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  • I’m using wp 3.9.1 and smpl-skeleton 2.1.0, if that’s any help in clarifying what I’m experiencing.

    Theme Author simplethemes


    Hi magicke,

    My apologies. I probably need to remove that link. That tutorial is referncing the previous version/branch of Skeleton found here:

    Over the course of submitting and getting Skeleton approved to the repository, the native WP theme customizer was the recommended way to go.

    That said, the customizer.php is currently called in functions.php here:
    require_once get_template_directory() . '/customizer.php';

    The problem here is this file is called up from the parent theme directory. So anything you modify in customizer.php would be lost on the next update.

    What you can do temporarily is go ahead and replace the above line (in the parent theme) to:
    load_template( locate_template( 'customizer.php' ) );

    which I’ll include in the next update. That way you’ll avoid interruption and you can go ahead and copy customizer.php to your child theme directory.

    That worked. 🙂 (luckily I still had the old setup on my local dev server.)

    What I did in the interim was to remove the version I got from the repo and install the version from github. I had to do some minor code changes in my child theme’s functions.php (to take into account function call differences between 1.x and 2.x), but other than that, things went smoothly.

    I’m sure late-comers to the skeleton theme like me would appreciate an update to the tutorial link.

    Thank you for coming out with the skeleton theme! It’s not every day that I find a theme that’s as easy to work with.


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