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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WordPress frameworks and parent themes [closed]

By now there is a considerable amount of WordPress code around that is meant to be re-used by other developers. Unfortunately there is little to none practical and solid information on it and ...
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Tips for using WordPress as a CMS? [closed]

I want to use WordPress as a CMS for a reasonably basic site rather than a blog. I have several pages and at the moment, I don't intend to have a "news" page. While there are ways to make this work, ...
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Customizing a WordPress theme without changing it?

I have found and downloaded a theme. However I want to tweak the CSS some to change the design, colours etc. a bit. How should I go about doing this, while still being able to update the theme without ...
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Adding an Arbitrary Link to the Admin Menu?

Is there a way to add a arbitrary hyperlink to the WordPress admin menu (I mean the menu on the left when you log into the admin dashboard)? For example, can one add a link to Google? In my ...
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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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Adding admin-ajax.php to the frontend. Good or bad idea?

I love admin-ajax.php. But I hate having to localize in order to point frontend scripts to it, and I wish there was an equivalent, easy-to-find file for themes. (It also just bothers me to see ...
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Opinions and recommendations on the best barebones base theme [closed]

Preamble I'm finding myself building more and more WP sites "from scratch" as it were (ie: ignoring any theme designs out there and just creating a design wireframe purely on the needs of the client. ...
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Change Default Image HTML

I am making a Wordpress theme and want to change the default image html. For example if you upload an image using Wordpress uploader it generates the following html for your images <a ...
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What does the term “bundled-theme” mean?

I have occasionally heard the term "bundled-theme". I know what a WordPress theme is, but I don't know what a "bundled-theme" is. I came across that term recently when reviewing the WordPress ...
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Where can I learn to create my own theme?

I want to learn how to create a theme for WordPress. Where can I find information and resources on how to do it?
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How do I exclude plugins from getting automatically updated?

There is an opt-in filter that allows all plugins on my site to receive automatic updates: add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' ); I like this feature, but I don't want all my plugins ...
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How to Link External jQuery/Javascript files with WordPress

So I'm using Starkers to base my next WP theme on and I've run into a small issue, I was including my own version of jQuery in the header.php file but when inspecting my site using Firebug I noticed ...
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How to use media upload on theme option page?

I want implement upload logo to my theme option page. Currently I follow this code What I have done for now load a related jquery for the media upload function load_only() { add_thickbox(); ...
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What does exactly GPL license mean for my WordPress theme?

To put it like this: I have created a WordPress theme for myself which consists of the following: PHP code - GPL v2 licensed like WordPress CSS files - All rights reserved JS files - All rights ...
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Remove JSON API links in header html

Does anyone know how to remove the WordPress JSON API links in the header tag? <head> ... <link rel='https://api.w.org/' href='http://example.com/wp-json/' /> <link rel="alternate" ...
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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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Generating the ogp tags in theme

I use to generate the ogp tags in themes I code but this commercial one is beyond my knowledge. The client want to share a page but any image option shows up. Instead of a taxonomy-name.php template ...
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Where can I download WordPress themes from? [closed]

What sites offer WordPress themes to download? (Can be paid-for or free) It's community wiki so if we had one site per answer, and with a little additional detail on each site, what sort of themes ...
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Hide prices and checkout functionality in woocommerce

I know this question might be too broad, but I'm looking for a bit of direction. My client has a woocommerce store with 30-40 products. For whatever reason they do not want to sell online anymore, ...
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Categorising themes by folders in backend

I want to organize themes like: wp-content/themes/themeshop/theme1 wp-content/themes/themeshop/theme2 wp-content/themes/themeshop/theme3 Now from my understanding, this organization works ...
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Best practices for a Style/CSS based theme options page?

I would like to create a theme options page based only on changing the site wide CSS styling. For instance body/container background colors, font-sizes, font colors, etc. I have accomplished this by ...
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How to see files in directories in “Edit Themes” screen

I like to have folders in my theme folder for scripts and styles, but I can't access these folders in the "Edit Themes" interface. This is problematic for clients that don't give me FTP access. Is ...
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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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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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Creating Multiple Menus when using the TwentyTen Theme?

