Since Drush usage seems to be spreading in the design/themer community, it might be useful to have drush support for building sub-themes and choosing layout files.

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#5 zen.drush_.inc_.txt2.75 KBmarcvangend
#3 zen--drush.1.patch3.06 KBjix_

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yes, this would be awesome

Ink Ribbon already does this, might draw some inspiration from that

I've made a Drush command lately for my own Zen starter kit, although it's very basic at the moment. (It only copies the starter kit and renames things where applicable.)

If something like this gets into Zen, it would be really awesome if, somehow, one could use that single command for their own starter kit as well. Something like drush zen "My theme name" --kit=cassette

That way I wouldn't have to create a silly fake theme just to be able to execute that command for my own starter kit, for example.

I'll make a patch from my command so it works for Zen, maybe from there we could start improving and extending it.

Status:Active» Needs review
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First stab

subscribe. this would be awesome.

Status:Needs review» Needs work
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I gave it a quick try tonight. At first I got a 'deprecated' error because you used the split() function on line 37 (I'm using php 5.3). I changed split() to explode() to fix the bug, and join() to implode() because it seems more consistent. I'm attaching the changed file as .txt. After that, my sub theme was created and so far everything looks fine.

where does this file belong?

@sirkitree:
From the Drush readme.txt:

COMMANDS
--------
Drush ships with a number of commands, but you can easily write
your own. In fact, writing a drush command is no harder than writing simple
Drupal modules, since drush command files closely follow the structure of
ordinary Drupal modules.

See sandwich.drush.inc for light details on the internals of a drush command file.
Otherwise, the core commands in drush are good models for your own commands.

You can put your drush command file in a number of places:

- In a folder specified with the --include option (see above).
- Along with one of your existing modules. If your command is related to an
existing module, this is the preferred approach.
- In a .drush folder in your HOME folder. Note, that you have to create the
.drush folder yourself.
- In the system-wide drush commands folder, e.g. /usr/share/drush/commands

In any case, it is important that you end the filename with ".drush.inc", so
that drush can find it.

:)

Yes. I placed this in my ~/.drush folder for it to work, but only after trying to run the patch in the theme directory, effectively creating a zen.drush.inc file within /sites/all/themes/zen/ - which will not work. Since (IMHO) it's a little bit different for a theme to provide a drush.inc file and it doesn't seem to work when you do, we should have it documented somewhere within this theme as to where to place it so that when this file ships with the theme it's known that you have to actually move it.

Or am I missing something and it's actually supposed to work when you have the file within your theme? I tried Drush 3.3 and 4.1 with the file in the theme folder and neither picked it up.

Otherwise, works as advertised :)

Component:PHP Code» layout.css

The `zenophile` module already offers this capability. http://drupal.org/project/zenophile

Component:layout.css» PHP code
Status:Needs work» Fixed

Ok. I got the sub-theme creation drush command working. http://drupalcode.org/project/zen.git/commit/866610f

To make this really work though, we'll need to get this patch into Drush 4.5: #535788: Check sites/all/themes for *.drush.inc files

Excellent, thanks John!

(Makes me wonder if there are more Zen features we could/should support in Drush. Maybe toggling the zen_rebuild_registry and zen_wireframes settings? If anyone is interested: start a new issue for it.)

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

this patch shows as it's been backported to 4.

what's the proper syntax to create a zen subtheme using drush?

@KrisBulman:
Quote from the code:

  27     'examples' => array(
  28       'drush zen "My theme name"' => 'Create a sub-theme, using the default options.',
  29       'drush zen "My theme name" my_theme' => 'Create a sub-theme with a specific machine name.',
  30     ),

Hope that helps.

Version:7.x-3.x-dev» 7.x-3.1
Status:Closed (fixed)» Active

drush 4.4
zen 7.x-3.x

zen/zen-internals/zen.drush.inc exists

$ drush zen "themename"
$ The drush command 'zen test' could not be found.
$ drush zen
$ The drush command 'zen' could not be found.

copied the zen.drush.inc file to drush/includes/

same problem

Version:7.x-3.1» 7.x-3.x-dev

After reading the drush readme file, i created a .drush folder in my home folder and put the zen.drush.inc file in there and this functionality does work.

But considering post #10, shouldn't it just work without the above approach?

KrisBulman: the patch mentioned in #10 was committed to the Drush-4.x branch in april, after Drush-4.4 was released. In other words, it should work with the latest dev version (http://drupal.org/node/1051250), not with 4.4.

Status:Active» Closed (fixed)

thanks for the update, worked like a charm

$ rm -rf  $HOME/.drush/zen.drush.inc
$ cd  sites/all/themes/
$ drush zen "newtheme"
$ Starter kit for "newtheme" created in: sites/all/themes/newtheme

The zen command for drush failed on me with the below error

drush: The directory "/var/www/example//STARTERKIT" was not found.
Drush command terminated abnormally due to an unrecoverable error.

Digging into the zen.drush.inc file I notice the below line causing the error

  // Determine the path to the new subtheme by finding the path to Zen.
  $zen_path = drush_locate_root() . '/' . drupal_get_path('theme', 'zen');
  $subtheme_path = explode('/', $zen_path);

So I realized that the command fails when you try to create a subtheme before you enable zen. Because without enabling zen theme drupal_get_path() return nothing for its path. I think this should either be fixed (by putting together the path without using drupal_get_path()) or there should be a mention in 'drush help zen' about the command working only when zen is enabled first. There might be very few like me who would try to create subtheme files before enabling zen, but doesn't it still sound like a good idea to make the changes.

I ran into the same issue in #21. Thanks to @wikidkaka for documenting the problem!

Component:PHP code» layout.css

Same here, thanks wikidkaka @ #21. I hadn't enabled zen and got that error message.

Issue tags:+drush

One minor issue I saw recently was when I tried creating a Zen sub-theme via Drush where the theme name was empty. The files were generated but there wasn't any error checking to see if the theme name was empty before dumping files into my sites/all/themes folder.