[wp-hackers] Hiding Child's Template Theme

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 13:58:32 GMT 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Chris Jean <gaarai at gaarai.com> wrote:

> My reasoning for wanting to hide the parent theme is simple: I don't want a
> user to activate the parent theme if the child theme was the one customized
> or built for their needs. Looking at almost any information about building
> child themes has a note about not activating the parent instead of the
> child. So, I can't be the only one that sees the listing of parent themes
> problematic.
> I'm thinking of building a patch for core that allows for an entry in the
> theme information that tells WordPress to hide the theme from activation on
> Manage Themes. For example:
>   Theme Name: Parent Theme
>   Theme URI: http://wordpress.org
>   Author: Chris
>   Author URI: http://site.com
>   Version: 1.0
>   Description: This is a parent theme and should not be used.
>   *Hidden: yes*

A pretty good ideea, if I understood it well: If the theme has the "Hidden"
field and there is at least one child theme, then hide it from the Manage
Themes area.


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