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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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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How to handle the Plugin Version on Update using Tortoise SVN and the worpdress.org Plugin Repository?

Recently I tried to update my plugin to WP server. The update to trunk folder went fine, but when I created a folder with a new version under tags folder and tried to upload it, only the immediate ...
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Getting Post details when post is published

I would like to collect main info about post like Title etc. in moment when post was written and it's going to be published and perform some actions on this data. What's the hook for that? Thanks!
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Pass variable to nested shortcode

I'm setting up a plugin with a nested shortcode, i.e. [ct_training_group] [ct_training] [/ct_training_group] Here's the catch: I use the [ct_training] code outside of the parent as well as ...
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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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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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Do Plugins effect site loading time?

Is there any way to measure the time it takes for plugins to load and in which pages they load (without figuring out the entire code)? In addition, I would like to find out which plugins load files in ...
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Why do I get this “plugin does not have a valid header” error?

I recently committed version 2 of my new plugin to the Plugin Directory, but now when you install the plugin for the first time, you get this error on activation: "The plugin does not have a valid ...
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Is there plugin to show recent posts from one website in the widget area of another?

I would like to take the titles of recent posts or content related posts from one website and display them in the widget area of another website. I'm sure there must be a way to do this, perhaps some ...
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Basic gallery plugin suggestion [closed]

I'm developing a custom wp theme which needs a gallery function. I looked over a few popular gallery plugins, but all of them seem "bloated" with a lot of unnecessary stuff. Do you have any ...
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How can I install a plugin on a Wordpress.com hosted blog?

I used to have a self hosted wordpress blog but I switch to a wordpress.com one. I can't seem to find the plugins area. Any help?
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XML Sitemap Generator can't notify google and bing

I am using wordpress Version 2.9.2 and XML Sitemap Generator 3.2.3 I have registered with Google Webmaster Tools. But I get an error while notifying to Google and I really don't know what it means. ...
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problems with wordpress and php version 5.3.3-1

I recently installed a server with new php version - 5.3.3-1 and when I imported wordpress site and database, there were some problems with plugin settings - some of them were reset. In pagenavi ...
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cforms plugin function “my_cforms_logic” (for writing custom logic), is running 5 times

I'm using cforms plugin, which provides a way for writing custom functions for the form action handler page, using the file my-functions.php and the function my_cforms_logic(. The issue is that ...
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cannot find cforms action handler page

I'm not able to find the action handler page for the cforms plugin anywhere. I want to write some function in the action handler page of the cforms plugin using the post values.
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What are good plugins for beginners? [closed]

I want this question to turn into a more of a wiki because people often have this question. What do you think are some useful and must-have plugins for a wordpress-based site? Currently, I'm in the ...
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How can I force a file download in the WordPress backend?

I would like to add a "Click to download" button to one of my WordPress plugins, and I'm not sure which hook to use. So far, hooking 'admin_init' to this code seems to work: header("Content-type: ...
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Adding Plugin-specific Fields with wp_insert_post()?

(Moderator's note: The original title was "wp_insert_post() and plugins") I use wp_insert_post() like this: $my_post = array( 'post_title' => 'title', 'post_content' => $post, 'post_status'...
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How do I work with the SlideDeck plug-in?

I added the SlideDeck plug-in to my site. I added it into the main index template. I am using the Arthemia theme. I really like the look of it but the only problem is that now I can't see all the ...
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Do widget options need to be escaped widget()?

I was wondering if you really need to escape user submitted data (widget option fields) within the widget() and form() functions (from the widget class) ? I don't see a reason to do this, if the data ...
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WordPress - “tag page” additional, custom content

Please look at it here TAG page morsblog [dot] dk/tag/stranden/ For THIS TAG, I want to write some text in WordPress (it should have possibility to add defined text to any defined tag). It should ...
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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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Auto-post to multiple sites like Posterous? [closed]

I'd like to be able to autopost from my wordpress site (private wordpress.org, not on wordpress.com) to multiple sites with one plugin/hack from within wordpress. I'd like my posts to be able to be ...
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How to hack YARPP plugin to find related posts for custom post type?

Does anybody knows how I can hack YARPP (Yet-Another-Related-Post-Plugin) to find related posts for custom post type? I really can't find any better related post plugin than YARPP. But, unfortunately,...
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Feature Differences between WordPress.com and Hosting on your Own Server?

I created a new blog using WordPress.com and obviously it got hosted on their server. But what I notice is that few features are not visible in this version as compared to the WordPress PHP script ...
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problem with nextgen plugin

I have a problem with Nextgen gallery,after activating some plugins it doesn't show the submit buttons(insert, cancel). Then i have deactivated all plugins, but that doesn't help. I haven't any ...
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Adding rel=“nofollow” to external links in posts?

