How to call header files in a WordPress theme

To call the basic WordPress header files in a theme, you need to use the get_header() function. The get_header() function is used to include the header.php file in your theme. Typically, you call this function in your theme’s template files like index.php, page.php, single.php, etc.

Here’s an example of how to call the basic WordPress header files:

  1. Open the template file you want to add the header to (e.g., index.php, page.php, or single.php) in your theme folder.
  2. At the very beginning of the file, add the following code snippet:
<?php get_header(); ?>

This code will include the header.php file from your theme.

  1. Save the changes to the template file.

Now, when you load a page on your website that uses this template, the header.php file will be included, and the contents of the header will be displayed.

Make sure you have a header.php file in your theme folder. If it’s not there, you can create one and add the necessary HTML and PHP code for your header.

Remember to always backup your files before making any changes, and test your changes on a staging site or local development environment before applying them to your live site.

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