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Why is my database import losing text widget data?

I've created a site in WordPress on our development machine. In the theme we're using there are numerous widget zones to display text in (sidebar and front page). I've used simple Text widgets in all ...
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Create more Meta Boxes as needed

I'd like users to be able to create and remove additional meta box fields as needed. For example, say a music podcast with a variable amount of songs played per episode. The user should be able to ...
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What are the standard admin CSS id/class tags?

Is there a list of WordPress CSS id/classes that i can use to build plugin option screens that look and feel more like a normal WordPress option page? i have found some through serendipity but it ...
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Deregister custom post types

Anyone know of a way to deregister custom post types? Is there an equivalent to register_post_type()?
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WP_Query with “post_title LIKE 'something%'”?

I need to do a WP_Query with a LIKE on the post_title. I started with this regular WP_Query: $wp_query = new WP_Query( array ( 'post_type' => 'wp_exposants', '...
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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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Add filter menu to admin list of posts (of custom type) to filter posts by custom field values

This answer is very close to what I am looking to do, but instead I would like to specify a specific custom field and display a select menu of its available values. Thanks!
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WP_Query by just the id?

In the codex for WP_Query I see you can query by page_id=7 for pages or by p=7 for posts. Is there a way to get a post of any post type by ID? Like id=7 that will get it no matter if it's a page, post ...
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Where is the right place to register/enqueue scripts & styles

I am using WordPress 3.1.4 by now. I am confused with where (which hook) do I use: to register and/or enqueue scripts and styles on front- and back-ends? Questions: Which are right hooks to use? ...
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How to get all taxonomies of a post type?

How can i get taxonomies of a post type? If I have a post type event and i need to find out the list of taxonomies that are attached to that post type. How do I find them?
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How to add a custom field in the advanced menu properties?

Is it possible to add a custom field to menu items? What I want to do is be able to add a field for 'French Navigation Label' and a 'French Title Attribute' in the wp menu interface.
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Opinions and recommendations on the best barebones base theme [closed]

Preamble I'm finding myself building more and more WP sites "from scratch" as it were (ie: ignoring any theme designs out there and just creating a design wireframe purely on the needs of the client. ...
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How to fix empty dashboard issue in WordPress?

A site of my company uses blog on WordPress 3.3.1 with theme based on Twenty Ten. Last week I upgraded Apache and PHP on our production server. Afterwards the dashboard refused to work. When a user ...
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Changing Admin Menu Labels

I have spent the last day using the functions.php file to fully customize WordPress for my client sites. I am amazed at how much I have been able to accomplish and how much easier it will make things ...
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Creating a table in the admin-style?

What is the recommended way of creating a page with a table, in the style of the tables showing posts or users in the admin area? I am expanding the Cache Images plugin, and it contains a table with ...
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How to create a custom search for custom post type?

I have a search field for the blog posts, but I need an other for a custom post type. How can I create this custom search form with a different search result layout?
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posts_per_page no limit

I want to return ALL posts with query_posts. I tried setting posts_per_page to a really high number, but query_posts freaks out and doesn't return any posts. What is the correct way to query posts ...
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getting all values for a custom field key (cross-post)

I know how to get a custom field value for a specific post. get_post_meta($post_id, $key, $single); What I need is to get all the values associated with a specific custom post key, across all posts....
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wp_reset_postdata() or wp_reset_query() after a custom loop?

Reading some stuff about query_reset_postdata and query_reset_query makes me confused. For example: Is there any need to use both wp_reset_postdata and wp_reset_query together? http://www....
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Pagination not working with custom loop

I've got a custom loop that I'm using to display some Real Estate listings that will be available within 60 days. I'm calling it with the following function: <?php $sixtydays = date('Y/m/d', ...
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Any docs for wp_nav_menu's “items_wrap” argument?

I'm using wp_nav_menu and am trying to create custom output for the sub-level drop downs. I came across the "items_wrap" argument but there's really not much information as to what it is, how it ...
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Dev, Stage and Production Deployment for WordPress Sites?

So I need to be able to have dev/stage/production iterations (over separate servers) for a WordPress website, I use git usually but this obviously isn't going to work with WordPress sites because of ...
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Programmatically add a Navigation menu and menu items

Through API functions, I want to define a new Navigation menu, select it in the current theme, and then insert a few Pages as menu items. This is to be done for instance on a theme activation. ...
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Does WordPress send data about your blog to WordPress.org or Automattic?

I've recently heard someone say WordPress does send data about your blog to back home. Is that true? and if so what data is that or where in the code can I see what's exchanged?
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Is there a way to send HTML formatted emails with Wordpress' wp_mail function?

Is there an action_hook or something similar that could help me achieve this? I tried adding markup in a PHP string variable and just fired off an email with the wp_mail function like so: $email_to =...
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Counting the posts of a custom Wordpress loop (WP_Query)?

I tried tplacing this: <?php $count = count($custom_posts); ?> <h2><?php echo $count; ?></h2> at the end of the loop: <?php if ( bbp_get_forum_title() == '...
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How to customize the_archive_title()?

