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Function Reference/get header

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Description

Includes the header.php template file from your current theme's directory. If a name is specified then a specialised header header-{name}.php will be included.

If the theme contains no header.php file then the header from the default theme wp-includes/theme-compat/header.php will be included.

Usage

<?php get_header$name ); ?>

Parameters

$name
(string) (optional) Calls for header-name.php.
Default: None

Examples

Simple 404 page

The following code is a simple example of a template for an "HTTP 404: Not Found" error (which you could include in your Theme as 404.php).

<?php get_header(); ?>
<h2>Error 404 - Not Found</h2>
<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>

Multiple Headers

Different header for different pages.

<?php
if ( is_home() ) :
	get_header( 'home' );
elseif ( is_404() ) :
	get_header( '404' );
else :
	get_header();
endif;
?>

The file names for the home and 404 headers should be header-home.php and header-404.php respectively.

Notes

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Source File

get_header() is located in wp-includes/general-template.php.

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