[wp-hackers] Good practice for customizations to a theme?

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 12:25:21 GMT 2009

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Alex Polite <mylists at polite.se> wrote:

> So I'm plowing away at my first WP-setup for "real" a client. (one
> that actually pays me). I'm putting all the customizations in a plugin
> so as to make them more future proof then plain hacking to the
> WP-core. This way it's easier for the client to take the plugin code
> and hand it to another developer if the get tired of me.
> But what do I do about customizations to the theme? I'm using Thematic
> as a starting point. Right now my strategy is to just copy the
> thematic code to a different directory and hack away at it. This won't
> be any good at all when the next version of thematic comes along and I
> have to merge my revisions and those of the Thematic core.
> What do other folks do?

Child themes are the way to go.


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