[development] $custom_theme when does it take effect... when doesit not
Daniel F. Kudwien
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Thu Aug 14 22:26:15 UTC 2008
> On our website we use different themes for different sections
> of the site. As the user browses to different sections of
> the site, the theme is changed automatically by changing
> $custom_theme global in hook_init().
If you're doing this in with custom code, you should give
http://drupal.org/project/sections a try. The module has been thoroughly
tested and works AFAIK. Similar, but different purpose is
> The development question: I think the bug has something to do
> with the code in the block module function
> block_admin_display(). In this function the author of the
> code tries to display a list of blocks for the theme the user
> selected by changing the global variable $custom_theme. The
> problem with this approach is that outside of
> hook_init() I have found that changing $custom_theme variable
> has no effect on changing the active theme.
You should not try to change the theme on block administration pages. Above
mentioned modules implement exactly this exception.
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