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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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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Getting headers property from WP_Theme object

Using wp_get_theme returns an object holding the properties of the current theme. The headers property contains any array of information I wish to access. I can access the other properties using ...
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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 ...
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I'm trying to add an image in my CSS

I'm trying to add an image in my CSS with the theme folder code, <?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>, which works in HTML but for some reason it's not working in the CSS. Does anyone know ...
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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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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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WordPress as Backend, Laravel Front End: How to connect Routes?

I am going design a site and I though about using wordpress for it as the clients want to be able to edit the content and they are not very up to date with the latest technologies, so I though that as ...
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get_template_directory_uri does not seem to work when defining WP_CONTENT_DIR

I have defined in my config: define( 'WP_CONTENT_DIR', dirname(__FILE__) . '/somedirectory' ); after Codex: Editing WP Config BUT <?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?> prints out: ...
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Adding WordPress colorpicker in widget settings

I want to add the WordPress default colorpicker in widget settings form. Here's what I'm trying: In my functions.php, I have this: function widgets_scripts( $hook ) { if ( 'widgets.php' != $hook ...
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How to highlight the current page in the nav menu?

I'm customizing a WordPress theme for my school, and I'm a bit annoyed by the fact that the current page in the nav menu is not indicated. For example: You can clearly see that I'm hovering over a ...
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Undefined offset: 0 in > […] /wp-includes/capabilities.php on line 1067

Hey I get this error messages on my localhost setup, but only with the Genesis Framework enabled; WordPress Twenty Eleven works fine. This happens when I want to create a new post. If I refresh the ...
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Different template of products for specific category. WooCommerce

For example i have category coffee machines, and one template for coffee machine single product template, but for category coffee i want to have different single-product.php template, how to implement ...
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What page should I use for a contact form?

I want to make a theme with an about page and a contact form, Should I make a custom page meant specifically for it? (the blog is ment for mobile and I'm not looking for most flexibility, the page ...
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How to develop a theme while having another show up

The title is the question : How to develop a theme while having another show up I already have a DB and a theme.... i like, when log as admin see another theme... just for the time making it clean ...
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Theme and Plugins sharing common libraries

I have seen a number of similar questions here on WP_SE but I believe my situation is a little different because the common libraries I'm creating are frameworks that I'd certainly like to be able to ...
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Workflow and best practice for documentation [closed]

We have been creating a bunch of templates that are very custom and change from time to time but also have a bunch of similar parts from theme to theme. I am looking to streamline the way we create ...
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How do I remove RSS feeds from themes?

How do I remove RSS feeds from being listed in the HTML source? Like I want to remove the following: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="foo.com"> I don't want to remove ...
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Wordpress themes under GPL license

On a themes site they stipulate, in the terms and conditions, that their themes inherit the GNU general public license from WordPress. I believe that this means that they can be copied and modified. ...
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How do you protect a premium theme from being copied?

I'm thinking of doing up a couple of premium themes, and selling copies of them. I've never done anything like this before, so I have a couple of questions. I appreciate that this is mainly a forum ...
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Can I apply a WP theme to a specific custom page template?

One section of my website is going to be completely different visually than the rest of the pages, is there a way to apply a WP Theme to specific page templates ?
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Is there a quick way to inject i18n domain into theme/plugin files?

I do have prepared theme files (with __(), and _e(), etc), but they lack domain argument. There are lots of such string scattered around the theme files, editing by hand seems to be a dreadful ...
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Which is the most well coded and semantically correct naked/blank Wordpress theme (based on Wordpress coding standards)?

I've be using Starkers for a while but I wonder if there are blank/naked themes with better code, files, and folder organization (based on Wordpress coding standards)?
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How to create a live demo page for a theme? [closed]

How can you create a live demo page for a theme ? something like a wordpress theme showcase, allowing customers to preview a specific theme live before they decide to purchase. I have seen this on ...
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Wordpress AJAX in header.php

I am currently studying Wordpress AJAX but keep getting error message (so the success function is not being executed) Currently I have changed the header.php (of twentythirteen theme) to include ...
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What's the earliest point I can get the queried object ID?

I'm writing a supplement plugin to Wordpress Mobile Pack because I would like to use the default theme on pages that are assigned a certain page template. My plugin will only deal with the mobile ...
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Permanently remove first image from posts

I have around 2,500+ posts on my site where I've inserted images using the traditional method into the post content itself. In upgrading to a different theme, the single post page now displays the ...
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Grab the first paragraph of each post

I have some code that uses preg_match to grab the first paragraph, and then spit it out in the loop: function first_paragraph() { global $post, $posts; $first_para = ''; ob_start(); ...
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Where does function_exists() look to decide whether a function exists? [closed]

The documentation says: Checks the list of defined functions, both built-in (internal) and user-defined, for function_name. ( SOURCE: http://php.net/manual/en/function.function-exists.php) Does ...
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How to mark an option as selected

I want to display post categories in theme settings, and I successfully did that using this code: <?php /* Get the list of categories */ $categories = get_categories(); ...
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Do I really need the div class entry?

I was wondering if it's really neccessary to keep the <div class="entry"> in the page.php file (or any other template for that matter). I typically use a blank HTML5 wordpress theme and it ...
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Add social icons in a theme through custom admin menu

Is it possible to make a theme with an option of configuring social icons with links through the custom header control panel? I googled it and found nothing that could help me, any help on that topic ...
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Wordpress theme ajax have_posts()

My goal here is to load the blogroll into my theme via ajax. But all that I can get as response is 0 (if I omit the die() line, else I get a blank response). Here is my code: js ajax: $.ajax({ ...
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Is it a good idea to make whole theme widgetized?

I have mainly seen sites using widgets on sidebars or inside multi-column layout. However, I was wondering what if we could use widgets in every blocks like header, main content block, footer etc. Is ...
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A hook that runs only when the theme is previewed

Is there a function or a hook that runs only when a theme is previewed? I'm referring to the preview feature that you get on the Appearance->Themes page. The reason for this is that I want to ...
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Using a _GET gives me a debug error (over my head)

Just looking for some advice on something that is bugging me. Please bear in mind I am a PHP noob :-) I am passing a variable in the url to my WP index page like so: <a href="<?php ...
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Duplicate and change a Theme Widget

Is there a way (a common one) to duplicate and change a theme widget ? I'm asking this because, I have this widget that displays the recent news and if we click, it will display ALL news, but I wish ...
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Alternate header image

Is there a convenient and configurable way to alternate between different header images? The main features I'm looking for are: Random select from a set of images Specific header image in given ...