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Questions tagged [plugins]

Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. This tag should not be used to mark requests for plugin recommendations, which are off-topic per the FAQ.

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Where do I put the code snippets I found here or somewhere else on the web?

Many posts here or somewhere else contain code, but they do not say where to put it. Example: I have found this post: How do I turn off 301 redirecting posts (not canonical)? I'm a newbie with PHP. ...
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Best Collection of Code for your functions.php file [closed]

Please vote on the question and any answers you find useful by clicking on the UP arrow on the left hand side of the question or answer. As with many others who are now viewing this post, I have been ...
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What's the preferred method of writing AJAX-enabled plugins?

I'm wondering what the preferred method is for dealing with AJAX calls. Should one use the same plugin php file to process the POST or a separate one? Which is cleaner or safer?
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Uninstall, Activate, Deactivate a plugin: typical features & how-to

I'm making a wordpress plugin. What are typical things I should include in the uninstall feature? For example, should I delete any tables I created in the install function? Do I clean up my option ...
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Between functions.php, widgets and plugins, which is loaded first?

Customer asks if a specific carousel plugin he uses can be widgetized. That means I should create a widget inside functions.php which calls the plugin's function. That means that the plugin's code has ...
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Tips for using WordPress as a CMS? [closed]

I want to use WordPress as a CMS for a reasonably basic site rather than a blog. I have several pages and at the moment, I don't intend to have a "news" page. While there are ways to make this work, ...
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WPSE Plugin Repository: The plugins that came out of WP-Answers

Link your WPSE-Plugins If you answered a question and made a plugin out of your code, than this is your place to share it. The Idea: An old comment from @MikeSchinkel during the beta phase where he ...
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Adding a Taxonomy Filter to Admin List for a Custom Post Type?

I have created a Custom Post Type called 'listing' and added a Custom Taxonomy called 'businesses'. I would like to add a dropdown list of Businesses to the admin list for the Listings. Here is what ...
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Passing a parameter to filter and action functions

Is a way to pass my own parameters to the function in add_filter or add_action. For example take a look in the following code: function my_content($content, $my_param) { do something... using $...
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Custom pages with plugin

I'm developing some plugin where I would like to enable custom pages. In my case some custom page would contain a form like contact form (not literally). When user will fill out this form and send it, ...
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Best way to initiate a class in a WP plugin?

I've created a plugin, and of course being me, I wanted to go with a nice OO approach. Now what I've been doing is to create this class and then just below create an instance of this class: class ...
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How to customise the output of the WP image gallery shortcode from a plugin?

We're building a plugin that displays posts, and we also want to display the image gallery when it is used in a post. However, we need to limit the number of photos displayed? Is that possible?
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Implementing a CrunchBase.com Clone using WordPress?

I wish to create something like CrunchBase.com with WordPress.org (So to have one website that is a "database", and another one, which is a blog, that connects to it). Is it possible? and how? ...
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How can I use WordPress functions in my stylesheet?

I have my style.php file looking like this. <?php header('Content-Type: text/css');?> #div{ background:<?php echo get_option('bgcolor');?>; } This does not work, but when I do this ...
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Create custom page templates with plugins?

Is it possible to make custom page templates available from a plugin?
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How can I make add_image_size() crop from the top?

I have a series of posts, all with featured images, but I need to be able to customise the crop top right corner. In this instance, I need them to be cropped from top right, but it would be useful to ...
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Updates for a private plugin?

If I write a private plugin, is there any way to use the WordPress auto-update mechanism to update it? I want to encapsulate the functionality, but it's specific to my own 5 or so blogs, so it's not ...
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How To Activate Plugins via Code?

If possible, how can installed plugins (meaning the files have been placed in wp-content/plugins directory) be activated from other plugins?
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Best way to overide plugin CSS?

Currently, I use CSS specificity to override plugin styles. I prefer this for editing the plugin as it makes less headaches when you update. It would be nice if my style sheet loaded after the ...
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How to load wp_editor via AJAX

Does anyone know how o load wp_editor via AJAX in WordPress? My markup and editor is getting loaded properly but editor controls are not getting loaded properly, it may be because Javascript is not ...
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In what order does WordPress load plugin files?

In what order are plugins loaded in WordPress? And within a particular plugin's folder, what order is followed for loading?
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Disable update notification for individual plugins

Is there a way to disable update notifications for specific plugins? As a plugin developer, I have some plugins installed on my personal site using the svn trunk version for testing, but the same ...
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How to implement a customizable free OpenID authentication?

OpenID is a standard commonly used nowadays. I am trying to implement OpenID on my blog, but I have many difficulties. I tried OpenID plugin but it seems to be incompatible with Wordpress 3.0. I ...
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Are there any hooks that alter the 404 logic?

Provided you have a 404 page defined in your theme, Wordpress will display a 404 page if "tag" is defined in $wp_query->query_vars, and there are no posts matching that tag. I'm writing a plugin that ...
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Pass PHP variable to javascript

Is there any possibility to pass some PHP variables in javascript so I can use them later? Only in single.php. I heard about wp_enqueue_scripts but with that it is neccesary to declare a path to a JS ...
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Restricting a Plugin to Only Load its CSS and JS on Selected Pages?

