[wp-hackers] AutoTheme for WordPress Introduction

steve caturan scaturan at negimaki.com
Wed Mar 15 23:51:49 GMT 2006

i'm curious what advantage would Autotheme present over using ? is it an 
offline html editor that needs to be installed locally, or a remote 
server? a WordPress plugin? a PHP-based app that operates outside of 

how would I explain to my users that Autotheme is something better than 
doing it themselves through 
http://codex.wordpress.org/Designing_Themes_for_Public_Release? is it free?

Jefte Puente wrote:
> I visited the site hoping to see "thousands" of themes, thinking it would be
> nice to see an injection of designs. Seems to be ~495 themes, ported to
> various webapps. Upon review, I can with confidence say this is a merchant
> peddling his wares. Caveat emptor.
> Jefte
> On 3/15/06, Phu <wordswithstyle at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't mean to be harsh but I really don't understand the need of such a
>> system when WP has a fairly capable theme system. It doesn't appear to
>> offer
>> any significant advantages beyond what's already provided by the core
>> theme
>> engine.
>> On 3/15/06, Shawn McKenzie <nospam at mckenzies.net> wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Just to introduce myself, I am Shawn McKenzie, the author of the
>> AutoTheme
>>> HTML
>>> Theme System for PHP-Nuke, MDPro, PostNuke, osCommerce and CRE Loaded.
>>> It was fairly easy, so at the request of many users, I adapted AutoTheme
>>> to be
>>> used with WordPress.  This opens the door to thousands of great themes
>> for
>>> WordPress users.
>>> AutoTheme allows users to theme any page on their site easily using just
>>> an HTML
>>> editor.  AutoTheme also brings the concept of blocks to WordPress,
>>> replacing the
>>> side bar with individual blocks that can be placed anywhere on the site.
>>> You can Download a copy and learn all about AutoTheme at
>>> http://www.spidean.com/
>>> I look forward to working with all of you, helping as needed, and  I
>>> appreciate
>>> any feedback.
>>> Thanks!
>>> -Shawn
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