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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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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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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Translating plugin inside the theme [closed]

I've developped a WordPress Business theme and I use it to sell websites to local businesses. Everything works like a charm. But. One thing doesn't. I've included the Redux plugin into my theme. ...
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Theme Customizer not loading

I have created a new theme and i use it in some of my sites (multisite) but at one site the customizer preview does not load (spinner never stops). Loading the customizer preview of other themes work ...
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Theme Customizer - How to create a sub panel

In Theme Customizer, i'd like to create a sub panel like this one of wordpress: When we add a new item, a new panel which allows us to pick up a item displays on the right, how can i do the same ? ...
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get_template_directory has an odd functionality

I have Wordpress 4.4 installed localy on wamp server 2.5 x64 on Windows 10 and noticed that: get_template_directory(); returns this: 'C:\wamp\www\my-site//content/themes/my-theme' Questions ...
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Getting Images from theme's directory in pages

Yes, I know that we have get_template_directory_uri(); in referencing to the theme's directory. It's working when I put the following code inside index.php or in header.php: <img src="<?php ...
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Exclude file from theme editor

Is possible to exclude some files from being viewed and modified in the theme editor?
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Cutomize Colors utility: How to add more configurable colors to a theme

Recent Wordpress install, default theme. There are three colors which can be customized from the admin gui, but there are at least three other colors visible on the website which can't be customized ...
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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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Setting a static home page and blog page without using the settings

This may seem like a stupid question, and it probably isn't possible, but is it possible for me to set a static home page (using front-page.php) and a blog page (using home.php, I think) in my theme, ...
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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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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 ...
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How to know the theme name of a wordpress blog?

I visit http://ltty.wordpress.com/ and want to know the theme name (so that I can use :) for my blog). How can I get it?
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How to check if a theme is active?

I'd like to be able to check if the twentytwelve theme is active. I know if I was checking for an active plugin I'd do something like: $active_plugins = apply_filters( 'active_plugins', get_option( ...
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Removing Shortcodes from Child Theme

I'm trying to remove the shortcodes from a child theme. In my functions.php file (for the child theme), I've put: function my_remove_shortcode(){ return ''; } add_shortcode('entry-twitter-link', ...
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What can I hook into after_setup_theme?

I'm wondering what can I or should I NOT hook to after_setup_theme? I'm wondering because I have been told that I shouldn't hook wp_enqueue_style to it, but I have seen other places using it to hook ...
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Question about the way that wp_register_script works

Ok so I'm using the Roots Theme for WordPress (https://github.com/retlehs/roots), which, is sort of a starter theme or theme framework. I'm confused about the way that it deregisters the WordPress ...
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Is wordpress big enough for my project

I have a site some having job postings running using jobber base. Now I am going to shift it in WP using jobroller theme that is of 99 USD. I am a developer who always like MVC rather than these CMS. ...
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How can I create an “excerpt” with text that won't be displayed in the post itself?

I'm currently creating a new theme for my blog and I intend to make it in a magazine style manner. So, to clarify the question in the title: what I want to do is to create a text assigned to the ...
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How do I make the category template display full posts instead of partial posts?

I'm using Wordpress 3.0.1 with the Twenty Ten theme. I'm trying to change the way the posts in the Category view are displayed (i.e. by going to a url like mywebsite.com/category/mycategory). ...
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Why doesn't wp_enqueue_script() work when including a JavaScript file with TEMPLATEPATH?

I am trying to use tips from here to add my JS file. I put the following in the functions.php of atahualpa theme I've got installed function lektor_init() { if (true) { ...
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Does uninstalling a Wordpress theme delete its database values?

Does uninstalling a Wordpress theme delete its database values? I have a site that has lost some styling, and even after restoring a file backup (from 15/2/2016) and database backup from 19/2/2016, ...
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WordPress Theme activation hook?

I know the many tricks to see if said theme is activated, I have scoured the internet. I am not looking for re-pasting of that code. What I am looking for though is weather or not 3.3-3.5 released a ...
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Load a theme based on browser detection

Ok I know browser detection is considered bad practice but I can't find a way around it because I really do need whole different themes for a complex site. So I snatched this function from ...
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Why is Wordpress asking me to update my new (virtually blank) theme?

I have just setup a new custom theme with little/no data and yet Wordpress has made an update notice about upgrading it to "1.0.1" and I cannot for the life of my work out why. I have stripped down ...
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Specific theme for non logged in users

I want to make an specific theme for non logged in users, but I don´t know how to make the function or plugin to shift the theme for them, and left another specific theme for logged in users. Anyone ...