[wp-hackers] Detecting and fixing non-compliant themes

John Joseph Bachir jjb at ibiblio.org
Fri Dec 22 03:40:26 GMT 2006

On Thu, 21 Dec 2006, Dan Kuykendall wrote:

> For podPress I have to hook into the wp_head() call which should be in 
> the header.php and the wp_footer() in the footer.php
> However, I have been getting bug reports from users saying that the 
> player didnt work or that there was some javascript error. These things 
> would be caused by those two calls not being done in the header.php and 
> footer.php
> To solve this I added a little code to detect theme compatibility and if 
> non-compliant it will let the user know whats wrong and how to fix it in 
> the theme.

It's funny, I was just thinking about this problem the other day, and 
considering making a "theme validator" plugin which checks for the 
existence of all hooks. Shall we join forces?!

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