My wife really hates “to code!”. That what she calls it when she has to do a PHP patch to some plugin or download she has.
It seems some developers love to “patch” or “bug fix” instead of releasing an already patch version… Likewise, some WordPress developers would rather you go to their website and download the latest version, and manually install it, rather than using the WordPress.org automatic update… Maybe they are hoping while you are there you will make a donation. Indeed, some developers not charge a sort of “support tax” before you are allowed to ask any questions! Mainly because they would rather you paid them for their paid version… Which may be why they do not support automatic updates from inside of WordPress for anything but the very simplest site…
Of course, if you put this all together, you would know I am talking about the very popular Atahualpa WordPress Theme.
My wife loves there theme and hates “To Code” their patches, and the lack of some very important features!
So a few other real coders and I maintain our own Super-Atahualpa. We sometimes call this the “To Code” Theme! It has major revisions of the a number of functions and additions of many features people want.
We have offered this to the Atahualpa development team, but they are busy working on selling their new ThemeFrame program. In fact we have noticed that since about Atahualpa version 3.5.3, features have been actually removed from Atahualpa – and bug-fixes abound!
The NEW “To Code” Theme
A couple days ago it was suggested to me that a group of us just fork the Atahualpa, which is pretty stagnant except for bug fixes anyway, and make a new “To Code” Theme!
To wet your whistle here are a few things in the new “To Code” Theme…
“To Code” Theme Features
1) The custom header image(s) would survive an automatic update!
2) The custom logo image(s) would survive an automatic update!
3) The custom favicon image(s) would survive an automatic update!
4) You can easily upload these images via the WordPress Image Up-loader! (No FTP needed to change images!)
5) You can add custom functions and rewrite functions as you wish, and they will survive an automatic update!
6) You can do #1 through #5 on a MultiSite install on a per site basis!
7) You can do ALL of the above on a WP Multi-Network install, also per site basis!
8) Basically, almost any customizations could be impervious to theme updates!
9) We may even have a way to put php code back in the theme inputs like before!
NO Bug Fixes!
One thing that is frustration for WP users is having to patch or replace files. “To Code” would have all patches released via a point release so that anyone can use the automatic update feature! Newbies will love this feature…
Your chance to VOTE!
If you would like to see the “To Code” Theme released, just say so with a comment below and if there is enough replies, we will do it!
To Code Partner!
Anyone wanting to join “To Code” this project, also comment about that, and what your skill level is.
Special thanks to Flynn
We wish to say to the Atahualpa developer Flynn. He may be busy on his new paid theme, but we still love the free one he created. However, we do think this theme has a lot more features that can be added, and we as a team intend to develop them in the “To Code” Theme, whatever the name may be, IF PEOPLE WANT IT!