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

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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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Adding a text domain to every __(), _e() and __n() gettext call without a plan to create own translations

Is it good to add a text domain as an argument to every __(), _e() and __n() gettext call such like these, even though I'm not planing to create my own translations? __( 'Post', 'my-theme' ); _e( ...
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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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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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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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wp_remote_get doesn't work with secure connections https?

I'm querying the twitter api when I use non secure connection http:// it works fine no wp_error (but twitter exceed limit error) but when I use https:// it works in my browser I can see the json and ...
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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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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 ...
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Get url of thumbnail from the media uploader

I want to select image from the WordPress 3.5 media uploader. I can get the image URL with the following code, but it gets the full size image. I want to get the thumbnail image url,how can I get ...
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Is it feasible to build and update a Wordpress website offline?

It appears that Wordpress is designed to have websites constructed and maintained online - in the live website. I see some posts here that indicate some people are doing such development offline - in ...
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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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Get the blog page URL set in Options

I have set the blog to be a different page other than the home page. I want to have a link from single.php to this blog page. Is there any function that pulls out URL for the blog ?
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How can I get page slug

How can I get the slug of a page or post?
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How to customize wordpress login/register pages?

My question is how do I customize the default WordPress login and register page without editing WP's core files. I'm thinking more along the lines of a functions.php code. Can anyone help me out by ...
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How can you develop on a live WordPress installation that is using W3 Total Cache? [closed]

Or to make it easier: you just want to disable the caching in order to see your changes in realtime. Any solution that would allow you to disable caching based on IP, logged user or cookie will be ...
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Custom post type single-{custom}.php not working

I made a custom post type with the machine name special_media_post and wordpress is simply not seeing the single-special_media_post.php. I am at a complete lose. It keeps defaulting to the index.php ...
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How to disable 3.1 “Admin Bar” via script for the admin user?

Every time I create a new site under 3.1, my first trip is to the Users > Admin User profile page to uncheck the "admin bar" checkbox. I'd like to place a script in my theme's functions.php to do ...
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Show a WP 3.0 Custom Menu in an HTML Select with Auto-Navigation?

As part of a theme for a client, I want to be able to show a custom menu (defined via the admin) in a select box that automatically changes pages after changing the selection. Is there a plugin (or a ...
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How to concatenate inside the _e() function the right way?

I'm trying to create a function for the title inside my functions.php, I'm having a problem with the search title part where I have to concatenate here's the part with issues: elseif (is_search()) { ...
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jQuery in header or footer

From my reading it seems there is a good case for loading scripts like jquery and dependencies into the footer as a preference if possible; however 2 things confuse me which. Firstly the default for ...
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do_shortcode() doesn't do shortcodes ;)

Imagine this basic shortcode in your functions.php file: function div_shortcode( $atts ) { return '<div class="div"></div>'; } add_shortcode('div', 'div_shortcode'); So every [div] ...
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How to add a WYSIWYG text editor to the Category Edit Screen

I've been working lots with categories lately, what with the increased awareness and demand for themed or silo'd site structures. To that end, I'm looking to enhance my category landing pages by ...
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Add a notice to users upon first login to the admin area

I'd like to give users a little welcome message on their first login to the admin area. Once they hide the message it should not appear again. I noticed admin_notice is a hook but don't know where to ...
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wp_nav_menu() custom container and container_id

So today I started work on my first Wordpress theme and so far it's been a lot of fun. However, I have had difficulty in getting wp_nav_menu() to do what I want. Here's what I want: <nav ...
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HowTo: Add Class to Sidebar Widget List-Items

The newest version of Bootstrap (v3.0) adds a new List Group component which has the following structure: <ul class="list-group"> <li class="list-group-item">Cras justo odio</li> ...
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How to get the url to tag & category base set by the user?

I'm searching for half an hour now on how to get the url/permalink base in Wordpress (the 'category' and 'tag' value set in the backend). Could you please point me in the right direction? I want to ...
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reason of splitting theme files to multiple files

I can create my theme without splitting it into separate files. Why do theme developers split WordPress theme into a few single files like header.php sidebar.php and etc?
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What is the purpose of an extra file for translation?

What code is required to put in functions.php in order to make the theme translation ready? The TwentyEleven theme has only following line: load_theme_textdomain( 'twentyeleven', ...
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Why to check if function doesn't exists in functions.php?

I see in the twentyeleven theme, before most custom functions they check if it exists <?php if ( ! function_exists( 'twentyeleven_comment' ) ) : function twentyeleven_comment( $comment, $args, ...
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How to display wp_nav_menu() conditionally only when not on a 404 page?

I made a custom design for my site. On my header i put my navigation so everytime i call the header the navigation will be called to, so that i would not be calling it all the time. But now i have a ...
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What is the best book to learn how to make themes for wordpress?

Do you any good book or video tutorials that easily explain how can I make my own theme for Wordpress? and how to change the structure of the content? Cheers.
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Is it proper to create a page just to generate a listing page (eg. for a custom post type)

I find myself creating pages just as a "placeholder" to a listing page. eg. I create a page "Blog" and "Portfolio". Both has the editor emtpy. And I just use it so that I can use page-blog.php and ...
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Suggestions for creative use of post format feature, or themes that use them well

I'm looking for themes or examples of sites that use the post format feature in an interesting way. I suppose adding special styling for each post format would be a good start. But if anyone knows ...
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The the_post_thumbnail without srcset?

The WordPress 4.4 adds multiple image sizes with srcset when using the_post_thumbnail function. Is it possible to get only one image size without srcset ? I understand that it is possible to add a ...
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Authentication / login mechanism (non wp-admin)

I am developing a theme. I need to have a user login system, that allows users to see all contents of the application and interact with it only after they login (not admin panel login). I need to ...
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With Wordpress themes, where do I store the images and files relatively?

In pure HTML, I'm used to storing the files relative to where the particular HTML file is, such as css/style.css. However, with the theme I'm using with Wordpress, "Responsive" I don't know where the ...
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How to set the default value of a option in a theme?

$shortname = "nuod"; array( "name" => "Custom Logo URL", "desc" => "Enter the link to your site's custom logo.", "id" => $shortname."_logo", "type" => "text", "std" => ...
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Theme Review: post thumbnail, header image, content width

A followup to my previous question about my theme that was rejected for the WordPress.org theme directory: RECOMMENDED: No reference to the_post_thumbnail() was found in the theme. It is ...
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Adding widgets programatically: how to avoid collisions?

I am developing a theme, and I'm trying to add widgets programatically to its sidebar. I read this excellent answer: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/51086/14225 But there's one thing I'm not ...
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Get 10 posts from a WP_Query. If less than 10, get the remainder from elsewhere

I'm trying to create a related posts WP_Query. So far, I've to created a custom WP_Query that queries all posts that match an array of tags. However, I'm trying to create a simple if statement: if ...
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is there a simple way to list every templates / php files used to generate a specific page?

To customize a theme , it is not always easy to trace every files that are used and find out which one do what . For example i' like to find out how my menu is generated so i can add some conditions ...