[wp-hackers] Auto Add Page on Theme Select

Joost de Valk joost at yoast.com
Tue Jun 9 18:40:16 GMT 2009

Peter Westwood wrote:
> On 9 Jun 2009, at 19:11, Steve Bruner [SlipFire] wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm creating a theme and would like a Page to be auto created when 
>> the theme
>> is selected.  Would obviously check to make sure the page doesn't
>> pre-exist.  Tried using the switch_theme hook but it seems that it won't
>> execute in functions.php, only a plugin. 
> The switch_theme action will run when the previous theme is still 
> effectively active as during the page load the switch happens the old 
> themes functions.php is still included.
> You best bet is to do something on the init action for now.
> But it would be good to open a ticket in trac requesting a way for 
> this to be achieved.
> I think we need an activation hook for the theme which runs on the 
> first page load that a theme is active for in the admin
> westi 
+1 for that, that would make a lot of stuff easier in theme settings.

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