I've tried three plugins to do this, non of them worked (I'm using WP 3.01): http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sem-external-links/ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/external-nofollow/ http://...
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File Storage Plugin (For Individual Users)?

I have a client who has a Wordpress blog and he'd like to give a small number of clients their own user accounts in which, ideally, they'll be able to access a specific set of files. These files would ...
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Qtranslate displays empty categories with get_categories()

I am using qtranslate (Wordpress Plugin) on a website and I don't want to display categories that don't contain posts for a language. So when I do get_categories() (without qtranslate) the ...
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Coding Challenge - JavaScript Easter Egg

As some of you know, there's an Easter Egg hidden in the WordPress post revision system that will display a message from the movie The Matrix if you perform a specific action (if you don't know, I won'...
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How to make sexy bookmarks plugin work in WPMU

We have Wordpress 3.0 working as multi site, and we want all the blogs in the system to have the plugin "sexy bookmarks". But it seems to be working only in the main blog. Does anyone know how to make ...
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Recommended eCommerce Plugin for a T-Shirt Sales Business? [closed]

I want to create a website for my T-Shirt business. I've tried osCommerce and it's ok for a basic setup but even something simple as installing an addon for SEO turns into a nightmare of database ...
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Best Sitemap Plugin for 1M+ pages [closed]

A client of mine has a VERY, VERY, VERY large WordPress site (over 1 million pages). Is there a sitemap plugin that can handle this (would need to create sitemap indexes)? Their site have very ...
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My Category is too big on the Menu what can i do?

Currently I have a small amount of 100 categories and my MENU goes crazy big and I would like to be able to do 2 things if possible: First category menu with limited amount categories sorted by hits ...
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Adding CSS to custom post type admin page causes error

I have this bit of code in my Meteor Slides plugin that loads a stylesheet on the admin pages of just the slides custom post type: add_action('admin_head', 'meteorslides_admin_css'); function ...
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Can Shopp Commercial Plugin be hacked to display radio buttons instead of Dropdowns? [closed]

I need to know if the 'Shopp' e-commerce plugin can be modified to display radio buttons instead of drop down menus for the product options. I don't need you to tell me how this can be done (though ...
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How to detect WP plugins used on a site

Is it at all possible to detect the list of plugins used on a WP site. Also, beyond my initial hunch, how can confirm for fact that a blog is indeed powered by WP?
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Facebook Like Button On Individual Comments

Has anyone added this kind of functionality to a WP site before? I'm looking to add Facebook Like button to individual comments. This can be a Theme function or a plugin
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plugin to search entire posts, blogs, forum, users [closed]

hi can anyone recommend a good search engine plugin that allows the users to search for posts, blogs, forums, users, etc and shows the results as a combined result and not divided into categories? we ...
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Display WordPress comments before the plugins?

I am so happy that I found this site =) Well, here is my problem: I want to display the wp comments right after the post, but before the plugins content. What I have tried so far: in single-...
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Download counter for skydrive shared files in wordpress

I have attached some skydrive files in my Wordpress posts. I want to show how many times these were downloaded. Is there any plugin or theme customization or trick to do this easily and effectively? ...
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Wordpress shopping cart that supports 2 tier product variation options

I need a WordPress shopping cart that will produce 2 tier product variations. For example if you pick 'option 1' for a product, sub-options 'x' 'y' 'z' will be revealed and if you pick 'option 2', sub-...
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Is there any W3C compatible Share & Follow plugin?

I'm trying to build a fully W3C compatible blog. But I couldn't find a fully W3C compatible plugin. I want a simple plugin that provides share, tweet and like icons, sociable style. I don't want my ...
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Reblog from Tumblr to Wordpress

If you have a Tumblr blog, you can 'reblog' from other Tumblr blogs, much like a trackback. I follow a couple of Tumblr blogs and sometimes want to quote from those websites. And, on these Tumblr ...
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Taking WordPress table prefixes into account

Given the code below how would I account for the table prefix that can change from installation to installation? Is there a better way to write it than an SQL query? Is there a variable I've missed ...
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custom user tables supported in SharDB plugin?

I'm trying out the SharDB plugin, but it doesn't seem to be respecting my CUSTOM_USER_TABLE and CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE declarations -- it is querying $shardb_prefix.users instead of my custom table ...
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Survey plugin recommendations [closed]

What is a good plugin to do surveys for wordpress. I can think of creating a custom contact form 7 - but i was having problem in the formatting and separating it from the body of the post visually. ...
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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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Socialite WP plugin, unable to obtain API keys from FB

I've installed the Socialite plugin for my wordpress blog, this allows your posts to be included in your facebook status as you publish them. I'm trying to configure the plugin, it gives you a URL to ...
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How to override normal Wordpress search in Buddypress? [closed]

hi i have wordpress and buddypress installed and i wanted to be able to search through forum posts, blog posts and other info all over the site. i found Search Engine (Wordpress Plugin) and installed ...