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Questions tagged [wordpress]

open source content management system running on PHP and MySQL, and often used as a blog engine.

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Why it is the good to use WordPress instead of creating one from scratch? [closed]

why every startup and every big company uses #wordpress ? what is the benefit of using it ? fast management , easy to use , customization instead of creating one with html , css , js and back-end (...
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What're the necessary considerations when developing Cron Jobs (Scheduled Tasks)

I'm working on a website that has a section that shows the company's stock details and investor-related data. This data is retrieved through scheduled SOAP API calls. I created two scheduled tasks ...
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Using framework (Wordpress) functions in layered architecture

I'm building an app with the usual layers like presentation, application, infrastructure. Right now, I have been using Wordpress functions in both my controllers and repositories. I figured that ...
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Working On Remote Errors in a Variety of Environments Without FTP or SSH Access

BACKGROUND: I've been developing in PHP for two years - self taught, and beyond the most basic editing, really just a year and a half - but my experience is limited to a small number of environments. ...
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php CMS from scratch vs open source

Problem: We have to develop a CMS for our sites. The sites are kind of different, but they have common parts. We need to use our external user system and permissions, the menus are different for each ...
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When dealing with user-generated content, is it always better to just use a CMS like WordPress?

I am a web developer who is planning to build a web application which requires user-generated input, with that input presented somewhat like a blog in the sense that there is an article with pictures, ...
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Website that only loads content on modal windows (ajax)

I'm working with a client that only loves Wordpress, so I have to create a theme. The idea of my client is to have an interactive background (meaning there's no other content but the background, the ...
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Realizing pagination for merged array from multiple data sources (APIs)

I'm improving a WordPress theme with PHP. The theme contains a gallery section which loads data from the Flickr API. Now the client wants to display Flickr galleries as well as "local" galleries ...
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Development workflow for a team: local to live (with GIT)

We're trying to put together a workflow for Wordpress development which turns out to be pretty complicated with lots of elements. Is there a way to streamline this or filling in the gaps? We ...
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Local development environment - Google analytics and other external libraries

I'm using MAMP and Codekit as a local Wordpress development environment, for work that involves a lot of refresh, eg media queries, I prefer to shift a live website to my computer work on it there and ...
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What Type of Report or Documentation to Expect from my Programmers

First, I am not a programmer nor do I have any programming experience. I am an entrepreneur that had a website idea and hired programmers to custom build it. It has been going on for the last one year ...
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Yoda conditions: if you use more than one language? [closed]

Ive started coding for Wordpress and the coding standards recommend using Yoda conditions. if ( true == $the_force ) { $victorious = you_will( $be ); } But I also do some Android development, ...
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Can someone else copyright my wordpress plugin if I don't own any copyright for it?

Assuming I have a plugin hosted on wordpress.org, can someone else just take my plugin and copyright it? Can they take the name of my plugin and copyright or trademark it (assuming I do not have it ...
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Software piracy and GPL [duplicate]

Consider the case below: A Wordpress plugin must be GPL since Wordpress itself is GPL There are some plugin authors selling premium WordPress plugins, and assume the authors are okay with the GPL ...
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Required clarification about GPL licence for creating extensions of GPL software

I asked a question and received quite good answers. I read all answers and other sources about my question. I concluded that if I write my code and distribute it to my clients for a free under my own ...
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Parameters Stored as Sessions - Pros / Cons?

Some background on my system: I have 1 query with multiple pages. There are filtering parameters on the left of the page which $_POSTs on submission. The posted parameters will change the query at ...
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Is a development environment required for small projects? [closed]

I won a bid on Elance and was had a request to fix some css and html issues with a WordPress site. How do I make changes to the document without working on the live site? Do you set up a development ...
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Old programmer disappeared. About to hire another programmer. How do I approach this? [closed]

After spending over one year working on a social network project for me using WordPress and BuddyPress, my programmer has disappeared, even though he got paid every single week, for the whole period. ...
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LIcense Issues Of Publishing A WordPress Theme, Built With Roots Theme, At Themeforest

I want to develop a WordPress theme using Roots theme framework and then sell it on themeforest.net. Roots theme license allows me to sell the theme as per its founder's discussion with some guy on ...
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Building a WordPress-like filter system

This question is purely hypothetical. I use WordPress a lot and know the filter structure from an implementation point of view. I'm now wondering what's the best way to implement such a structure (not ...
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How can I give my client “full access” to their PHP application's MySQL database?

I am building a PHP application for a client and I'm seriously considering WordPress or a simple framework that will allow me to quickly build out features like forums, etc. However, the client is ...
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Storing and analyzing rock climbing difficulty

I'm working on a WordPress plugin to manage rock climbing data, and I need to think of a way to store rock climbing grades from all of the different systems in a unified way. There are many different ...
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CTO has left — codebase is a huge kludge, any advice on how to manage/handle/damage control? [closed]

I began work at a company 2 months ago as a PHP developer. I stepped in to somewhat of a kludge, but I've yet to find a company that isn't... The development stable is currently two developers (...
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How Can I Improve my Workflow?

So I design and develop websites myself, mostly in WordPress. Once I'm happy with the site on my local server, I upload it and its database to the web server and let the client make whatever changes ...
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When writing tests for a Wordpress plugin, should i run them inside wordpress or in a normal browser?

I have started using BDD for a wordpress plugin i'm working on and i'm rewriting the js codebase to do tests. I've encountered a few problems but i'm going steady now, i was wondering if i had the ...
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Is there a decent way to maintain development of wordpress sites using the same base?

We've been churning out wordpress sites for a while, and we'd like to keep a base repository that can be used when starting a new project, as well as updating existing sites with changes to the ...
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Depend on built technology, or build your own [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to decide between using an existing eCommerce solution and building your own? I am starting a ecomm business and my site idea is pretty similar in functionality to ETSY. I ...
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Framework for developing front-end with back-end as REST

Currently I'm developing the back-end of a PHP application using Recess Framework. I'm almost done and I now need to do the front-end. I have many alternatives and I prefer a CMS. The alternatives in ...
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Should I build my own CMS or rely on a pre-built one? [closed]

Related: As a beginning programmer, should I favor building my own libraries over using 3rd-party libraries? As an intermediate to advanced level PHP web-developer and a young one at that (15yrs.), ...
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What is the best way for an experienced developer to work on a WordPress blog

I'm beginning to work on my first WordPress blog, however I've noticed most tutorials just have you do modifications (such as theme changes, installing plugins) on the production site. This worries me ...
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Why do Wordpress & Drupal serialize the DB data?

I've recently went through manually editing some tables on a Wordpress website. I've also had some experience with database internationalization so I know that serializing is not the best (IMO) ...
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When (and when not) to use Wordpress? [closed]

For the sake of simplicity, my question is focused specifically on Wordpress instead of focusing on all Content Management Systems including Joomla, Drupal, Concrete5, or you-name-it. Wordpress is ...