Dec 31 2004
- Simply change the wp-layout.css stylesheet
- Change the template files (and wp-layout.css stylesheet)
The downside of this type of themeing is that once you changed the .php template files that was it. If you wanted to go back to a previous style you had to make sure you made a backup of the previous template files.
With the new themeing, thats a thing of the past. All you do is create a new folder in the wp-content/themes directory and you’re away. From within the Admin panel, the blog owner can select which of the themes to display the site in.
You want a new version of a theme? Simple, copy the old theme to a new folder, make your changes and select the new theme from the admin panel!
Made a mistake? Fine, select the previous theme and delete the theme you no longer want.
With this new themeing model, you are able to have litterally hundreds of different themes on your server a none of theme need know about the others.
Now… whose for writing a random theme picker? Hows about a theme picker based on a mood plugin? Or based on the current weather? Or the most recent post category?