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Plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress.Use the tag to mark questions related to issues and bugs faced in the plugin or its improvement. This tag should not be used to mark requests for plugin recommendations, which are off-topic per the FAQ.

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Overriding Plugin Template Files with Child Theme

So hopefully a simple question. I have a child theme installed and have been able to successfully override changes to a .php file that is held in my theme files by uploading it to my child theme. If ...
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Disable plugins on cron and ajax page

I want to disable few wordpress plugins on my cron and an ajax page. I have already tried option_active_plugins filter but it's not working. I have checked and found most of the people say that ...
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How to authenticate custom API endpoint in WooCommerce

I have created custom API, which is working fine, but I am not able to authenticate it, it returns result without checking for keys I have created consumer key and secret key from admin. How to ...
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Find out what is using PHP sessions in WordPress

Is there a way to find out what is using PHP sessions or spawning PHP processes? My Wordpress site gets heavy traffic (3.5 million hits per month). We discovered recently that we had permissions set ...
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Wordpress admin notice in plugin function

i have sample wordpress plugin class. Im hooking woocommerce woocommerce_saved_order_items and i want create a admin notice. Add action from __construct works, but when i want create a notice in hook ...
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Plugin updates are not shown

I have a site developed in WordPress 3.5.1. I have updated the WordPress to latest version (4.3.1), but it's not showing the plugin updates. It's showing all plugins are up to date, but i have already ...
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Cropping, Re-sizing and Saving images from one folder to another folder in wordpress

I'm adding an upgrade for the WordPress plugin which I have developed ages ago. This plugin is just a product catalog, so just show products and their images. Products can have more than one images. ...
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Adding a widget programmatically

I want to add widgets to my wordpress site programmatically. I tried the following code from the codex docs: class MyNewWidget extends WP_Widget { function MyNewWidget() { // Instantiate ...
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Why doesn't the WordPress Importer update posts?

One can see from the code on the WordPress Importer Plugin that it was a thought decision to bail early when imported posts had post_title and post_date matching existing posts. For that reason, ...
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Let readers suggest edits from the frontend

I'd like to make my articles editable at the front-end for any reader who visits the site. (More like a wiki). I don't really want to trouble them through the registration process. I have no idea how ...
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WooCommerce 'all' orders no longer being displayed - how may I debug/fix

I've just noticed that we seem to have a bug with our store. The 'all' orders selection is showing as empty but the other sub catergories such as completed, on hold and pending etc are there. I'm ...
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Loading class files via autoload method

We have core classes created for theme and we are moving those classes to client-mu-plugins. Is there any way we can load all of the classes without adding require_once function for every single files?...
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How can I add a custom header to a custom template in a plugin without using the theme folders

There is a lot of documentation on how to create custom headers for a theme. For example, if I wanted to add a header named: header-custom.php I would add this to my template file: get_header('...
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Add new password rule to Ultimate Member register form

I use Ultimate Member and classic form for registration. I have enabled "Strong password", but I want my users to at least fill their password with 1 special character (like "# % $ ...&...
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How can I translate the name of my Plugin for other languages?

How can I translate the name of plugin for other languages? For example: When Wordpress is in pt-BR language, the plugin would be "Meu plugin". If the Wordpress is in en-XX language, the plugin name ...
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Claim Listing functionality - how to send email to users when their claim has been approved or denied

We have a claim listing plugin, it allows items(posts) to be claimed by users. It requires the user to "register" in order to claim that item therefore they have to enter a username and their email. ...
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How to find out what blocks are added by a plugin

I am creating a plugin, which adds a number of blocks defined by JS/PHP as per Gutenberg documentation. I want to display these block names on an admin page. Is there a hook or function I can use ...
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$wpdb->get_results() does not fetch results with unicode 'WHERE' clause

I've just a simple query to fetch a students records by his name, written in Bengali. $student_rcrd = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM student WHERE name='আবুল কালাম আজাদ'"); Although my database ...
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admin-ajax returning 400 error when request is made with Fetch API

I'm developing a plugin with an ajax handler. I first coded the ajax request setting up the XHR object. Looks like this: var data = new FormData(); data.append('post_title', 'Hola como'); data....
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Yoast SEO blocking/re-initialising longer running process

I have created a custom plugin, the job of which is to calls an external API to fetch data and fill in some custom tables in WordPress database. This is really a long-running process (maybe over 30 ...
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wp_verify_nonce() why return false?

I was to tried create theme options admin page (without settings API) in this code I'd like to know why wp_verify_nonce return false: main file <?php add_action('admin_menu', '...
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Problem protecting a page with a password

As we know, there is a built-in option in WP to protect a certain page with a password. Under the general settings for the page, I choose to show it only with password and set the password accordingly....
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Install plugin remotely

I have seen a couple services ( ManageWP, BlogVault ) where we supply them with the admin login details to our WordPress site and they programmatically install their respective plugin and then connect ...
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Woocommerce cart is a non-object inside `admin_post` action

I'm writing a custom integration plugin for Woocommerce, to add a dynamic product to the cart. Right now, without the plugin, I make POST request via a form inside an external page containing the ...
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Files being generated in multiple directories supposedly by WordPress (advanced_settings.php and common_config.php)

I have a few sites in a cPanel. A couple of them are WordPress. I changed to a new hosting provider and since then two files started being generated in multiple directories, even ones not from ...
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Detecting when a custom taxonomy has been changed and display alert?

