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  • ResolvedModerator cubecolour



    I have developed a parent theme which will be reused across several sites, each with a custom child theme. I want a login logo for each site which will use a graphic in the images directory in the child theme.

    I have included the following in my functions.php of the parent theme:

    function my_custom_login_logo() {
        echo '<style type="text/css">
            h1 a { background-image:url('.get_bloginfo('template_directory').'/images/login-logo.png) !important; }
    add_action('login_head', 'my_custom_login_logo');

    However this only works if the login-logo.png is located in the parent theme, but this is not my goal as I want to use a different login-logo.png graphic for each site from the child theme. How can get the functions.php to pull in the graphic from the child theme rather than the parent?

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  • Moderator cubecolour



    I found the answer after some more searching.



    instead of


    Makes it get the image from the child theme rather than the parent.

    You ALMOST got me where I needed to go. I tried:


    and it did not work but:



    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

    Thanks for this. I’m very close to getting it to work; my only problem is that I’m not too familiar with PHP syntax. I have this array in my child theme’s functions.php:

    function my_child_theme_setup() {
               register_default_headers( array(
    		'thatcamp-default' => array(
    			'url' => '%s/images/headers/thatcamp-default.png',
    			'thumbnail_url' => '%s/images/headers/thatcamp-default-thumbnail.png',
    			/* translators: header image description */
    			'description' => __( 'THATCamp Default', 'twentyten' )
    		'thatcamp-purple' => array(
    			'url' => '%s/images/headers/thatcamp-purple.png',
    			'thumbnail_url' => '%s/images/headers/thatcamp-purple.png',
    			/* translators: header image description */
    			'description' => __( 'THATCamp Purple', 'twentyten' )

    (and so on). I know that I need to replace the placeholder %s, which is currently pointing to the parent theme directory, with either bloginfo('stylesheet_directory') or get_bloginfo('stylesheet_directory') but I’m danged if I can figure out the correct syntax.

    Aha! I found a great site with exactly the syntax I needed to define a constant and use it in the URL — I forgot to mention above that we’re using Multisite.

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