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  1. J Mehmett J Mehmett September 21, 2008 at 2:21 am |

    Hi Justin,

    Personally I was looking a solution to separate the PHP hooks and the design, and of course child themes gives me that functionality. But, saying this, I don’t mean mixed PHP code and CSS and images raise a problem. Only I say this because I feel life easier when those two (design and PHP) are apart.

    However, I like to make everything work as I need.

  2. dinu dinu September 22, 2008 at 7:59 am |

    thanks for the clarification :) interesting to to see a set of themes meant to be “parent themes” :)

  3. Byron Bennett Byron Bennett September 29, 2008 at 11:48 pm |

    Hi Justin,
    I have shared before how much I love what you’re doing with WP themes. I echo again!

    I have modified the Options Light theme and want to release my modification as a child theme for free on my blog. Much of the Options Light child theme remains in tact, so I don’t want to do something that you did not intend to happen. I credit Options Light as the progenitor, and leave all the license and Readme (except the header part) in tact.

    Please let me know if this is acceptable and in the spirit of what you are trying to accomplish. I’m sure others will probably want to do similar stuff after they have tweaked around their masterpieces, so they will probably be interested in your thoughts as well.

    Thanks again for the awesome work.
    Byron

  4. Byron Bennett Byron Bennett September 30, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    Justin, thanks for the clarification. This child theme process should make it so much easier for the non-coder to contribute to the community. The Extend section idea sounds great too. I’m looking forward to seeing what all people come up with.
    Cheers!
    Byron

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