[theme-reviewers] Question regarding theme slugs

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 18:40:08 UTC 2011

The Theme slug is derived from the Theme Name as it appears in the header
block of the style.css file.


On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:

> Howdy,
> Is it a correct assumption that the theme upload tool, and thus the
> source for the Theme Repo, takes themes' long form names and
> "slug-izes" them to create the slugs, and thereby their eventual
> `wp-content/themes/[theme slug]` locations, particularly those
> installed via the back-end WordPress theme installation procedure?
> If that's true, is there any way to force the upload tool to use a
> theme-author-specified slug instead? This might not make a huge
> difference to single use themes, but I'd like to be able to specify
> the slug in my parent theme so as to make sure the Template: line in
> my child themes is a) consistent b) not littered with -'s c) defined
> by me.
> Thanks.
> --
> -Doug
> @zamoose
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