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I'm looking for some good references (manuals)

I started a blog recently. Currently I'm using a free theme and some plugins that are working well enough for now. And, my overall goal is to produce content and not become a WordPress developer, etc. ...
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Building useful features into your theme

My site has a theme which I created myself, and while it works, I often have to tweak the theme or use plugins to modify the appearance or behaviour. I've been looking at ways to modify my theme so ...
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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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Is there a way for a plug-in to get it's own version number?

Is there an API I can call, inside my plug-in, to determine the plug-in's version? I just want to have my plug-in emit a html comment with it's own version number ... for diagnostic purposes.
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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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Loop through custom taxonomies and display posts

While I've been able to get this working for normal WP categories I've been unable to get it working for custom taxonomies. I'd like to loop through each custom taxonomy (categories in my case) and ...
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1answer
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Multi site clarification

I've done some reading about multisite over at WordPress.org and looking to see if I'm understanding correctly. My current blog domain is somewhat locale restricted by name. However, much of my ...
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Software for WordPress Theme and Plugin Development? [closed]

What software do you use for your WordPress related needs? Please state your OS. On windows XP I use: filezilla (FTP) notepad++ (for reading of PHP / CSS files) firebug (a firefox extension to ...
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Cleanup uploads folder, Media Library db structure

I am doing an upgrade and cleanup of an old blog that started on Blogger.com, then moved to self-hosted WordPress 2.1, 2.3 and now 3.0. Images in the posts are scattered around: most of them are in /...
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3answers
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Adding goodies to themes

How do I add stuff to themes such as Arjuna-X without losing it when the theme is updated? Are child themes a good way to do it or are there other options? What if a new version of the theme comes out ...
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5 blogs on one WordPress site

What is the best way to have multiple blogs on one site? I am not talking about Multisite. What I want is one website with 5 blogs. All accessible from one menu and editable from one backend, I could ...
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Is there a way to trigger an automatic import of a WP backup on creation of a new WP multisite site?

I have a WP backup file of sample content I use when I set up a new site on my WP multisite install (I use it for theme dev work for clients). Is there a way to trigger the import function to fire ...
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Where can I find a list of WordPress hooks?

Where can I find a list of all the WordPress hooks and over-ridable functions (pluggable, scriptable, etc)? Edit: Plugin is listed here.
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What issues would you face if you use Nginx

WordPress is quite a memory hog, and I've been thinking of using nginx rather than apache. The one major consideration before doing that is if there are any plugins which will stop working. I have ...
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Creating a photo gallery in WordPress [closed]

At times I've tried a few different solutions for a WordPress-powered photo gallery. There are lots of options, including plugins and custom post types. Theme matters a lot, here. ma.tt has a pretty ...
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Looking for simple and lightweight plugin for post reading stats

I am already using Piwik to register all stats of my blog site. What I need now is a simple and lightweight plugin that stores the number of visitors for single posts. It would be nice if it provides ...
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1answer
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Looking for similar posts plugin with custom tuning [closed]

I am using Similarity by David Miller; it is nice, but it misses some features. I would like to: Assign more "weight" on some specific posts (specify them by ID is ok) Assign more "weight" to most ...
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1answer
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Why do I get the timeout warning?

I turned on debug mode in WordPress and the first request of the day I get this error: Warning: http_request() [function.http-request]: Timeout was reached; Operation timed out after 1000 ...
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Customizing a WordPress theme without changing it?

I have found and downloaded a theme. However I want to tweak the CSS some to change the design, colours etc. a bit. How should I go about doing this, while still being able to update the theme without ...
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How to start learning CSS and theme development?

What would be your suggestions for learning CSS and WordPress theme development ? I have been using WordPress for over 4 years now, but I have never really gotten comfortable with CSS or theme design ...
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2answers
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Linking to Page Showing Only Comments Without Parent Post

I'd like to show post comments on their own page without the parent post. I know I can use wp_list_comments() on the single post page and pass a callback function to use my own comment display markup....
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5answers
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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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4answers
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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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Best-of-Breed Features of a High-End WordPress Web Host? [closed]

I'm posting this as a community wiki because I'd like to get a collaboratively edited list of features for a high-end WordPress webhost. For example, if you are running a high-traffic WordPress-...
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10answers
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What tools are available for managing/writing to WordPress? [closed]

Aside from the actual WordPress dashboard, what tools are available for writing posts, moderating comments, and otherwise administering your site? Please identify whether you're referencing a desktop ...
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1answer
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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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4answers
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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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1answer
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How can I add @anywhere to my blog?

