I want add update services when I activate my theme, how to do this ? with an hook like enable_update_services_configuration ?

Thanks in advance

  • Why on earth would you want to spam update services about activating a Theme? Mar 16, 2012 at 16:40
  • Just need to automatically add some update services in addition to the basic ones on theme activation
    – zagriyen
    Mar 17, 2012 at 14:19
  • If this is a publicly distributed Theme, I would strongly recommend against putting this sort of thing in the Theme. Defining update services to be pinged is the sort of functionality that should be left to Plugins. Mar 17, 2012 at 20:31
  • Don't worry this is for personal use only. But thanks that's sounds like a great idea, i'll try doing it through the plugins rather than the theme.
    – zagriyen
    Mar 18, 2012 at 9:13

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Themes don't currently have activation/deactivation/installation/uninstallation hooks.

Your best bet is to "fake" it somehow, perhaps with a function that only executes one time, based on a switch that gets toggled when the function executes. e.g.:

function wpse45817_theme_activation() {
    // globalize our switch
    global $wpse45817_theme_activation_switch;
    // Check to see if the switch is set
    if ( isset( $wpse45817_theme_activation_switch ) ) {
    } else {
        // Toggle Theme activation switch
        $wpse45817_theme_activation_switch = true;
add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'wpse45817_theme_activation' );

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