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Talk:Theme Development

Have to add info in: http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/hackers/2005-February/003929.html


I think it would be good to ad a section explaining how to develope a theme that will be easy to localize using theme's .mo file as Ryan Boren pointed out at the end of this post --User SteveAgl 18:24, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Good Idea. Care to write it up? --MDAWaffe - Talk 19:35, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)
My english is not so goo and vocabulary not so large... this stop me to contribute to this wiki :( I'm more confortable translating from english to italian a thing i did a lot in the IT field. -- --User SteveAgl 11:53, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)


Clarified template inheritance process; pls. double-check me

While trying to learn how to work with WP themes, I came across this documentation and decided to rephrase a couple things for clarity's sake. Please double-check my edits, if you would! This is my first Codex contribution so far (and first wiki edit ever!) so I want to make sure I'm using the right style, not to mention giving accurate information.

Also, can anyone explain how to leave comments alongside ones edits? I see some comments in the "history" view, but couldn't see how to do that.

Thanks, Scott

Your edit looks great. Thanks for the clarification! To leave a comment, just add some text in the 'Summary' text box you see underneath the main textbox when editing. As an example I'll put 'Scott Rocks' in my summary so you can see it in action. Thanks again and welcome to Codex. Hope you stick around!
PS: When editing a discussion page like this one, please sign your text with four tildes: ~~~~ So people can see info on who and when. That's what I'm about to type right now: --MDAWaffe - Talk 02:33, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Great, MDAWaffe, thanks so much for the explanation! I will use the summary field from now on to clarify future edits. Also, thanks for the kind welcome. I hope to get more involved in the WordPress community. -- User ScottM 07:21, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)
You're welcome. And please do :) --MDAWaffe - Talk 07:48, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)


Clarification request

In the Plugin API section of this page you find; wp_meta should be included in the Meta section of your Theme's sidebar.php or somewhere similar. - Why should it be included? There is an indication that it's good to do this, especially if distributing your theme, but why? No real information is passed on here. Also, on the Plugin_API page, it says that wp_meta () is unused. If it is unused, then why is it important to have this hook in your theme? I'm not a coder, so I don't totally understand the whole API thing anyway. I'm sure that many other WP users are confused by this as well. --NuclearMoose 06:30, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)

It is under the "Plugin API Hooks" section, which gives a fair indication of its purpose (and benefit of inclusion). But I'll see what I can add to clarify. As for the "Parameter unused" bits on Plugin_API, I suspect it was an awkward attempt to state these hooks are aimed at third-party functionality, i.e. not used by WordPress itself. Again, I'll see if I can improve phrasing. Thanks NM. -Kaf 17:12, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Child themes in 2.7

Someone is already writing about child themes in version 2.7?

The new features regarding this topic should be documented and I don't want to duplicate efforts if anyone is working on this matter.