[wp-hackers] Child themes, theme revisions, and the theme editor

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Wed Mar 24 19:10:42 UTC 2010

On Mar 24, 2010, at 2:55 PM, Andrew Nacin wrote:
>> Wouldn't it work to create a child theme of the current theme that only
>> contains the files being edited?
> Unless of course it's a child theme itself. One major idea for the project
> would be for child themes to be generated as part of the theme editing
> process to begin with, that way the initial theme remains unmodified.

Ah, I made an invalid assumption; that you could chain child themes.  I just tested it and apparently you cannot. 

So you are correct, it would not work. That is unless of course chaining of themes were made possible.  There might be some additional value to doing that.


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