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How can I make a Live Demo of my Premium Plugin? Are there security risks?

I'm glad to have the opportunity to ask my first question here. The scenario is this: My team and I released a Premium Plugin last week. We have since received a number of requests for a Live Demo. ...
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how could I have a user signing up for a blog, be assigned to that blog only

We have a WPMU instance: http://my.blogs.com/blog1 http://my.blogs.com/blog2 Now, blog1 is closed to used registration, while blog2 us open to users registering and posting. now, how do I get to ...
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Wordpress Theme Development Seemingly Awful Partitioning of Includes?

I just finished a tutorial that told me to create my header.php without closing a tag at the bottom of the included file. Now while I realize that in anyone of the parent files which includes ...
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Show a WP 3.0 Custom Menu in an HTML Select with Auto-Navigation?

As part of a theme for a client, I want to be able to show a custom menu (defined via the admin) in a select box that automatically changes pages after changing the selection. Is there a plugin (or a ...
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Custom Post Type Data in Sidebar widgets?

(note: this question was originally about Custom Fields, but @MikeSchinkel had a better solution involving Custom Post Types) On my site I have several pages which I want to show the same data in the ...
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Full Domain Mapping with WP3 in Multiuser Mode

You may have learned already to reconfigure your WP3 so that it loads in MU mode, and set it for subdomains. Evidently my Dallas client claims that instead of just subdomains, there are some tricks ...
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Automatically going to the first page in a hierarchy?

Let's say I have a website about different types of cars. The structure is a little like this: -Home -Cars (shows a submenu with a list of cars, ie Volvo 850, Porsche 911 ) -Volvo 850 overview (the ...
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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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Categories Listing with “selected” category highlighted

Is there a way to draw the categories listing and highlight the current category being viewed? In addition, it would be great to highlight the current category if a post or page that's assigned to it ...
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Different widgets on different page templates?

If I have a couple of different Page templates, how would I show a different collection of sidebar widgets for each of these templates? I'm using the Starkers theme as a starting point.
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Is there a way to remove categories in bulk?

I just migrated to worpress and want to remove all of the 'uncategorized' categories, since all of my posts are now all categorized. Is there a way to do this easily?
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Options for CDN with WordPress Including Supporting Plugins?

What are the options for Content Distribution Networks for use with WordPress? I'd like to their objective pros and cons, their associated plugins or other ways to utilize them, their relative ...
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How to only show the first X words (from each post) on the home page?

How can you have it so that the site's home page will only show the first X (let's say 300) words of the post? But without using "more" tag, or hand filled excerpts? I am looking for a plugin/hack ...
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What is the expected limit for acceptable performance of WordPress without any adjustments?

In your experience, when is the time one needs to start thinking about scaling up? What is the expected performance of a common WordPress installation on a standard Apache web server, without any [...
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Profiling a WordPress Website for Deployment on Shared Hosting?

I am having a problem with CPU usage on my website, and am looking for a way to detect (and fix) what is causing it. A topic not covered in this question. Following on Hakre answer here, I now ...
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$wpdb->insert() and Values for Datetime Columns?

I have a custom table with a DATETIME column. I have a function to add records; I would like to add an $expires argument to this function which can hold a unix timestamp noting when the record should ...
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How can I filter Microsoft Word gunk from pasted content?

I have some users who are posting to a group blog and are able to cut-and-paste but their pastes include things like: <!– /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:”Cambria Math”; panose-1:2 ...
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List categories for author: list_categories function inside list_authors function

I am trying to make a "contributors" page where there is a list of authors and the categories they have posted in. I am able to use this code to do this for a single author on a single post page: ...
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Number of External Links in Comments - Moderation Option

I just ran over a problem to properly use the count of external (meaning no relative or absolute links to my own blog) links on my blog for the Comment Moderation count Option. It's labeled Hold a ...
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Is it possible to switch the data layer within WordPress?

WordPress is undoubtely very customizable using plugins, but every customization possibility surely has limits defined by the underlying architecture. For those familiar with WP architecture and ...
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Custom per-page sidebar widgets .. possible?

Let's say I'm doing a site about cars, and in the main content area of a Page (using a certain template), there are a few paragraphs about a particular car. In the sidebar, are several standard ...
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Registering jQuery kills admin functions

I recently added the following into my theme's functions.php, in order to load jQuery from the CDN: function my_init_method() { wp_deregister_script('jquery'); wp_register_script('jquery', '...
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Is there possibility to Customize the present theme adding sidebars

I am using a WordPress theme which has just header and footer. I would like to continue using it by changing the width and adding side bars. Could anyone help me to change the width (to fit to the ...
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How can I include a post in a theme?

Sometimes it might be necessary to include frequently-changing content in a theme, but themes take some time to modify, it may also be necessary to let a non-technical user maintain some content that ...
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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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Creating a Static Website based on a WordPress Website?

