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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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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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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What is the best way to provide plugin users with a way to customized the styles

I'm working on a plugin to be release to the public, it is a very simple plugin that includes a single html element in the page html. I can do many things to allow users customize its appearance: 1. ...
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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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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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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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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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“Cheatin’ uh?” error message on multple theme directories

In my wp-config.php I've added another theme directory; register_theme_directory( dirname( __FILE__ ) . '\..\themes' );. I'm not sure if this is the correct place to add it. When I then try to ...
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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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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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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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Can I Download a Free Wordpress Theme, Edit it and Use it?

I read that all themes on the wordpress.org site are GPL compatible. So can I download the theme, edit it and use it? Can I remove the links that point to the theme developer's website? Does the GPL ...
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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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How to add dynamic inline style?

I want to add dynamic CSS, so currently I am adding directly to the div, ie: $color = "#000000"; echo '<div style="background:'.$color.'"> Is it bad to add code like above? I have read in ...
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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 can I get the title attribute from get_the_post_thumbnail()?

In my theme I want to display the featured image, but I also want to display the title attribute (of the image, not of the post/page) beside the image itself. Is there a simple way to do this? Where ...
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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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Hourly Routine Not Firing ( wp_schedule_event() )

This is a practically copy/pasted version of the hourly wp_schedule_event example taken from the .org site. Its not moving...and I know I have visitors to "trigger" it. Its kind of a pain to wait an ...
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Theme Activation, Create Database Tables

I have been tasked with creating a theme that will be a base to list the site owners ebay store products. I have fleshed most of the project out in plain old php to get everything working as regards ...
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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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WordPress Backup

I'm learning how to backup right now and I'd like some validation. From what I understood, to fully backup my Wordpress I need two things. One backup for my database and another for theme files. The ...
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Why are my widgets not saving when being added to a sidebar?

The following is in my function.php file. I see the sidebar in my Appearance > Widgets page but whenever I drag something on over the sidebar and save it just disappears once I leave the admin ...
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Disable author pages for specific users

I want to disable author pages for certain users, for example the admin user doesn't post anything but still has an author page. Is that possible? Maybe a plugin that adds an option to the users ...
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Why is get_post_format() for “Standard” returns empty

I've enabled custom posts types add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'aside', 'link', 'gallery', 'status', 'quote', 'image' ) ); The default post type is set on Standard, and it works for all ...
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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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How to make alert for new version on theme options?

Let say my theme host on my server. User download my theme and use it. Now I want notify @ alert for new version of my theme. Example to show "New version has been release. Please download at ..." ...
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Why use while over if in single wordpress posts?

Why is while() used instead of say if() here: <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <?php get_template_part( 'content', 'single' ); ?> <?php ...
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Best practice way to implement custom sections into a WordPress theme

I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to implement custom sections in a WordPress theme. For example I'm making a theme that will have four featured sections on the homepage. These sections ...
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Upgrading a custom theme through the Dashboard

I can't seem to upgrade my custom theme. Whenever I try to uploaded a new package, all I get is: Unpacking the package… Installing the theme… Destination folder already exists. ...
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How to use bloginfo( 'template_directory' ) in array

I want to pass bloginfo( 'template_directory' ) in an array I tried this but not working. How to write it correctly? <?php get_the_image( array( 'size' => 'full', ...
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Will activating a different theme preserve custom settings to current theme?

I have theme A currently active, and theme A has custom settings (like header image, custom CSS, etc). I am having issues with theme A, and want to activate theme B while I troubleshoot these issues. ...
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Custom post types and child theme

Okay, here's the deal. I am working with a child theme and I want a custom post type. What I did Added the following code the functions.php of the parent theme. add_action( 'init', ...
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Fatal error: Call to undefined function wpsc_cart_item_count()

-- I've just done a fresh install of Wordpress 3.4 -- I've downloaded and uploaded this new free eCommerce wordpress theme suggested by smashing magazine. { ...
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Which theme foundry has clean coded themes, where code is poetry [closed]

I'm looking to find a theme foundry (ie. woothemes, elegant themes) that has themes that are very well coded; where "code is poetry". To be more precise, I'm looking for themes coded in "the wordpress ...
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Download all Wordpress.com available themes, somewhere?

I am looking for a website, or a way to find and download all Wordpress.com available themes for my WPMU website. I have searched for some on http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ but they don't seem to ...