A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a blog.

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Do Child-Themes automatically load the Translation from the Parent-Theme?

Is it enough to just create a child-theme - let's say technically without adding anything else but the bare minimum style.css - to have the translation of the parent-theme being used automatically for ...
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Create theme files for plugin

Basically I've made a plugin to create a new post type (event). Now I want to create a single-event.php layout file. I don't want to have to stick it in the theme folder, I want to put it into my ...
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What theme is good for posting code? [closed]

I have my blog hosted at www.alphaot.com and I guess it's good enough. But problems arise when the lines of code get longer than 30 characters. The lines just wrap and get icky or something they even ...
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Link to specific Customizer section

I've got a site with a few extra Customizer sections. Is there a way to link directly to these so that section open when the page loads? Something like ...
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When cropping a header image, retain meta data (i.e. name, description, etc.) from original image?

I'm currently using WordPress's built in Custom Headers to get images for a slideshow on the homepage of my website. For the most part, this has worked as intended; it allows me to upload a set of ...
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Best practices for a Style/CSS based theme options page?

I would like to create a theme options page based only on changing the site wide CSS styling. For instance body/container background colors, font-sizes, font colors, etc. I have accomplished this by ...
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WP 3.4 - what action/hook is called when theme customisation is saved?

i'm looking for the action/hook called when saving theme customs colors in the new admin interface? i need to call a custom function to save a set of php generated images. if anyone have clues... :) ...
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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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Set Featured Image for Archive templates

I'm want to set a featured image for the archive templates of my theme. To my knowledge, there is not a way to do so in the WordPress Admin (like Pages and Posts). I was thinking about writing a ...
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How can I version the main CSS file?

How can I instruct wordpress to use a filename other than 'styles.css' for my main stylesheet - for example, styles-1.css? I'd like to do this for versioning and caching purposes.
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theme path in javascript file

I need to include the path to my theme file within a javascript file. How would I go about this? I have already tried: var templateUrl = "<?php get_stylesheet_directory_uri(); ?>"; function ...
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What is meant by __('page','twentytwelve')

I'm using twentytwelve theme with 1.0 version. I saw many codes like following, 'name' = __('page','twentytwelve'); If I give, 'name' = 'page'; It's also working fine. Then why using __()? What ...
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How to create a new theme from scratch?

I'm new to WordPress. Which steps would I need to do, to get my new design implemented as a WordPress theme?
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Why do themes rely on “The Loop”?

I've been looking at Wordpress themes development recently, and I'm trying to understand why Wordpress is coded with "The Loop", rather than providing an array of posts that you can loop through with ...
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what the best way to include images from the template's images folder?

what the best way to include images from the template's images folder? is it by using get_bloginfo('template_url')? I understood that its better to hard code the path to the images folder since this ...
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How do I add a new string to a .po or .pot file?

I have a .pot file that came with my Wordpress theme. Now I want to add strings to it, that weren't there in the original theme. How do I do that? Do I have to update the .pot file? but 1) How do I do ...
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Adding Language Support using .pot and .mo files to a WordPress Theme?

How do we add language support using .pot and .mo files in a WordPress theme? And how we retrieve the theme?
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Free/Open-Source Theme Frameworks as an Alternate to Thesis? [closed]

What good free and open source alternatives exist to the Thesis theme ??
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How do I add support to my theme for custom menus?

I've read a few tutorials on how to add the functionality of the custom menus added in version 3.0 to my theme but they all seem to differ somewhat, and I'm not sure whether they contain superfluous ...
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can require “themefolder/includes/widgets.php” in “themefolder/functions.php” yet widgets.php doesn't run

In order to keep things clean I use functions.php almost solely to require other files. As such part of functions.php looks like this: #include types require("includes/types.php"); #include ...
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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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Is it OK to remove theme credits from footer? [duplicate]

The file named footer.php contains the copyright info: Designed by ... Is it OK to remove theme credits from footer? Is it legal?
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Show different theme for admin?

I'd like to test some theme changes on my live site, but I obviously don't want regular users seeing any errors that may arise from it. I'd like to just duplicate my theme folder and if I'm logged in ...
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Switching themes without losing widgets?

