Themes create the public (front-end) interface for a WordPress site.

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Template for individual post designs

I browsed through the suggested posts, and couldn't find anything that was exactly answering my question. I apologize in advance if I'm reposting something obvious here, but there you have it. I want ...
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How to make plugin required in a wp theme without using php conditional statements when calling an individual function from that plugin?

One of my Wordpress themes requires a few third party plugins to run correctly. Most of the times I used to call functions from third party plugins using conditional statements like ...
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Splitting WordPress theme CSS into multiple files, good or bad?

I'm developing a WordPress theme framework. I want organize CSS for each section into separate files for the following reasons. Developers can easily deregister styles by parent theme and load their ...
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What is the difference between WP: template_directory vs TEMPLATEPATH

I am trying to code in more consistent manner and would like to know what is the difference between WP: template_directory vs TEMPLATEPATH.
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Possible to “Attach” images to multiple posts without inserting or uploading twice?

How can I attach images to a post which have already been attached to other posts without having to upload them twice? I don't want to insert the images into the post, I simply want to attach the ...
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How to make a theme with more than one CSS file?

I've made my first theme and now I want to create different "profiles". These profiles are just independent CSS files that user can try. The point is, how to make these files to allow users to choose ...
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Add Plugins to Wordpress Theme

I'm creating a wordpress theme that I aim to sell at some point. Now, I've discovered that some of the wordpress.org plugins would be great for things that I want to do. They already hold much of the ...
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Where do I start from

I'm student web developer and I'd like to know the things I should know before venturing into WordPress. Where do I start?
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When to use add_action('init') vs add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts')

In my theme's functions.php, I'm calling an add_action in order to gain a measure of control on where jquery is loaded (in the footer along with my theme's other scripts). The problem I'm having is ...
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WP 3.3 Tooltips API?

Does anyone have a tutorial on how to implement the new Tooltips API into a theme or plugin? I'm eager to tap into this to help first time users of my theme and plugins. From mashable'e excellent ...
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How to remove search bar from a wordpress theme?

How to remove search bar from a wordpress theme?
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Including CSS and JS on Admin Screen of Custom Theme Options

I am creating a custom theme with a theme options page. I would like to style the options page and do not want to include inline styles. Is there any way to include an external stylesheet from say ...
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Why doesn't /2013/01/ properly return January's archives in archive.php?

I've figured out how to implement pagination into WordPress archives, etc.., but the content isn't being returned correctly. Instead of /2013/01/ returning January 2013's archives, it instead returns ...
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Custom post type - order field

In a custom post type, is there a way to include the "order" field that is available for pages? Is there any built-in logic that prevents duplicate values in the "order" field? The idea is to be ...
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Enqueue Stylesheets After Theme's “rtl.css”

I am currently developing a theme with internationalization support, and would like to load stylesheets after my theme's rtl.css (an alternative style.css loaded for languages with a right-to-left ...
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Adding Action Hooks In Parent Theme For Easier Child Theme Customization

I was wondering why isn't anyone (haven't be able to find one with it) adding custom hooks an the beginning and at the end of the theme's function.php for theme development. The reason I'm asking ...
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Why I can't add a CSS style in this WordPress theme?

I am trying to add a CSS style to a WordPress theme that I am developing as is shown in this tutorial: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-properly-add-javascripts-and-styles-in-wordpress/ ...
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function_exists call in function.php

In the function.php file of the twentyeleven the setup function checks to see whether it exists before running it: if (!function_exists('twentyelevent_setup')): function twentyelevent_setup() { ... ...
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What is the correct way for a theme to support plugin UIs?

For instance if my plugin is creating a form on a page, what can I do to make it as easy as possible for theme developers to skin the form too?
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Hide wordpress plugins from list

I am using a couple of wordpress plugins for my theme, enabling them programmatically. I would not want the user of my theme to be bugged with plugin updates for these plugins, as well as viewing ...
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Pages: frontpage.php, home.php, posts page etc

When do I use the following: home.php frontpage.php Under Settings > Reading Settings Front Page Posts Page I wish to clarify this as I find myself using "Placeholder Pages", empty pages just ...
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How to effectively reset the post object after calling get_posts()

The function below is called from my index.php just below the main content block. Its purpose is to write out a link list of the latest posts. However, I need to reset the post object once this ...
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Call dynamic_sidebar but include/exclude named widgets?

Is it possible to include or exclude specific named widgets that are assigned to a named dynamic_sidebar call? For example, if I've registered a sidebar named "my_sidebar" and the user had placed a ...
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“Quick Edit” > update clears out my custom meta values

I have two custom meta fields that I've enabled for each post, scottb_customHeader and scottb_customTitle These work fine as long as I'm using the full edit feature to edit posts. However, when I ...
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What, specifically, should be included in theme_name_setup()?

I’ve “inherited” the development of an old theme that I’m now bringing up to speed for WP 3.9. The theme code comes with a functions.php that has a function theme_name_setup() that hooks into ...
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How to change admin bar color scheme in MP6 / WP 3.8 front end?

