I’ve been posting for a couple days and I’ve never seen an “edit” button after posting.
Best way would be to have include an admin panel with the theme. I’ve wrote a tutorial for doing this on the ThemeForest Blog
Dan, i followed your tutorial exactly (copy/pasted code), but when i try to echo $mytheme_welcome_message; i don’t get any output. Someone in the comments also had the same problem, so i’m not alone! Is this a problem that you know a solution to?
I was actually trying to use “Wordpress Theme Toolkit”, which essentially does what your tutorial does… but it’s sooo simple! Problem is it works great on my localhost, but i just uploaded to the server and i’m getting all sorts of errors which i can’t figure out.
Thanks for the tutorial; i’ll be trying it out today!
Let’s say the home page of a WP theme has some custom text (non-db generated text). Maybe some “intro” text for the site. This text obviously needs to be customized to the buyer of the theme.
What’s the best practice for this? Is the buyer expected to hand-edit the index.php file?
On a related note, there are many static elements in a site… like the “Headings” for the side bar. (Categories, Recent Posts, etc.) People’s preferences for the wording of these headings can vary. Is the buyer expected to hand edit php files to change the heading text? Is there a best practice that i should follow?
Thanks for your help!
I would suggest against including plugins in your theme, unless you’ve created them. Most premium themes don’t rely on plugins for functionality this is what makes theme “premium”, but that’s just my opinion.
Well, the only required plugin right now is “Wordpress Theme Toolkit” (http://frenchfragfactory.net/ozh/my-projects/wordpress-theme-toolkit-admin-menu/) which adds a special “admin” section to the wp-admin. In there the end-user can enter all sorts of information in a nice web page rather than edit html code. Stuff like static text on the home page, etc.
Is it considered good practice for the buyer to hand edit code for customizing things? I thought that was a no-no, so that’s why i made a nice admin section.
So no plugin is better, even if it’s to help the buyer with content customization?
I’m finishing up my first template (blog and portfolio theme) for WordPress.
My theme depends on a few plugins to work. Am I supposed to include the plugins in the Zip, or should i just link to them with instructions?
Thanks for your help!