get_template_directory()

Retrieve current theme directory.


Description Description


Return Return

(string) Template directory path.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/theme.php

function get_template_directory() {
	$template = get_template();
	$theme_root = get_theme_root( $template );
	$template_dir = "$theme_root/$template";

	/**
	 * Filters the current theme directory path.
	 *
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 *
	 * @param string $template_dir The URI of the current theme directory.
	 * @param string $template     Directory name of the current theme.
	 * @param string $theme_root   Absolute path to the themes directory.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'template_directory', $template_dir, $template, $theme_root );
}

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Changelog Changelog

Changelog
Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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More Information More Information

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Usage Usage

echo get_template_directory();

Returns an absolute server path (eg: /home/user/public_html/wp-content/themes/my_theme), not a URI.

In the case a child theme is being used, the absolute path to the parent theme directory will be returned. Use get_stylesheet_directory() to get the absolute path to the child theme directory.

To retrieve the URI of the stylesheet directory use get_stylesheet_directory_uri() instead.

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Notes Notes

  • Uses: get_theme_root() to retrieve the absolute path to the themes directory, get_template() to retrieve the directory name of the current theme.
  • Does not output a trailing slash


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