get_template_directory()WP 1.5.0

Retrieve current theme directory.

1 time — 0.000028 sec (very fast) | 50000 times — 0.17 sec (very fast) | PHP 7.1.1, WP 4.7.2
Hooks from the function

Return

String. Path to active theme's template directory.

Usage

get_template_directory();

Examples

1

#1 Get the path to the folder of the current theme

echo get_template_directory();
//> /home/example.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/theme_name
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#2 The path to theme via the TEMPLATEPATH constant

echo TEMPLATEPATH;
//> /home/example.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/theme_name

Changelog

Since 1.5.0 Introduced.
Since 6.4.0 Memoizes filter execution so that it only runs once for the current theme.
Since 6.4.1 Memoization removed.

get_template_directory() code WP 6.4.3

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

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