[wp-hackers] Looking for guidance on building on top of another theme

Mike Walsh mpwalsh8 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 14:01:04 UTC 2012

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:

> Why not patch Sandbox, and then contribute the fixes back up-stream to
> Sandbox?
This would be my preferred approach as I've done this with some other
plugins.  In this case, I've tried to contact the owner of the Google Code
repository (Scott Walick) and never gotten a response.  For all practical
purposes, Sandbox appears to have been abandoned, at least that is what it
looks like to me.

That said, it does appear that the WordPress.com theme repository has a
newer version of Sandbox (1.6.2) that the version I have been using from
Google Code.


Unfortunately this version has the same errors (uninitialized variables)
that the older version has so while it has some updates, it still doesn't
fix my problem.

Can I submit a patch for this theme the same way I'd submit one for

For now I guess I will just keep a local copy of the file I modified and
use that, I was hoping there was some clever way to apply my change to the
imported file and keep it all in my theme's Subversion repository.

Mike Walsh - mpwalsh8 at gmail.com

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