[wp-hackers] Parameterized Wordpress themes

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Thu May 3 18:49:41 GMT 2007

How are theme developers handling paramterized themes? For instance. I'd 
like to allow theme users to set any or all of the following:

1. URL of sidebar image
2. Amazon associates ID
3. Background color
4. Whether or not to show the blogroll

I'd like to be able to write a theme that has a nice forms UI for 
supplying data like this; ideally one integrated with the WordPress 
admin panel.

The customization options should be stored outside the theme directory 
so upgrading a theme doesn't nuke preexisting options.

Is this possible short of writing a plugin juts for the use of the theme?

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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