WordPress Development Weekly Newsletter
WordPress Development Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

What is the difference between update_post_meta and update_postmeta hooks?

I am working on an enhanced revisioning system, to create a log file for all changes made by users and/or algorithms concerning metadata attached to specific post types. While I am perfectly aware ...

<hooks> <post-meta> <core>  
asked by fischi 6 votes
answered by userabuser 3 votes

Ignoring initial articles (like 'a', 'an' or 'the') when sorting queries?

I'm currently trying to output a list of music titles and would like to have the sorting ignore (but still display) the initial article of the title. For example if I had a list of bands it will be ...

<wp-query> <database> <order> <sort>  
asked by rpbtz 6 votes
answered by birgire 4 votes

What's the difference between the permissions "edit_published_posts" and "edit_posts"

What's the difference between the permissions "edit_published_posts" and "edit_posts"? It's not clear on the wordpress manual.

<permissions>  
asked by The Quantum Physicist 4 votes
answered by Charles Jaimet 2 votes

Paged Single Post doesn't redirect to the main url after Removing Pagination

I used <!--nextpage--> (Codex) to paginate (split) a few single posts. Now i removed all the nextpage html parts from the posts. everthing looks fine. Unfortunately the old urls like ...

<functions> <pagination> <redirect>  
asked by NewUser 4 votes
answered by Pieter Goosen 3 votes

When attempting to update a self-hosted WordPress site, I'm seeing "ASN1 unknown message digest algorithm"

I've got several WordPress sites that I self-host on a Windows Server. When attempting to perform the upgrade process, via /wp-admin/update-core.php?action=do-core-upgrade I see the following error: ...

<wp-admin> <updates> <windows>  
asked by Max Vernon 4 votes

Empty search input returns all posts

So today I've decided to implement a search form onto my site that obviously returns a result when the user searches for it, but I've run into a little problem. My Problem When the user searches for ...

<search>  
asked by CoderSte 4 votes
answered by birgire 4 votes

Can I verify nonce which was generated on a different WP site?

I have a form with the action going to a different wordpress site. I want to use wp_nonce to generate fields in the form on site A. Can I use wp_verify_nonce on site B to verify the nonce fields?

<forms> <nonce>  
asked by Luke Seall 4 votes
answered by Mark Kaplun 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Disable emojicons introduced with WP 4.2

So WP 4.2 introduced emojis (smileys) that basically adds JS and other junk all over your pages. Something some people may find shocking. How does one completely erase all instances of this?

<filters> <tinymce> <icon> <emoji>  
asked by Christine Cooper 48 votes
answered by Christine Cooper 75 votes

Menu items description? Custom Walker for wp_nav_menu()

Normal Wordpress Menu looks like: Home | Blog | About us | Contact But I've seen many pages with descriptions under these links: Home Page | Our Blogs | About us | ...

<theme-development> <menus> <walker>  
asked by Wordpressor 62 votes
answered by toscho 78 votes

Can you answer these?

WPDB Multiple site's posts and get featured images

I am using the code below to query 5 Wordpress sites for their posts, merging them into an array, sorting the array by date, and then displaying them: //SITE 1 $mydb = new ...

<multisite> <query> <post-meta> <wpdb>  
asked by RCNeil 1 vote

How to create new post content templates for my users?

I admin a wordpress site for my kids primary school. At the number of editors/contributors is small, but we'd like to expand it. To simplify the uptake for some of the office staff I'd like to have ...

<posts> <templates> <content>  
asked by Stewart Johnson 1 vote

Custom Taxonomy's Label to change the text appearing in Appearance > Menu

I have three custom post types, each has its own taxonomy like product_cat, event_cat, media_cat. I labeled all of them with the word "Category" like: register_taxonomy("product_cat", "product", ...

<custom-post-types> <custom-taxonomy> <taxonomy>  
asked by DarcCode 1 vote
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