I'd like to cause a plugin to restrict its loading of CSS stylesheets and JavaScript JS files to only those pages for which they are needed. An example for my question is the plugin Contact Form 7 ...
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Redesigning Custom Post Type “Add New” page

I've been browsing all over google for a solution to this. I'm writing a custom post types plugin for work to log-in visitors that we get. I initially wrote a mock-up without custom post types, then I ...
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Where is the best place to use add_filter

Should I use the function add_filter In my plugin's init action hook or just the in the main plugin script? Since sometimes I found people is using filter all over the place and if I put in the init ...
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Looking for a Table of Contents (TOC) plugin for WordPress

I am looking for a simple TOC plugin for WordPress that would create a ToC similar to the one from MediaWiki (Wikipedia). Usually I need this only for big pages and the TOC needs to be generated based ...
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How to use a Must-Use plugin to hide a regular one and to hide itself?

When solving this issue ( Change admin language based on user (in single-site) ), I did a function so that the plugin would auto-hide from all users except one (me:). The flaw is that it only auto-...
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Alter how often WordPress Auto-Updates Plugins

From my understanding of how WordPress updates core and plugins is that every 12 hours it goes out and looks for updates. When does that time get set? 12 hours from initial installation? I ask this ...
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What are these entries in the database? Looks similar to JSON

So I have been wondering for a while now what these entries are and what they do, also what the format of them are. They look similar to JSON but are definitely not JSON. a:1:{s:12:"jetlocations";a:...
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Trying to avoid including wp-load.php

I am working a plugin where I am trying to connect an HR system with WordPress. There is an XML API on the HR system so I have written the plugin to take the data and put it into a WordPress database ...
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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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Wordpress 3.5 Media Manager - add a button

In my plugin, I would like to add two buttons to Media Manager (to the left of "Insert Into Post" in "media-toolbar-primary" section), and connect a jQuery action to it. First one - The "Select All" ...
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Changing wp login url without .htaccess

How to change wordpress login url without using .htaccess, should be a manual process, so example.com/login will not redirect to example.com/wp-login.php so example.com/login will be the login page?
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How can I edit post data before it is saved?

I have a plugin and I would like to be able to run the post content through some filters before it is saved to the database. From looking at the plugin api, I see that two hooks that look like they ...
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Update plugin from personal API

I'm developing a wordpress plugin at the moment which I do not want in the Wordpress plugin repository. However I still want to be able to push updates to my costumers from my own API repository. I'...
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Adding Additional Attributes in Script Tag for 3rd party JS

I ran into this when attempting to integrate Dropbox's drop in chooser API to a plugin I'm writing. The API documentation instructs you to place the following script tag at the top of your file: <...
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List all sidebar names?

I'm listing all sidebars like that: global $wp_registered_sidebars; echo '<pre>'; print_r($wp_registered_sidebars); echo '</pre>' So I'm getting something like: Array ( [sidebar-1]...
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Do deactivated plugins slow down a WordPress site?

Most people are aware that minimizing the number of plugins used is a good way to help keep a WordPress site running fast. However, does that general rule include deactivated plugins?
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How to generate/update a XML sitemap without plugins?

I like to hardcode everything on my WordPress websites, without using any plugins. Is there any way to generate or update my sitemap everytime I publish/update a post on one of my Multisite blogs, ...
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How to use WP-FirePHP extension?

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-firephp/ I'm simply supposed to call fb('Error message','Lable') but it doesn't work all the time. I can't figure out when and where the relevant files are ...
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Get main parent categories for a product

Can someone please help me, I'm looking for a way to find the main parent product category of a WooCommerce product? Say, the product is marked under Gadgets, but the main parent of them all is ...
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Can I leave off plugin textdomain for terms used in core?

I've got a plugin that puts post statuses into post type admin menus. I'm in the middle of internationalizing it, and I'm wondering how to handle this situation. The plugin uses some unique strings ...
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Change capability type of post type registered by plugin

I'm using the plugin Custom CSS JS which registers it's own post type but the capability is assigned to "post". I want to change it to "manage_options". Is there a correct way without altering the ...
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Stackoverflow type of badge plugin giving warnings in Wordpress 3.5

I modified an abandoned Stackoverflow form of badge plugin to work with Wordpress 3.4.2 and it does indeed. The full script for it is here: http://pastebin.com/Ta91zXiL When upgrading to Wordpress v3....
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How to add a shortcode button to the TinyMCE editor?

How to make any plugin icon in wordpress post? The code I want to insert in plugin code and will appear in post bar [wp-admin/post.php]. Like this image: Output: If I click the icon it automatically ...
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How do you debug plugins?

I am pretty new to plugin authoring and was having a hard time debuging. I used lots of echo and it is sloppy and ugly. I am sure there is a better way to do this, maybe an IDE with a debugger that ...
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How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?

How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?