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How can i bundle thematic with the child theme as one?

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  • Started 8 years ago by Jamie Mitchell
  • Latest reply from helgatheviking
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  1. Jamie Mitchell
    Member

    hey everyone...

    ok, say i create a child theme for a client or whoever, and i don't want to have them upload 2 themes and explain what a child theme is etc.

    so what i want to do is develop my child theme, and then integrate it with thematic. so only one theme needs uploading and the thematic files are still separate.

    i have heard of somebody doing this, this is what i read

    "the Thematic functions.php file was just altered by 1 line to include the Child Theme files – oh and the style.css of course"

    any ideas on his one...

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. I'd suggest having a look at how others are bundling their child themes and Thematic. Jonny Janiero's Arrival theme is first I can think of top of my head; http://blog.virtualpudding.com/web/arrival-free-child-theme-for-thematic/

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. Jamie Mitchell
    Member

    thanks for theme link, but yeh that is just thematic added to the main folder, nothing more...

    i know there is a way to incorporate the child-theme and thematic as if they where one theme.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. I thought about merging my child themes with thematic on client sites. I decided against it because updates of either one of the themes would be a problem.
    As I don´t activate the thematic theme my clients only see the child theme, and even the ones that know about the two themes don´t seem to mind.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. Strange you would want to hide it, I use Thematic as a selling point to clients.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. @joperron - i agree, its best to use it as a selling point. if however, thematics future is stable. i'm really undecided on that at the moment.

    someone did it here. downloaded once to take a look
    http://themeforest.net/item/lucid-business-blog-portfolio-wordpress-theme/120682
    dont know how it will handle future updates, but its basically created using thematic standalone

    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. actually jonny you reminded me (in some weird un-related way) of how Thesis handles this situation. basically thesis has a /custom folder inside it. on upgrades thesis doesn't override this folder.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. Jamie Mitchell
    Member

    Johny...yeh that theme is exactly what i was thinking of....i think thematic will still keep going, i don't see why not, there are too many people involved and it's too important to those who use it...if not then there are heaps of other frameworks any ways these days like justin tadlock's.

    helga....thanks i just took a look...$164 for thesis! i bought the genesis framework the other week, and that was a big rip-off...

    Posted 7 years ago #
  9. jamie- yeah it isn't cheap. and i can't figure out what you can do w/ thesis that you can't do w/ thematic. though it does come w/ an extensive (to me overly so) options panel. i'd say it is more designed for someone who wants to customize their site w/o touching code. whatevs. i currently find it easier to do stuff in my functions.php and prefer to offer customized options instead of a the whole cow. but it was just an observation on a possible way to bundle thematic in. w/o downloading the themeforest theme, what is the basic approach they are taking?

    so not a fan of genesis? why not? just curious. dont know anything about it. i've looked at Hybrid and there are definitely bits that i think would work well in thematic (like breadcrumbs, and their 404 and search widgets would be more useful that the page top,bottom, insert widgets, that i typically unregister on almost every project)

    Posted 7 years ago #

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