I am taking on a project where I need to build a static website (due to hosting restrictions). I thought of trying to do this by building a WP site on my computer, then creating a sitemap, and then ...
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How to resolve - IE 6 ignores img “width” properties

In this post: http://humus101.com/?p=1734 We've got 4 images set (in the img property) to a width of 246 pixel. In chrome it looks fine. In IE6 it doesn't. Any suggestions on how to solve this?
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JavaScript Files Registered in Parent Theme Won't Load When Calling wp_enqueue_script() in Child Theme?

I'm making a framework parent theme and in the parent functions.php, I want to register all the possible js files I use frequently and if I want it to load it, in the child functions.php I just have ...
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Creating a Link Directory using WordPress?

I would like to create a dmoz like website, using WP. Any suggestions on plugins or site's architecture would be welcomed.
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Amazon-like star ratings plugin needed. Lightweight and effective. Prefer Ajax

I'm looking for an efficiently coded plugin that will do 3 things... 1) Allow a person to rate a product when they submit a comment, based on a 5 star rating, by simply selecting the appropriate star ...
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Custom Stylings for category pages

Is there a way to have the styles on a page appear differently for certain categories, when viewing a page that is only of that category?
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Two description meta tags All in One SEO WordPress [closed]

After installed All in one SEO plugin my home page has two descriptions. One by WordPress itself and one by All in one SEO plugin. Is there a simple way to remove WordPress one? Please reconsider ...
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Setting up partial Right-to-Left admin interface

I am building a custom theme WordPress instance, which needs to be Arabic at the public face and English on Admin site, but with RTL (flush right) in editing fields. My theme takes care of the public ...
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Filtering Children of the “uncategorized” Category out of the Loop?

I have some utility categories that are only used by my theme. To help separate these categories I place them all as children of uncategorized. How can I make sure that any call to wp_list_categories(...
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How to make a custom menu based on a category or tag?

I'd like to have a sidebar widget that has my latests featured posts, which would be marked as a category or tag. Is there a way to do this with the new custom menus, and if not, is there a plug-in ...
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How do I transition multiple installations to a single Multisite installation?

I have a client who runs 8 different blogs, currently on 8 separate installations of WordPress. I'm trying to encourage them to move to a single MS installation instead to make it easier (mostly on ...
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Implementing “Video of the Day” Feature?

I'd like to add a new area on a WordPress 3.0 site that contains a new video from YouTube each day. This video would be manually picked, and manually added each day. I'm not sure how to properly set ...
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Adding an Archive of Posts to the Navigation Menu in WordPress 3.0

Hay all, I'm playing around with WordPress 3.0 and two (2) of the new features, Custom Post Types and the Menu Editor. I've started off by creating a new post type called "products", as you've ...
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What are options are there to implement a multi language site

What is the best way to have multiple languages on a site? I was thinking of using WP3.0 and then having each language of the site being a seperate blog in a sub directory. I.E. example.com ...
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Cannot add / edit categories to a post anymore

I had to modify a published post and for some unknown reason, it removed the categories the post was in. I tried reassigning them, but it does not work: WordPress does not save the categories, so the ...
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Checking current language in a function

I am running WordPress with "WPML Multilingual CMS", so that it has multiple language versions. In a function used with add_action('template_redirect',<functionname>), I need to find out what ...
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Objective Best Practices for Plugin Development? [closed]

Starting a community wiki to collect up objective best practices for plugin development. This question was inspired by @EAMann's comments on wp-hackers. The idea is to collaborate on what objective ...
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Displaying Post Attachment(s) at Top of single.php

I'm using the latest build of WP and would like to display the first image attached to the post at the top of the post content. What code do I have to add to single.php to make this happen?
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Adding Language Support using .pot and .mo files to a WordPress Theme?

How do we add language support using .pot and .mo files in a WordPress theme? And how we retrieve the theme?
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Why Does Automattic use SVN for WordPress Instead of Git?

I use Git on my development and I find it to be reliable so I wonder what is the reason Automattic choose to use SVN for WordPress?
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Tutorials for Unit-Testing in WordPress and for unit-test.svn.wordpress.org?

I'm starting to learn Selenium and PHPUnit and I am interested in implementing what I've learned in my WordPress projects. I've seen http://unit-test.svn.wordpress.org and wonder if there are any ...
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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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How can I make the page editor trust me?

I want two images to appear side-by-side. However, WordPress inserts a line-break between the elements, even if I use the HTML editor rather than the Visual editor. How can I make the editor trust ...
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The Difference Between Hierarchical and Non-Hierarchical Taxonomies?

The question is "What is the Difference Between Hierarchical and Non-Hierarchical Taxonomies?" This question really stumped me at first so I figured it would be a good idea to show the difference to ...

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