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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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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How to generate and display widgets areas dynamically?

I want display different content in sidebar for every category, but as I create new ones I have to create the area for it. How can I have widget areas for every category and also display them on theme ...
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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 ...
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Making an IE only site (Like a Mobile only site)

For those who are curious, I'm changing the theme but this theme relies on CSS3 and HTML5 and displays very ugly in IE 8 or below. - Especially the navigation. What I want to do is keep my old theme ...
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How do you install a .MO (language file) to use as part of a theme?

I have my own theme that I've created and I need to support 3 languages. I started by adding the gettext functions to my template _e("string","namespace") etc, generated the po file with Poedit, and ...
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Want to have the Post editor remembering the last editing position

As you probably know the WordPress theme editor remembers its last editing position, but I want my post editor to do the same (it jumps to the top if you save a post/page).... Any tips/hacks how to ...
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How do you remove Link backs on Theme settings page?

How do we edit and remove link backs to theme Developers from theme settings page ? Some themes which we install on site has link backs .How do you edit them from multisites? Does any body have Idea ...
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Override Constants in Child theme

I have a parent theme that declare these constant in function.php: define("THEME_DIR", get_template_directory()); define("THEME_DIR_URI", get_template_directory_uri()); define("THEME_NAME", ...
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Which settings/options are saved on a theme-basis and how does this affect theme-switching?

I realized that when switching the theme (in my case to a child theme) some things don't stay the same: Widgets Menus At least this is what I found out so far: Widgets Don't lose widgets when ...
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Returning Variables back into a template

If I put a function that I want to use in a template I can put it into functions.php function myfunction(){ echo 'My String'; } add_action('myfunction','myfunction'); and in a template file put: ...
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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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Issue with get_theme_mod returning a blank value instead of the saved value

I have what seems to be a rather troubling issue with the get_theme_mod function in the latest version of Wordpress. Only on particular servers (of which meet all Wordpress requirements) the function ...
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How do I copy my Parent Templates to my Child Templates?

I'm trying to customize the Home Page of a Responsive Theme template. I had started with the Responsive theme and then found out that I had to do customizations on a child theme, so I downloaded the ...
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Is it possible to use line break in theme description?

I want to give linebreak on Wordpress theme's description in style.css (the one in here): /* Theme Name: Theme URI: Description: Author: Author URI: Version: Tags: */ But it appears the ...
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Get list of months with posts

I am trying to add a filter on my custom theme based on post month, similar with the archives but with some differences. What is the best way to get a list of months in witch we have posts? Thanks, ...
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Set WordPress Featured Image For All Post Slugs Matching Image File Name in Specified Directory

I have a bunch of old posts on a blog that I would like to assign a featured image to. I have retrieved all the images I would like to use for each post. I saved each image file name after the slug ...
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How can I show more than 15 themes at a time in the admin menu?

I have a lot of themes in my test wordpress site. I get a little frustrated that I can't show more than 15 at a time. In pages and posts you can click "screen options" to choose the number, but it ...
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How to go about pre generating css file with variables from theme options

I know there have been lots of discussions on here about rendering a css file with php variables. The "no no" way of bootstrapping the wp-load.php for example. I've been working on a theme framework ...
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What is the Wordpress Pinecone sitting on top of? [closed]

Does anybody know where wordpress gets their banner images? Perhaps we could find the original photo? I'm curious just what exactly this pine cone is sitting on top of.
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Where can I find a good reviewed collection of Twenty Ten child themes?

I am looking to extend the functionality and more importantly improve the design with post thumbnails on main page, beautify post metadata, etc. If you know a good child theme for twenty ten, please ...
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Wordpress theme with multiple color schemes

I am building a WP theme and want to implement multiple color schemes. I looked through different free and premium themes and found out that this feature is developed different ways there and here. ...
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When does Wordpress wrap inline scripts in CDATA?

I'm debugging a problem with a third party script of ours that wordpress users use by copy / pasting a snippet of script and html into their post's bodies like (non-real world example of course): ...
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Is there a way to activate different theme for specified users? [closed]

I'm looking to allow beta testing of a theme on WordPress site in production. I was thinking of a plugin to check if WordPress user has been selected for beta phase, and if this evaluates to true ...
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Symlink a directory to wp-content/themes

Is it possible to symlink a directory from my project folder to my wp-content/themes folder which is in a Vagrant setup called chassis: https://github.com/Chassis/Chassis ? I tried to symlink already ...
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Best practice (forward compatibility) for theme options

So here is what I'm wondering... You all know about Option-tree and similar frameworks that theme authors are using for their theme option pages. You also all know that since 3.4 WordPress introduced ...
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Theme information in style.css being corrupted

I am customising someone else's theme to allow the website owner to edit more regions than she could previously. I copied the theme into a new folder, with a different folder name to the original. I ...
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Pros and cons of using Backbone for WordPress theming [closed]

I've been noticing how Backbone seems to be the latest trend for WordPress theme development. A few data points: Backbone.js and WordPress development resources Theme Foundry's Collections theme. ...
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Why are my sidebars not registering in unit tests

I am trying to unit test the function I'm using in a theme to register sidebars. Here is the function from functions.php. function fp_register_sidebars() { register_sidebar( array( 'name' => ...
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Can I create multiple instances of the BuddyPress Activity Stream with separate themes? [closed]

I'm trying to take advantage of BuddyPress 1.7's new theme independence to effectively create different pages and instances of the Activity Stream with different themes. I can use HeadSpace (an ...
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How to load a different theme for categories?

I need to load a completely different theme for my categories. My search came up with switch_theme function but it changes the theme permanently while I only need the theme change only occur on my ...
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Theme editor not showing correct index.php

I've run into a weird issue. Not a big deal, but I'm curious about the cause. I was making a small edit to a site built by someone else; it was also temporary, so I was just using the built-in theme ...
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Two Navigation Menus - secondary nav is including main nav

Two Navigation Menus in Themes Produce the same menus? reference the subject on page link above. i created two navs, yet the secondary nav includes all pages. the main nav is fine, but the secondary ...
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How do you create a custom WPTouch theme?

I have WPTouch Pro installed and it does a great job at device detection as well as handling most blog posts. However, I want to make a mobile version of a homepage that doesn't have any blog posts. ...
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how can I remove the sidebar from my wp homepage [closed]

What's the best practice when it comes to removing the sidebar on the wordpress homepage? I'm using wp Version 3.2.1 and Skeleton Child Theme 1.6
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How should I best target dynamically served content?

I am editing the 'Bizz' portfolio Wordpress theme(http://www.wpexplorer.com/bizz-wordpress-theme). It includes custom post types for managing portfolio examples, the highlights on the homepage, etc. ...
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Added a new template file to a theme - get Call to undefined function error

I added a new file in the theme folder and it doesn't seem to be working properly. The first line get_header(); creates an error Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_header() like it's not ...
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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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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 ...