I started playing with Thematic a couple of day ago. Looks like a great tool.
I’m not sure however about how to approach my Wordpress implementation, while maintaining compatibility with future Thematic updates.
I need to create a hierarchal Page (cannot use categories since I need some custom fields there) based navigation which is essential composed of 3 layers: Top of the hierarchy – Domain pages (the navigation menu is composed of these), second level – Projects, third level – Project subsections. The project pages and project subsections pages require to contain a Subsection navigation within that project.
Now, in order to accomplish this I created two custom page templates for each type of page (project and subsection) and put them in the child theme directory. Within them I added the php code required to create the project navigation.
Is this right? Won’t this kinda destroy the idea of upgrade compatibility (if the page.php file – on which the custom templates are based – changes in thematic future upgrades)? Should I have done this differently? (maybe using the child theme function.php file – dunno how however).