[wp-hackers] child themes of child themes (grandchildren)

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Nov 9 17:11:28 UTC 2012

It's a sanity thing. Essentially, child themes are fine, while
grandchild themes take it a bit too far. If you need to customize
further than a child theme, then you're probably doing it wrong to
begin with and should look at alternatives. The Custom CSS feature of
Jetpack, for example.


On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Kirk Wight <kwight at kwight.ca> wrote:
> Currently it's not possible to create a child theme of a child theme. Can
> someone explain the limitation? Is it a technical limitation, most likely
> never to be changed, or is it simply something low on the list of
> implementation? Maybe a sanity thing (endless child themes piled up would
> be pretty unmanageable)?
> Just curious. I always want someone to have the chance of making a child
> theme of a theme I distribute, which means I'll always distribute parent
> themes on /extend and to clients.
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