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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#16428 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add child-theme as a theme tag

Reported by: pross Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.1
Component: Themes Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

With child themes getting very close to becoming a reality on the WordPress Themes Database we need a tag added for them in the theme headers.

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Change History (8)

@pross5 years ago

comment:1 @Frumph5 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

comment:2 @cais5 years ago

  • Cc cais added

comment:3 @chipbennett5 years ago

  • Cc chip@… added

comment:4 @obenland2 years ago

Child themes have been in the repo for a while now - without a tag. Why do we need one? It shouldn't make a difference to the user if he has a child theme or a regular theme.

comment:5 follow-up: @cais2 years ago

It could make a difference to the person searching the theme repository ... and in that same vein it could make a significant difference if a logical not was added to the search routine that uses these tags.

As it is, I still see no reason to not include the tag. It is more relevant now that there exist Child-Themes in the repository than when this ticket was first submitted.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 @obenland2 years ago

Replying to cais:

As it is, I still see no reason to not include the tag.

What reason is there to include the tag? Being a child theme is not a feature.

When you look for a theme to use, it shouldn't make a difference if it is a parent or a child theme.

comment:7 @nacin2 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Seems like we don't need a tag either way — if searching for it is desired, then we can simply search on whether the theme has a parent theme specified. "Template:" is right next to "Tags:", no need to duplicate the data.

When you look for a theme to use, it shouldn't make a difference if it is a parent or a child theme.

I agree, and that's why we install parent themes automatically.

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