Iâ€™m planning a site redesign soon and have a question regarding switching themes. What I want to do is have 4 basic themes;
Left menu / fixed width
Left menu / fluid width
Right menu / fixed width and
Right menu / fluid width.
If I understand how the themes work I need to create a different CCS for each theme. So far, so go. But I then have to duplicate all the other files and place them in separate folders within my â€œwp-content/theme/â€? folder. This seems a waste of space and time. If I decide to make a small change to one theme then I have to make four changes. Obviously Iâ€™m not talking about changes that can be made with CSS, Iâ€™m thinking more about the layout of the sidebar or something.
I would also like to have a number of independent colour options, so a user can chose â€œdarkâ€? with a right fluid menu. Does that then require another theme folder?
Have I completely misunderstood or is there a better way to accomplish my goal?
One a side note, Iâ€™m planning to separate the CSS as much as possible into reusable sections and then simply import parts into the relevant CSS, does anybody have any advice about this?