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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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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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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 ...
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Finding good questions to answer.. about to give up.

Click Next... next ... next ... next ... I must be doing something wrong. I'm looking for good recent questions to answer. One thought came to mind... Is there a way to filter questions by the ...
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Where to go for plugin recommendations?

As I understand it, any posts asking for plugin recommendations are considered off-topic. I can agree with the reasoning behind this and am not protesting in the least. But does anyone have any ...
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Reconsidering Make Some Plugin related Question as On-topic

Currently all plugin related questions are off-topic. But generally almost every WP developers have used plugins likes Woo-commerce, ACF. And WP developers are most time works (Work mean not just ...
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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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Why are some flags pending far longer than others?

I do understand that WPSE is much smaller in scale than other networks and because of that has less moderators. Is this the (sole) reason why some flags are pending much longer than others? In ...
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The link at woocommerce tag is no longer working

I understand that wordpress development SE doesn't welcome plugin question-- including woocommerce plugin. If you look at the first page of woocommerce tag, you will find that OFF TOPIC. Questions ...
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Requesting Comment on post's moderator hold close

How could I verify whole WP directory before/after working with a freelancer? I'm thinking of the common definition of 'opinion'. "Which is better, chocolate or vanilla?" The question seeks a ...
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Is there way to ask even opinion based or non programming question but if it is useful for WordPress Developers?

Generally opinion based questions and most non programming question are off topic here. Is there way to ask even opinion based or non programming question but if it is useful for WordPress Developers. ...
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Is it possible for moderators to delete a tag?

I noticed that some questions have the wordpress.com tag, which is off-topic here, following by this question. Now i was wondering, can moderators delete a tag? If wordpress.com tag is off-topic here,...
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Why is WordPress still a tag on stackoverflow as well?

To be more clear: Why would I risk posting the question here and have a smaller audience than on StackOverflow. Allowing WordPress questions on StackOverflow is encouraging divergence between the ...
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Understand why suggested edit was rejected so as to learn

Just had a suggested edit rejected on this post and I can't seem to understand why the reason provided is valid. Perhaps, if the reviewer toscho (one of our community moderators) who took the action ...
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I think the logo here needs revision

I am not a professional and famous visual designer but I do think the logo here seems undeveloped, dull, boring per the site's spirit. I mean, besides the term "WordPress" it seems to me unrelated to ...
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is there a place to go to describe my function and see if it's even possible in wordpress?

I have a layout and reveal question and I don't know what it's called. I'm not looking for plugin suggestions from you guys but I don't know what I'm looking for is called. If I describe it, will ...
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How to stop users from choosing inappropriate Profile name

I have seen many users on other platform in which they setup there profile name in a way so that whoever will read their profile name, they surely feel insulting. I have found one here also that's why ...
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"Your question should be specific to WordPress" (updated)

When closing a question as off topic the first option says: Your question should be specific to WordPress. Generic PHP/JS/SQL/HTML/CSS questions might be better asked at Stack Overflow or ...
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Which are wordpress related questions and which are not?

I have found some questions was held which are really Wordpress related. I found some questions are put on hold due to plugins, API, etc.... I got several tags that are available in wordpress....
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Where is an appropriate place to ask about best practices for WordPress coding?

If i want to ask a question about coding practices where could I ask that Obviously, it would be a bit opinion based but there would likely be some very logical answers to my questions.
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Can we fix translation related tags

I was about to edit the localization tag. Then I realized that there is no internationalization tag. However, there is a wrongly created l18n (should be l10n) tag as a tag synonym for localization, ...
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Should I post here plugins compatibility research?

Right now I'm creating a multilingual event site. I'm lazy to write the plugin myself. I have scrutinized half-dozen of top event organizer plugins in a tow with the Polylang plugin which I'm in love ...
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How do you get reputation points?

How do you get reputation points if you can't comment or interact with things till you have reputation points but you need reputation points to be able to comment and to get the point you ..... went ...
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Is it OK to edit a question by only adding a tag + very small formatting change?

