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Child Theme Inclusion in the WordPress Directory

  1. Scott DeToffol
    Member

    Yep, a good idea whose time has come. Although maybe its also time for some stricter standardization around themes and child themes:

    http://www.lynx-marketing.com/2009/09/time-for-wordpress-theme-standards/

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  2. nwesource
    Member

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    +1 OBVIOUSLY!! :-)

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  3. Devin Price
    Member

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    I think there's some concerns over a framework theme updates breaking a child theme- but the same thing happens with all plug-ins, so +1.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  4. Edward Caissie
    Theme Review Admin

    As mentioned above, the larger "framework" themes are likely to be around for a good deal of time, but what of the other themes in the repository?

    I do not believe there is a theme (anywhere) that cannot be made into a "parent" theme with a child theme created from it, but who will manage these parents in the repository? and for how long? Also, must the parent reside in the repository for the child to be housed there as well?

    Perhaps a second repository for child themes of specific frameworks? The framework author(s) would have to submit their theme for special approval to be included in this "new" repository ... perhaps as part of premium services?!

    Just some thoughts ...

    My vote: undecided.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  5. nythemes
    Member

    +1, because there are some great child themes out there,
    it would enrich the theme depository greatly.

    Would would be the reason against it? perhaps the themelets concept going against the grain of simplicity, wordpress being simple to use, and not working as standalone themes, is that part of the fear?

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  6. Count me in.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  7. Navjot Singh
    Member

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    +1 There. Child themes currently follow all laws of a wordpress theme. There is no reason why they should not be in WordPress Theme Directory. Its time when child theme developers get their fair share of attention.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  8. Dennis Morhardt
    Member

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    +1

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  9. Frumph
    Member

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    +1

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  10. Dan Cole
    Member

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    +1

    I don't think having an extra themes, or folder as some people see it, as too complex of an idea for people to understand. Meaning, there really isn't a good reason not to include child-themes in the WordPress.org directory.

    Hopefully this will get enough attention to make it into WordPress 3.0 development.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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