[wp-hackers] Grandchild themes

Doug Stewart zamoose at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 14:42:54 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> This may sound overly pedantic (I am, after all, a self-avowed pedant), but
> I would use the term "Stand Alone Theme" rather than "Parent Theme" in this
> context. Technically *Any* fully functional (i.e. "Stand Alone") Theme can
> act as a "Parent", but a Stand Alone Theme only becomes a "Parent" Theme if
> some other Theme claims it as its template.

Not entirely true. Some themes are Not Safe For Parent Use (NSFPU),
particularly those that willy-nilly mix TEMPLATEPATH and


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