WP_Theme::get_files( string[]|string $type = null, int $depth, bool $search_parent = false ): string[]

Returns files in the theme’s directory.


$type string[]|string Optional
Array of extensions to find, string of a single extension, or null for all extensions.

Default: null

$depth int Optional
How deep to search for files. Defaults to a flat scan (0 depth).
-1 depth is infinite.
$search_parent bool Optional
Whether to return parent files.

Default: false

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string[] Array of files, keyed by the path to the file relative to the theme's directory, with the values being absolute paths.

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File: wp-includes/class-wp-theme.php. View all references

public function get_files( $type = null, $depth = 0, $search_parent = false ) {
	$files = (array) self::scandir( $this->get_stylesheet_directory(), $type, $depth );

	if ( $search_parent && $this->parent() ) {
		$files += (array) self::scandir( $this->get_template_directory(), $type, $depth );

	return array_filter( $files );

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Version Description
3.4.0 Introduced.

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