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I'd like to be able to set a wordpress theme for certain subdomains, but still load the same content for all installations.

For example, I have www.domain.com that loads the default template with default content. I'd also like to have mobile.domain.com, that too loads the same content but a separate template.

What would be the best way to go about this?

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Usually in this type of scenario the template is the same, but a different style sheet is loaded when a mobile browser is detected. If you want a plugin to take care of that, there are some good ones out there like WP Touch (commercial) or plenty of free ones too. –  mike23 Jun 30 '11 at 16:50
    
We have a custom template made up, and I want the functionality to choose any kind of template based on the subdomain, not just limiting to mobile site design. Any idea? –  Don Wilson Jul 11 '11 at 22:44
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Without more detail about the kind of template you'd be serving up, the best I can advise is that you can use the 'template_redirect' hook to override the entire Template Hierarchy.

A more delicate way to do this would be by using on of the more specific filters. Each of the conditional get_*_template() functions in template-loader.php has a filter of its own which you can use to return your own template name. Look in includes/themes.php to see those filters.

Most of them end up using get_query_template(), which dynamically creates the filter name in a consistant way, but some of the others like author and category are separate - look around to find which if any suits you best under different circumstances.

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