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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How to Use WordPress as Static CMS Without Blog Posts

I am very new to wordpress. I want to edit a wordpress theme and remove the blogpost area from it so it can be converted into a website. I also want to make some other changes. How I am trying to do ...
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How to automatically highlight syntax of code in a post?

I post my codes from different programing languages. Now, I want to highlight syntax of codes with different colors. But, doing it manually is time consuming. Is there any plugin or method which could ...
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How can I check for malware in a Theme? [closed]

There are so many free, freemium and premium Themes out there. How can I be sure that a Theme I download doesn't have malware in the code? Is there an (relatively) easy way to check for malicious code ...
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2 seperate installation 1 theme same server

i got 2 separate installation on the same folder each in their own sub folder - they use the same theme which i copied twice. Every time i edit a file i need to do it twice and its a real hassle... ...
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Where to post/upload the new theme for WordPress theme repository

After a long dedication, I developed a GPL Theme for WordPress. I want it to be available for FREE to WordPress.org Theme Repository. But consulting many Codex resources, I found no direct link where ...
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Should I use set_transient or update_option?

I want to store some Twitter API data in WordPress. After every hour, I want to fetch new data from Twitter, and update only if the data is successfully retrieved from API (sometimes the API gives ...
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How can I add a set featured image function to a theme that doesn't already have it built in?

I'm a relative newbie to WP and PHP in general, but now that I'm into it, I've caught the "WP fever" and have ditched asp.net. I finally found a quality theme that I like and I'm considering buying ...
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How to solve a conflict between a plugin and a theme?

I'm using Photospace as a gallery slider within my hatch pro wp theme (you can check here). The default transition effect between slides is a crossover effect (like this example), but the effect in ...
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Multiple level category drop-down

I'm using WordPress as a CMS and would like to have categories selectable from multiple selections i.e <option>. As a usage example, The first dropdown would contain parent categories. Then ...
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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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Editing theme files and access to the Code pages only to super-admin?

When I deal with Multisite installation.Some themes like mystique and aparatus provide the widget areas with in the theme-settings page to enter Advertising codes in the form of HTML or java script ...
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Automatic Updates For Private And Commercial Themes?

Is there any way to get wordpress to check for, download private theme updates? I found this plugin for private plugin updates.... ...
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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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register_theme_directory and broken deploys

I use register_theme_directory() in a mu-plugin to register a custom theme directory (located at project_root/app/views/, with site_root at project_root/public/ and WordPress in a Git submodule at ...
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Plugin development without Theme adjustments?

I'm an ambitious wordpress beginner and learner - this is my first question at Stackexchange - in case I'm wrong here, I'm grateful for anyone pointing in a better direction. On my page ...
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which is the function that removes accented vowels?

Which is the function WP uses to convert words like "voilà" and "novità" to "voila" and "novita" in category slug? Can I recall it in my theme?
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Need to create a Theme demo site that features multiple themes

I would like to create a site like: http://demo2.woothemes.com/?name=sentient for my clients, so that they can see the range of themes I offer. I own many templates from different providers, and ...
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A minimalistic admin theme for a WP 3 install

Is there a minimalistic admin theme that works with WP 3? Adminimize looks nice, but isn't compatible with 3.x.
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Custom Taxonomy-specific JavaScript

I'm looking to add some scripts and styles to particular taxonomy page. For example, I want to have a banner rotator only appear for posts that fall under the "issue" custom taxonomy. I've tried ...
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Retaining old HTML archives and displaying themes conditionally

I am converting a website from straight html (with tables! Ugh!) to WordPress. The company has a new design every year, and but keeps an archive of their old site(s) with the old design(s) on their ...
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Loading template files from a subfolder in my theme?

I am working on a site that will have up to 30 templates in it. I don't want to have all those templates at the root of my theme folder cluttering up everything. I know how I can modify the ...
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switch theme on fly

I have two themes: "Default" and "Alternate". I'd like to place a link on my site that says "Switch to Alternate Theme", which will change the default theme to the alternate and vice versa. A cookie ...
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Registering Sidebars and Sidebar Widgets. Sidebar Widgets Not Displaying

I am registering sidebars and sidebar widgets. The theme currently supports two sidebars. Primary and Secondary. add_action('widgets_init', array($this, 'add_sidebars'), 10, 2); public function ...
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How do I make my wordpress page more friendly for mobile viewers?

