[wp-hackers] Auto Add Page on Theme Select

Glenn Ansley glenn at glennansley.com
Tue Jun 9 19:08:08 GMT 2009

In the meantime, it may help to parse the GET arguments for
action=activate and template=[yourtemplate].
Hook a function to the init like Westi suggested and do your checks on
the GET string at that point.

Glenn Ansley

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Joost de Valk<joost at yoast.com> wrote:
> 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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