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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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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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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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Can we have wireframes? Like on UX.SE?

One thing I really like on UX.SE is that you can add a quick sketch to your question or answer that shows what you thought about, what to expect, etc. In WordPress we often have that need, but need ...
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A dynamic community promotion ad for the current bounties

Apple folks were so kind as to share the following dynamic ad: Number live as of NOW at WPSE, UTC 2013-11-24 at 1:33 Yes, just go to any Stack Exchange site, open any post and paste the following ...
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Why not all the Questions closely related to WordPress in StackOverflow migrated to WPSE? [duplicate]

As now on Bangladesh time 20:25, the topic/tag #WordPress in StackOveflow generates 39,820 threads. Why not they are migrated to WordPress.StackExchange.com to let them shed some light, not from ...
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Our wooes and future of platform plugins at WPSE

I think that after fair amount of time (well over a year) and discussion it is clear that "Woo issue" is not going away. However after spinning it in my head for a while I think we might be having ...
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What's the Questions Asked to Accepted Answer Ratio?

Usually on the front page I see most questions with definitive answers but some will never get accepted. I was just curious how many question we have versus how many accept answers.
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What to do with url-rewriting tag

For the initiative adopt a tag I decided to adopt <url-rewriting> and related tags. I've started yesterday tasting the territory and, really, it's a mess. I'm asking here to decide a rule I've ...
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If a WordPress site were a house, how would you define each component?

Several languages comprise a WordPress site. If you were to describe to someone using the analogy of a house, how would you describe each of these components? HTML CSS PHP SQL Javascript WordPress ...
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Why are old questions on the front page?

After answering a few questions recently I noticed that they were months, if not years, old.. which tends to mean that the likelihood of an answer ever being accepted is slim. Not that it is the end ...
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New Tag: Canonical

I just added a new tag: <canonical> The purpose is (hopefully) self-explanatory: to make it easier to find "canonical" questions/answers when linking duplicates or pointing users to ...
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Rename the advanced-custom-fields tag?

I've been browsing topics on Advanced Custom Fields, and I notice the tag does not follow the trend of prefixing plugin-, as other plugins tags have done. Should we rename advanced-custom-fields to ...
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Adopt a tag! Help to keep our site clean

Our tags are a mess: many questions are tagged wrongly, and many tags are too similar or meaningless. Some time ago, I cleaned up the tags wordpress.com and wordpress.org. Since then I check those ...
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So… what exactly *is* on topic now? FAQ needs improvements

Similar, but not quite the same as this recent thread: Hidden on topic page. And of interest to me first hand, since my first two interactions with WPSE in years was actually two Qs asking for plugin ...
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Do we have a canonical WP_DEBUG post?

I've edited the title of the Q WordPress is giving errors after activating WP_DEBUG to something that I think is a potential Google search query. It was WordPress Error Need Help. I've just noticed a ...
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Querying all WPSE plugins

I'd expect that the search phrase "Plugin Name" produced a lot more of results: If we try to restrict by answers, "Plugin Name" is:a, there are even less results: 17. Why is that? My intention ...
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★ A better name for our site ★

Currently our question header states WORDPRESS ANSWERS but in our FAQ, filed under "How to ask", we can find the following important bit of text: What topics can I ask about here? ...
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WPSE Scope: Minimum Competency Requirement

We often encounter questions (or comments/edits to questions) that are nothing more than PHP syntax errors that have not been properly debugged. (e.g. "I tried that, and my site went blank"). Here's ...
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What to do with misspelled tag names?

There are currently three questions with the tag cross-plattform. This should be spelled cross-platform, but that tag doesn't currently exist. What is the best way to handle this situation? I don't ...
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What is appropriate form for company employees to be involved on WPSE?

I got a private inquiry from hosting provider about having their employees involved with monitoring and answering hosting-related questions on WPSE. What are the appropriate way for employees to be ...
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Captial P dangit [closed]

...or why everybody who was against it failed. When Google agrees to even modify the string to fit the brands spelling, then you know it's too late.
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Closing behavior

During the last couple weeks I came across a considerable amount of questions that have been close-voted due to not being specific to WordPress. Approximately 9 out of 10 times I agreed in that the ...
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WooCommerce dumping its support here in a direct menu link

As of 2013-09-30 13:22:00Z the menu link at Woo site iscompletely removed. Related post: Does WooCommerce work with all WP themes, or just WooCommerce themes? There, we come to know on the OP words ...
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New user - couldn't capable of commenting but can post answer

Particular to this thread, new user Manish couldn't comment due to his low reputation, but he had something to say about the question. So he posted an Answer like a comment. Moderation: Generically ...
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Why is Monday such a bad day for questions?

I guess everybody is aware of the type of questions we get on Mondays. Why's that? There must be some serious (scientifically founded) explanation to that. ...
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How to unflag a wrongly flagged Answer or Question?

I wrongly flagged an Answer as "Not an answer". I know it's wrongly flagged, and will be declined. I found it in my flagged statistics. But can't unflag the Answer again. So, How to unflag a wrongly ...
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What if more than one answers are accptable?

We have one answer to be marked as Accepted now. In many cases there are two or more answers can be acceptable. Suppose a problem that can be solved either by the code-solution "A" or by the ...