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I'm writing a theme which has it's own set of database tables.
I'm wondering what is the best action for me to use when I want my install function to be invoked only once when the theme is activated for the first time?

I know there is a setup_theme action, but not sure if that's the one I should use.

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I think setup_theme is run on every page views. –  julien_c Mar 6 '12 at 14:17

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You should read this: Activation/Deactivation hook for wordpress theme

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Thanks, nice article. –  Hamed Momeni Jan 29 '12 at 11:59
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Lone link is considered a poor answer since it is meaningless by itself and target resource is not guaranteed to be alive in the future. Please try to include at least summary of information you are linking to. –  Rarst Jan 29 '12 at 11:59

You could also try, since it's an SQL issue, using IF NOT EXISTS in your query to ensure that it doesn't run twice.

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Thanks, I've already done that. –  Hamed Momeni Jan 30 '12 at 8:58

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