get_template_part( string $slug, string $name = null )

Loads a template part into a template.

Description Description

Provides a simple mechanism for child themes to overload reusable sections of code in the theme.

Includes the named template part for a theme or if a name is specified then a specialised part will be included. If the theme contains no {slug}.php file then no template will be included.

The template is included using require, not require_once, so you may include the same template part multiple times.

For the $name parameter, if the file is called "{slug}-special.php" then specify "special".

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) The slug name for the generic template.


(string) (Optional) The name of the specialised template.

Default value: null

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/general-template.php

function get_template_part( $slug, $name = null ) {
	 * Fires before the specified template part file is loaded.
	 * The dynamic portion of the hook name, `$slug`, refers to the slug name
	 * for the generic template part.
	 * @since 3.0.0
	 * @param string      $slug The slug name for the generic template.
	 * @param string|null $name The name of the specialized template.
	do_action( "get_template_part_{$slug}", $slug, $name );

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

	$templates[] = "{$slug}.php";

	 * Fires before a template part is loaded.
	 * @since 5.2.0
	 * @param string   $slug      The slug name for the generic template.
	 * @param string   $name      The name of the specialized template.
	 * @param string[] $templates Array of template files to search for, in order.
	do_action( 'get_template_part', $slug, $name, $templates );

	locate_template( $templates, true, false );

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Version Description
3.0.0 Introduced.

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Usage Usage

get_template_part( $slug );
get_template_part( $slug, $name );

Note: get_template_part() fails silently

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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    Using with theme subfolders

    To use this function with subfolders in your theme directory, simply prepend the folder name before the slug. For example, if you have a folder called “partials” in your theme directory and a template part called “content-page.php” in that sub-folder, you would use get_template_part() like this:

    <?php get_template_part( 'partials/content', 'page' ); ?>
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    Contributed by Codex

    Using loop.php in child themes
    Assuming the theme folder is wp-content/themes, that the parent theme is twentyten, and the child theme is twentytenchild, then the following code —

    <?php get_template_part( 'loop', 'index' ); ?>

    will do a PHP require() for the first file that exists among these, in this priority:


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    Contributed by pcarvalho

    the old codex had this entry about “Passing Variables to Template”

    Because the template is being required, it will not have access to any variables you define within the calling theme’s PHP code, unless you explicitly declare them as global.

    However, load_template(), which is called indirectly by get_template_part() extracts all of the WP_Query query variables, into the scope of the loaded template. So you can use set_query_var() to make your variable available to the template part.

    // You wish to make $my_var available to the template part at `content-part.php`
    set_query_var( 'my_var', $my_var );
    get_template_part( 'content', 'part' );
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    Contributed by Codex

    Adding a navigation bar to theme using a generic nav.php template file:

    <?php get_template_part( 'nav' );           // Navigation bar (nav.php) ?>
    <?php get_template_part( 'nav', '2' );      // Navigation bar #2 (nav-2.php) ?>
    <?php get_template_part( 'nav', 'single' ); // Navigation bar to use in single pages (nav-single.php) ?>
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    Contributed by Selrond

    Get a specific file

    Although this kind of defeats the purpose of this function, it’s also possible to load a specific template file with it. All you have to do is use just one argument:

    <?php get_template_part('template-parts/layout'); ?>

    will include layout.php from template-parts subdirectory placed in the root of your theme folder.

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