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Theme Switcher Funkiness (51 posts)

  1. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Has any one shared the following dichotomy? On the one hand Ryans otherwise fantastic theme switcher will not work at all unless K******* is installed as a theme. On the other K******* does not contain the theme switcher. So people get logged out and are stuck in the default. Handy that.

  2. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    K******* ????

  3. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The WordPress default :)

  4. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Kubrick isn't required: Take a look at my sandbox

  5. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I do not know what you mean. You havent got the theme switcher have you ?

  6. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am not talking about the presentation manager - I am talking about the theme switcher

  7. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm not referring to the presentation manager. If you take a look at the bottom of the sidebar, then you can see that wp_theme_switcher is clearly visible with 3 themes available, minima, gespaa and gespaa v2
    i.e. *you* can use Ryan's theme switcher to switch the theme at runtime.

    Notice that Default or Classic isn't there. If you want, you can try modifying the query string and you'll find they definitely aren't there. I've deleted them off the installation.

    Rather quick to jump to conclusions today, aren't we? :-)

  8. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok. But it is not a drop down.

  9. jennmiller
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't have either of the themes (default or classic) installed at all and my theme-switcher works just fine ;)

  10. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    > Ok. But it is not a drop down
    The theme switcher takes a parameter so that you can select the type of output, i.e. whether you wanted a drop down list or a "regular" unordered list.

  11. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So now we need to hack ? And how er *useable* is that to non hackers ?

  12. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My point is that core WP functionality like compatibility with plugins should not depend on any theme you may or may not have installed. And hacking should not be required. Whether you and I can do it is neither here nor there. It is about interface architecture

  13. jennmiller
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The theme-switcher is a plugin. At the very first part of the file, it tells you exactly how to use it. It gives you the option of a dropdown. No hacking needed.

  14. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ifelse, I also do not see your theme switcher assuming you are referring to the site listed in your profile.

    Ah let me look at your sanbox, disregard above.

  15. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Root,

    what the passage about the query strings was supposed to represent was that if you were suspicious, you can *try* to manually select the Kubrick theme

    Notice that doesn't work whilst the following does: Gespaa
    It was a way for you to be 100% sure that the theme wasn't there.

    I.E. without any modifications, you can remove kubrick and select themes.

    I guess I ended up confusing things so apologies on that front. However, kubrick definitely isn't required for the theme switcher.

  16. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wow, a lot of confusion today! I'll try and keep things simple next time:-)

  17. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    To summarise: If I do not have the default installed because I have deleted it - the theme switcher wont work. Pretty simple.

  18. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    To summarise: If you do not have the default installed, the switcher works fine as I've demonstrated. If you take a look at the plugin code, there is nothing kubrick related.

  19. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Out of curosity, ifelse, do you have the theme switcer set up to automatically download because as soon as I used your theme switcher I closed my browser and I got a warning on one download in progress?

  20. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Note: the theme switcher needs >1 theme installed to work.

    Dawg,
    What browser are you using?

  21. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Firefox

  22. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    One ? I have a hatful. But it still wont work without the default.

  23. goodsnake
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I tried to install a 1.2 theme I had and it broke the entire presentation menu, which you can see if you search the forums for my lovely posts on it which were ignored.

  24. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I actually pointed this out, and from what I can see, regarding the OP, yes it is a fault. Where and how I know not, but a fault it was / is.

  25. jennmiller
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't see how it's a fault when I can get it to work with no problem, and I have no default theme installed (as a matter of fact, I deleted it from my server altogether). I rarely get things to work with no problems, and all I did was follow the instructions and voila! I had to add the code to the index, of course, but is this considered hacking? Adding one small piece of code? Hacking? That's giving casual users such as myself way too much credit, if it is :)

  26. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Agreed, considering I can get it working on my environment without any special modification. My setup is the same as Jennmiller's as I've also deleted the themes from my server altogether.

  27. goodsnake
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think what we are saying is there are many people trying to incorporate 1.2 themes to 1.5. According to the developers they are supposed to be backwards compatable, yet they are not. I have been using 1.5 since it was 1.3 alpha. I was able to use my old themes in all the alpha and beta versions no problem. I did not have this problem until the 1.5 "stable" release which has many bugs in it. I would appreciate it if you would not assume just because your installation works that it is the same for everyone.

  28. jennmiller
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think this topic was about the theme-switcher, actually. I guess it's safe to say that some people have trouble getting to work, while others do not. The fact that some people can get it to work with no modifications means that there is not a definite fault in the plugin. I would hate for someone to read this topic and *not* install the plugin, fearing that it wouldn't work for them, when there are plenty of sites that have no problem with it.

  29. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think where people have troubles is that they only add the call to one theme, it needs to be applied across all themes for it to work.

  30. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Also...1.2 themes DO NOT WORK in 1.5. They need to be modified to be compatible.

    I noticed somewhere that someone wrote that their 1.2 themes did not work, but they aren't supposed to.

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