[theme-reviewers] Child themes discussion

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Sat Jan 22 18:26:04 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 12:24 PM, Philip M. Hofer (Frumph)
<philip at frumph.net> wrote:
> if you do
> <img src="<?php echo get_stylesheet_directory_uri(); ?>/images/header.jpg"
> alt="header image" />
> If a child theme exists, it will use the one from the chlid theme directory,
> if child theme does not exist will grab from the parent theme

But that won't work if you want a fallback position.

Like say my parent theme has header.jpg, and I only want to link to
the child's header.jpg if the child actually *has* a header.jpg. Won't

On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 12:21 PM,  <michael at mfields.org> wrote:
> I was never able to find a good solution in core, but put this function
> together last year http://wordpress.pastebin.com/1fkvPTTj to allow parent
> files to be overridden in child themes.

Using the is_child_theme() function in 3.0 will let you know if you're
running a child theme or not, allowing you to bypass some of that
check if you're not. Bit faster.


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