I’ve been talking a lot on the support forums about how we should be using child themes to modify the look and feel of our blogs.
Heck, I’ve based my entire business model off this idea.
I figured I’m not going to get anywhere without practicing what I’ve been preaching when it comes to getting you all on board with this idea.
So, I present to you — Theme Hybrid version 0.2!
What? Nothing looks different, does it? Nope.
I’m running this site completely off a child theme. And, just to prove to you the power behind it, I set up a demo of my latest development theme: Hybrid.
Yes, that’s about as simple as it gets. Now, compare this site and the demo.
I’m not writing a lot of advanced functions to make this thing work either. This is something you can do with a little work and not a lot of PHP knowledge.
The great thing about this is that I can easily update the parent theme, Hybrid, without breaking any customizations I’ve made.
What you’ll be getting out of this
Other than the obvious showcase of this site running off a basic theme, I’ll be publicly releasing the Hybrid theme at some point in the future. I’ll also be putting together some child themes for it.
Yes, I’m giving away the theme that runs ThemeHybrid.com. Well, maybe not the child theme, but at least the parent theme.
I just need to run the code through a gazillion tests and try to get it as close to perfection as possible. Then, I need to come up with a decent stylesheet for the default install.
Now, tell me what you think of child themes?