[wp-hackers] Grandchild themes

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Wed Jun 8 15:00:22 UTC 2011

Not ideal for Parent-Theme use, certainly - but certainly still *able* to be
used as a Parent Theme (especially for CSS-only changes).

But the misuse of
can be a real pain, and make a given Theme incredibly difficult to use as a


On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:42 AM, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> --
> -Doug
> @zamoose
> http://literalbarrage.org/blog/
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