Within the context of WordPress Theme-ing, the term 'template' refers to PHP files used to display content.

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Correct process for a new Page Template?

I'm creating a new Page Template. I want to change margins, fonts, font sizes, and things like that. I don't know if I've done things right. Is the following process that I've followed sound?: I ...
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How do you find out which template page is serving the current page?

When you activate a wordpress theme, it's always a hassle to find out which file to go to change things. Any idea how to simplify things? But on the other hand, considering the get_template_part ...
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How do I get the size of an attachment file?

I'm using the following template code to display attachment links: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'numberposts' => -1, 'post_status' => null, 'post_parent' => ...
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Get custom post_type's archive URL

It seems like stupid question. But, I can't figure it out :(. I need to display button at home that goes to custom post_type's archive URL (archive-{post_type}.php). How do I do that?
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Can I assign a template to a custom post type?

can I assign a template file to custom post types? I have created a custom post type called items, and I would like to assign templates to the items like you can do with pages.
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How to force TinyMCE in WordPress to replace newlines with <br> tags and not with <p>&nbsp;</p>

TinyMCE editor inserts <p>&nbsp;</p> instead of <br> tags when I press enter in my text for a new line. How to force TinyMCE in WP to replace newlines with <br> and not ...
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How to control output of custom post type without modifying theme?

I have a custom post type 'properties' that I'd like to control the HTML output for. For simplicity, let's focus on the archive view. As a basic example, here is what a loop looks like in an ...
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How to prevent execution of default query, while preserving ability to use WP_Query in template?

PROBLEM: I'am trying to prevent execution of default WordPress query for custom category template. I have found a possible solution, but looks like it preventing execution of all post queries: ...
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Hide page visual editor if certain template is selected?

How do I hide the page editor (WYSIWYG editor) if the current page is set to a certain template. I have the following code already to add in custom meta boxes when certain templates are chosen: ...
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tag.php doesn't work with tags on a custom post type post?

here's another stumper. I have a tag.php page. It works fine, unless you click a tag that is in a post associated with a custom post type. Then it doesn't work. Its like that tag, doesn't exist. But ...
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What's the purpose of the paged.php file?

In context of the template hierarchy chart? From what i gather, the paged.php file is something to do with an archive?
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When calling wp_title(), do you have to create some kind of “title.php” file?

... or does wp_title() already handle the various contexts in your blog? This could clarify for me how I can achieve a reusable index.php file without having all the conditional statements inside it ...
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Passing variables to templates (alternatives to globalizing variables)

I want to make my WP code simpler (there's some mess within header.php, page.php etc.). So, for example, I want to set something like this global: $foo = get_option('foo'); So $foo will work ...
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On Taxonomy Template page, want to add Post_Type

I have a custom taxonomy template page in my theme. Essentially, when someone clicks on a term link into this taxonomy, I -ALWAYS- want to add a specific post-type to the query. I'm not entirely ...
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Best approach for loading a sidebar Only if the screen max-width is >900px?

I have been playing around with media queries quite a bit lately and I love the concept. It is so easy to display images or change div floats depending upon what the users screen max-width is. I'm ...
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How to get IDs for objects in menu branch?

Is it possible to print content of all menu items, when displaying menu (or branch of menu as in question about displaying menu branches) ? Once I click on About Us I wish for new page to display ...
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Any advantage to using get_header() over include('header.php')?

The basic theme - in fact every theme I've looked at - uses get_header() to include the header file, but I don't see any reason for doing so. What's are the advantages of using get_header() instead ...
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How to set a fall back template for a custom post type in a plugin?

My custom plugin creates a custom post type, and I want to theme my own "single-my_custom_cpt.php" file. However, I want to store it in my plugin folder, and allow that it be over-written in the ...
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Load different template file when condition met?

If I visit a page on my WordPress site, WP goes and determines what template file it should use based on the template hierarchy. If I'm doing some logic checking in the hook init and say my ...
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How to hide/redirect the author page

I have a website where I let people subscribe. I would like to only show the author page for actual authors who have written a post. I wrote this code that checks for post the problem is I can't use a ...
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Global variable set in the template's header.php is unable to echo in footer.php

E.g. I set this in header.php in my template: <?php $postidextra = get_the_ID(); ?> <?php $sidebar_state = get_post_meta($postidextra , 'rw_sidebar_state', true); ?> And I can echo ...
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wordpress - load a template based on the URI

I have a number of custom of post types - i.e. 'windows', 'doors', 'garages' and I want to load a custom template (special.php) whenever my wordpress site has a url that looks like this: ...
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Unable to run jQuery script in my template file

I really want to run a simple code in my template file. E.g. if I put somethign like this in my page.php: <script type="text/javascript"> jQuery(document).ready(function($) { ...
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Two exact templates, sidebar showing in one but not the other

I'm using the Roots WP Theme and for some reason when copy pasting the page-custom.php to create a home page template. The new homepage template is showing the sidebar but not the original page-custom ...
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Custom Page Template [closed]

Could somebody help me make a custom page template? I'd like to have a basic page (with sidebars, header and footers) and a table for data. I'd like the data to be taken from custom fields. ...
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View WordPress page template usage (or unused)

When I create a new page within WordPress, I have the option of specifying which template to use from my theme (from a dropdown list on the right-hand side of the interface). I need to find which of ...
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I put my blog on a subpage, how do I get page title?

