Using Child Themes – November 12, 2009

Sites we mentioned or looked at in our discussion of WordPress child themes.

On ThemeShaper:

How To Protect Your WordPress Theme Against Upgrades

How I Used a WordPress Child Theme To Redesign My Blog

How to Modify WordPress Themes the Smart Way

Devin Price’s website: WordPress Theming

Michael Fields is working child theme support into his Platypus Theme, and offered a solution to a problem he had: TEMPLATEPATH for Child Themes

We also discussed upcoming features in WordPress 2.9: 10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.9

Aaron Jorbin offered the following 2.9 advice on Twitter post-meeting: “add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’ ); is what’s needed to add post-thumbnails support in 2.9.”