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Rocking the Theme Layer


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Lightening presentation at Core Dev Summit

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Rocking the Theme Layer

  1. 1. Rocking the Theme Layer John Albin Wilkins Drupal nick: JohnAlbin Drupal participation: Boatloads of D7 patches
  2. 2. A simplified wiring guide to the Theme Layer Uh-oh.
  3. 3. When did I know we have a problem? When chx asked me for help understanding a part of the theme system… And it took me two months to figure out the answer. Even though I had helped write the patch for that part of the system.
  4. 4. Architect it! And then build it! We need a top-to-bottom design, but here’s a few possibilities: Simplify and re-label concepts (“theme hook”?) Simplify theme() by outlining its pipeline in the registry Quit puuuuussshing!