I've got my blog setup on a subpage (not the front page) and I'm using the template file home.php, how can I get the contents from the page editor onto this subpage? If I change the title of the page ...
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Is there a way to parse shortcodes in PHP?

Many plugins don't provide a documented way to access their functions from within PHP (e.g. when building a custom theme), but only shortcodes to insert in posts. Is there a standard way of executing ...
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get page templates

I have this issue where I need to get all page templates. I know there are ways to get them based on their name. I know that I can include a page template but I am trying to include them in the loop ...
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display different template based on post type

Hay, i have a custom post type "Events", however this is basically a post type, so it inherits the post.php template page. Is there anyway to use a different template (i.e events.php) if the content ...
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WordPress as Backend, Laravel Front End: How to connect Routes?

I am going design a site and I though about using wordpress for it as the clients want to be able to edit the content and they are not very up to date with the latest technologies, so I though that as ...
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Template for specific post of custom post type

I have the CPT "event". I have created single-event.php. I want one particular event to use a different template than single-event. I read elsewhere that this could be done by creating a ...
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Create separate template for shared custom taxonomy with shared terms

I have created custom taxonomy called "product_category", it has been shared with post type "books" and "movies" . So I need to create a different template for both post types. Both the templates' ...
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Sharing templates with the JSON API?

Is there any way to share 'templates' between JS and Wordpress? For instance, this sort of modest seat-of-the-pants templating feels ok: var AJAXSuccessFunc = function(data){ // calling this on ...
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Grid layout “last” class to every third item

Seems like a trivial problem but I can't get it to work. I need to add class="last" to every third post. Here is my code: <?php $count = 0; $my_query = new ...
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Single page template for custom post_type

I registered a custom post type with the following code: #Register custom post type for Stars of the Month add_action( 'init', 'sdp_create_star_type' ); function sdp_create_star_type() { ...
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Post formats template

I would like to know what template wordpress uses to display post formats archive pages? What is parent template file that is used when there is no specified template file and what is specified ...
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Can I obtain differents links for different installed theme?

I have to show 3 differents template to a person and then say to him: "Please, choose one of these templates and I will use it for your web site" So the question is: Have I to install 3 differents WP ...
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Why is custom template not seen as page with is_page()?

I created a couple of templates for a project, which is in fact a child theme of the Contrast theme. In the Wordpress CMS, I can select the templates I created: http://i.imgur.com/PYKqK.png (Can't ...
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Custom Page Template for “Older Posts” Pages

My home page feed has a variety of items including a featured post and other features that I'd only like present on the home feed. When a user clicks on pagination to load older posts, I'd like to ...
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Mass update excerpt

I'm using a photoblog theme which upon creating a new post it takes the post attachment and saves a modified "img src" string into the excerpt field. It then uses <?php the_excerpt(); ?> to ...
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Clean URL permalink for custom post type

I have a custom content type of photo_group which is a collection of photos. I want to be able to go to mysite.com/photos and have that page dump out all of my photo groups. How can I do this ...
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Static Front Page problem

My theme uses the front-page.php file to display a number of items on the front page including a slideshow and some featured items. I have also designed it so the static front page as set in the ...
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Template plugin for blog posts? [closed]

can someone recommend a plugin to do the following? My wordpress CMS has two types of users: administrator and editor, both of whom are not technologically savvy, so they need things to be super ...
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Displaying External Data - Not Posts

I am creating a plugin that needs to display external data, not wordpress posts. What I have done: registered rewrites so wp recognizes my archive/single URLs, hooked into template_include to direct ...
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How to list/show all custom post types regardless of category?

I realise with this question I was overcomplicating a really simple issue. My question is really this: How to have a page listing all items of a given custom post type? Say the custom post type ...
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Custom php file in wordpress

For some purposes i want to have custom php file in my Wordpress that will output content from 3 plugins. This is the PHP code in the file : <div class="wrap"> <div class="sidebar1"> ...
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Add pagination to blog

I want to limit 3 blog entry snippets per page and include pagination for additional pages. Here's what I have so far, but pagination isn't working. <div id="page-content"> ...
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Change site template from php

What is the argument to pass to switch theme, when I have the result of wp_get_themes()? $args = array( 'allowed' => true ); $themes = wp_get_themes( ); foreach ($themes as $theme) ...
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Same template for all the terms of a taxonomy

My problem is the following. I have a custom post type called "photography" which contains a taxonomy called "photographyCategories", which contains several terms : "outside", "inside", "portrait"... ...