[wp-hackers] Parameterized Wordpress themes

Robin Adrianse robin.adr at gmail.com
Thu May 3 21:25:14 GMT 2007

You can use the theme's functions.php, and add submenu pages to the admin
panel much as you'd do from a plugin. See K2 for an example.

As for keeping preferences between upgrades, why not just use wp_options?

On 5/3/07, Elliotte Harold <elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
> 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
> etc.
> 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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