Tom J Nowell

United Kingdom

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Age: 26

I’m a VIP Wrangler at Automattic, a former Code For The People developer, a speaker at conferences, and an elected community moderator at WordPress Stack Exchange.

I also blog about WordPress and PHP at http://tomjn.com

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comment Why is my sub-category template showing the wrong posts
You should never under any circumstances use query_posts, use WP_Query or the pre_get_posts filter instead
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comment How to Make Google Maps appear correctly in Tabs
Ah wordpress.org/plugins/easy-responsive-tabs You should contact their support, 3rd party plugins are off topic here, however I will say, google map embeds need to know their dimensions on screen when they initialise, and if they're not visible, that isn't possible. That's why they don't work. Shah Rukh is right in saying you need to wait till the tab is visible to initialise the map
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comment How to Make Google Maps appear correctly in Tabs
Is easy responsive tabs a plugin? I'm not sure how "widely acknowledged issue" is relevant here?
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comment Where is my menu editor
You could use the menu widget
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comment Relative or dynamic site url possible?
Usually you can get around these problems by using the hosts file, preventing the need for a different URL completely
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comment Expand Widget Area With Archive DropDown
That looks like a purely styling issue, with a standard form control, as purely CSS questions are off topic here..
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comment Expand Widget Area With Archive DropDown
That comment implies you need to ellaborate in your question, please edit your question to explain more clearly what you mean, including a screenshot ( I cannot stress how useful a screenshot would be right now! )
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comment Expand Widget Area With Archive DropDown
So you're expecting it to behave like a collapsible area? That's not how that widget works, it's a standard drop down form control not a html div container
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comment Expand Widget Area With Archive DropDown
Can you provide more information? Examples, screenshots, code for your archive drop down widget, etc, is it a css issue? A JS issue? There just isn't enough information to answer right now. Use the edit button on your question to add details so they don't get lost in the comments :)
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comment Wordpress Insert not working with ajax
I wouldn't call it wp_insert, it's a very generic name and could cause clashes, try zeeshan_insert_store_locator and avoid reusing the Core prefixes for non-core code
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comment Order by custom field returns nothing
Your question is perfectly valid, but it's off topic here, you should contact the support for the framework you're using
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comment How to use one taxonomy for different needs?
As a fallback you could use a post meta value to store the data, but usually you'd use the post author value and an associated user
Feb
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comment error_log over 70GB. How to stop this?
You would stop your error log by fixing the errors, without any details of what they are, nothing can be done to help within a WordPress context.
Feb
24
comment How can I link tests to GitHub issues?
I think those tests have been manually marked for skipping by someone who was in said bug report, there's no automatic linkage involved
Feb
24
comment Allow a user to 'subscribe' to different post categories?
You'd need to use user meta to store which categories a user had subscribed to, then you'd need to implement a newsletter of some sort, and pass posts on a per user basis. Building any kind of custom mailing software entails risks and you should use an external service for the actual mailing part. All this implies that this is an XY problem, and you're asking how to fix your solution, not the original problem. Are you trying to use categories as separate blogs?
Feb
24
comment Stop WordPress from reserving slugs for media items?
Interesting idea
Feb
24
comment Installing Wordpress on Ubuntu 14.04
You may want to provide more information, what is MyPhp? What have you tried so far? What other packages have you installed? What do you get right now if you try to load your WordPress install? You said it isn't working, how is it not working? Are there error messages? Warnings? Blank screens? Does general PHP and html work? Is it just WordPress broken? Or is everything broken? There is a huge amount of information missing from this question. Please edit your question to include as many details as possible
Feb
24
comment Stop WordPress from reserving slugs for media items?
Fixing it for everybody is a non trivial problem
Feb
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comment Stop WordPress from reserving slugs for media items?
This is standard functionality from WordPress Core, posts cannot have the same slugs, regardless of post type ( attachments are posts too, of type attachment, as are pages which are of type page ). This is to prevent clashes. There are some bits of code that might help, but I'm unfamiliar with the specifics. Also, this is something that will eventually be fixed in Core, or at least have some sort of solution, Eitherway the problem is ambiguity, what if you have a post type services a page called services and a normal post, and you set your permalinks to only have the name?
Feb
23
comment Using Filters To Change Page Title
programs always operate sequentially within a particular scope, what you did is the equivalent of nominating yourself for the presidency 2 weeks after the votes have been counted
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