Introduction to Functions.php in WordPress 3


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Introducing functions.php

At the core of all WordPress themes lies a file named functions.php. As the name suggests, the functions.php file contains core functions that make the theme work. These functions range from simple bits of code that activate code WordPress functionality to advanced functions you can modify to add new functionality and new features to the theme and to the site. Understanding the role and function of functions.php will enable you to go from simply messing with the template files in CSS to adding whole new levels of awesomeness to your site.

Yes, I said it: awesomeness. Opening functions.php for the first time can be a bit of a shock, because it's a very complicated file--or at least it appears to be a very complicated file--and is also chock-full of lots of stuff that doesn't seem to be related to each other in any sensible way. The good theme about the twentytwelve theme and the other core themes from WordPress is that they come heavily documented, meaning there's lots of explana...

Introducing functions.php
Video duration: 3m 24s 3h 11m Intermediate Updated Nov 27, 2012

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Introducing functions.php provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen as part of the WordPress 3: Building Child Themes

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