[wp-hackers] Bug in get_bloginfo('template_url') w/child themes, or am I doing it wrong?

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Wed Mar 10 03:03:42 UTC 2010

On Mar 9, 2010, at 9:36 PM, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Mike Schinkel">
>> I'm wondering if there is a bug in get_bloginfo('template_url') with child
>> themes, or am I doing it wrong?
>> Is this a bug or am I doing this wrong?  
> Very much NOTABUG: you're looking for stylesheet_url, which provides the URL
> to the child theme directory. template_url is useful when you have resources
> that only make sense as part of the parent template.

Thanks, but not need to shout, it was a reasonable question. :)

So I looked at 'stylesheet_url' and it includes "/style.css."   I looked deeper and found get_stylesheet_directory_uri() which is what I need.  It would be nice to have a 'stylesheet_path_url' in get_bloginfo(), no?  (The options in get_bloginfo() provide a roadmap of what's available; having it more complete would be nice.)

Also, does anyone find the term 'stylesheet' to be imply something less than 'child theme?'  I was looking for something like 'child_template_url' and still not sure I would have thought to look for 'stylesheet_url.'   Another potential addition to get_bloginfo()?  

I think I'll suggest both those in trac.

On Mar 9, 2010, at 9:36 PM, Glenn Ansley wrote:
> I ran into this earlier this week and was pleasantly surprised with
> how it works. In general, I've found that template_xxx refers to
> parents and stylesheet_xxx refers to children.
> add_action('template_redirect','testers',1);
> function testers(){
> 	echo "Parent ".TEMPLATEPATH."<br />";
> 	echo "Child ".STYLESHEETPATH."<br />";
> 	echo "Child ".get_bloginfo('stylesheet_directory')."<br />";
> 	echo "Parent ".get_bloginfo('template_directory')."<br />";	
> 	echo "Parent ".get_bloginfo('template_url')."<br />";	
> 	echo "Child ".get_bloginfo('stylesheet_url')."<br />";	
> }

Yes, thanks!


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