[wp-hackers] Grandchild themes

Justin Tadlock justin at justintadlock.com
Wed Jun 8 20:30:28 UTC 2011

Just some food for thought:

On 6/7/2011 6:39 AM, Lutz Schröer wrote:
> In times of theme frameworks child themes are not actually child 
> themes anymore but "adult" themes using the framework, there is for 
> example no actual "Genesis" theme but many, many derived themes.
> Unfortunately it's impossible to create a child of them because they 
> are already child themes themselves. Surely I could simply copy the 
> whole theme and make changes there but that would contradict the 
> established best practice of child themes not speaking of theme 
> updating problems.
> I'm aware that WordPress would need to take care of infinite theme 
> loops, detection of grandparent and grand-grandparent and possible 
> performance problems but I think it would be a good feature nevertheless.
> latz
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