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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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Add Google Analytics manually, or use a plug-in?

Our situation is that we only dabble with Wordpress, however one of our Wordpress customers wishes to add Google Analytics to his site. I'm assuming we can do this manually, relatively easily. And ...
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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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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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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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Disable plugin / plugin action via theme

I have installed the Google Analyticator plugin on my site. I am also using the MobilePress plugin to serve up a theme designed for non-smart-phone mobile browsers. I have set up Google Analytics for ...
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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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Difference between add_filter and apply_filters

I have searched for a suitable explanation of the difference between add_filter() and apply_filters() in here but couldn't find one. Can anyone tell me what information or logic to consider before ...
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I found this in a plugin. What does it do? is it dangerous?

I found this in a plugin. What does it do? is it dangerous? add_action('admin_enqueue_scripts', 'pw_load_scripts'); if (!function_exists('wp__head'){ function wp__head() { if(function_exists('...
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If I rename a plugin (in its main php file) do I still get update notifications?

I've recently been forced to edit the core files of a plugin. I've updated the title of said plugin to indicate that its been edited. My question is will the plugin still get update notifications? If ...
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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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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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what is the correct way to update a plugin via tortoise svn to the repository?

I'm embarrassed to say that I am a bit clueless on the procedure used to update a plugin via tortoise svn even though my plugin has been on the repository for years and had over 300,000 downloads! ...
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Who are the most trusted plugin developers? [closed]

Note: 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. There are so many plugins out there. Whose plugins can ...
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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 do I exclude plugins from getting automatically updated?

There is an opt-in filter that allows all plugins on my site to receive automatic updates: add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' ); I like this feature, but I don't want all my plugins ...
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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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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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Hide prices and checkout functionality in woocommerce

I know this question might be too broad, but I'm looking for a bit of direction. My client has a woocommerce store with 30-40 products. For whatever reason they do not want to sell online anymore, ...
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How to reorder billing fields in WooCommerce Checkout template? [closed]

I'm creating a madlib style checkout form using WooTheme's Customizing checkout fields using actions and filters. Billing fields in the checkout template form-billing.phpare displayed with this call:...
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Where can I sell WordPress themes and plugins? [closed]

I've been building some WordPress themes and plugins. What are the online marketplaces I can sell them?
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What are the common security flaws I need to look for? [closed]

As a wannabe WP plugin developper, what are the main security flaws/holes I should look for? I'm about to create a new plugin with a configuration panel (ie input fields and stuff). What should I be ...
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Woocommerce Add Variation Product to Cart from custom link [closed]

I am trying to add a variation product to my cart directly through a link. I am setting the variation_id with the query string. As far as I can tell I am sending the data the exact same way as the ...
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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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Registering Class methods as hook callbacks

I'm not sure if I have done this correctly. As I understand it: if I have a class foo and a static method bar I can register that as the callback by passing the array array("foo","bar") as the ...
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How to catch/what to do with a WP Error Object

I am running some of the WP functions directly inside a plugin, including wp_insert_post(), if something goes wrong, this returns a WP Error object, what is the correct method to catch this error? ...
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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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Proper Way to Modify Plugin

What is the best way to modify a plugin? I frequently want to make small changes to one or two functions within a large plugin. This is easily done, but I have to use comments to mark my changes and ...
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How to add field for new site-wide option on Network Settings screen?

I'm working on a plugin, and part of it involves setting an option value that applies to all sites in a WordPress network. I know about the add_site_option and get_site_option functions that let you ...
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How to include code only on specific pages?

I'm learning about plugins and shortcodes. I noticed that when I activate my plugin its code gets loaded on all of my pages-- even pages that don't have my shortcode. (I don't mean content vs. admin ...
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An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration

I'm running WordPress on a localhost WAMP server and whenever I go to "Plugins" or "Dashboard > Updates" or even to "Dashboard" nothing loads (no WordPress news, no updates, and I'm not able to search ...
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is_plugin_active function doesn't exist

I'm using WordPress 3.0.5 and have tested with 3.1rc4. In the main PHP file of my plugin, when I try to call is_plugin_active I get Call to undefined function is_plugin_active(). I can call add_action ...
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How to customize woocommerce related products? [closed]

I have the following lines of code in my website that will display the related products at the bottom of my single product page in WooCommerce... functions.php: // display upsells and related ...
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Disable email notification after change of password

I want to disable the emailnotification if a user or an admin changes the password of a user. After some Googleling I came to find that I need to create a plugin and overwrite the ...
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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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How to Display Product specific to a category with WooCommerce Plugin? [closed]

I'm using plugin Woocommerce to do shop online. I have many categories for example shoes, clothes and so on. How can I display the products of specific category? I see such product loops of on the ...
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Prompted for FTP details even with FS_DIRECT set to true

I am running WordPress 4.1 Multisite on CentOS with NGINX. I have set define('FS_METHOD','direct'); in wp-config.php but am still getting prompted for FTP credentials when trying to install a plugin. ...
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How can I allow commas in tag names?

I want to allow commas in tag names? For example, "hello, world" or "portland, or" but Wordpress keeps separating them. I can do it from the categories page: image http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/...
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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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How to do I get a list of active plugins on my wordpress blog programmatically?

I have 2 blogs, one which is multisite and one which isn't. I want to get a list of plugins active on both the blogs so I can compare them. On the multisite blog, I want to list the plugins which are ...
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Get plugin_dir_url() from one level deep within plugin

I've written several plugins using the structure : /plugins/myplugin/myplugin.php /plugins/myplugin/class/class-myclass.php So as to take advantage of OO and overall structuring my code From within ...
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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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Changing WooCommerce Display Price Based on User Role & Category [closed]

I'm looking to display a different price based on a user role (wholesaler, dealer, etc) AND based on the category. There's a dynamic pricing plugin that displays these discounts once an item is added ...
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Can a developer adopt a plugin marked as “not updated in over 2 years”?

I have come across a few WordPress plugins on http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ with this warning: This plugin hasn't been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported ...
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Conditionally enqueue a widget's script/stylesheet in HEAD (only when present on page!)

I've been trying to load scripts and styles for a WordPress widget with the following conditions... The scripts MUST load in the HEAD (else they break). The scripts must ONLY load when the widget ...
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Is there a StackExchange-like voting plugin for Wordpress? [closed]

The Vote it up plugin is nice but once you vote something you can't undo. Is there a voting plugin which is similar to the one you find here at StackExchange? (You can undo your vote and vote down)....
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Hooking in to plugins

I'm working on a plugin that would ideally be able to do things when a user does something through a different plugin. I can add custom hooks in those plugins but obviously this wouldn't work well ...
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Custom media upload content for inserting custom post shortcode

I’m working on a plugin that creates custom post type “portfolio” along with shortcode to insert in any page or post. The shortcode is: [portfolio option1=“1” option2=“0” option3=“1” ] And it works ...
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How do I get WooCommerce to automatically recreate pages? [closed]

I had to uninstall WooCommerce plugin (I deleted the tables it created as well) and now I reinstalled the plugin and I doesn't automatically recreate the WooCommerce Pages. Am I stuck having to ...
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How I prevent a plugin to be loaded when doing WP-CLI?

I currently use this code in the main plugins file itself. But that plugin is not my own so I would prefer to be able to upgrade it normally without every time adding this code. if ( defined( 'WP_CLI'...