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Are questions of the type “What plugin is this?” allowed?

Often times, one finds resources, plugins, scripts or libraries on websites that one would like to identify. For example, would a question like this be acceptable: "I found this gallery on this ...
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What if … third party specific questions would be on topic?

Think We as community (that includes you, the reader) have the stance that 3rd party/non-core plugin and theme specific questions are off topic on our site. That rule excludes three parts: Plugins ...
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Why there are so many “aggressive” people on WPSE

And by the way am not the only one talking about it... Look at other Meta Questions and you will see am not the only one thinking like that. Yes many people brought it up before today... But I think ...
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Are plugins planned to be added to core in or out of the scope of WPSE?

From my point of view, plugins developed as "feature as plugin" that are not included in the current version of the core and are planned to be added to the core at some point in the future, are out of ...
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Off Topic Wording

When a question is closed as offtopic, because it relies on a 3rd party plugin or theme, the text of the close message is clear. However recently someone asked a question about why their site didn't ...
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How can I see who voted to close my question?

I believe that someone incorrectly voted to close my question. Do I have any recourse? Is it possible to see who voted to close a question?
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Does my edit “not make the post even a little bit easier to read”?

I'm not a WordPress expert so can't add as many answers as I'd like but I've been trying to contribute as best I can. Shame then that an edit on this post was rejected. It's a great post by gmazzap ...
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Can we migrate all 3rd party plugins' questions to StackOverflow?

It's been a long we are acting hard toward any 3rd party plugins for many reasons. Yes, after long discussions we are agreed that it's not an injustice. So the sum up is: Close 'em as off-topic. So ...
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What if just want to make some text BOLD in question? which is posted by other user

I just tried to make some text BOLD in question which is posted by someone else. But it says me : Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? Some time it ...
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Questions Related to WordPress Plugins

I recently asked a question related to a certain WordPress setup, and was put on-hold with a statement that this is a third party question that is out of scope. I think this should be changed. ...
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Happy New Year! How About Some Stats?

Since it seems like every website is doing some sort of year end review, I was wondering if some awesome mod would generate some 2014 stats for us: Most Viewed Question Most Upvoted Question Most ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I don't have enough reputation to comment, and apparently I can't answer broad / bland question in poor limericks... Here's the answer in, uhh, question! Define theme information other than through ...
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Reference to a plugin

When a question or problem arise for a user, is it allowed to reference to a plugin that solves or fulfils the requirements set in the question?
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jetpack to edit inline theme CSS — on topic?

Is it on topic to ask about using jetpack to edit inline CSS for a theme? While I see similar questions, it seems to be regarded as off-topic. The question I want to ask on the WP Devel. site is: ...
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Spoilers and code formatting not working

Please fix that as it does already work on Puzzling.SE (or show me what I am doing wrong). Thanks in advance. The following code is not hidden when using >! hidden/spoiler mark up.
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Could account abilities be based on total lifetime combined rep points rather than actual?

Being new to WP.SE, I had a question I really needed answering and put it up for bounty for 100 rep points. This took me from 109 to 9. Now, I don't have the reputation to up vote, down vote, or ...
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(Guide) How to add database details to your question

As we got quite some questions dealing with migrating other CMS or custom databases to WordPress, we need a guide on how to attach the minimum needed data. Those posts have some views, but there are ...
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Is markdown for reference-style links not working?

I am using the syntax for reference-style links as shown here: Markdown Editing Help - WordPress Development Stack Exchange From the example: Here's a reference-style link to [Google][1]. [1]: ...
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Embed vs oEmbed tags

What is the difference between embed and oembed?
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Downvoting of WooCommerce related questions

I have noticed that pretty much any questions tagged with woocommerce receives downvotes, most of the time instantly. The current tag page of it looks insane. Basically, what is going on? I saw some ...
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Stop replying with “it doesn't work”

If I could get just one reputation point for every time I've been replied to or just seen a reply to someone else saying, "it doesn't work", and even seeing it inside a question, I would have been ...
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SE network ads still use the old site name

After Site Name: The Final Chapter it would appear that that name "WordPress Answers" is dead, but it survives in the cross-site promotion ads that SE shows in the sidebar. I saw this one just now, on ...
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Should one answer a (borderline) off-topic question?

Consider the following scenario: A (new) user asks a question that is related to a specific plugin. It may or may not employ core functionality, but is at least borderline, if not entirely, off-topic. ...
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Why keep plugin-specific tags when all plugin-specific questions are considered off-topic?