I need to change default color scheme for all users. The admin bar on my site is vidibile for all users including guests. The default black color scheme isn't beauty with my design and I would like ...
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WooCommerce shop page to use my custom template [closed]

Before asking the question I want to tell you that I have already asked the question in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15025213/wordpress-woocommerce-template-file-overiding I am using the ...
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How to get gallery images?

I have some images uploaded in wordpress posts (eg. post#1, and post#2). Now I've created a new post (eg. Post#3), and in this post I have inserted the WordPress 3.5 gallery, I did not upload any ...
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Posts in multiple Categories different single.php

I am smashing my head against some code. Here is the situation: I have one post in 3 different categories, this post has to be visible in "category 1" with the single1.php, in "category 2" with ...
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Understanding wp_add_inline_style

I am trying to get my head round the wp_add_inline_style() function in WordPress. //setting inline css. function my_styles_method() { wp_enqueue_style( 'custom-style', ...
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Add custom user capabilities before or after the custom user role has been added?

Should custom user capabilities be added before the custom user role has been added, or the other way around? add_role() asks for and array of $capabilities in the third parameter of the function. ...
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When coding a Wordpress theme, where does the theme (i.e. the presentation) end and the plugin (i.e. the functionality) begin?

The best guideline I have seen for what should be in a theme is to put "functionality" in a plugin. I am looking at adding more "premium features" like jQuery image sliders. This requires a back-end ...
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Twenty Eleven home page show only excerpt

I am using the brand new twenty eleven theme, my home page is set to show latest posts, but it displays the entire posts, I want to only show the excerpts, not the entire content, Here is the ...
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Custom theme/plugin update checks

At the moment, Wordpress checks the wordpress core for it's updates. But, I'd like to add an additional check to repeat the process for themes and plugins using a seperate address, for updating ...
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Any official way to create an admin theme?

I was wondering whether there's a common way of customising the aspect of the admin panel. I know you can play with the css and js files but what I was looking for is some kind of "admin theme" like ...
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Display admin notice only on main dashboard page

I'm using following code to display a notification in the admin dashboard. I want to display only on the main dashboard page (index.php), however the following code would display on all pages in the ...
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Remove settings if theme is deleted?

Is it possible to perform an action only if the theme is deleted (not deactivated) from the theme directory ? For example, I want to remove the theme settings from database after the theme is ...
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Update exisiting site to 3.5 release candidate

I have an existing site that I want to update to 3.5 now, because I want to see if my plugins and themes work in it. I don't want to wait for the full release (when I'll be able to automatically ...
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Setting multiple default background images?

The following code lets me set a default background image. Is it possible to set multiple custom backgrounds? add_theme_support( 'custom-background', array( 'default-image' => ...
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How to add a 2nd “featured image” to a post?

My theme has a slider widget that allows the end user to select a category and it assigns the posts in that category to the slider. If a post has a featured image, its used as the background of the ...
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How to add Color Picker in Theme Options for the following?

I have a landscaping09 theme. This is what I want: A theme options page with the following options: ->Theme color background change (with colorpicker) or url of the image ->General Navbar color ...
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Add a new checkbox in theme options

I'm trying to add a new option to a theme options panel to hide/show the comments links in the theme template files. I've got the option to show up in the panel, but there's something wrong in that ...
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wp_nav_menu sort order?

Hey Guys, I'm trying to build a right aligned, wrapping capable wp_nav_menu powered menu. Is there a way to have it rendered backwards, so that float: right; would work and not mess up the order? I ...
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Is having multiple theme customizers for different pages possible?

If you have a theme that for instance has a blog, front page and misc pages is it possible to have more than one theme customizer, so that you can provide a live preview when editing styles? My theme ...
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How do I show sticky posts on a static front page that also contains content?

In my theme, I'm using front-page.php for the static front page. I'm also using a page to store the content on the static front page. The front-page.php file is set up to show the content from that ...
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How to remove the Theme Customization Button from the dashboard and themes options page?

In my Wordpress theme that I've currently been building I do not take advantage of the Wordpress Theme Customization API. As much as I would like too, I've invested far too much time into my own ...
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Best practices - Should I create a child theme vs. customizing a framework theme? (such as HTML5 reset)

I have built quite a number of wordpress sites and have worked frequently with the HTML5 reset theme. My workflow has been to simply edit the files in the theme because I often use quite a bit of ...
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How to use Plupload in themes

I am developing a theme which needs uploading from front-end. I want to integrate plupload in my theme while keeping in mind that: Uploading will be handled upon form submission, and not from the ...
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How to edit an existing WordPress theme? [closed]

I've been hired to modify/update/change an existing WordPress theme. The site is already live, and I'm wondering how to work on the theme locally first.
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Any walker causes blank menu?

Using the following, or any other custom Walker_Nav_Menu seems to cause a blank navigation menu, I tried specifying the default to make sure I wasn't going crazy yet it still blanks the output... Any ...