce as a potential e-commerce solution, however my immediate concern (which I haven't been able to find information on) is the number of products. The proposed store needs ...
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Is it heavyweight plugins or lots of plugins that make a site slow?

I've often heard that having a lot of plugins will slow down a WordPress site. This makes sense of course, as the more code that executes, the longer it will take. I'm wondering whether the slowness ...
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How to add “Stick this post to the front page” to front end?

I have a baseball related website with multiple authors. I use the "Stick this post to the front page" to denote an "Editor's Pick" on an article. I would like to add a link/button to allow editor to ...
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Manually set global $post vars with an ID, in order to use template tags

I have a function retrieving ID's of posts by very specific means. I need to be able to set the global $post in order to use functions like the_content(), which does not allow an ID as a parameter. ...
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wp.media.view.ImageDetails - Save settings as HTML5 data-* attributes for image

What I finally want to achieve are extra settings added to the Image Details box, that will be stored in the image <img> tag as data-* attributes Example: <img src="..." data-my_setting="..."...
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Generate dormant hook references

It seems a lot of plugin developers take the time to add filter/action hooks to let users tweak their products’ functionality. Which is great, but what they often don’t do is provide a list of hooks ...
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dealing with large HTML output via plugin code

I recently wrote my first WP plugin that adds a shortcode for embedding a custom jquery image gallery into posts. It's primarily just dumps a good chunk of HTML into the post, along with javascript ...
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WooCommerce - how to display product category above product? [closed]

I'm a newbie at modifying wooCommerce. I hope someone can help me with a problem i'm having while trying to make a minor change to the plugin to fit with a request from my client. I'm trying to ...
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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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Activate a plugin through PHPMyAdmin or FTP?

I've just disabled a plugin on my site and it's now giving me the dreaded white screen of death. I know the site will be fine if I reactivate the plugin. Is there a way to manually activate a plugin ...
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How to change a user's password programatically

I am trying to create a totally different profile page (not the one provided by Wordpress), since the layout and feel of the default profile page is too "Wordpress" for the users. Now I am successful ...
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Woocommerce - Specific template for product category? [closed]

I'd like to create a specific template for specific category (not for single product). Is it possible and how to do it? Thanks,
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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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WooCommerce: List All Categories

I'm using the WooCommerce plugin with WordPress and within my theme I'd like to list all categories within a navigation menu with PHP. I've tried using woocommerce_product_categories(); but I don't ...
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WordPress sharding: which multi-DB plugin to use?

I've got a WordPress multisite installation that's hosting enough blogs I need to shard the database. I see there are three plugins available to spread WordPress across multiple databases: http://...
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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 only hook on Single.php after content?

I am currently hooking on the_content() but that goes through the Wordpress loop too. How can I only hook on the Single.php page? Also, is there a way to only look on the first X posts in the ...
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Automating deprecated call checks?

I've recently started revamping and re-releasing some abandoned (yet important) WordPress plugins. As I walk through the code patching other bugs, my IDE highlights deprecated function calls for me, ...
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How to check plugins for malicious code?

Our new hosting company ran a security check on our installation and I was very surprised to hear that a premium plugin we had purchased (Easy Media Gallery Pro) contained malicious code. (It may ...
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Auto login using Active Directory and Windows Authentication

I've been able to setup and use a couple different LDAP plugins (CoSign SSO, Simple LDAP Logon) to create new WordPress users based on the Active Directory users but it still requires them to manually ...
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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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Convert WordPress posts to products in WooCommerce

Is there anyway I could convert all the posts e have right now on our WordPress install into products using some MySQL query or something like that?
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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 can I delete orphan keys in WordPress database tables?

In particular in table wp_options. After almost 2 years of blog production it seems increased a lot, and I don't know how many crap is in there. Do you know a plugin that works with WordPress 3.0 or ...
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Is there a WordPress plugin that registers a plugin file as a custom page template?

I need to create a plugin that makes custom page templates available in wp-admin. I'm wondering if someone has tackled this already, as it seems like a pretty typical process?
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Creating two database tables via plugin

I'm working on a voting plugin for my site and I want to create 2 tables: one that stores votes and another that stores voter ips. In Codex it suggests to use an if statement to see if the table has ...
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Ways to create a paid wordpress plugin?

I can't find a lot of information on google about creating a paid wordpress plugin. I'm already versed into plugin development, but what are my options to have a freemium model ? I would like to ...
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Any plugin out there that uses WP's internal image uploader?

I'm trying to use the media uploader thing from WP (the form from the pop-up with crunching and all that), and can't figure out how. Is there any plugin out there that uses it? It would be easier to ...
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Creating a user's own folder on user registration

I need a plugin or some guidence on creating a user's own folder on user registation. For example...A user clicks on Register and registers ... I need wordpress to create a directory which would be ...
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Automatically install wordpress plugin at theme activation

I'm looking into using http://tgmpluginactivation.com/ to activate required plugins for my custom theme during the theme activation step. From what I can tell, this class only Activates plugins ...
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Changing Woocommerce Product Description [closed]

I've been changing the way that the Single product page looks. I've moved a few things about by hooking into Woocommerce and also editing the css. Out of the box the single product page shows the ...
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Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_get_current_user()

I have some strange error or may be I do not have the skills to tackle this issue. I am building a plugin for Multisite. When is use is_admin(), my plugin works fine but when I use is_super_admin it ...
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Woocommerce: assign an “author” to a product

I'm developing my first theme for woocommerce. I need to be able to have "authors" (really "designers") assigned to woocommerce products. Is that feasible? I was thinking of using the wordpress ...
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Media library - Limit images to custom post type

Is there some wordpress magic/plugin that will make the media library only show images that were uploaded to a specific custom post type? I have a custom post type called "artists", I want, when admin ...
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How to set back-end language per user?

I would like to use the english interface for the back-end but I would like to set it to native language for an editor. I know WPML has this feature, but I don't want to install the unsupported WPML ...
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Delete tables from database when deleting plugin

I created a plugin and want to add a function to delete my tables from the database when a user deletes my plugin. I created a function that deletes tables from the DB when a user deactivates my ...
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What is right way to go about adding functionality to a published WordPress plugin?

So I looked all over to try and find some kind of rules, or at least some common-courtesy guidelines, concerning this issue and couldn't find anything. Essentially I'm wondering what I should do when ...
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How to share category taxonomy with custom post type (The Event Calendar plugin)

I have a custom post type 'Events' created by The Event Calendar plugin. It has registered it's own custom taxonomy. Is there a way I can assign the regular WP post categories to some of these events ...
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Removing the “Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public” Message Generated by the WP-DBManager Plugin

I upgraded a client's WordPress from 2.8 to 3.0.1 and after upgrading I am now receiving this message in the dashboard: Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public To correct this ...
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Wordpress plugin from own server

I am developing a game, and I am planning that, I will have partners, so they can run a game like mine. For this, I developed a plugin, with some classes, and functions, to handle the game requests. ...
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Membership / subscription plugins - alternatives [closed]

Does anyone have recommendations (backed by experience) for a membership plugin that can Provide for recurring subscriptions via PayPal Allow selected posts to be visible only to subscription members ...
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Display products from specific category in shop page

I know many people asked for this question but I didn't find a proper way to do it. How to add a simple meta_query (product_cat) before the execution of the shop page's query. Maybe by using a filter ...
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How does Wordpress handle MySQL row lock errors?

If there is a WordPress plugin which updates rows in a custom table, but that update encounters a row lock, what happens? E.g. two users simultaneously fire an update on TABLE1, one setting AGE=1 and ...