The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
18 views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

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 ...
13
votes
2answers
161 views

(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 ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Embed vs oEmbed tags

What is the difference between embed and oembed?
0
votes
3answers
94 views

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 ...
6
votes
0answers
73 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
127 views

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. ...
4
votes
3answers
94 views

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 ...
9
votes
0answers
99 views

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). ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
59 views

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 ...
15
votes
1answer
270 views

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) ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

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
2
votes
5answers
104 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
93 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
296 views

♥ 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 ...
5
votes
4answers
188 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
144 views

Curious Badge: What is a “well-received question”?

Is the Curious badge new? What constitutes a "well-received question"?
2
votes
1answer
118 views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
128 views

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 ...
11
votes
4answers
168 views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
87 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
140 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

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? ...
2
votes
2answers
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Is there a version of this forum in Spanish?

Wondering if anyone can point me to forums like this but in Spanish? Gracias.
6
votes
1answer
170 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
90 views

Templates for copyright notices

From time to time I stumble about code snippets in plugins, themes or even in questions on this site where people copy/pasted code from some question or answer here on WordPress.StackExchange without ...
4
votes
3answers
180 views

How to draw more attention to my question

I submitted a question 9 days ago. It has had 12 views in 9 days. How can I gain more views for my question if I don't have enough rep to post a bounty? Thanks.
2
votes
1answer
32 views

Get Updates on Favorited Questions

I'm not sure if this is a Stackexchange thing or a WP Meta question exactly but I was wondering why, whenever you favorite (click the star) on a question, you don't get alerts / notifications whenever ...
-12
votes
2answers
112 views

Plugin recommendations are NOT offtopic

I contend five points: 1. Specifically: my question was put on hold but is directly relevant to WP development A simple reality is that Wordpress is a CMS, not a framework. Therefore development ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

My question is on hold

Buddypress - get activity meta along with query Hello, this question went on hold. Can I ask why? I think its directly related to wordpress, since if I wanted to hack it with my own query, I would do ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Can we gift users rep for answering a question that should be deleted?

A short while back I asked a ridiculously simple question and it was marked as "On Hold - Off Topic". Looking at it I realized I should have known the answer, but as I tried to make clear I was having ...
7
votes
3answers
93 views

Should you use the URL or the share-URL for linking to questions/answers?

I just stumbled about this, and I am not sure what the correct procedure is here. Mentioning Rarst's chart, I was not sure whether you should use the URL of the question or the URL produced by the ...
34
votes
6answers
194 views

2014 Community Moderator Election Results

WordPress Stack Exchange's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the three new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please ...
14
votes
3answers
95 views

From a community stand point, is it worth me answering old unanswered questions?

Often I take a look through the unanswered questions and start to answer them only to realise it's a year or more old and subsequently, I abandon answering them. From a community stand point is it ...
13
votes
6answers
254 views

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
8
votes
7answers
168 views

2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
10
votes
0answers
102 views

2014 Community Moderator Election

The 2014 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...
9
votes
3answers
108 views

Should we do a cleanup of shortened links?

I've been seeing a fair bit of link shortener use on this site while trawling the lists. Some number of the links are references to the services themselves, but most seem to be actual shortened links. ...
2
votes
3answers
63 views

Linking/Referring to Alternate Answers Within Answers

Often times I continue to conduct research on the subject of a question even after submitting an answer. I like to return to posts to add links to any useful resources that I have found with the ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Q&A for external plugins

Firstly, sorry for the awkward title. I just couldn't come up with a short description of what this question is about. I'm interested in how you feel about the following situation. Someone involved ...
29
votes
8answers
308 views

Site Name: The Final Chapter

UPDATE: The new name is live in the header image!! It'll be updated in various text sections shortly. Original post follows. Let's be honest, Empire was awesome, but the middle part of a Trilogy ...
9
votes
4answers
163 views

Merge all plugin-* tags into [plugins]?

In his question Our wooes and future of platform plugins at WPSE Rarst proposed the following at the end: Extension-specific tags (such as plugin-*) are eradicated. They serve little purpose and ...
9
votes
4answers
348 views

Woo Tags Gone - Where to Ask Questions?

It looks like you guys have stopped supporting WooCommernce tags, and Woo Support doesn't seem to want to help unless you're a paying customer - so where's a good place to ask WooCommerce centered ...
-12
votes
11answers
315 views

Site Name - The (Unfortunate) Sequel

EDIT: Let's try this again (again). We're about community, and this one's been passionate about its needs. Please go check out the third (and hopefully final) chapter in the naming trilogy. Both ...