Is it a bad idea to set your themename and shortname as variables to be used in the various functions of a theme?


$themename = mytheme;
$shortname = mth;

 * Get our wp_nav_menu() fallback, wp_page_menu(), to show a home link.
function toolbox_page_menu_args($args) {
    // some code
add_filter( 'wp_page_menu_args', $themename . '_page_menu_args' );

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You can do it easier and without polluting the global namespace: get_option('template'); gives you the (parent) themes name. If you want the child themes name, use get_current_theme();.

You could also use a constant across your theme files: define( 'YOUR_PREFIX-THEME_NAME', get_current_theme() );


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