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

William Satterwhite whsatterwhite at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 02:15:43 UTC 2012

Well put Jane. Evolve, grow and progress with the platform.
On Jan 6, 2012 9:12 PM, "Jane Wells" <jane at automattic.com> wrote:

> On 1/6/12 9:06 PM, John Blackbourn wrote:
>> I believe the changes also aim to cover theme features, such as menus,
>> widgets, custom headers, etc. Lots of stuff that users may change more
>> regularly than they change their actual active theme.
> Correct. The intent doesn't really have anything to do with how often you
> change things, just that customizing your site should be as painless as
> possible, whether that's switching themes or previewing widgets before they
> go live.
> On 1/6/12 8:42 PM, Lee Rickler wrote:
>> 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.
> To be blunt, who cares what you as a vendor want? The person who owns and
> manages the site is the person our features are designed for. If you don't
> want them to be able to do things on their own or go with a new theme later
> on, why not go with a bespoke system or at least something that's hard to
> use or locked down with permissions? The whole point of WordPress is
> freedom and ease. If you want to prevent your clients from taking part in
> that, it's kind of lame.
> j
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