My basic question is How do I make my wordpress page more friendly for mobile viewers? I have seen some answers such as wptouch, wordpress mobile pack, and mobilepress http ...
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Custom Upload Panel in Menu Bar

I'd like to add a second custom Wordpress image uploader to the WP admin panel sidebar that will upload images to a specific directory. To be more specific I am designing a custom theme for a client ...
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Visually change theme via query string?

Ok, so I have an interesting situation here. I'm looking to have an option to "visually" change a theme via a query string. Basically over-riding the need to update the database and just temporarily ...
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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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A way to sort WordPress themes? [closed]

I want to write a plugin which can sort themes into categories. For example I have Categories 3 themes in Business as subfolder from /themes/business 7 themes in Nature /themes/nature 2 themein in ...
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All shortcodes not working on custom theme

I'm using a custom theme not developed by myself that seems to have disabled/ or doesn't have the function for any and all Shortodes, whether its a WordPress shortcode or a plugin shortcode. I mostly ...
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Error message “The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.” after editing a file [closed]

After trying to edit/update a file in the theme editor (file file has write permissions of 666), I get an error message saying "The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable. Please try ...
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What are WooCommerce starter themes? [closed]

I've done created a lot of Wordpress themes and plugins, but I haven't done much with the Wordpress WooCommerce plugin from WooThemes. If someone asked me what general theme they should work with to ...
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Optimal solution to develop a wordpress theme?

What i was doing previously, are as follows - I copy the wordpress base theme (like twentytwelve in wordpress 3.5) Rename the folder and converted index.html of my HTML to index.php for wordpress ...
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Hide prices and checkout functionality in woocommerce

I know this question might be too broad, but I'm looking for a bit of direction. My client has a woocommerce store with 30-40 products. For whatever reason they do not want to sell online anymore, ...
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Theme of codinghorror.com

I liked theme of codinghorror.com . It's Typepad theme but i need wordpress theme of this. Where i can find it ? Best regards, Dreamer
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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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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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new theme permissions don't allow me to edit

When I use wordpress to install a new theme it creates the permissions and ownership in such a way that I can't edit the files via FTP. Any ideas? (Using Plesk)
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Why users disable the WordPress update?

Users install plugins which disable update reminders. Plugins: disable WordPress Core Updates disable WordPress Plugin Updates disable WordPress Theme Updates Look at the counter of plugins ...
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is_front_page only works in theme file, and does not work in functions.php

If I use is_front_page() in my front-page.php file it works as expected. However if I use the same function in my theme functions.php file it does not work. Is this normal behavior? If not can it be ...
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How do I “unhook” / de-register jQuery so that it's not called as part of wp_footer();?

I need to "unhook" jQuery from my wp_footer() ... it's being called automatically and I'm looking for something I can add to functions.php which prevents it from being called a second time in the ...
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Difference between stylesheet_directory and template_directory

What is the differene between stylesheet_directory and template_directory? Is that representing Child theme and Parent theme?
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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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register_sidebar ignores 'id' and 'class'

I am using the following to register a widget area: if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Footer Widgets', 'hex'), 'id' => ...
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How do I change the gallery that is inserted in the post?

When I insert a gallery to a blog post using the [gallery] shortcode or simply the insert media button I get a default structured gallery in my blog through the_content(); However the gallery comes ...
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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/ ...
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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 can I remove “Proudly powered by WordPress” from twentyeleven without modifying footer.php?

How can I remove "Proudly powered by WordPress" from twentyeleven without modifying footer.php, and without creating a child theme? I'm looking for a php command, such as add_action, remove_action, ...
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A theme that follows all the best practices to learn from?

Are there any good themes that follows all the best practices, to the letter, that I can refer to will creating my themes?
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Multisite: setting theme and options when a new blog is created

When a new blog is created in a WP Multisite instance I want to be able to set the default theme and configuration options create 2 menus (main and secondary) and associate them with the 2 slots ...
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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 ...