[wp-hackers] Looking for guidance on building on top of another theme
zamoose at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 14:28:05 UTC 2012
Ian Stewart would probably love for you to try out _s, too. *grin*
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 14:01, Mike Walsh <mpwalsh8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>
>> > 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.
> The sandbox theme (and it's brethren) were officially abandoned at least a
> couple of years ago ( http://www.plaintxt.org/ ).
>> 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.
> As far as I recall, 1.6.2 had an important security fix in it that wasn't
> present in the Google code version.
>> 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.
> I used to use Sandbox as a good basis for themes a long time ago, but
> abandoned it not longer after the author did. Some of it's best ideas are
> now incorporated into core WordPress, but the rest of WordPress'
> functionality has left it far, far behind.
> There are many better themes to build on. TwentyTen and TwentyEleven were
> both built to be exemplar themes using all the latest APIs and techniques
> from core WordPress, for example.
> Whilst they are bit too designed for some tastes, strip the stylesheet and
> you have a very good starting point.
> Mike Little
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