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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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Is there a way (plugin?) to restrict a user to being able to edit just one page?

We use wordpress like a CMS and would very much like to allow users to have a "homepage". Ideally they'd be prevented from mucking up the whole site. Is there a simple way to limit users editing ...
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Best Practice for Referencing the Plugin Directory

My plugin uses the following code to reference a file, but I've read WP_PLUGIN_DIR won't work if a user renames the default plugin folder. I would also like to replace /location-specific-menu-items/...
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How to disable core and plugin updates

Is there any way to disable core and plugin updates? I am modifying a plugin and bit of WordPress Core (I know its a sin to do so), but can't help it.
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Difference between a theme and a plugin?

I'm curious as to what the specific differences are between a theme and a plugin. I get the gist of it...themes have to do with look and feel (html / css) and plugins have to do with adding ...
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Is there a plugin that will override the “Error establishing a database connection” message? [closed]

My provider's database server recently had some downtime and my site was displaying the classic "Error establishing a database connection" message for about an hour. I knew what the problem was but ...
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WooCommerce shop page to use my custom template [closed]

Before asking the question I want to tell you that I have already asked the question in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15025213/wordpress-woocommerce-template-file-overiding I am using the ...
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How to automatically install default Wordpress plugins?

I setup a decent number of Wordpress installations clients/friends. There are a number of plugins that I use on every instance. Is there a good way to automatically have these plugins installed on ...
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How MUST the directory for a plugin be structured?

I get the basic plugin concept. I've read the Codex article on Writing a Plugin That article talks about the "main plugin file". How does Wordpress determine "the main plugin file" ? Q1: Is it ...
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Consuming an external API in WordPress?

I have a client who has a WordPress website, and he want to extend it to add new functionalities. These functionalities are included in a website I have already done (a kind of search engine over a ...
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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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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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Stop a plugin in the activation process when a certain WP version is not met then show error message in admin_notices action hook

I have a plugin that I do not want to be activated if it doesn't meet a certain WP version number then show error message in admin_notices action hook. As far as I have researched, the code below is ...
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How to set back-end language per user?

I would like to use the english interface for the back-end but I would like to set it to native language for an editor. I know WPML has this feature, but I don't want to install the unsupported WPML ...
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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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How to Add a Third Level Sub Menu to the Wordpress Admin Menu

Is there a function, action or filter that I can use to add a third level drop-down menu to the WordPress admin menu. For instance, right now in the sidebar menu, there is a menu for posts and under ...
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How to tell if a plugin is multisite compatible?

As a WordPress admin newbie, I just went through my first non-automatic WordPress upgrade. I upgraded five different WordPress installs from 4.1.3 to 4.2. They all refer to different web sites ...
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How to make plugin required in a wp theme without using php conditional statements when calling an individual function from that plugin?

One of my Wordpress themes requires a few third party plugins to run correctly. Most of the times I used to call functions from third party plugins using conditional statements like if(...
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How to implement WordPress plugin update that modifies the database?

I develop a WordPress plugin, which has several database tables of its own. The plugin creates these tables when activated, and removes them when deleted/uninstalled. I have to implement an update ...
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How can I create a bash install script for my Wordpress sites setup (WP+plugins+theme)?

I build a lot of websites with Wordpress, and my initial setup is basically always the same : Latest version of WP Latest versions of about 5 plugins My naked development theme Instead of ...
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Plugin upgrading: Widget settings

I have tried doing some research on this but haven't found anything solid yet. I have a plugin I am working on and between the last version and the new version we made some updates to the widget that ...
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How to keep plugin translates after updates?

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/ bbpress' language folder ( wp-content/plugins/bbpress/bbp-languages ) have that warning: /** * Do not put custom translations here. They will be deleted ...
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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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Get plugin directory from a theme

Does anyone know a non-hacky way of getting the plugin directory path from within a theme's functions.php? I've used plugin_dir_path(FILE), but because its called in the theme's functions.php it ...
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How to create a flexible abstraction for WP_Query?

My question is about php but it involves wordpress as i am creating a plugin. The case is that i have 5 questions, each question have 6 choices and one choice to choose from each. Now the person would ...
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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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Can YOAST SEO fields be removed from custom post type [duplicate]

The Yoast SEO plugin is great, but it seems to appear in more places then wanted (columns, custom post type pages, etc.). I want to remove this option because as it stands even when I ignore the ...
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Contact form 7 select box different value-text then content-text in option [closed]

DSoes anyone know how I can set a different valute in the select-options in contact form 7 plugin? Here is an HTML example of what I'm trying to do <selct> <option value="1">My car</...
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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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Create tabs inside Plugins Admin Page [closed]

I am developing my own plugin and I am trying to figure out how to add tabs to my admin page. Is the process similar to how we add meta boxes? Ie, something like add_tab_box(...); and I specify a ...
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How to prevent a post from being deleted?

