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[resolved] Activate Parent / Core Theme but restrict activation? (8 posts)

  1. housebg
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using the Headway framework to develop themes for my multisite network. I was planning on building child themes, and I'm wondering if there is a way I can make the base/parent theme available network wide but not give the individual site users the ability to activate it?

    I just want them to be able to activate one of the child themes, not the main parent theme. Is this possible?

  2. 'Fraid not. When you activate a theme in the network, it's activated for all sites. Child themes are the same as parent themes in that regard.

    I think that enabling just the child theme and not the parent theme may accomplish what you want partly but I haven't tried that myself (yet).

  3. Yes.

    Go to the themes settings on wp-admin/network

    You can set themes to be network available or not.

  4. housebg
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Jan, I'll do a test to see if it works.

  5. I think that enabling just the child theme and not the parent theme may accomplish what you want partly but I haven't tried that myself (yet).

    Yes, that works 100% :)

  6. housebg
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Ipstenu! That was the one place I was worried about... Back to creating my themes :-)

  7. Thanks too, I only setup a single site as a crash test dummy.

    Trying out new things on the real multisite installation has gotten me in trouble before. :)

  8. housebg
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Funny, I just hit another problem testing on multisite. I originally thought I'd work from mu, in case there were any gotchas I wasn't aware of - but I just setup a single install as my "crash test dummy" too. Way too many variables to troubleshoot otherwise.

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