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get_header ( $name = null )
  • (string) $name The name of the specialised header.
    Required: No
    Default: null
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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".


function get_header( $name = null ) {
	 * Fires before the header template file is loaded.
	 * The hook allows a specific header template file to be used in place of the
	 * default header template file. If your file is called header-new.php,
	 * you would specify the filename in the hook as get_header( 'new' ).
	 * @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 );