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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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Happy Late New Year! Here's Some 2016 Numbers!

Happy Late New Year everyone! Had to wait for Hats to finish so we knew who the true winners are :) 2015 "stats" for comparison. Traffic In 2016 The WordPress Stack Exchange had 23.3 million page ...
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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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Welcome to The New Year WPSE, Here's Some 2015 Stats!

Traffic During 2015 WPSE had 21.6 million page views with an average of 434,000 views a month! Questions and Answers The highest voted question with 40 votes, highest voted answer with 60 votes, and ...
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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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Most Useful Answers: List Plugins, or Describe Methods?

I have seen several questions on WPSE that, in essence, solicit answers as follows: Use X Plugin Use Y Plugin Use Z Plugin (Reference this meta question for a discussion of just one of such ...
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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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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 weeks,...
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2019: 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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Project Reduplication of Deduplication

I just noticed that we're involved in the Project Reduplication of Deduplication initiative, along with only 10 other sites! Open to close voters only, you can now help Stack Exchange and the ...
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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 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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Encourage the newcomers

I would like to ask is if is a good practice to encourage the newcomers. This would be: simple pointers, to analyze more and improve the question quality provide links to some rules words of ...
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Thanks for Participating in the 2016 Community Day

Thanks for participating! Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in Community Day! It looks like we answered around 42~ questions and closed around 111~ off-topic questions which pushes our ...
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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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Moving Stack Overflow Feed In Loop Chat

Right now the stack overflow blog feeds into our stacks chat channel as messages, but they're big, rarely relevant, and drown out chat: So I've moved them to the ticker in the top left, are people ...
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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, in ...
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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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Can we use a tag to identify 'core hacks'?

Stemming from this discussion, would it be good for us to tag questions that involve core hacks? I am thinking something that is non-offensive involving the word 'trac', since trac is the proper place ...
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2012 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat - Thursday the 23rd at 19:00 UTC / 2pm EST

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Is it me or are most or all new questions “off topic”?

It could just be bad timing but it seems to me that almost all the new questions are third-party plugin or theme/CSS questions (all technically off-topic). What can we do about this and is there ...
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Please add zombie features

For the sake of all us, who love zombie movies: Please add a »28 hours later…« feature. Wouldn't that look much nicer, than »1 day later« ? I even added some blood in MS Paint to illustrate this.
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A more specific welcome message?

The welcome message in the sidebar says currently: This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required. Got ...
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Information on the moderator candidates

Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack Overflow API to display information on the moderator candidates. Click here to see all the information. The information presented is: The ...
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WordCamp Asia 2020 - February 21-23

WordCamp Asia 2020 ( Cancelled ) WordCamp Asia has unfortunately been cancelled due to health concerns. A post by Matt Mullenweg explains... I've arrived at the difficult decision to cancel the ...
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What determines whether or not a question is tweeted?

Out of sheer curiosity, I am wondering about the WordPress Answers Twitter account. What determines whether a question gets tweeted or not? I see that a tweet goes out roughly once every three hours....
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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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Do we need more entries in “This question belongs on another site…”?

Some of the questions I vote to close are under the "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" category. Currently I only have 3 entries to choose from: wordpress.meta....
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Increase Number of Close Votes

If possible, it would be nice to see the the increase of close votes from 20 to something like 35-40. It seems like there are an abundance of Close Votes Reviews and once I hit 20 ( which is the queue ...
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New Tags for common descriptions needed?

When reading throught the Qs, I often read about custom taxonomies & custom post types that contain the following "names": employee position real-estate event We could probably avoid a lot of ...
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Improve the Quality of Questions being Asked?

I'm wondering if there are any strategies we can employ to improve the quality of questions being asked? Here's an example of what is probably a good question but it's very difficult to tell without ...
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Any thought to moving away from Quantserve for tracking purposes on WPSE?

Maybe it's just me, and maybe because WPSE is my home page, but whenever I visit the site my computer hangs waiting for the tracking cookies to be processed. It's an annoyance, because when I want to ...
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 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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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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Alternative Format Options

At first: the possibilities to format a question or answer is fine. I like the markdown style, also the buttons to use it via click. But we use not only clients, there have all keys for format a post....
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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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Header image zoom issues in Mobile Safari?

I see a strange phenomenon when I visit this site on my iPhone (1st gen) and zoom in and out: the header image looks different depending on the zoom level. Does anyone else have this issue? I don't ...
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Why am I constantly asked to prove I am human?

I understand the need to filter out bots, but this site seems to ask every 3rd or 4th question. I have a decent usage record, can't it just assume, after a certain number of times and from certain IP'...
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Should questions about error 500 be duplicated to a canonical debugging question?

In a comment in How to make localized questions on debugging on-topic?, I'm suggested that the standard process to debug is to: disable all the plugins, switch to the default theme, then enable ...
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Question in Stackoverflow about Wordpress,

Should I move my question to this forum? And if so what is the right way to go about doing that?
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Using Moderation to Improve/Clean Up Questions

Background: pre_get_posts Tax Query 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 ...
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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 ...