[wp-hackers] Themes not all they should be?

David House dmhouse at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 09:37:37 GMT 2005

On Apr 12, 2005 3:12 AM, Elliott Bäck <ecb29 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> For example, say I want a sidebar, links, categories, posts,
> asides, and a custom region called "my-picture-of-the-day."  Then, I had
> imagined that all themes would then render my data regions as appropriate.

This could be a really interesting development. They'd have to be
called something different, 'themes' isn't very descriptive and is
already taken, 'pluggable data regions' is a bit long and sounds a bit
like computer jargon to the unaware. Something like 'areas'?

Anyway, it'd really extend how powerful WordPress is, and would do it
in a really user-friendly manner. Don't want the calendar? Simply
disable it. Feel like a blogroll? Find someone who's written a
blogroll area, download, install and enable it. Simple. This would be

And although it has to be noted that this functionality can currently
be provided by plugins, this is still a worthwhile development IMO.

-David House, dmhouse at gmail.com

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