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

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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

WordPress Development's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank ...
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Is there a sister / referred forum for more general “process” questions?

I know opinion based questions are not reasonable here, and definitely understand why. My question is do we have a different site that I could go to in order to get opinions on a development of a ...
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How to handle serial downvote from diamond mod

Yesterday there came this question: Gulp in Bootstrap child theme. I flagged it for being off-topic and provided a helpful link in the comments. One of our diamond mods provided an answer to it. I ...
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Is there a chat room for Wordpress.stackexchange.com?

Some stackexchange sites like StackOverflow have chat page. Does WordPress.stackexchange.com have something similar?
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Is WP-CLI on-topic or off-topic?

In an unrelated answer to an unrelated question one of our diamond mods stated that questions and answers about WP-CLI are off-topic. For example this one: wp-cli silently fails with error code 255 I ...
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Is it okay to ask this question about best implementtion method?

I have read the docs regarding Asking a good question. I understand that questions should be "answerable". Yet, I have a question and I'm not sure how it will go down. A copy of the question post is ...
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Review tasks and Plugin promotion

I was completing some review tasks for both Late Answers and Low Quality Posts. The same user's answers were coming up in both queues, so I looked at their profile (as they are a new user) and it ...
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2019 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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Can we re-discuss plugin related questions with popularity in mind?

I'm talking about development questions. I understand the stack's policy is not to allow 3rd party plugins questions, but given Woo's size, are they not allowed, at all? I'm talking about heavy-duty ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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 weeks,...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

WordPress Development is scheduled for an election next week, April 1st. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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Can questions be asked in another language alongside English?

I couldn't find anything in the help center here about this and I was wondering if it was against the rules or not for people to post questions in a foreign language? What about if they posted in ...
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What's the best way to provide quality answers?

I'm looking for some advice on providing good quality answers without reinventing the wheel every time. I have noticed a lot of solutions require the question author read and understand documentation ...
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Cannot accept answer?

A user commented I am very grateful, it works correctly but I can not give you a public score for not having 15 points on my profile. On my answer here. Is this correct, or are they ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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I was banned from asking although I have a positive score here

Today I wanted to ask a question, it turns out that I was banned from asking and the only way to regain the ability to ask again is to improve my existing questions. I have a positive score here, ...
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Looking Back at 2018 - Numbers and Info!

Welcome to a new year! Shoutout to all of those who participated this past year one way or another. Your contributions continue to make this site a great resource for WordPress information. Previous ...
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end “shopp”ing: eliminate the tag "plugin-shopp'

I propose the tag "plugin-shopp" to be eliminated (I don't know if you can use here on this Meta the term "burninate" like on Stackoverflow). The tag's wiki says it is off-topic. It has currently 1 ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Improving a question closed as duplicate

I have a question which was closed as a duplicate. As I see it, the accepted duplicated asks the how, whereas my question is about the why. I've tried to improve the question a bit. Is it still a ...
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Let's kill “best-practices”

Whenever I see the tag best-practices, I wonder what it is good for. No one is ever asking for a mediocre or even worst practice. We expect all answers to show the best way to solve an issue. It ...
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Question of etiquette on this forum

If there's an established question and answers that almost, but not quite, address the issue you are having, is it okay to add your question to the comments? If you don't and ask a very similar ...
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Why wordpress questions are not part of stackoverflow?

This is actually some kind of meta-question, but I couldn't find any other dedicated place to submit it, so it's here. I am just wondering: Why PHP->WD development questions are part of ...
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WordPress Development's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Questions Regarding The Formidable Plugin

Why is not permitted to ask questions about Formidable or 3rd party plugins? I feel this is the correct place to ask anything related to WordPress and the community can provide answers. The group ...
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Where can I get help with this Question?

I have a question about my WordPress Development Stack Exchange post: Problems With WP Bannarize Plugin I've been trying for days to find a place where I can get this answered and am told it's off ...
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Are question about unworkable JS code on WP on-topic?

