get_theme_file_path( string $file = '' )

Retrieves the path of a file in the theme.


Description Description

Searches in the stylesheet directory before the template directory so themes which inherit from a parent theme can just override one file.


Parameters Parameters

$file

(string) (Optional) File to search for in the stylesheet directory.

Default value: ''


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Return Return

(string) The path of the file.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/link-template.php

function get_theme_file_path( $file = '' ) {
	$file = ltrim( $file, '/' );

	if ( empty( $file ) ) {
		$path = get_stylesheet_directory();
	} elseif ( file_exists( get_stylesheet_directory() . '/' . $file ) ) {
		$path = get_stylesheet_directory() . '/' . $file;
	} else {
		$path = get_template_directory() . '/' . $file;
	}

	/**
	 * Filters the path to a file in the theme.
	 *
	 * @since 4.7.0
	 *
	 * @param string $path The file path.
	 * @param string $file The requested file to search for.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'theme_file_path', $path, $file );
}

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Version Description
4.7.0 Introduced.

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