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 export/import theme customizer settings?

I am wondering if it is possible to export theme customizer settings(theme_mods) to be imported into another install of the same theme. I know that the settings are saved into the database so I am ...
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Using WordPress as piecemeal in existing site?

After some solid advice from people on here about using WordPress for a small (six page) website, I wanted to broach another question regarding using WordPress for a non-blogging site. Yet, I know my ...
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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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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 to incorporate admin theme in my back-end-plugin

I'd like to use some colors from the wordpress admin theme to build my back-end plugin's theme, based on Bootstrap-3 & SASS/LESS. I think I saw a few functions to get the colors of the admin ...
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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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Password-protect a custom rss feed

I've created a custom post type and would like to send those posts to FB Instant Articles and Apple News via a RSS feed. I've created a custom RSS feed and need to know what's the best way to make ...
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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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Hide Twenty Eleven Theme From Themes Page

Is there a way to hide the Twenty Eleven theme from the "Themes" page in wordpress? I have 10 themes for clients to choose from and i don't want them to be able to see the Twenty Eleven theme or be ...
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How to add plugins to wordpress theme?

I planned to develop wordpress themes commercially.. I just want to know the easy method to add plugins to my wordpress theme which I am developing.. can any one suggest me the simple steps.. and I ...
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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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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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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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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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Ship plugin with a custom theme

I need to add a plugin to a theme and enable it automatically once the theme is activated. Would also like to change its settings if possible. This is the plugin I am trying to include: ...
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Detection of theme being used

OK, this may be a dumb question. Is it possible, using PHP, to detect which theme has been set for use by Wordpress ? If so, how's it done ? Thanks.
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Using a Theme inside a Plugin directory

I am building a mobile friendly plugin and put the theme directory inside the plugin directory. If it's a mobile browser, how can I redirect to the theme in the plugin directory? ...
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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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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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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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How to display date such “x ago”

I want display date based on how much time has passed since, i. e. Posted 12 minutes ago
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Hide a theme on list of themes in wp-admin without editing core files

I'm running a multisite network with 200+ themes installed and activated. Is there a way to manipulate the list of available themes in wp-admin so that certain theme does not appear in the list? I ...
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Get URL of a specific file

I have a file that can either be included in a plugin, or in a theme. What's the best way to get the URL of the file's folder (from within the file)? Edit: I'm now using this for now home_url( '/' ...
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Using chunk theme from wordpress.com on my own host

I am new to wordpress so please excuse this question if it is obvious, but I was not able to find a good answer here or via the more general internet. I want to use the Chunk theme from wordpress.com ...
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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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How to get Ajax into a theme - without writing a plugin?

Okay, I'm starting out with some AJAX stuff in a wordpress theme 1) I'm building a child theme OFF the thematic framework 2) My child theme has a header.php, index.php, functions.php and style.css ...
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How to set a unique WordPress theme for different pages?

I am new to wordpress. I am trying to build a custon website based on it. I know some php and quite good html \ css \ js. I wanted to know if it's possible to set a uinque theme for different pages? ...
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How to change the language for the front-end only?

I have installed a wordpress theme, i can see the .mo and .po /public_html/wp-content/themes/themename/lang, the language I want to use is available. Could you please advise on how to use a specific ...
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Is it mandatory to have a link to the theme designer?

I just wanted to know if it's ok to modify/remove links pointing to the designer of the theme. In my case I have "theme by" and the site's logotype, would it be ok to remove the logotype and write ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to set two different themes on one WordPress? (Desktop vs. Mobile)

I created two WordPress themes. First for the Desktop and second for tablet/mobile. I want to set on one URL. When the website opens, the theme should change automatically based on resolution.
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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 do you change the theme location?

To change the upload directory I have to do this: define ( "upload", "<new upload location>" ); How can you change the themes location? I like to create a folder themes in the root directory. ...
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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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WP Config for FTP credentials

Is there a config in WP that allows you to store your FTP credentials? I'm using the Linux webserver at work to develop and it's really annoying to have to but the credentials in every time I ...
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Theme file for all pages that are a child of a specific page

Is it possible within the current theme file naming hierarchy to define a template for for all pages that are a child of a specific page? For example, in this navigation: About Us Contact Who We ...
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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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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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How to get the registered sidebar's name by its id?

Let's say I have this code in my "functions.php": function mytheme_widgets_init() { register_sidebar( array( 'name' => esc_html__( 'Sidebar Name', 'mytheme' ), 'id' ...
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Check php version before theme activation

I've got theme that requires php 5.3+ version. If older - fatal error occurs with it. So what I need to do when user try to activate this theme is to check php version before going into theme code ...
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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 ...