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Community » Topic: Which types of child themes would you rather see? http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see Theme Hybrid en-US Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:22:42 +0000 bbpress 1.0.2 <![CDATA[Search]]> q http://themehybrid.com/community/search.php Ed Bejarana on "Which types of child themes would you rather see?" http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see#post-1991 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 04:41:50 +0000 Ed Bejarana 1991@http://themehybrid.com/community/ <p>Why not turn to this community to create a library of type two themes? I figure there might only be 12 to 20 unique layout types needed.</p> <p>Then leave the showcase space for the styled themes. </p> Jan Egbert on "Which types of child themes would you rather see?" http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see#post-1955 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:31:20 +0000 Jan Egbert 1955@http://themehybrid.com/community/ <p>@ Justin</p> <p>I've just read your article about how you used custom taxonomies to build your movie database. Loved it! Been searching Google for ages and again I end up at justintadlock.com... a search widget on your personal blog would eliminate google. ;)</p> <p><strong>Can you explain why you used a child theme for handling custom taxonomies and why you would use a plugin for custom post types?</strong> </p> Justin Tadlock on "Which types of child themes would you rather see?" http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see#post-1954 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:16:48 +0000 Justin Tadlock 1954@http://themehybrid.com/community/ <p>@Jan Egbert</p> <p>Custom post types are more plugin territory. </p> Jan Egbert on "Which types of child themes would you rather see?" http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see#post-1953 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 07:55:32 +0000 Jan Egbert 1953@http://themehybrid.com/community/ <p>I would like child themes that offer custom content types and associated templates.</p> <p>Examples:<br /> <code>post_type=&#39;event&#39;</code><br /> <code>post_type=&#39;photo&#39;</code><br /> <code>post_type=&#39;classified&#39;</code><br /> <code>post_type=&#39;product&#39;</code></p> <p>Or would plugins be the solution here? </p> watsontcbc on "Which types of child themes would you rather see?" http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see#post-1945 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 05:02:16 +0000 watsontcbc 1945@http://themehybrid.com/community/ <p>I'd certainly like to some more type 1s, but as an emerging CSS developer, I like your two levels of "blank canvas" themes, Hybrid, and Skeleton, and would like to see more variations like Hybrid, with different basic functions built in, but with flexibility for customizing the style. I could also use some tutorials on how to take advantage of these, based on their starting points and their options. </p> realistdreamer on "Which types of child themes would you rather see?" http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see#post-1813 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 19:27:49 +0000 realistdreamer 1813@http://themehybrid.com/community/ <p>I know I'm coming to this post late, but I'm sorta in the middle. I want to build a pretty ambitious CMS project, but love some of the thoughtful functionality in Hybrid and Hybrid News. I'm not afraid of CSS/XHTML, but I'm a Javascript/AJAX noob.</p> <p>It'd be great to have a theme with all the functionality of say, Hybrid News (love that slider), which could be totally skinned with CSS/XHTML. </p> <p>I'm probably going to be adding in WPMU/Buddypress (added complexity) and will need to take the functionality in the BP and Hybrid themes and apply to my project. Right now, I'm planning and waiting for WPMU2.9, BP1.1 and Hybrid0.7 before I get started.</p> <p>This is probably more advanced than many want to take on, but I think there is definitely a market for a "functionality back-end" that can be skinned however. I wouldn't mind if the functionality didn't have admin panel settings. I'll go into the PHP or DB to change settings if the readme tells me what's necessary. </p> AKAuser on "Which types of child themes would you rather see?" http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see#post-1806 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 01:45:17 +0000 AKAuser 1806@http://themehybrid.com/community/ <p>I know this is old but I'd like to put a vote in since I just joined last month. My vote goes to more Type 2) Themes void of style. These themes would stick with emphasizing various layouts leaving all the styling to the user ~ including of type faces. So if you're using CSS for layout, then that would be included. </p> davek on "Which types of child themes would you rather see?" http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see#post-1083 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:10:18 +0000 davek 1083@http://themehybrid.com/community/ <p>I'd love to see both types, but my preference at the moment is for a type 1 theme with 3 cols, fixed/fluid/fixed so we can see how a proper Hybrid child theme would do a fluid design, something more than the 960px width of fixed themes, so no matter what resolution I am viewing on, my screen is taken up almost 100% and maybe a fixed 200px width on either side of the main content. </p> Thomas Clausen on "Which types of child themes would you rather see?" http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see#post-1075 Mon, 13 Apr 2009 18:02:44 +0000 Thomas Clausen 1075@http://themehybrid.com/community/ <p>I'll definitely hope you stick with Type 1, this is because I can't do the coding you can.</p> <p>I can also see a good need for Type 2. Especially if it was more than you doing the work. Not that you don't do a fantastic job, you do, but two minds are better than one.</p> <p>I think type 2 would make it possible for others to do new child themes with your great framework. If only they would release them here at themehybrid as well. :-)</p> <p>Have you ever thought about teaming up with other theme masters like <a href="http://themeshaper.com">Ian Stewart</a> (even though his prize model is quite different than yours)? </p> Justin Tadlock on "Which types of child themes would you rather see?" http://themehybrid.com/community/topic/which-types-of-child-themes-would-you-rather-see#post-1052 Thu, 09 Apr 2009 20:25:01 +0000 Justin Tadlock 1052@http://themehybrid.com/community/ <p>As version 0.6 of Hybrid grows nearer, I've been thinking about what types of child themes I'd like to create after that point.</p> <p>In this discussion, I'm referring to two different types of themes:</p> <p><strong>Type 1) Completely packaged themes</strong></p> <p>These are themes like you see now &mdash; Hybrid News, Leviathan, Life Collage, and Old School.</p> <p>Basically, these themes have all of the functionality built into them and have been completely styled. This is great if you just want to throw up a new design on your site.</p> <p>But, what if you just kind of want the functionality or the layout or the extra widget sections, but you also want a completely custom color scheme? It can be kind of tough to customize something that's pre-made, which brings us to type number 2:</p> <p><strong>Type 2) Themes void of style</strong></p> <p>Well, I don't mean completely void of style like the Skeleton child theme.</p> <p>The idea here is to set up a layout, typography, extra functions like additional widget areas, and maybe other specific things. It would be something that lacks a lot of color, but would give you a good starting point for something a little more custom.</p> <p>These would be something more like this screenshot:<br /> <a href="http://themehybrid.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/hybrid-06-design.png" rel="nofollow">http://themehybrid.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/hybrid-06-design.png</a></p> <p><strong>My thoughts</strong></p> <p>I'll definitely continue making Type 1 themes because not everyone is a CSS guru. It's kind of the entire point of a WordPress theme, really. But, there's always you DIYers that maybe just want to skin something with your own color schemes.</p> <p>I think there's room for both types, but I wanted to see how many people might be looking for something a little more <em>vanilla</em>. If there's enough interest, I'll try to make some themes without too much styling. </p>