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Dealing with WooThemes/Commerce Questions

If someone asks a question dealing with plugin X or Y, the default response is to ask if they've been to the support forums of plugin X or Y, as clearly those are the best places to get the answer. ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 2013 A new year means, a new start of ads! And hopefully better schedule adherence. Which we're doing by switching to a yearly cycle anyway. What ...
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Is it possible to black-list/ban the [plugin-recommendation] tag?

I know removing it's not possible. But can it be blocked from being used? Case in question (check the edit history): How to add style to a string of text throughout WordPress website? Relevant meta: ...
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Are we permanently banning the [wordpress-x.x.x] tags?

First, let me be clear -- I am absolutely no fan of version tags. I think they're so dangerous that I am on the verge of banning them from the network on all SE 2.0 sites: https://drupal.meta....
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Retagging Questions Based on Answers

I can see many instances where this is the case, but here's the most common scenario I encounter: A user asks a question about query_posts() or get_posts() but the correct answer should use WP_Query ...
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Possible Conference Speaking Sponsorships -- 2011

We're evaluating the feasibility of sponsoring a member of the WordPress community to speak at a conference in 2011. Speaking is a relatively big "ask", so this needs to be planned many months in ...
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How to Deal with Duplicate Questions?

Related to: Question/Answer Freshness as WordPress Evolves? I see a problem with people asking questions which have already been asked and answered. This seems to happen regularly as a number of new ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This is like what we've done during the previous election. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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Should we Ask for Reasonable Consistency in Style for Things like "WordPress" (vs. wordpress, Wordpress), etc.?

Question: Should we publish style guidelines for the site and when not followed make edits or should we let people choose to write in whatever style they prefer including non-standard casing of ...
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Question/Answer Freshness as WordPress Evolves?

I wanted to bring up the topic of the questions and answers as they relate to specific WordPress releases. Since we're discussing a specific product rather than a topic, our information has a greater ...
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How should we tag questions about specific plugins or themes?

If I have a question about the TwentyTen theme, or the WordPress.com Stats plugin, should I label them [themes] [twenty-ten] and [plugins] [stats], or [theme-twenty-ten] and [plugin-stats]? I like the ...
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Why Do Open Bounties Prevent Close Votes?

See this question: Recommend an open source, template driven website builder UI that produces a working WordPress site I attempted to close-vote this question as too localized, based on the OP's ...
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Plugin recommendation questions are off topic, but what about plugin recommendations as answers answers?

So we all know that links to a solution are lame. Links go away, so proper answers should summarize their content to future visitors. Today, I stumbled on this, which asks the same question as here. ...
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Are bbpress questions off-topic here?

I've seen a couple of bbpress questions on the site, but I don't know if there is a consensus on whether or not they are within scope the scope of acceptable questions here (or if this depends on the ...
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WordPress Answers Chat

We now have an official home for WPA chat in the new merged SE chat site: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/6/stop-press
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How will the WordPress Foundation's new Trademark Policy affect this site?

In case anyone missed it Matt just announced that the WordPress trademark has been transfered to The WordPress Foundation. My question is how will the new trademark policy affect the name of this ...
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So, is WooCommerce on-topic now? I'm confused

After being told that categorically third-party plugins are off-topic I'm seeing a lot of WooCommerce questions getting bumped back to the front page by "community". Either the masters are no longer ...
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Is our question guidance documentation broken?

According to our help page, only three things are on topic. Theme and plugin development (unless it isn't, see exceptions list) Development and management best practices (unless it is too generic) ...
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Would the community get behind a WordPress Hackers SE for otherwise off-topic questions?

It would seem that the consensus is "no" to having programmatical interactions with third-party plugins as on-topic. The grounds for this answer seem to be that knowledge of said plugins would be ...
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State of stack 2012

This will be primarily written as from our moderator staff to network's higher powers, but I will be happy to see opinions and input from users on things outlined. The good At almost year since ...
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Code Review on WordPress Answers

There have been one or two requests for code reviews for plug-ins and themes on the site in the past few weeks. WordPress Answers gives us the unique ability to post code, submit reviews, and vote on ...
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Is WooCommerce off topic?

I kinda hate to ask this question again, but are WooCommerce questions off-topic/out of scope? I try to hit the review questions whenever I visit and while the questions may be well formed and even ...
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UPDATE: A design update is coming!

UPDATE While I was converting the site to the new framework, as I said in this post, I also decided to refresh the design and layout. I'm aiming for a cleaner and more modern look which match the ...
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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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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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Do WPSE editing guidelines align with the rest of Stack Exchange?

Hey folks and thanks for allowing me to contribute occasionally to this community! I have noticed recently that WPSE seems much pickier on accepting "edit" suggestions than other SE ...
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What type of machine is Toscho?

I think the poster in these comments might be on to something ( https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/75359/how-to-make-recent-posts-shortcode-carousel-posts-with-navigation ) when he alluded ...
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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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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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2016 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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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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Why so trigger happy on the Close button?

I've been involved with several other stack exchange communities but this one seems to close more questions, and quicker than others do. I'm not trying to spark any wars here but I am genuinely ...
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Tag analyzer snippet

I coded basic tag analyzer that pulls tags and their counts from API and compiles a list. If anyone wants to improve my code or help with tag organizations (actively or by pointing out tags that need ...
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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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Nomination for Rarst to be a Moderator Pro Tem

At this point @Rarst has become probably the most active user on WordPress Answers and has been flagging more questions than anyone else. I would like StackExchange to consider a nomination of @Rarst ...
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Why are questions not being voted on?

I have noticed a trend that questions (even good ones) that have multiple answers are not being voted on. When a new question comes in it's on the front page for less than a day (around 16-20 hours) ...
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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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Benefits of asking on Wordpress Stackexchange instead of Stackoverflow?

In related questions, people agree that all WP-related questions should go into this forum, not stack overflow. But the fact is that there are 100k 'wordpress' tagged questions there, with more ...
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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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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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Modifying the "How to Ask" Box

Whenever asking a new question on the main site the users are presented with a simple box of information in the sidebar: Is your question about WordPress? We prefer questions that can be ...
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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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Are we "WordPress Answers" or "The WordPress Stack Exchange"?

Do you refer to this site as "WordPress Answers" or "The WordPress Stack Exchange"? I know it says "WordPress Answers" in the header image, but we are one of the exceptions that got not just the ...
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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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How to deal with questioners with low accept rate

I find that I'm irrationally irritated by people asking lots of questions and who have a low accept rate. What's the best way of encouraging questioners to accept answers? I've tried leaving a ...
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Capital P Dangit?

I find myself browsing the site daily and shaking my head in frustration with the number of people who incorrectly capitalize/case "WordPress" in their question titles. It's highlighted pretty well ...
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How to deal with very basic questions...

... where the best answer is a link to codex? This question made me think about it: How to pull blogposts using shortcodes? But I'm sure there are better examples out there. I know such questions ...
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Renaming the WooCommerce Tag

Previously I suggested renaming the wordpress.com tag to wordpress.com-hosting. I consider that a successful change :) I suggest making the following additional rename: woocommerce to woocommerce-...
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What are first party plugins?

The question arose - in The Loop chat - because Automattic now acquired Woocommerce. Personally I don't think that this makes Woocommerce a first party plugin. We don't consider all those other ...