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get_header() WP 1.0

Load header template.

Includes the header template for a theme or if a name is specified then a specialised header will be included.

For the parameter, if the file is called "header-special.php" then specify "special".

Works based on: locate_template()
Hooks in function

Nothing (null).


get_header( $name );
The name of the specialised header.
Default: null

Code of get header: wp-includes/general-template.php VER 5.0.3

function get_header( $name = null ) {
	 * Fires before the header template file is loaded.
	 * @since 2.1.0
	 * @since 2.8.0 $name parameter added.
	 * @param string|null $name Name of the specific header file to use. null for the default header.
	do_action( 'get_header', $name );

	$templates = array();
	$name = (string) $name;
	if ( '' !== $name ) {
		$templates[] = "header-{$name}.php";

	$templates[] = 'header.php';

	locate_template( $templates, true );

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