[wp-hackers] Re: Template revisioning system for WordPress
muthu.work at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 13:23:02 GMT 2009
wp-hackers-request at lists.automattic.com wrote:
> Re: Template revisioning system for WordPress
I made some ideas for GSOC wordpress. But my I was not able to submit my
application to GSOC on time. I think these ideas can help the community
to build my idea into a final project. I am also interested in doing
this project, so if you wish we can work together.
Wordpress theme editor has been a mere text editor with no special
features built in it. This project proposal is to provide improvements
to the default Wordpress theme editor and add some usable functionality
that can help theme developers.
1. Theme Files Tree View:
Current theme editor just skips the sub-folders inside the themes
folder, so editing these files from the admin panel is not possible.
files inside the themes folder in any level of folder the files is in.
This can be achieved by adding a modified file navigation tree,
replacing the traditional system.
2. Theme Versioning System:
Similar to the post versioning system, the theme editor will also get a
versioning system where the revisions of the files are stored in a
separate folder like:
Here we do not require any database related functions as the list of
revisions are got from scanning the file system and displayed under the
theme editor for respective files. This will allow the user to easily
manage the revisions for the specific file.
The user can also select specific revisions of file to create new set of
theme right from the admin panel and test the new theme without
affecting the current theme files.
The versioning system also holds the copy of the current file so even if
the user changes the file through FTP, the theme system can identify
changes and save the copy of new revision in the respective theme
revisions folder. This method can be achieved by invoking versioning
functions when the user enters the Wordpress admin dashboard(fake cron).
If the user require, autosave option can also be enabled. But this will
disabled by default as it can create too many unwanted revisions.
I hope this will help in some way.
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