Justin Tadlock 3 years ago You don’t need to go toward using a class-based system for theme setup. That’s something I tried with a couple of themes to see how I liked it. On the theme project I’m working on right now, I’ve gone to something even far different that’s a mix of OOP with some “old-fashioned” procedural code for setup. In the end, what matters is what you think fits best for you. WP is pretty flexible with that. I feel like keeping it simple within child themes is the best route, and that’s the route I recommend in that tutorial. But, I’d be happy to walk you through any code if you want to try some different approaches. There’s more than one way to skin a cat, as the old saying goes.