[wp-hackers] Shorthand: Appearance/switching themes?

Dion Hulse (dd32) wordpress at dd32.id.au
Sat Jan 7 01:45:48 UTC 2012

Others can chime in with their thoughts, but IMO:

put simply, It won't affect you, or your clients.

The changes will be aimed at streamlining/enhancing the theme preview
and switching process - If your clients have no other themes
installed, then it won't affect them.

But you're right as to the target audience, bloggers who manage their
own site, who don't write custom themes, who switch between themes
oftenish (or at least, like trying a new theme occasionally to see how
it looks).

On 7 January 2012 12:42, Lee Rickler <info at a5d.org> wrote:
> Source:
> http://wpdevel.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/dev-chat-notes-01042012/
> "We agreed that 3.4′s “theme” would be, “Making it easier to make your site look how you want it to look.” Shorthand: Appearance/switching themes."
> Can I simply ask - why?
> Where I, personally, come from is the view of a developer building custom themes for clients. I believe that once I deliver a theme to a client the last thing I want is for them to be able to start adding new themes.
> Kind of defeats my purpose.
> Now, if I look at it from a non-developer POV I can still see issues with switching themes every 5 mins - layouts change to drastically/ the viewer gets confused/ bad for UX, UI etc
> Obviously I am just a very small cog in a huge mega engine, but i'm struggling to see the end goal of this decision.
> Should I just shut up and wait my turn?
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