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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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to perform the requested action wordpress needs to access your web server. please enter your ftp

I'm following Changing File Permissions « WordPress Codex, yet when I'm try to update and/or install plugin and/or theme through wp-admin, I'm getting following: To perform the requested action, ...
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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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if ( is_home() && ! is_front_page() )

I see the following code a lot in index.php files. I understand that is_front_page() returns true when viewing the Site Front Page (whether displaying the blog posts index or a static page), while ...
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What Are Security Best Practices for WordPress Plugins and Themes? [closed]

As suggested in this question, I am adding this topic as a new question, for community discussion/voting regarding best-practices for Plugin/Theme security. Here is the starting checklist, based on ...
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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 precaution. I created a new user as Editor therefore. But then I saw that this ...
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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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What are all the available parameters for query_posts?

The WordPress codex page for query_posts states that it does not cover all the parameters which query_posts takes: Parameters This is not an exhaustive list yet. It is meant to show some of ...
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How to add CSS class to custom logo?

I enabled custom-logo for my theme and have it printed with <?php the_custom_logo(); ?> into the header. Is there any chance to simply add some more classes to this image directly? Per default ...
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Disable plugin / plugin action via theme

I have installed the Google Analyticator plugin on my site. I am also using the MobilePress plugin to serve up a theme designed for non-smart-phone mobile browsers. I have set up Google Analytics for ...
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Where are Additional CSS files stored

This image shows the Additional CSS feature in Wordpress. I'm trying to find the file that stores the additional CSS, but can't seem to find it anywhere - I've searched almost every folder in wp-...
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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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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 turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?

I want to use HTML5 in my WordPress theme, how do I turn off wptexturize? I don't mind WP adding breaks, but I want them to be <br> and not <br />. How do I get control over how those ...
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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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Does WordPress work without a theme?

Does WordPress work without a theme? If so, then how does it work? Please explain in brief. If WordPress is displaying content without a theme, what controls the output?
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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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remove_action on after_setup_theme not working from child theme

I am trying to remove a theme action for an elegant-themes theme using a child theme.. This works when I remove action after add_action code anywhere in the parent theme functions.php. However, it ...
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How to add custom css file in theme?

Some themes ask you not to edit the style.css file, instead use custom.css file. If you write code on custom.css, it will overwrite the same element style in style.css. I think this is done in order ...
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Where can I sell WordPress themes and plugins? [closed]

I've been building some WordPress themes and plugins. What are the online marketplaces I can sell them?
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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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What is the role and history of the $content_width global variable?

I just stumbled over a global variable called $content_width. It was new to me, so far I could see that it's used in themes, both the standard twenty ten one and third party ones. It looks like that ...
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How to move the sidebar in TwentyFifteen to the right?

Is it possible to move the sidebar in the TwentyFifteen theme to the right using a child theme and CSS only, or does it require changes to the theme itself? The main issue I'm running into is that I ...
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theme path in javascript file

I need to include the path to my theme file within a javascript file. How would I go about this? I have already tried: var templateUrl = "<?php get_stylesheet_directory_uri(); ?>"; function ...
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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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get_template_part vs action hooks in themes

It seems to me both of these afford the opportunity for the end user to modify a theme without actually editing the themes files (via child themes). My question is, is one method preferred over the ...
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What is theme-compat?

I have noticed that wp-includes/theme-compat directory. So, what is it? Is it a theme?
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how to add version of style.css in wordpress

How to add version of style.css in WordPress like below i can do in Joomla. <link rel="stylesheet" href="/templates/example/css/style.css?v=1.2"> i know that the style.css will load ...
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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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Am I allowed to license my Wordpress theme under the aGPL

I was interested in the recent conversation about whether WordPress themes need to be licenced under the GPL or whether they can be closed source. The video can be reached from matts blog and my ...
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The the_post_thumbnail without srcset?

The WordPress 4.4 adds multiple image sizes with srcset when using the_post_thumbnail function. Is it possible to get only one image size without srcset ? I understand that it is possible to add a ...
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Override parent theme translation on child theme

I have a parent theme that uses correctly load_theme_textdomain() to load all the translated strings in many languages. Then I created a child theme that uses load_child_theme_textdomain() to achieve ...
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Is there any global functions.php file which works for any theme?

Is there some global kind of functions.php file that works for any theme? The problem is here: When I change a functions.php file in any theme, I need to take care of two changes: First, I need to ...
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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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Is there a blank theme framework compatible with WP 3.0? [closed]

I don't feel like making my own theme from scratch, so I looked for some theme frameworks, but they're all old and when I install them on WP 3.0 they produce loads of errors and don't behave properly. ...
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after_setup_theme always runs

I am setting up a child theme for some of my faculty members, and as a part of the theme, I would like a handful of plugins to be activated at the time that the theme is activated. So, naturally, I ...
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Can wordpress theme folder name be changed freely and nothing technically happens

Can the wordpress theme folder be renamed any time freely and everything works fine after that , themes/oldthemename themes/whatevernewname or is it so that if you change the folder name that ...
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Using classes instead of global functions in functions.php

In many themes I've seen (including TwentyEleven) and in the examples I've found online, when building the functions.php file for a theme all functionality is declared in a global scope. To clarify, ...
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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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Allow user to select a theme to install when they signup

Is it possible to allow a user to select which theme they would like installed from the new site signup page? And once the site is created, it obviously installs whichever theme they chose. I found ...
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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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Starter Theme vs Parent Theme? Pros and cons

I'm building a theme to be used as an example for other websites for the company I'm working. In another project we used the Hybrid Parent Theme and was really easy to build, but REALLY hard to ...
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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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W3 Total Cache, CDN and theme files [closed]

I updated the style.css file of my WordPress installation recently. The change were effective: when logged in as an administrator (my blog is set so that the administrator is never served a cached ...
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Installation failed: Download failed. No working transports found

'Installation failed: Download failed. No working transports found'. This error mess came up when I tried to install a theme in WordPress. How do I solve this problem?

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