The other day, I switched from 2010 default them to Semiologic, then back. When back to the 2010, all my appearance/widgets had gone back to the default. Does this often happen? What is the best ...
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Why doesn't default Wordpress page view use force_balance_tags?

I noticed that the default WP theme uses force_balance_tags for listing posts' excerpts. This way, it doesn't cause major html breakage whenever someone writes a post like <div><b>This is ...
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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 hide or remove unwanted widgets on Multisite installation?

I am using Multi-site installation. I don't want all the widgets appear under widgets.php on dashboard .So I tried to find a way to remove or hide unnecessary widgets . SO that the new sub-sites ...
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Allow Shortcode in Theme Customizer

All theme dev who follows the wp guidelines properly, now uses ability of default wp customizer to customize their themes, instead of making a different theme option section the admin panel. But what ...
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Plugin (or Theme) containing its own Plugins?

My Theme defines its own actions and filters so that it can be extended by third-parties without having to fork or modify the Theme's core code. I already have a few plugins specific to my Theme, ...
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How To Add New Option Types To Option Tree?

I am using option tree in theme mode and child theme mode and I am trying to add new option types. The new option types will be based off of the post-select option type, but will only list posts from ...
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Reordering themes in admin panel

I've been searching for a hook to change the order in which themes are displayed in the admin panel (i.e. wp-admin/themes.php) but so far haven't been successful. Is there an existing hook to do ...
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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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Is there an easy way to separate themes on network?

Assume we have a multisite network. All sites in the network are separated into groups by some option value. What I want to do is to separate network available themes to be available to specific ...
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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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Is “Featured Content” in Twenty Fourteen done with a plugin, or is it native in WP4.0?

I found that Twenty Fourteen offers users to have Featured Content on there websites. That's great, because I had written my own little script for such an occasion. But if the functionality is already ...
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How do I add nested categories to drop-down menu in twenty-eleven?

I know how to do it by writing a separate ul/li css for wp_list_categories, but I find menus of "twenty eleven" already well designed and flexible, so I`d like to use them. Custom menus, when I have ...
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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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Dash or underscore in theme folder name?

I'm confused and I didn't find any answer by Googling. My theme files such as single.php or header.php reside in a folder. Should I use dashes or underscores in the folder name? My web server run on ...
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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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What WP folder can I use to write files to?

I am working on a theme that uses dynamic in head CSS and gives admin an option to also place the same in a file. Problem is that I am not sure what WP folder is always writable. I originally added ...
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How to get category and archive title?

When I query the category (category.php), how do I get the title of the current category, ie., the one that is being queried? And how do I get the title for tag and date (be it the day, the month or ...
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How to prevent plugin, theme installation failures on Wordpress?

I am unable to install any theme/plugin to my wordpress 3.0 Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/contact-form-7.2.3.1.zip… Unpacking the package… Installing ...
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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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How to see files in directories in “Edit Themes” screen

I like to have folders in my theme folder for scripts and styles, but I can't access these folders in the "Edit Themes" interface. This is problematic for clients that don't give me FTP access. Is ...
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Looking for a lightweight theme using WP3 new tags and features (not 2010) [closed]

I design & build a lot of bespoke Wordpress themes for clients, and before I just took the best parts out of the default Kubrick and made my own 'vanilla' theme. The new default, TwentyTen is way ...
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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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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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Editing Links in the Footer of WordPress Themes with Base64 Encrypted Code?

Some WordPress themes have their links encrypted in the footer and I am not able to edit them if I want to edit the links. This is the example code I found: <?php ...
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Using Multiple Themes in a Single WordPress Site?

I've got a subdirectory in which I'd like to implement a completely different theme for my site (basically, its a sales letter). Can someone tell me how to do that? Do I need to install a separate ...
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How to add favicon to my site - in both front end and admin panel

How can I add favicon to my WordPress site in both front end, and admin panel. I've tried many ways, but failed. I know, to show favicon the code is: <link rel="shortcut icon" ...