[wp-hackers] Child Themes in OOP flavour

Filippo Pisano filippo.pisano at gmail.com
Mon Dec 2 08:25:20 UTC 2013

A fast update on this topic. I used the approach you guys suggested (thank
you) and it worked flawlessly.
Just a side note on the implementation. I had to use a utility function to
create classes instances like this:

// Use this function to instantiate classes inside themes
function my_theme_instance($class){
    // Check if we are inside child theme and action has not been called.
This means that we are trying to instantiate parent theme
    if(is_child_theme() && did_action("after_setup_theme") === 0){
        return false;
        return new $class;
Hope this helps.


Filippo Pisano
cel: 3291821355 / skype: filippopisano

On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 12:35 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 5:01 AM, Thomas Scholz <info at toscho.de> wrote:
> > Offer a custom action in your parent theme:
> >
> >
> Slightly easier way: Just wrap the child's classes in a function hooked to
> after_setup_theme. Then the parent will be loaded and you can extend it as
> you like.
> -Otto
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