[theme-reviewers] Child themes discussion

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Sat Jan 22 17:04:55 UTC 2011

I would say if the addition to 7) is added then the addition to 6) would
less of a requirement to insure a theme is "child-able". Although
best-practice coding is always a good thing to recommend.


On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> > 6) (if) a functions.php exists, it must be compatible with the latest
> > version of the parent theme
> On this note, it might be a good idea to start suggesting that all
> themes with functions.php files be child-able. By this, I mean that
> everything in the functions.php should be in a hooked function or have
> a if !defined / !function_exists wrapper around it. Some best
> practices could be drawn up.
> > 7) (if) parent theme is updated, all child themes must be updated within
> a
> > reasonable amount of time to fit with the current parent if applicable ?
> That a reasonable question: How to handle breakage. Parents can make
> radical changes that will break children. Maybe create a list of
> themes that are "designed to be parents"? Dunno.
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