I am working on a WordPress site, it's an online newspaper site.

The theme I am developing, I want to add custom template functions like get_footer() or get_header(), so that I can save those HTML and PHP codes like the way footer.php stores.

Thanks in advance.

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You can define your function in the file function.php and use it later in your theme.


In Wordpress 3.0 you can use

get_template_part($slug, $name);

This function will include file named "{slug}-{name}.php". The $name is optional, and if it's empty, the function will include file named "{slug}.php".

There is also the traditional PHP-code, but this do not check if the file exsist.

include(TEMPLATEPATH . 'template-name.php');

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