[wp-hackers] Hiding Child's Template Theme

Mayur somani somani.mayur at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 14:18:57 GMT 2009

No, I feel the same way.

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Demetris <kikizas at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Chris Jean <gaarai at gaarai.com> wrote:
>> I'm starting to play around with child themes and wondered if it is possible
>> to hide the parent or template theme of a child theme in Manage Themes.
> [SNIP]
>>   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*
>> Of course, a different option could be used instead of "Hidden:", and I'm
>> open to suggestions.
>> I'm passing this by the list first to see 1) how many other developers are
>> interested in my proposal and 2) if any other developers have any
>> suggestions or recommendations.
> My first thought is that this could work if there were themes that are
> explicitly made to be used only as parent themes.
> But if you use a theme like Sandbox or Thematic AND want to get
> updates for it (which is the whole point of using a child theme) how
> would you do it?
> Maintain a parallel distribution?  Then the point of using a child
> theme is defeated...
> Am I missing something here?
> Cheers,
> dk
> http://op111.net/
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