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Saturday, March 05, 2005

First Ten Percent – Make themes out of old styles.

Filed under: — Carthik @ 6:47 pm

Starting today, I will be posting one cool tip a day. Any guesses as to why it is going to be filed under the “Ten Percent for the Day” category?

Today’s tip comes from Ryan :

The 1.2 styles can be turned into themes that inherit the classic theme’s templates. Just add a theme header that specifies where to get the templates.

/*
Theme Name: Inherit
Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/
Description: A theme that inherits the classic theme templates.
Version: 1.5
Author: Me
Author URI: http://me.me/
Template: classic
*/

Rename the stylesheet to style.css and put it in a subdirectory of wp-content/themes. The “Template:” field specifies the theme directory to look in for templates. Use “classic” to get classic theme templates and “default” to get default theme templates.

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7 Comments

  1. This is very helpful!!!

    Comment by Kerim Friedman — 3/6/2005 @ 12:55 am

  2. Great tip!
    Any idea how to get a different look for each category?

    Comment by ShadyCraig — 3/7/2005 @ 1:40 pm

  3. Here’s the answer, ShadyCraig.

    Comment by Carthik — 3/7/2005 @ 2:39 pm

  4. You can see this tip in context here – http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrade_1.2_to_1.5

    Comment by Tom Raftery — 3/7/2005 @ 5:05 pm

  5. Hi Carthik and Tom, thanks for the help but that wan’t what I was looking for. My fault, I should ahve been more specific.
    I already have a different layout for some categories. What I’m looking for now is to be able to style them differently by using a different CSS file for each category.
    When I find this out I’ll post the answer here.
    Thanks again.

    Comment by ShadyCraig — 3/10/2005 @ 9:57 am

  6. Hi All,
    I’ve now solved the puzzle, to my satisfaction at least! Check here for the details:
    http://www.devineprojects.org/blog/index.php/archives/2005/03/wordpress-category-styles/

    See ya,
    ShadyCraig

    Comment by ShadyCraig — 3/14/2005 @ 1:00 pm

  7. WordPress: Category Styles
    Defining customised CSS files according to the post category…

    Trackback by Shady Goings On — 3/14/2005 @ 1:09 pm

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