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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 7 weeks ago

#13743 reopened enhancement

Ability to change default theme for network sites

Reported by: fuwaneko Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: Themes Keywords:
Focuses: multisite Cc:

Description

As stated in summary. I use WP 3.0 RC and I've found out that there is no way to set up a theme which should be used by default for newly created sites in network. Even then I disable all the themes except the one I want to be used, WP still set thentyten as theme for newly registered site. The only solution I was able to find is to change theme description and name to twentyten and delete all other themes. It's so simple to let administrator choose default network theme, and this option is present in many other CMS.

Change History (9)

comment:1 follow-up: nacin4 years ago

  • Milestone Unassigned deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Define WP_DEFAULT_THEME.

comment:2 nacin4 years ago

  • Milestone set to Future Release
  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

I'm going to re-open into a future release, I can't seem to find a ticket discussing this otherwise. I agree there should probably be a way to define a default (radio button on ms-themes perhaps?), and that can simply be used in the schema when we're creating a new blog in a network.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 1 ; follow-up: fuwaneko4 years ago

  • Cc fuwaneko added

Replying to nacin:

Define WP_DEFAULT_THEME.

Oh, thank you. But still I think that this option should be present in admin interface rather than as php define in wp-config.php. At least this should be mentioned in docs somewhere more obvious than WP 3.0 Changelog :)

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 michaelh4 years ago

Replying to fuwaneko:

Oh, thank you. But still I think that this option should be present in admin interface rather than as php define in wp-config.php. At least this should be mentioned in docs somewhere more obvious than WP 3.0 Changelog :)

As you suggested.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Super_Admin_Themes_SubPanel#Default_Theme

comment:5 ocean904 years ago

Related #13768

comment:6 wpmuguru4 years ago

Because WordPress requires a functional theme to function, changing the default theme should remain a wp-config.php edit. People should be aware of what they are doing before changing it. As a config edit, the admin is more likely to look it up in the codex, ask in the support forum, etc.

Recommend wontfix

comment:7 louyx3 years ago

  • Cc louy08@… added

comment:8 jeremyfelt3 months ago

  • Component changed from Multisite to Themes
  • Focuses multisite added
  • Keywords default theme removed

We can close this if we don't want an option in the dashboard for default theme. As it stands, the constant works for setting without a UI.

comment:9 jeremyfelt7 weeks ago

I do like the idea of having an option for default theme that applies to any new sites created on a network. This makes it easier to have one theme enabled for the primary site with a more appropriate default theme ready for the others.

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