From What topics can I ask about here?, I think asking about unworkable JS code on WP is not off-topic, because the code should work in principle. But to make sure, is it on-topic? Below is the draft....
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How can I up vote a single user to get them in the review queue quicker?

So this is what I wanted to do: Since there are almost always around 200 posts in the Close Vote review queue, and the system doesn't have enough active users with 3k+ rep, so I thought why don't I ...
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Call to a member function get_setting() on a non-object in [closed]

my theme name is buisness. add_action('wp_head','buisness_customize_css'); function buisness_footer_callout($wp_customize){ $wp_customize->add_section('buisness-footer-callout-section',array( '...
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Banned from asking questions

I am on StackOverflow for around 8 years. I have learned to code from StackExchange sites. My WordPress StackExchange account has is not allowed to ask anymore questions from a year. I was able to ask ...
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Should we bother close vote old questions

"fresh" questions have 14 days to establish a quorum of 5 votes, but old questions have only 4 days for that, which I guess makes it more of moderators decision thing, than a community one. Taking ...
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How would I best phrase this WordPress development question?

How would I best phrase the WordPress question below? The question I have composed is flagged by Stack Exchange as, "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." The ...
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Edit own answer

How many times a user can edit his own answer & also when the user questioned and answered his own question, How many time the user can edit his answer?
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

WordPress Development's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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How do I know what my stackexchange url is to merge accounts?

I am submitting a query to have multiple accounts merged but it asks for the stackexchange url. I have no idea how to find what these are (definitely not tech savy... at all). The username and ...
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2018 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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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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How can we add tips that offer a great advantage to the answers we give, when the tip is unrelated to the original question?

Just a note before: the question refers to both my answers and editing / adding onto people's answers. Lately, I've been trying to be more active on the WordPress StackExchange by contributing, as ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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 weeks,...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

WordPress Development is scheduled for an election next week, February 26th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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Are questions related to understanding WordPress Core allowed?

I've recently been exploring the event-driven design and how WordPress tries to implement it and I understand now that this is done through action hooks & filters, which make sense conceptually, ...
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Should we actively promote the use of wp-json api/end point for handling ajax requests

We are already long time since the 4.4 release in which that end point was introduced, and while it is far from being perfect it is probably almost always better to use it instead of the admin-ajax ...
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Old newsletter design

I just got our newsletter and discovered that it still has the old design and the even older name, besides the new name in the subject: Subject: WordPress Development Weekly Newsletter - Thursday, ...
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Is it okay to ask “How could I better (faster performance) write this [piece of code]?”?

I often have these questions that refer to optimization in terms of speed. For example, just last week I hammered down a function that rendered some social sharing links that took way too much to ...
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why do some questions have yellow backgrounds?

It's probably a silly question, but it's bothering me nonetheless. Why do some of the questions in the WordPress stack exchange have a yellow background? What does that mean?
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Welcome to 2018! Here's Your Yearly Helping of Numbers and Misc Information!

Welcome to 2018 everyone! Glad you've made it through the chaos of 2017. While you're here I've complied some neat information of last year that you may find interesting! Previous Years 2017 | 2016 ...
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Whether to comment or answer

I commented on a question which provided link to the same issue and the OP was able to solve his issue. So now whether I should post it as answer or let the OP give his own version. I'm confused as I ...
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When answers create new questions

I'm no developer by profession and this site has helped me immensely. Recently, an answer to my question, created to me a new (more basic?) question. Specifically, the answer to this question Hidde ...
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What's the etiquette for Community-bumped questions?

I understand the reasoning for bumping them, but I wonder what the best course of action is when there is not clear "good answer" to upvote and it's not a trivial thing to answer. I read through Let's ...
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Whether to delete or edit my previously asked questions

I am currently under a ban for asking questions on https://wordpress.stackexchange.com due to some of my previous questions so I need to clarify a couple of things. This question. Nav walker class ...