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is_theme_paused() WP 5.2.0

Determines whether a theme is technically active but was paused while loading.

For more information on this and similar theme functions, check out the Conditional Tags article in the Theme Developer Handbook.

No Hooks.


true|false. True, if in the list of paused themes. False, not in the list.


is_theme_paused( $theme );
$theme(string) (required)
Path to the theme directory relative to the themes directory.


Since 5.2.0 Introduced.

Code of is_theme_paused() WP 5.8.2

function is_theme_paused( $theme ) {
	if ( ! isset( $GLOBALS['_paused_themes'] ) ) {
		return false;

	if ( get_stylesheet() !== $theme && get_template() !== $theme ) {
		return false;

	return array_key_exists( $theme, $GLOBALS['_paused_themes'] );