Chip Bennett improves the template hierarchy diagram


Chip Bennett has released the ultimate template hierarchy chart with a detailed overview of almost every possible scenario a WordPress themer could encounter. Looking back at all the different versions of this chart (including the one posted here at WPCandy three and a half years ago!) it is amazing to watch the graph slowly grow in complexity as WordPress fills out as a content management system and adds new features.

Feeling nostalgic, I set out to catalogue some of the variations of this chart that have made an appearance on the internet over the years. Some of the versions might be off, but I think I’ve captured a pretty good overview of how things went in the gallery below. Which one of these do you remember from when you were starting out with WordPress?

Evolution of the template hierarchy gallery

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