[drupal-devel] Admin theme

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 18:45:30 UTC 2005

Towards a proposal to solve this issue, I mocked up a UI... it presumes:

1) that an admin theme is available and bundled by default with drupal
2) it's not enabled by default
3) that modules identity the kind of functionality that they provide
or that these proposed "zones" can be customized with a set of


Lord knows this is probably too simple and easy to use, but hey, I
thought I would throw it out there to see about moving this discussion
away from the "yes/no" admin theme discussion to "well if we have the
*option* of an admin theme, where should it apply and how do I
customize it per site?"


On 9/27/05, Moshe Weitzman <weitzman at tejasa.com> wrote:
> > I'd like to have there be a block placed above the main content area,
> > which when the user has the right
> > permission, allows him to set the 'section' of the current page  (theme,
> > or theme configuration set.. that i mentioned
> > previously).
> >
> > There would then be a checkbox saying 'cascade', that allowed you to
> > cascade the setting all the way down with paths.
> >
> > I think this needs to live in the menu system, which possibly needs  to
> > be refactored so that we can apply arbitrary attributes to paths  (ie:
> > not just the ones in the db table)
> > Perhaps a data field would be enough for this ?
> >
> Interesting idea. Couldn't you do the cascade with a simple wildcard? If
> you wanted to cascade all admin/node pages, you just write admin/node*
> in a sections table. No change needed to menu.module

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