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Plugins within Theme?

Thread began 11/15/2010 10:50 am by roger177049 | Last modified 12/27/2010 4:15 pm by Jenny I | 922 views | 4 replies |

roger177049

Plugins within Theme?

Is it ok to use plugins inside a theme?

I know this sounds redundant.
I have 3 site templates that I want to convert to themes. They are basically the same style just different layouts (1col, 2 col & 3 col). I want them to share the same logo header, navigation and footer via plugins.
This is for a highly customized online store. The 3 col layout is for the home page, 2 col for catalog and content pages and 1 col for checkout pages.

Catalog and Admin will be designed with DataAssist and cart and checkout with Ecart 5.

Do you think that the plugins inside of the themes will lead to problems?

I just want to be able to update all 3 templates/themes in as few steps as possible.

I am in the beginning stages of this site so changing my methodology at this point is no big deal.

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roger177049

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Yes, in powerstore we use plugins within themes and plugins within pages that are themed and it should all still work well.

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Jenny I

Hi Ray

Where do you insert the plugins into? I have just tried to insert my footer and sidebar plugin into my .dwt original template but dreamweaver said it must be inserted on a php page.

The theme page that framework builder created is just a blank page with editable regions. Do I need to create editable regions on my main .dwt template for the plugins to go into e.g. make my footer wrapper an editable region so I can plug in my footer?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Rename your file to .dwt.php and then it should allow you to insert it.

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Jenny I

Thanks Ray

That all working now :)

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