[wp-hackers] Sandbox in WP Core?
mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Mon Feb 2 17:43:01 GMT 2009
"Jess Planck" <jess at funroe.net> wrote:
> there are a few places where WordPress 2.7 has made
> some nice filters that replace some of the old Sandbox
> function ( post_class() for one ).
Sounds like what is really needed is some themeing framework functionality added to the core?
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From: "Jess Planck" <jess at funroe.net>
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Sent: Monday, February 2, 2009 11:46:05 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Sandbox in WP Core?
A good semantic framework in core would be cool, but Sandbox really
needs an upgrade. I just started a personal fork about a month ago
because there are a few places where WordPress 2.7 has made some nice
filters that replace some of the old Sandbox function ( post_class()
for one ).
I guess is this a discussion about including a framework as the
"advanced" default theme to show some theme-fu? The basic themes are
"good enough" to help with some theme coding examples, but if you add
a framework to that mix then wouldn't you have to add a theme that
uses the framework? That would be three themes in the included download.
Basic Theme - simple semantic "just works"
Theme Framework - simple semantic with some funky framework only style
tricks like sandbox_body_class and those sandbox widget mods.
Based on Theme Framework - example with more funkiness. Maybe Krubrick
based on Sandbox? I think that was mentioned last year.
If not, including a theme framework would really not make sense to
anyone new to WordPress. Also additional included themes may make some
people here get a little hot under the collar.
The only other logical solution would be to replace the Basic Theme
with a framework and go from there, but that kills the "Just Works"
and might be introducing advanced concepts too soon. Jeez this gets a
Anyway... Here's the old ticket if it wasn't mentioned:
On Feb 2, 2009, at 10:01 AM, Jennifer Hodgdon wrote:
> +1 for including a really good framework-type, black-and-white,
> excellent-as-example, easy-to-modify theme in the WP distribution.
> (Choose a good one. Modify it so it has all the best features of the
> existing GPL sandbox themes. I like Sandbox personally.)
> Another idea: how about adding a tag to the Official Theme
> Repository to mark themes as "frameworks" (I'm not sure if this is
> the right term, but right now there isn't a tag related to this at
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