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#37 2020-11-16 16:02:20

hcgtv
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Re: Testers needed: theme management in 4.8.3

Ok, I now have a suggestion.

New to 4.8.3 is the Export to disk in Pages, Forms and Styles.

When I started using Textpattern, I played with the default look until I learned to do my own. Having copies of the original defaults was invaluable, at first copy/paste to a text editor and then using the hcg_templates plugin to save off the default theme before playing.

Last night I clicked Export to disk on the default page, it overwrote the default page on disk. Yeah, I know, best practice would be to Duplicate the default theme and hammer on that, but how about if you don’t.

IMHO, the defaults shipped should not be overwritten, and the user should be prompted to Duplicate first, then go to town on their new copy.

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#38 2020-11-16 18:14:52

colak
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Re: Testers needed: theme management in 4.8.3

Hi Bert,

Although this will be no issue to me but it might be to some who just want to upgrade their sites and are using a different theme which they named default. I remember asking a similar question about where to find the shipped default theme. A link to that could be supplied in the themes pane if there is a consensus with the devs and community.


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#39 2020-11-16 18:38:58

hcgtv
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Re: Testers needed: theme management in 4.8.3

colak wrote #326831:

Hi Bert,

I remember asking a similar question about where to find the shipped default theme. A link to that could be supplied in the themes pane if there is a consensus with the devs and community.

Yeah, I’ve asked similar questions, and I decided to do something about it:

Pages, Forms, Styles and default Preferences

When I update the site from TXP 4.6.2 to 4.8.3, I’ll update the content.

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#40 2020-11-16 18:43:21

bici
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Re: Testers needed: theme management in 4.8.3

hcgtv wrote #326836:

Yeah, I’ve asked similar questions, and I decided to do something about it:

Pages, Forms, Styles and default Preferences

why has this been such a deep secret? first i have heard of it


…. texted postive

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#41 2020-11-16 19:06:04

hcgtv
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Re: Testers needed: theme management in 4.8.3

bici wrote #326837:

why has this been such a deep secret? first i have heard of it

There are a lot of Textpattern related resources out there, like TXP tips, which has a prominent placement in the footer of this forum. We Love TXP is a community site that was given to me, and I maintain it, but there’s a new Site Showcase in the links.

I don’t really care, I keep plugging along, this is Open Source, we all own the code.

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