There's several threads which seem to justify why Q&As for specific plugins / themes are harmful to WPSE, but all of the tags regarding specific plugins are still in circulation - is it not worth ...
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Enhanced sidebar: question-related information

The sidebar on WPSE is already providing a lot of helpful links and related questions. Nevertheless I would find it helpful to have some more question-related information (like the linked section). ...
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Why Down-vote Question Instead of Closing/Commenting

I figured I'd find an answer to this on my own but can't. Sorry if this has been asked or answered elsewhere. I'll delete it if so. When should someone down-vote a question as opposed to close-vote ...
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Is It Open Season On WooCommerce Questions Yet?

I've been spending more time in the review queues lately, and ran into a string of WooCommerce questions. While this has been discussed in Meta previously (Woocommerce questions flooding WPSE, among ...
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How big and commited are our community?

@toscho told me one day in a very brief discussion in chat that this community doesn't need moderators to moderate it, this is a community driven site (as is every site in the stackexchange network) ...
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Vandalism, spam! What to do?

This user has editted my question with nonsense text and put the same text on the answer: What to do in this cases? ps: the question
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BuddyPress Question Flagged as Off-Topic on WordPress SE

I asked this question on WordPress SE 3 years ago and it has recently been flagged as off-topic. I found this puzzling first of all due to the immense belatedness, but most of all for the fact that it ...
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Update of our tour page

The 2014 cleanup program are good under way. The tags needs to be edited still, but that can be done later. What I'm concerned at is our tour page. Currently, there are no mention that shopping ...
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Summer/Winter clean up. What now?

@kaiser has launched a brilliant clean up program, ♥ Summer clean up ♥, which I extented with the ♥ Winter clean up ♥, hahaha. OK, these questions goes on hold, and eventually a few days later gets ...
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♥ Summer clean up ♥

A user just pointed me at our sidebar. It shows related questions and she wrote the following, complaining why her plugin recommendation-question was closed as off topic. ok, I dont want to sound ...
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Comments are comments and plugins are not solutions to developer questions

It's really frustrating to be trying to figure out the answer to something searching previous questions, Google, etc.. and a bunch of posts come up with similar questions but rather than answer the ...
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Curious Badge: What is a “well-received question”?

Is the Curious badge new? What constitutes a "well-received question"?
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Danger of being blocked from asking questions

I came across this question and you guys here are successful in bringing this feature. Here is the message that shows up when you are about to ask a question which I think is good. The help section ...
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How to welcome new users on WPSE

Again and again there are people who are new, haven't read the FAQ and post off-topic or badly researched questions. I am not here to complain but to find the best way to help them while not telling ...
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SSL Certificate for WPSE Meta invalid

I just realised that https://meta.wordpress.stackexchange.com/ doesn't have a proper SSL certificate set as the site kind of broke when using HTTPS Everywhere. The main site is fine, just the meta ...
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Best Way to Respond to Email Requests for Free Help?

One of the downsides of answering questions on a StackExchange site is that people frequently contact us via email and Twitter DM asking for free help with their development problem[1]. And while I ...
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Expand the scope of the site

I've noticed there are a lot of useful questions that get locked down on this site because they don't fit the site's rules, and that's fair enough people make rules for good reasons. But there are a ...
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What is on topic and what not?

I'm a bit perplexed here. Last night I answered the following question: Use a higher than 230px logo image with 2013 theme. I was surprised this morning to see that the question was put on hold due to ...
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Revisit question “Best Collection of Code for your functions.php file”

I'm referring to this question: "Best Collection of Code for your functions.php file". This question if I can call it one, was raised towards the end of 2010 as was quite active till the start of 2012 ...
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Using Moderation to Improve/Clean Up Questions

Background: Pagination not working for custom author page As-written (and as it remains currently), the question was marked as a duplicate of this question: How to fix pagination for custom loops? ...
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What's the best way to approach asking a question that needs to be asked again because of age?

I need to ask a question that has been asked in the past. How to let authors only see website stats for their posts? However that question is more than 3 years old. Since significant technical ...
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Constant SPAM question

During the last week the same SPAM entry has been posted to WPSE, something about a moving company from India. This question has been posted daily to the site from different users, but I suspect that ...
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1answer
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Troubleshooting upgrade issues - On topic?

I have a question about a Wordpress installation I have on my own server at home. I can't upgrade the themes or plugins, without deleting them first. Is this a question I can ask about here? I realize ...
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Should you approve edits of a low quality post?

Stumbling over this quite a few times, I see people editing very-low-quality questions (most of them OffTopic or DoThatForMe-Stuff with really bad spelling and grammar), to turn them into ...
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Is there a version of this forum in Spanish?

Wondering if anyone can point me to forums like this but in Spanish? Gracias.
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Is it okay to ask a question about how to use a specific plug-in here?

From the description of this stack it seems to me that specific questions about how to use particular plug ins would not be welcome. Is this true? If so, what are the idea places to ask these ...

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