I'm building a plugin with a CPT and custom taxonomy - location. Everything's been working fine except I need to add a dismissible admin alert when the custom taxonomy has been changed either from the ...
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Advanced Custom Fields into functions.php

I'm trying to include a few custom fields I've created in my functions.php file so they're native to the theme I'm working on. However they're not showing up on the edit screens of the posts I've set ...
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allow arabic letters when register new account

How can allow arabic letters when register new account ? i don't need to lose any security. If any of us, Arabs, want to register in any wordpress blogs we have to use English letters in “username” ...
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How to enable edit button in the theme's customize UI?

I saw on WordPress.com's theme customizer has this little blue (with a pencil icon in it) edit icon, they are SUPER user friendly! But seems default wordpress.org installation does not have it! Is ...
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How can I rewrite a plugin generated URL?

I'm using the wpForo plugin to create custom profile pages on the front end of my website. The profile URLs generated by the wpForo plugin look like this: example.com/community/profile/username/ ...
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Give editors access to particular plugin - turn “admin.php” into “edit.php”

I'm using the Business Opening Hours plugin. I made it appear in the sidebar using the Client Dash plugin, but when the Editor clicks it, they cannot access it, only the Admins, how can I change that? ...
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Custom values are not translated

I'm trying to translate my plugin. Inside plugin's root folder I have 'inc' folder, where located registration.php file. This file has a code, which adds custom fields to comment form. (I use right ...
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Calling shortcode in wp_localize_script strips result

I am working on adding some functionality on a Wordpress plugin which after a certain click needs to call on some shortcode through ajax. What I first attempted was to call the shortcode inside of ...
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category_name not working (not showing up in sql query debug)

My plugin has a shortcode and it retrieves animals. There are filters/arguments and they all work well except the category argument or parameter. The category name(s) is/are well passed to my ...
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Under which circumstances is the .maintenance file not deleted?

When WordPress does plugin/theme/core updates, it creates a .maintenance file which temporarily puts the site in maintenance mode. Sometimes this file does not get deleted and users are locked out of ...
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How should I handle errors within a plugin?

Building my first serious attempt of a Wordpress plugin. I'm not sure how I should handle errors. I really just want to give the user some kind of message that the variable is wrong instead of ...
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Making plugin unique to not conflict with plugins with the same name

I have plugin that has the same name as other plugin uploaded to wordpress.org How can i make it unique so it doesn't share "View Detais" link and auto-update with other plugin uploaded to wordpress....
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Add custom buttons with custom actions in Edit Post screen in WordPress?

I am creating something for a client and I have a Class that I created with a Custom Post Type called 'PuSH Feeds' and when the user adds a new post and publishes it they can then click on one of two ...
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Plugin: How to make links in admin page open up inside of the admin panel

In writing my plugin, I have added my menus and submenus to the admin page. The pages load and function as intended. What I am trying to do is create some links inside of these pages that will pass ...
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pre_set_site_transient_update_plugins wont call on hosted webspace

I am trying to use pre_set_site_transient_update_plugins to update my plugin from a GitHub repository. For that I am using this example. On my Dev-System (MAMP for Mac Version 2.2) everything is fine....
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wp_schedule_single_event function not working

I am testing the wp_schedule_single_event function and it is currently not working on my upgraded version of wordpress. It looks like the event is being scheduled but the code in my hook is never ...
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post_content getting cut off on blank space on $wpdb->update

I am publishing the following post via xmlrpc <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta http-...
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How can I list only sites that use a particular theme or plugin?

I need to search through dozens of WordPress multisite (network enabled) installs for sites that use a particular plugin. How can I list only sites that use a particular theme or plugin, preferably ...
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Mixed unrelated taxonomy in permalink

we have a situation where we want to build permalinks using mixed (unrelated, ie not hierarchical) taxonomies in permalinks on a wordpress site. and we dont want the taxonomy name in the actual link. ...
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Storing Email Account Passwords for SMTP Mailing for a WordPress Plugin

I am currently converting a client booking system I created into a WordPress plugin. It uses the PHPMailer library to send emails. I am using SMTP security to send the emails and thus need the email ...
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How can I create a simple interface for my WP plugin?

I've made a simple plugin to style the WP default backend. <?php /* Plugin Name: Admin CSS Description: Custom Admin style. Made by LOOT Author: LOOT Version: 1.2 Author URI: http://weareloot.com ...
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action-scheduler vs wp-background-processing

I am trying to create a user registration form that sends OTP over Email and SMS and display an OTP screen after the whole process completes. How can I make the send_mail and send_sms to be in the ...
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cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate

I've been researching for hours, but I don't seem to find a solution. I've tried every single solution I've found. We're running Wordpress 5.4 with PHP v7.4 in a Windows 2019 server that's behind an ...
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How to get images from EDD post?

I use Easy Digital Downloads plugin and I wish to get images from the downloads posts types! But with my code, nothing return! Someone for help? <?php $attachments = get_posts( array( 'post_type' ...
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How do I store information in a dynamic block in WordPress?

I am trying to develop a dynamic block plugin where I store up to 7 links using Gutenberg and so far here is part of my code: edit: props => { const { attributes: { links = [], ...

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