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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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 ...
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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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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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Am I allowed to license my Wordpress theme under the aGPL

I was interested in the recent conversation about whether WordPress themes need to be licenced under the GPL or whether they can be closed source. The video can be reached from matts blog and my ...
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How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?

I want to use HTML5 in my WordPress theme, how do I turn off wptexturize? I don't mind WP adding breaks, but I want them to be <br> and not <br />. How do I get control over how those ...
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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 can I use WordPress as a job board ? (but free)

I wish to use WordPress installation for a job board. Looking online I found the following two posts that give a list of options: http://www.wpmods.com/turn-wordpress-into-job-board/ ...