[theme-reviewers] Child Theme and Parent Options

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Mar 28 12:29:46 UTC 2013

What does "redirected to the parent Theme" mean? Are you saying that the
Parent Theme itself is activated?

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Fränk Klein <wp-mailing at fklein.info> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm currently reviewing the Avatar Theme (
> http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11521), which is a Child Theme
> based on Destro (http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/destro).
> When I activate the Avatar Theme, I can see the corresponding design on
> the Front End. However after activation, I'm redirected to the options page
> of the Parent Theme, where I can select a skin. This skin then overrides
> the style of the Child Theme.
> This means that if I want to go back to the design of the Child Theme, I
> need to restore the default options. Unfortunately this means that I'll
> lose all of my options.
> This is how the Parent Theme works as well (no options = default skin), so
> from a Requirements standpoint this seems okay. However from a user
> standpoint, I find this confusing and not that ideal, because in the Parent
> Theme, the default design is available as a skin (so no need to reset the
> options), but in the Child Theme, this isn't the case.
> Any opinions on this? Thanks!
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