I answered this question and thought it'd be better if I add headers tag, as it's clearly about HTTP headers. While editing, I also made the following minor changes: http --> `HTTP` - because ...
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is the following question appropriate for WPSE

I have a question that I would like to ask on WPSE, but fear that it leans towards the "Bad Subjective" end of Good Subjective, Bad Subjective spectrum. So, I thought I'd ask here whether it would be ...
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What to do with a late answer which is identicall to the accepted asnwer?

I am new to review system and in general I find it difficult to make the right choice. I came up to a situation where a new user post his/her first answer. The answer was identical to the accepted ...
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Can I ask a question about a wordpress plugin?

The plugin has zero documentation. I need to figure out how it stores information so I can program a way to extract data from it that it's storing. It doesn't even have a page just a github which it ...
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Why my flag for moderator attention for a post was declined?

I flagged this question for moderator attention as I thought it to be off topic based on this Help Center article. More specifically, the following point: generic server configuration and ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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I have resigned as moderator

A year after I was elected as moderator it turned out it was not for a year. I was stretched thin and threw a fit in the mod room. :) Still somehow I went on to serve as a mod for nearly five years ...
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Will the REST API kill us with language

I see a lot of crazy stuff lately that doesn't look like PHP. I assume it's because we now accept calls outside via JSON. What is acceptable anymore?
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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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How can a low-reputation users deal with duplicate questions?

I discovered that my question has been asked nearly 20 times (literally) since 2010. I spent an hour reading and categorizing the questions and found 4 distinct approaches. No question covers more ...
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A tag for priority

I just asked this question about dependencies and priority of a hook. Although there is a tag for wp-dependencies, there is none that refers to the parameter priority. I think this is an important ...
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Is wp-cli now officially on-topic?

I doubt this will be controversial, but I figured someone should ask what the community consensus would now be. :) Our current position on wp-cli is probably well summed up in this post by Rarst: ...
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Answering questions from the comments

What would be the best practice? You answered the question and then in the comments section of your answer you see another non-related question. What do you recommend to do? I would define a non-...
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Can we add "no research" flag, or this can be achieved otherwise?

I saw questions with no or almost no research effort. Can we add "no research" flag on those questions?
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Is there a WordPress document on how to set up on this page?

Is there a clear answer to a question that asks "how to install WordPress?" or is that kind of question on-topic here?
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What happened to the "hot" button on the questions menu?

I only just started using this forum, but I am confused. I liked that there was a button on the question page for "hot" questions (alongside other kinds, like "active" and "featured) here: https://...
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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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Can I ask non-development and how to question here?

I have non-developer questions in the following area: WordPress security WordPress Maintenance WordPress How to I wonder if this forum is the right place to ask. If not, where should I post ...
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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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Appropriate content

I've just had my account blocked from asking question for 2 days due to a post which got down-voted (about making WP CLI work properly on Windows). I'm confused. I was told in a comment that WP CLI ...
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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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Restrict the scope of the tag "wordpress-version"

We have banned the wordpress-$number tags a long time ago. Unfortunately, many askers are using the tag wordpress-version now as a replacement. Most of these questions are not about versioning, they ...
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Allow comments for low reputation accounts

Does somebody see any legitimate reason to avoid low reputation accounts to comment OP's question ? I personally don't see any problem if StackExchange allows already low rep accounts to post answers. ...
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Are philosophical code-related questions allowed/welcomed?

I've only recently started making plugins and themes for WordPress. So far, I've been able to find most things by doing a google search, and getting the plugin to do what was intended has not been a ...
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How should I word my previous question

I have a question regarding my question being flagged for being off topic. I was asking where I should put a piece of code into my wordpress theme, and it was locked for generic code. I was not ...
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How should I ask a follow up question about an answer from someone else's post?

I have a question which has already been asked by someone else in a previous post. An answer was given in that post (by @Tim Malone), and I have attempted to implement it. But it is not working as ...

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