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

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Get name of the current template file

I've found this to display the current name of the file used in template: function get_template_name () { foreach ( debug_backtrace() as $called_file ) { foreach ( $called_file as $index )...
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Opinions and recommendations on the best barebones base theme [closed]

Preamble I'm finding myself building more and more WP sites "from scratch" as it were (ie: ignoring any theme designs out there and just creating a design wireframe purely on the needs of the client. ...
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How to change the default registration email ? (plugin and/or non-plugin)

After a new user registration, WP sends out an email with the login / password, and a link to the login page. Is there a way to change this defaut email template? I'd also like to change the subject ...
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Create custom page templates with plugins?

Is it possible to make custom page templates available from a plugin?
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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 to create custom URL routes?

I have a very peculiar requirement, hopefully I can explain it without being too confusing. I created a page template where I list some properties I get from an external XML file, so far no problems, ...
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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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How do I get the size of an attachment file?

I'm using the following template code to display attachment links: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'numberposts' => -1, 'post_status' => null, 'post_parent' => ...
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single-{$post_type}-{slug}.php for custom post types

My favorite part of the Wordpress template hierarchy is the ability to quickly create template files for pages by slug, without having to edit the page in Wordpress to select a template. We can ...
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How to rearrange fields in comment_form()

Im using a custom filter to change the fields, but can´t figure out how to change the order of the fields in the comment form. Desired order: comment field (first/top) name email website This is ...
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Is there any way to use get_template_part() with folders?

I'm wondering if there is any way to use get_template_part() with folders? My main folder has a lot of files now because I put every re-usable element in a separate file. I'd like to put them in ...
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What's the difference between home.php and index.php?

If I create a home.php file, it seems that WP will use that instead of index.php, so index.php is never used? What are the differences between these two template files (located in the theme folder)? ...
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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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To close or not to close php

I have read that it is advised (especially with php 7) to not close the php files with ?> Many of my WP php files end like this: <?php get_sidebar(); ?> <?php get_footer(); ?> ...
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Is it possible to override the result of get_template_part()?

I'm working on a child theme, I strongly prefer not to override the main template files in order to maintain simplicity of the child theme as well as minimize the amount of code and maintenance over ...
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Looking for WordPress System Diagrams

I am looking for WordPress chart/diagram system design. I found only the template hierarchy diagram, but it's only part of the system. source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/...
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Is there a WordPress plugin that registers a plugin file as a custom page template?

I need to create a plugin that makes custom page templates available in wp-admin. I'm wondering if someone has tackled this already, as it seems like a pretty typical process?
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Adding Page Attributes Metabox and Page Templates to the Posts Edit Page?

(Moderators note: Title was originally "How can I add the "Page Attributes" and/or "Page Attributes > Template" selector to POSTS editor") WP currently only allows the assignment of a "template" to ...
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Pass PHP variable to javascript

Is there any possibility to pass some PHP variables in javascript so I can use them later? Only in single.php. I heard about wp_enqueue_scripts but with that it is neccesary to declare a path to a JS ...
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Prevent comments_template() to load comments.php

I'm developing a WordPress theme using a template engine. I want my code to be as much compatible as possible with WP core functionality. Some context first My first problem was to find a way to ...
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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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How does printf( __( ) ); work?

Today I work through a theme to get a better understanding of WordPress and templating. I discovered this: <?php printf( __('Designed by %s', 'Anyword'), '<a href="http://www.example....
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Is it possible to stop selected plugins from loading on certain template pages?

I have a template page that has form on that is only used once in my site. The form uses form validation using jquery validate plugin (such a great plugin). Once the cart66 Plugin is loaded, the form ...
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How to redirect to post if search results only returns one post

I want to send visitors to my search.php after a search to display list of posts. If there is only one search result, user can directlyto the post in question(something like GOOGLE's I am Feeling ...
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Can't get a custom template taxonomy page to display

I've been trying to wade my way through learning the ins and outs of taxonomies and how to integrate them into themes and I've run into a pretty basic issue that I can't seem to figure out. I started ...
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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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Why do templates contain so many PHP tag pairs?

I have some PHP experience, but hardly any WP theme writing experience...I'm just starting the journey. All of the themes I have looked at so far in the .org repository have code that looks like this:...
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Use [embed] filter in template files

WordPress autmatically embeds a youtube video's if I use: [embed] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xog1T5dUxcw [/embed ] This is great, but it doesn't work if I use it in an template file. I have a ...
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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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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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Custom Post Types 404 Issue

I dont know why my custom post types render the Page not found. This is the code I am using to register custom posts. www.example.com/products/product1/ renders 404 where as www.example.com/?products=...
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Post/Page Preview Template

Is there a way to have a custom template php file that is only used for previews instead of it using the single.php file? This way the user knows they are in preview mode?
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Taxonomy, Terms, and Template Files

I have post type 'product' and hierarchical taxonomy 'types' attached to it. In this taxonomy, I have terms: 'dry-clean', 'washer', etc. With several sub terms on each terms. In my situation, I need ...
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Is it possible to define a template for a custom post type within a plugin independent of the active theme?

I'm writing a plugin to manage data about open-source projects. I developed an object model and have successfully created all custom post types and taxonomies, as well as implemented the correct ...
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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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Updating WordPress overwriting customization tweaks - strategies?

Twice now I've updated wordpress, only to realise that (facepalm) it overwrites some changes I've made to the custom template - to sidebar or something similar. Obviously I don't HAVE to update, ...
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How to add a new product type on woocommerce product types? [closed]

I want to add a new custom "product type" to woocommerce plugin: Tried to duplicate one of currently exist product type files (woocommerce template structure) as a new file (file name and inside ...
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How to customize the default HTML for Wordpress Attachments

I'm using Wordpress 3.0.1 (most recent as of now) and working around the Whiteboard theme. It seems that for attachments (images, specifically), Wordpress generates the HTML automatically and it ...
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Change the name of the 'Default Template'

I am working on a client's site and they need to select a Template whenever they are adding a new page; the "Default Template" is not a valid choice. I would like to rename "Default Template" to ...
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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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Print WordPress template filename(s) for debugging

I've taken over the maintainance of a large WP-MS powered site. The site has ~200 templates, many page specific, and with no standard naming procedure. It would save a lot of time if while surfing ...
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Dynamic template serving, change theme_root using add_filter from current theme

Some plugins use the 'template', 'option_template' and 'option_stylesheet' to dynamically serve (alternative) wordpress templates. For example, Nathan Rice's ServeDefaultToIESix. For Example - ...
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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 archive....
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Using a page template without a page

Does anyone know if it's possible to use a page template on a URL, even if a page doesn't exist for that page? When building sites, I create the relevant pages to ensure use of the templates, but ...
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Page template query with WP_Query

I'd like to query only pages with a certain page template with WP_Query or a function that would return the post object, but I can't find any information about that on the officiel codex.
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How to insert a logo in the header?

I am pretty new in WordPress world (I came from Joomla) I am finding some difficulties to insert a logo into this WordPress test site: http://onofri.org/example/ I want put my logo in the header of ...
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How to show a under construction page for a domain but still be able to work on index.php?

I installed a WordPress for a domain name. When I use this domain name will point to index.php in my template. I want show a under construction page for this domain name, but the other hand I still ...
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Different widgets on different page templates?

If I have a couple of different Page templates, how would I show a different collection of sidebar widgets for each of these templates? I'm using the Starkers theme as a starting point.
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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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Creating a default Custom Post Template that a Theme can override

I'm in the midst of building a Wordpress Plugin that adds a custom post type, for which I'd like to include a default template to display. Essentially, this is an event management plugin, and the ...