Retrieves name of the current theme.

Return Return

(string) Template name.

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This function retrieves the directory name of the current theme, without the trailing slash. In the case a child theme is being used, the directory name of the parent theme will be returned. Use get_stylesheet() to get the directory name of the child theme.

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File: wp-includes/theme.php

function get_template() {
	 * Filters the name of the current theme.
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 * @param string $template Current theme's directory name.
	return apply_filters( 'template', get_option( 'template' ) );

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Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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    Contributed by Will Skora

    Note that get_template will return the parent theme’s name, NOT the child theme’s name, if a child theme is currently activated.

    If you wish to obtain the current theme regardless if it is a child theme or the parent theme, use get_stylesheet

    (reference question on wordpress stack exchange)

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