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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Losing theme customization when switching from a theme to a child

I followed the practice of creating a sub-theme (child theme) but I discovered that I lost some configuration I made: main custom header lost, but it remained for pages where it was customized, I ...
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Is there any way to modify images from a theme using the web interface?

Is there any way to modify images from a theme using the Wordpress web interface?
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How do I make the category template display full posts instead of partial posts?

I'm using Wordpress 3.0.1 with the Twenty Ten theme. I'm trying to change the way the posts in the Category view are displayed (i.e. by going to a url like mywebsite.com/category/mycategory). ...
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Custom theme - pages in menu

I am glad for the opportunity to be a member of this community. Lately I decide to start learning wordpress and theme building so this is my first post here. I read some tutorials around the net about ...
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Is there a way to upgrade a theme without losing custom templates?

I recently updated the main theme of a production site. Unfortunately, the upgrade process deleted all our custom templates. Is there any way I can prevent this happening again?
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Can a WordPress plugin or theme contain a virus?

Is it possible to write a virus in a form of a WordPress plugin/theme? Is it possible to: steal user data? damage existing WordPress installation? (optionally) self-spread the virus? Are there ...
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How do you remove Link backs on Theme settings page?

How do we edit and remove link backs to theme Developers from theme settings page ? Some themes which we install on site has link backs .How do you edit them from multisites? Does any body have Idea ...
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Changing the visible url path to css & js files

Does anyone happen to know how I can automatically turn: http://www.domain-name.com/wp-content/themes/theme-name/css/stylesheeet.css into http://www.domain-name.com/css/stylesheet.css Naturally I ...
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Are there any 'Coming Soon' themes for Wordpress 3.0?

I have a website I am starting to build on Wordpress, but I want a placeholder theme to put up while I develop the theme. I had some links to some good "Coming Soon" themes for 2.X, but I lost them. ...
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Adding a Template to the Page Attributes Panel for both Posts and Pages?

I would like to keep my main theme as the active theme, but allow users to select a slightly different layout via the "Page/Post Attributes" panel. Ideally, I'd like to store this layout under my main ...
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In a specific blog, the K2 theme does not have a Text Widget

I have a WPMu installation on a closed network, and one blog is using the K2 theme, but the Text Widget is not offered as an option. When I switch the theme to Default, the Text Widget is offered. ...
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Showing post thumbnail (attachment) on the archive.php category listing

I'm seeking to customize my categories listing (archive.php) so that it shows a thumbnail image of the first image attached to each post However, apparently the archive.php file is one of those that ...
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Recommendations for books/resource to get started with wordpress 3 development (plugins/themes) [closed]

i am looking for learning resources to get started with wordpress 3 (i'd like to learn the latest) plugin/theme development. i also looked at Recommendations for an In-Depth WordPress Book? i am ...
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Pre-populating the Page/Post Content Editor with HTML Snippets?

I've built a simple sales page theme and would like to enhance it a bit by allowing the input of default content (including headers, bullet points, testimonial blockquotes and the ubiquitous "add to ...
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How do I white label my self-hosted site created by wordpress?

I have seen code in an answer to this question, how to remove the promotional back link to WordPress.org in my theme. I have added this to my theme's CSS but there is no change. Am I missing see ...
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How can I display/hide certain content based on a Theme Option field?

I'm building a Theme Options page for my theme, and I've managed to get most of it working fine. But now I'm trying to show and hide certain parts in my theme based on a simple check box. An example: ...
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How to edit theme functions file to modify pagination?

By default, when adding <!--nextpage-->, the following links are displayed: Pages: 1 2 I need to replace "Pages:" with a graphic arrow which links back to the previous page, and append a ...
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Splitting an Evolving Site into Multiple Sites, or Maintaining as One Site?

To Separate or Not to Separate...That is the Question? I currently have what I believe is a mistake in my site architecture. I initially built my two lines of business into the same site. ...
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Adding an Arbitrary Link to the Admin Menu?

Is there a way to add a arbitrary hyperlink to the WordPress admin menu (I mean the menu on the left when you log into the admin dashboard)? For example, can one add a link to Google? In my ...
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Why is there no global function in wordpress to return the output of any function call?

We have template tags and some functions that start with get. Sometimes it would be just nice in themes to do like: $title = the_title(); to use the html later on. This is just a simplified ...
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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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Categories for Pages Not Saving in Admin with Custom Categories Metabox?