In my child theme's archive.php, I have the following code for displaying the title of my archive pages: <?php the_archive_title( '<h1 class="page-title">', '</h1>' ); ?...
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Getting a List of Currently Available Roles on a WordPress Site?

When writing WordPress plugins there is often a need to set up options for which roles on the site have access to certain functionality or content. To do this a plugin dev needs to fetch the list of ...
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How to structure a plugin

This isn't a question about how to build a WordPress plugin. Rather, what, if any, guides could be applied to how to put together the file architecture of any plugin. Some other programming languages ...
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4answers
106k views

How do I get the theme URL in PHP?

I need to get the URL of my theme directory to reference an image in the theme's image/headers directory. How is this done in PHP?
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How do I disable responsive images in WP 4.4?

I succesfully converted my 4.3.1 install to all https. After updating to 4.4. I have a problem with the new srcset attribute. While the src attribute for images is set using https, the srcset ...
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Permalinks: custom post type -> custom taxonomy -> post

I am having trouble working with WordPress rewrite rules, and could use some help. I have a custom post type called _shows_. All shows have a single custom taxonomy category _show-category_. A ...
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How to force a 404 on WordPress

I need to force a 404 on some posts based on conditions. I managed to do it ( although I don't know if I did it the right way) and I'm a getting my 404.php template to load as expected. My code: ...
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Is there any way to draft a revision of a published page or post? What workarounds have you used?

Say I've already published a page or post. I now want to make changes, but I want a colleague to check them over before they go live. Is there any way of doing this? Edit: I do realise this isn't ...
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Add multiple plugin directories

The task You can register add additional Themes directories using register_theme_directory() for your WP installation. Sadly core doesn't deliver with the same functionality for plugins. We already ...
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add_action reference a class

Is it possible to reference a class instead of a function in 'add_action'? Can't seem to figure it out. Here is just a basic example of the function in question. add_action( 'admin_init', 'MyClass' );...
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WAMP vs XAMPP pros/cons - for running a local testing server [closed]

What are the major pros/cons that can help in deciding which of the two to choose: WAMP vs XAMPP for running a local testing server for WordPress? PS: I now see Stack Overflow had a discussion about ...
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Get Product id from order id in Woocommerce [closed]

I am having trouble with Woocommerce product details and order details relationship. I'm not able to find the product ID of a related order ID on the View Orders page of the Woocommerce theme. I ...
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Should I use custom post types or a custom database tables for plugin development?

I'm fairly new to writing wordpress plugins, but I've jumped in the deep end already and I want to make sure I'm doing it "right" on my upcoming big project. I'm going to be heavily extending ...
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Customizing Only a Specific Menu using the “wp_nav_menu_items” Hook?

Thanks to some help on here, I've managed to add a custom search box to my main menu... by adding this to my theme's functions.php add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items','search_box_function'); function ...
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How to filter post listing (in WP dashboard posts listing) using a custom field (search functionality)?

Despite the fact I googled a lot, I've not found the answer to a very simple question : I have some posts with a custom field (i.e. supplier_name). I would like to be able to search and filter my ...
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What process do you use for WordPress development? [closed]

I'm interested in how other people develop themes and plugins for WordPress. To me, the in-browser editor in the admin panel just doesn't cut it. Currently, I'm just using an IDE with a PHP plugin (...
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8answers
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Conditionally Loading JavaScript/CSS for Shortcodes

I released a plugin that creates a shortcode and requires a JavaScript file and a CSS file to load on any page that contains that shortcode. I could just make the script/style load on all pages, but ...
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How to remove admin menu pages inserted by plugins?

I've got the following code, which cleans up a lot of stuff that is not going to be used within the admin area: add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_remove_menu_pages' ); function my_remove_menu_pages() { ...
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2answers
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How to get post id of static front page?

I'm trying to use the front page as a default of sorts for featured images (if no featured image is set, I want to use the front page's, for example) But I'm having trouble finding out how to get the ...
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12answers
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meta_query with meta values as serialize arrays

I'm working on a project in which I'm creating a custom post type and custom data entered via meta boxes associated with my custom post type. For whatever reason I decided to code the meta boxes in ...
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Using OOP in themes

I see a lot of plugins making use of object-oriented coding when there isn't really necessary. But what's even worse is that theme developers are starting to do the same thing. Commercial themes and ...
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4answers
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Editor can create any new user except administrator

I have set up a WordPress site for a client. The client has the Editor role, however I have installed the Members plugin and given the client the capability to add new users to the WP admin. This is ...
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Best way to overide plugin CSS?

Currently, I use CSS specificity to override plugin styles. I prefer this for editing the plugin as it makes less headaches when you update. It would be nice if my style sheet loaded after the ...
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7answers
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Sending multipart (text/html) emails via wp_mail() will likely get your domain banned

Summary Because of a bug in WP Core, sending multipart emails (html/text) with wp_mail() (to reduce chance of emails ending up in spam folders) will ironically result with your domain being blocked ...

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