What is Functions php File in WordPress How to Edit it?

What is functions.php file in WordPress?

The WordPress functions.php file behaves like a WordPress Plugin, You cam use this file to add required and additional features and functionality to a WordPress site.

You can use functions.php WordPress file to call functions, both PHP and built-in WordPress, and to define your own functions.

A functions.php file

  • Is stored with each Theme in the Theme’s subdirectory in wp-content/themes.
  • Executes only when in the currently activated theme’s directory.
  • Applies only to that theme. If the Theme is changed, the functionality is lost.
  • Can have numerous blocks of code used for many different purposes.

Every WordPres theme contains a Functions.php file. To edit functions.php file, log in to your WordPress dashboard. go to Appearance > Editor. You will see a list of al theme files.

Select functions.php file to edit it. Add your new function and save changes. That’s all

Further Reading

Functions File Explained

You can find a lot of different functions here http://www.wpfunction.me/

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