For auditing issue, I only want a post can be trashed, but not deleted - for all users. So I have a plugin like add_action('before_delete_post', function($id) { wp_die(0); }); But seems ...
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How to Add WYSIWYG Editor (tinyMCE) to plugin options page compatible with Wordpress 3.0 and up?

I'm trying to add tinyMCE instead of textarea for one of my options in my plugin with no luck so far. I tried this : http://www.dbuggr.com/smallwei/add-wysiwyg-editor-tinymce-wordpress-plugin/ and ...
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How to safely sanitize a textarea which takes full HTML input

I'm developing a plugin which enables the user to send HTML emails from within the WordPress admin. How should I sanitize the textarea input? It has to be able to contain the whole range of HTML tags ...
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Shared functionality in plugins and themes

I recently started to develop plugins and themes and I found that I need to use several functions of on both. Sometime I think about to check if function / class exist before declared as said on this ...
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Getting Path To Uploaded Attachment Image After Upload

After you have uploaded an attachment in Wordpress using the media upload screen, is there a hook or filter I can run after the image has been uploaded where I can get the path to the uploaded image ...
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Combine multiple plugins into one?

I've collected a few plugins that each have specific functionality I need for what would otherwise be a single large plugin. Is it possible to bundle these into a single installable zip?
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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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Woocommerce hook after creating order? [closed]

I am looking for a hook which will be triggered after someone submit checkout form and order placed ( no matter he made the payment or not ) . I tried woocommerce_new_order But it's not working.
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How to customize a plugin whilst maintaining ability to upgrade

I am currently working on a major update to one of my WordPress plugins. The plugin lets the user choose from several available skins. Quite often I get asked to create a custom skin. To prevent this ...
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Giving Multiple Authors Access to a Plugin's WP.org Repo

A plugin I've released has a collaborator. So I put them into the readme.txt file and they show up on the plugin page and all that. Does doing this automagically give them access to the SVN ...
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Making my plugin multi-site compatible

I want my plugin to be installed on each blog and create database tables per blog. I have this code: register_activation_hook( __FILE__, 'install1' ); function install1() { global $wpdb; if (...
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Enabling free shipping on Woo Commerce by specific items [closed]

I would like to know if it is possible to enable free shipping with Woo Commerce only if certain items (or items of certain categories / shipping classes) are included in the cart. The Free Shipping ...
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Different template of products for specific category. WooCommerce

For example i have category coffee machines, and one template for coffee machine single product template, but for category coffee i want to have different single-product.php template, how to implement ...
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difference between add_options and register_setting

I am confused. Want to save data for my plugin. There are people who use add_options and there are others who use register_settings. My question is What is difference between add_options and ...
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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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Do plugin files have to follow a specific convention to be “picked up” by WordPress?

I developed a plugin using the normal convention of naming the main plugin file after the plugin folder (i.e. prefix-someplugin for the folder and prefix-someplugin.php for the file). However, I saw ...
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How to not allow users to create new tags, but allow to them to use existing ones

I want a certain role to be able to add new tags, but other users should just be able to use the text bar to search for existing tags. I know I can hide the tag bar in the sidebar, but I don't want ...
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What is right way to go about adding functionality to a published WordPress plugin?

So I looked all over to try and find some kind of rules, or at least some common-courtesy guidelines, concerning this issue and couldn't find anything. Essentially I'm wondering what I should do when ...
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Add subtitle to Woocommerce product title

I'm using WooCommerce on a site built with Pagelines Framework. I need to have a subtitle/customisable field appear under the product name anywhere it appears in the site. As it is, WooCommerce doesn'...
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What are the package and subpackage comment for?

This is included in themes and plugins. /* * @package WordPress * @subpackage Twenty_Ten * @since Twenty Ten 1.0 */ What are they for? I've read that they are standard and so on, but what is the ...
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Better to fire specific hooks or generic hooks with parameters?

I'm creating a form plugin to handle forms that can be hooked into using actions/filters by developers. My plug-in needs to be able to handle different forms with different sets of filters and I see ...