[wp-hackers] New Default Theme For 2.1

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Mon Sep 25 20:24:07 GMT 2006

Andy Skelton wrote:
> What this means:
> * The default theme is still based on the famous Kubrick
> * The default theme uses Sandbox templates
> * Kubrick code is ALL GONE (except functions.php) (this breaks all
> existing stylesheet-only themes which utilize default templates)
> * Sandbox "skins" are redundant -- they should be released as
> stylesheet-only themes -- so Sandbox doesn't really need an admin page
> * Sandbox itself is naked (is this a problem?)

How about not even putting a style.css in /sandbox?  sandbox would 
strictly be the basis for other themes.

Back-compat for template only themes based on default could be 
accomplished by shipping /kubrick sans style.css and have the template 
loader direct all requests for default templates to /kubrick.  That way 
themes could still inherit default templates and get kubrick templates. 
  We'd also have to change the code that looks for broken themes so that 
sandbox and kubrick don't look broken because of the missing style.css. 
  Those two should be unlisted.  Hmm, maybe have style.css have a 
special header that says, "I'm virtual".


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