[wp-hackers] Theme development and hooks.

David Chait davebytes at comcast.net
Tue Apr 5 21:24:35 GMT 2005


Well, the value of "this" is hard to say -- as you've introduced another 
project.  Yes, I think there's merit to creating 'theme templates' to build 
off of.

But my original point is that things like plugins, that want to output code 
matching the format of the current theme -- again, start with just adding 
sidebar elements -- have no way to do so.  An extra set of variables or 
functions would be nice.

The Presentation page itself could, in theory, have a 'validation' option 
that'd say whether or not certain hooks/functions/variables are defined that 
MUST be for proper integration overall, plus best-of-class support for 
dropping in plugins, etc.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Hartel" <craig at nuclearmoose.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 4:01 PM
Subject: [wp-hackers] Theme development and hooks.

> Robert Deaton wrote:
> I think this would be a great idea, but I highly doubt that this will ever 
> come to be, with the huge amount of themes out there and the general lack 
> of cooperation from theme developers. For example, I'd bet that >60% of 
> the themes that are currently out do not have the hooks that they're asked 
> to include in the codex on the theme development page. There could be 
> great, easy to add things to help with cooperation between themes and 
> plugins, but in the end I would bet that none of them will fully grab 
> hold.
> ====
> Starting new thread :)
> Do you think that if a cooperative project to demonstrate the value of 
> this would be beneficial?
> What if a small group of peeps slammed their heads together to create a 
> framework of some kind? Part of the theme development issue is one of 
> maturity in terms of knowing WP and what it can do.
> I'm currently looking for a project of some kind. I'd be willing to take 
> an existing theme and template tag the living shit out of it, with the 
> help of you folks, and create what is basically a wet dream template.
> Is that even doable?
> Craig.
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