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Is there a way in Wordpress with php to show what function, hook, filter or action is creating a specific piece of code?;
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Nope.
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by:rgranlund
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Is there a way to replace one function with another?
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Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
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Sure.  If you know where the code is, you can edit it.  I strongly suggest moving to a child theme footing if you haven't yet done so and avoid hacking the core.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Further to what Jason advises...

WordPress has Themes.  You install one, and you've got it.  But WordPress also has updates to its software, and to its Themes.  If you modify a Theme and it gets updated, you lose your modifications.  These updates are automatic and necessary.  Hence the idea of Child Themes.  They are like object-oriented inheritance, in that they extend the original theme with your own custom modifications.  Make a Google search for WordPress Child Themes and learn more before you invest your time, talent and treasure in something that could get blown away without notice!
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by:Jason C. Levine
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I also may have spoken too soon.  You might be able to get a report of which functions/hooks/filters are firing on a specific page by using Debug Objects:

http://wordpress.org/plugins/debug-objects/

Not sure it will be helpful, if it returns a list of EVERYTHING that fires each time a page loads but it might be better than nothing.

Also for good reading:

http://nacin.com/2010/04/23/5-ways-to-debug-wordpress/
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