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Include Sandbox

  1. sunburntkamel
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    even if you don't make sandbox the default theme, you could at least bundle it, so theme authors can write CSS-only themes. it'll make the transition from wp.com to self-hosted easier, too (for people who can hack CSS but not PHP).

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. timethief
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    As a blogger who has yet to learn enough css to customize a wordpress.com theme but who would like to learn and who would one day like to make the transition from wp.com to wp.org I support this idea. :)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. scottwallick
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    The advantages of including the Sandbox would be that users would have a beginner-friendly theme already there, waiting to be opened and explored.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. notthatugly
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    +1.

    The 1.2-era concept of encouraging users to control presentation through CSS rather than building or downloading entire new templates was sound, but let down by the inadequacies of the then-default and the fact that the web design community had yet to discover WP. Now we finally have a base template that's robust enough to handle the Zen Garden treatment, it's time to let the community have at it.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. There's been major discussion on this on wp-hackers and I think it'll be happening in 2.2 (hopefully).

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. coders4hire
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    Why not just load it up locally with XAMP, LAMP or MAMP? I've done this and it works fantastically.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  7. sunburntkamel
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    @coders4hire-

    the idea is that we want the theme to be available on all installations so that (most) theme authors aren't distributing extra php files that need security audits, but don't really do anything different (than other themes).

    also, wordpress.com users who want to take their custom css with them would be better served by any of the dozens of automatically installed hosts out there, if they didn't have to figure out where to get, and how to install, sandbox.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. Root
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    I think Sandbox is the way to go. Not only as a theme but as model for other blogging tools. Rock solid template plus options could be a real winner. If it was bundled it would fly.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  9. DanAtkinson
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    Sounds like a good thing!

    I have my dev box running as a mirror for my live site, but sometimes I think it'd be less hassle if I could just do it all in a live atmosphere where I could drag the loop into a page, and style around it. Adding a little AJAX into the mix would be great, because it would be able to simulate live data on the fly.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  10. Tom Lany
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    I like the idea of a sandbox. I have another blog setup for testing. It is sometimes hard to have multiple blogs and databases (moving files, ect).

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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