I'm at a loss with this. Do you see anything wrong with the code below specific to the noindex, nofollow checkboxes? The meta box gets drawn to the screen fine, but the values do not stick. The code ...
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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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Wordpress Theme Development Seemingly Awful Partitioning of Includes?

I just finished a tutorial that told me to create my header.php without closing a tag at the bottom of the included file. Now while I realize that in anyone of the parent files which includes ...
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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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Is there possibility to Customize the present theme adding sidebars

I am using a WordPress theme which has just header and footer. I would like to continue using it by changing the width and adding side bars. Could anyone help me to change the width (to fit to the ...
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JavaScript Files Registered in Parent Theme Won't Load When Calling wp_enqueue_script() in Child Theme?

I'm making a framework parent theme and in the parent functions.php, I want to register all the possible js files I use frequently and if I want it to load it, in the child functions.php I just have ...
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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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Is there a blank theme framework compatible with WP 3.0?

I don't feel like making my own theme from scratch, so I looked for some theme frameworks, but they're all old and when I install them on WP 3.0 they produce loads of errors and don't behave properly. ...
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Why doesn't wp_enqueue_script() work when including a JavaScript file with TEMPLATEPATH?

I am trying to use tips from here to add my JS file. I put the following in the functions.php of atahualpa theme I've got installed function lektor_init() { if (true) { ...
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How to prevent plugin, theme installation failures on Wordpress?

I didn't know this site exists. So, I asked it on WebApps I didn't get a solution still. :-( I am unable to install any theme/plugin to my WordPress 3.0 Downloading install package from ...
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How do register_sidebar() and get_sidebar() work together?

Disclaimer: I am brand spanking new to WP. I am using the Starkers HTML5 framework theme. In the functions.php I see this code: function starkers_widgets_init() { // Area 1, located at the top ...
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Experiences with adding Nonces to the comment form

I was wondering about the impact nonces would have on the default comment form a theme has. Because Nonces are a built-in feature of WordPress I thought about giving it a try. Does somebody has ...
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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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Making the Header on the Twenty Ten Theme Less Tall?

The question is How do I make the header on the Twenty Ten theme less tall? That question was asked over at the LinkedIn WordPress group that is hidden from search engines so I thought I'd copy my ...
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How to maintain W3C standards compliance of a theme

When I wrote a theme, I made sure it was compliant with XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2.1. Then I added plugins and the theme is no longer compliant with XHTMl 1.1. Then I used Google API font in my CSS and it is ...
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How to Link External jQuery/Javascript files with WordPress

So I'm using Starkers to base my next WP theme on and I've run into a small issue, I was including my own version of jQuery in the header.php file but when inspecting my site using Firebug I noticed ...
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Building useful features into your theme

My site has a theme which I created myself, and while it works, I often have to tweak the theme or use plugins to modify the appearance or behaviour. I've been looking at ways to modify my theme so ...
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Adding goodies to themes

How do I add stuff to themes such as Arjuna-X without losing it when the theme is updated? Are child themes a good way to do it or are there other options? What if a new version of the theme comes out ...
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Customizing a WordPress theme without changing it?

I have found and downloaded a theme. However I want to tweak the CSS some to change the design, colours etc. a bit. How should I go about doing this, while still being able to update the theme without ...
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How to start learning CSS and theme development?

What would be your suggestions for learning CSS and WordPress theme development ? I have been using WordPress for over 4 years now, but I have never really gotten comfortable with CSS or theme design ...
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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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Why do Trackbacks/Pingbacks not appear below my posts/pages?

My wordpress required me to check some Trackbacks and I checked and accepted them. They are listed in the comment administration and I activated "allow Trackbacks/Pingbacks on this page" on the ...
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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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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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Tips for using WordPress as a CMS? [closed]

I want to use WordPress as a CMS for a reasonably basic site rather than a blog. I have several pages and at the moment, I don't intend to have a "news" page. While there are ways to make this work, ...
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How do I create my own admin button and theme settings page?

I have some options I want my client to be able to change, and so I need an options page for my theme that I can show for those with "editor" status. How can I do this and utilise the options in my ...
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Where can I learn to create my own theme?

I want to learn how to create a theme for WordPress. Where can I find information and resources on how to do it?
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What are all the available parameters for query_posts?

The WordPress codex page for query_posts states that it does not cover all the parameters which query_posts takes: Parameters This is not an exhaustive list yet. It is meant to show some of ...
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Where can I download WordPress themes from? [closed]

What sites offer WordPress themes to download? (Can be paid-for or free) It's community wiki so if we had one site per answer, and with a little additional detail on each site, what sort of themes ...