[wp-hackers] Hiding Child's Template Theme

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Mon Mar 30 14:01:13 GMT 2009

On Mar 30, 2009, at 8:46 AM, Chris Jean 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.

Why not just set that user so he can't change themes?

If no built-in user works, you can use the Role manager plugin.

> 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.

I have a patch in Trac that allows plugins to add a custom header to a  
plugin.  If this is committed, it makes sense to extend it to themes  
as well.


If it were implemented for themes, it would be a step toward being  
able to do what you want via plugin.


Stephen Rider

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