How to get multiple menus in TwentyTen theme?
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What is meant by __('page','twentytwelve')

I'm using twentytwelve theme with 1.0 version. I saw many codes like following, 'name' = __('page','twentytwelve'); If I give, 'name' = 'page'; It's also working fine. Then why using __()? What ...
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Creating a job board using WordPress (for free)? [closed]

I found several plugins/themes for creating a job board with WordPress, but only one solution which is free (see here) Are there any other free solutions for doing that? Thanks.
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How can I list recent posts excerpts?

I am using this directly from the codex to list 3 recent articles titles. <ul> <?php $args = array( 'numberposts' => '3'); $recent_posts = wp_get_recent_posts( $args ); foreach( ...
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one page wordpress theme

I'm trying to create an one page template [ w/out infinite scroll ]. The two problems I'm running into are adding a class to the list pages function [ or finding some other way to target the menu for ...
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Post X of Y in single.php / sidebar.php

Is there a way of putting "Post X of Y" into my sidebar? I think I can only show it when it is a single blog post (something like checking if the content is_single) but I want to be able to see which ...
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Custom Post Type Templates from Plugin Folder?

I'd like to offer my custom post type as a Plugin, so that people can use it without touching their theme folder. But custom post type templates -- such as single-movies.php -- reside in the theme ...
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Using OOP in themes

I see a lot of plugins making use of object-oriented coding when there isn't really necessary. But what's even worse is that theme developers are starting to do the same thing. Commercial themes and ...
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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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“Unexpected error” on update requests

It needs connectivity to wordpress.org and is timing out. I am behind a corporate firewall. I have never had this issue come up before in previous versions. Why does themes.php need access to ...
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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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How can I allow the Editor Role to change Theme Settings?

I've just setup a new Blog for a friend and thought it's better to not give him Administrator Access right away as a pre-caution. I created a new user as Editor therefore. But then I saw that this ...
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Dynamic template serving, change theme_root using add_filter from current theme

Some plugins use the 'template', 'option_template' and 'option_stylesheet' to dynamically serve (alternative) wordpress templates. For example, Nathan Rice's ServeDefaultToIESix. For Example - ...
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Wordpress API Menu/Submenu Order

I'm developing a child-theme using Wordpress 3.4.2 and the development version of the Options Framework by David Price. This is my first theme and I'm relatively new to this, so I've had a look into ...
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Do I actually need to link my theme's style.css in the theme files

So I am developing a wordpress theme using a series of LESS files for the CSS. These compile using codekit to a combined and minifed stylesheet that I use for the theme's styling. I understand a ...
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Shared functionality in plugins and themes

I recently started to develop plugins and themes and I found that I need to use several functions of on both. Sometime I think about to check if function / class exist before declared as said on this ...
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Show different theme for admin?

I'd like to test some theme changes on my live site, but I obviously don't want regular users seeing any errors that may arise from it. I'd like to just duplicate my theme folder and if I'm logged in ...
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Plugin (or Theme) containing its own Plugins?

My Theme defines its own actions and filters so that it can be extended by third-parties without having to fork or modify the Theme's core code. I already have a few plugins specific to my Theme, ...
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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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Loading template files from a subfolder in my theme?

I am working on a site that will have up to 30 templates in it. I don't want to have all those templates at the root of my theme folder cluttering up everything. I know how I can modify the ...
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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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Copying theme from Localhost to Live does not copy all theme settings with it?

This has happened on a number of occasions now where I move my site from Localhost to Live environment and the theme settings such as the logo, and other settings are not copied with it, so I am ...
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switch a theme different per user role

I plan to use the member plugin by Justin Tadlock I wish to know if how could I, on the front side, auto switch to a theme according to a role status.. for example authors would have the site ...
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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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Is it possible to stop a theme activation when a certain plugin is not activated

So I am planning a theme that will depend on a plugin (for instance Timber or Themosis). So of course a theme will break if it can't use it's depending plugin's. So I would like a way to stop the ...