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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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Creating an online questionnaire form - by Importing the questions from a spreadsheet?

I've got a spreadsheet where each row of the first column is a question, and the next 4 columns are the optional 4 answers to that question. I want to turn these questions into an online form (like ...
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Automatically Import Image into Posts from URLs on the Web?

Is there a way for me to add an <img> tag in a Post, but then have a plugin download that image, and put it on the server for me instead of me needing to manually download the file from online ...
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Where can I propose a new plugin?

I have an idea for a new plugin. Where can I propose the idea for the plugin so that someone might pick it up? p.s: I won't be willing to pay for it (it is not that important to me), but I still ...
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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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Plugin for Sending Email to Readers about New Posts? (besides “Subscribe2 ”)

I wish to have a "subscribe to new posts" widget for my blog. I know I can use feedburner system, but I want a plugin based solution. The best I could find was Subscribe2, the downside of it is that ...
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What Features would you Most Like to See Added to WordPress? [closed]

I'm creating a community wiki to ask the following question: What features would you most like to see added to WordPress? This Question Implies a Few Things: It should surface the features ...
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Is there a plugin-log plugin? [closed]

Is there a plugin that logs my usage of plugins on the blog? (when I downloaded a new plugin. When I activated/deactivated it and so on) ?
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Getting a List of Categories for Use in a Plugin?

I need to access a list of all categories for a plugin I'm working on, I know that there is the wp_list_categories template tag for use in themes. What would be the best way of accessing these ...
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Allowing Two Developers Access to a Plugin on the WordPress.org Plugin Repository?

The question is "How to Allow Two Developers Access to a Plugin on the WordPress.org Plugin Repository?" This question was asked on the wp-hackers list and @EAMann answered it nicely and it's a great ...
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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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How to prevent plugin, theme installation failures on Wordpress?

I didn't know this site exists. So, I asked it on WebApps I didn't get a solution still. :-( I am unable to install any theme/plugin to my WordPress 3.0 Downloading install package from http://...
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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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Automagic Link Shortening for Non-Hosted WP

Blogs hosted on wordpress.com get automatic link shortening via http://wp.me/, but for those who prefer to seek out our own hosting solution is there a plugin that will, upon publishing a new post/...
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How can I use RDFa with WordPress?

Drupal 7 has support for the semantic web (RDF/RDFa). Is there a plugin or similar plans for WordPress?
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Experiences with adding Nonces to the comment form

I was wondering about the impact nonces would have on the default comment form a theme has. Because Nonces are a built-in feature of WordPress I thought about giving it a try. Does somebody has ...
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How to eliminate weird 404 errors in wp-admin?

I run a WordPress site with about 70 active plugins. Every so often, I'll get a random error page ("Not Found", though I haven't checked the headers to see if it's a 404) on a /wp-admin/ page that ...
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How to maintain W3C standards compliance of a theme

When I wrote a theme, I made sure it was compliant with XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2.1. Then I added plugins and the theme is no longer compliant with XHTMl 1.1. Then I used Google API font in my CSS and it is ...
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OpenID for WordPress 3.x? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to implement a customizable free OpenID authentication? Is there any WordPress plugin that provides OpenID authentication for comments that works in WordPress 3.0? The ...
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Delete WordPress plugin Repository

I wanted to create a WP plugin. So I requested and my request was approved by WordPress.org But I don't want to develop that plugin anymore. How can I delete the repository forever or request its ...
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Modifying the comments section through a plugin regardless of theme

I need to be able to add some data (text/images) to each comment in the comments section through a plugin. What I'm trying to do is actually very similar to the way the stack exchange sites have their ...
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Does plugin uninstall always put WordPress back into original state?

What is a plugin lifetime within a deployed instance of WordPress? Namely: do plugins modify existing files or do they only use defined extension points within WordPress? are plugins allowed to ...
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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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GPL and plugins

The Plugin developer center says "Your plugin must be GPLv2 Compatible.". But I found that the Topsy plugin is under GPLv3. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/rms-why-gplv3.html states that GPLv2 and GPLv3 ...
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Flickr plugin that will display photos from multiple group pools? [closed]

Does anyone know of a WordPress plugin that will pull in photos from multiple flickr group pools, and display random thumbnails in the sidebar? There are a ton of flickr plugins, and I just can't ...
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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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Modifying a JS file with data from plugin settings

I have a plugin that, among other things, has a javascript file that requires a few user specific settings. What would be the best way to get those settings into javascript from the plugin's settings ...
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Will Flutter work with WordPress 3.0?

My WordPress admin is constantly nagging me to upgrade to version 3.0. However, we use the Flutter plugin to provide all our CMS-like features. It's a pretty great plugin, but it doesn't seem to have ...
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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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Integrating WP as a CMS with a Bug Tracker

First of all, I can't use Trac, which is what the WP dev community uses to track bugs. However, my consulting company is using WordPress as a CMS for just about everything - product information, ...
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Plug-in Conflict: Art Direction and Super Cache

I use Art Direction plugin to create customized posts sometimes. I also want to use Super Cache plugin for traffic spikes. However I've found that once you have Supercache activated Art Direction ...
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Security and .htaccess

About a month ago I started a WordPress blog on a hosted server related to a hobby. So, I am new to this at present. Since I'm concerned about security, one thing I did was to install the plugin WP ...
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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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An issue with SEO Ultimate

I'm using SEO Ultimate. The 404 monitor module is reporting several 404 errors. The errors are reported for urls that do not exist; 3 of them did exist as drafts but were never published. I ...
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WordPress stats API key

Everytime WordPress stats updates, I need to provide the API key. Is there some way to automate this?
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Plugin upgrade issue

I'm updating plugins installed on my wordpress site. However, for almost an hour, it's still doing maintenance mode. When I accidentally hit reload, I got BIG white screen of death saying: "Briefly ...
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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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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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Should a SEO plugin be necessary? [closed]

I'm using the All in One SEO plugin for my site. The extra fields and options it supplies seem like they could be handled via a theme, possibly negating the use for a plugin. Should SEO ...
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Secure WordPress paid plugin

I want to create a WordPress plug-in but also want to ensure that the plugin can only be used after it has been activated with a serial key that should be unique for each domain. What is the best way ...
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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?
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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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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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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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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 can I allow moderated anonymous contributors to post to my blog?

How can I allow moderated anonymous contributors to post to my blog?