I would really like to add @anywhere support to my blog, as my posts usually mention two or three Twitter users. I'm not much of a code monkey though, and so I'm looking for something that adds @...
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3answers
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WordPress Network Feature

I have to create a simple network of websites (different sub-domains) using WordPress. There are just going to be 3 or 4 such websites. I know that WordPress MU was integrated directly within ...
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2answers
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How Do I Prevent Junk Account Creation?

I want to allow readers of my WordPress-driven sites who comment frequently the ability to sign up and have their own account on the site. However the ratio of actual readers versus spam scripts using ...
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How can I easily reduce the size of WordPress installation from development to production?

Sometimes it happens that cheap but fast/reliable hosting plan has the drawback to have only 50MB/100 MB of local space, for files and database. Now, before going to production, I delete manually ...
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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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what the best way to include images from the template's images folder?

what the best way to include images from the template's images folder? is it by using get_bloginfo('template_url')? I understood that its better to hard code the path to the images folder since this ...
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7answers
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Getting Started with Subversion, Git, or similar Version Control System to keep a History of my Files? [closed]

I realize this may be a broad question on the surface, but I'm looking for specific examples of setups/workflows that people use to keep a version history of edited files on a WordPress site. For ...
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6answers
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WordPress 3.0.1 Auto Update Problem

My WordPress now is at version 2.7. I want to upgrade it to 3.0.1 using Auto update function. I'm using FTPS connection type. The upgrade should be straight forward, however, I keep on encountering ...
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Local copy of WordPress Codex?

Sometimes I want to develop WordPress themes when I have no internet connection. I need the Function Reference and Template Tags to be productive. I searched for a downloadable or SVN copy of the ...
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5answers
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Plugin for event management? [closed]

I have a client who wants to put on an event. She wants to manage it on her site. The requirements: Display information about the event Sell tickets and correlate with name and email address Payment ...
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2answers
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Test to see if jQuery or Prototype is queued by another plugin?

In my plugin, I want to test to see if jQuery or Prototype (or both) are going to be loaded by another plugin. So, have wp_enqueue_script('jquery') or wp_enqueue_script('prototype') has already been ...
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14answers
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Steps to Optimize WordPress in Regard to Server Load?

Besides installing W3 Total Cache or another caching plugin what steps can I take to make sure that my theme and site run as fast as possible.
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1answer
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Why do Trackbacks/Pingbacks not appear below my posts/pages?

My wordpress required me to check some Trackbacks and I checked and accepted them. They are listed in the comment administration and I activated "allow Trackbacks/Pingbacks on this page" on the ...
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4answers
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How to show a single post on the front page but have normal paging?

I would like to have a single post on my front page (always the latest), but let normal paging work. So the front page has post 1, the next page should have post 2-11 (1-10 is fine too), then 12-21 or ...
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2answers
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Searching for a better Twitter widget

I'm using the "FriendFeed Activity" widget to show the latest 7 enties of my friend feed. However, FriendFeed just aggregates my Twitter, Blog (via RSS) and YouTube activities. That are things Twitter ...
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Updating WordPress overwriting customization tweaks - strategies?

Twice now I've updated wordpress, only to realise that (facepalm) it overwrites some changes I've made to the custom template - to sidebar or something similar. Obviously I don't HAVE to update, ...
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1answer
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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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Marking future dated post as published

Use case: I have a post type that relates to a music show. The 'show time' is grabbed through the post publish date which is set to some time in the future. I've found a function that takes future ...
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4answers
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Alternate post_class on each post

I need to have an alternating (even, odd...) class on posts to provide alternate highlights on a column. The best thing would be to attach this to the post_class() so that it's on every instance of ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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HTML and links via Quick press

Is there any way I can add an HTML link from the quick press on the /wp-admin Dashboard? Does it accept HTML? If only I could do that, I wouldn't have to go to create new post every time I wanted to ...

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