I have been wanting this plugin to exist for something like 2 years now. If someone would be so awesome as to make it, that would be fantastic.
P2: A theme! A theme with a bunch of functionality in post/comment display that has nothing special going on in the layout or branding areas. It’s all about the content area (and an associated sidebar widget or two).
Other Theme(s): A theme! A bunch of stuff going on in the layout and branding department areas, but no great auto-display functionality in the posts/comments area.
The Dream: Make a plugin that will take the P2 functions and post/comments display within the content/loop area and create a template within your existing theme that keeps your header/footer/sidebar bits but subs out the P2 stuff for your default content area, and applies the stylesheet from your own theme but creates whatever additional classes are needed for the P2 display.
Why: Because P2 is good for conversations and planning, but not for marketing or straight information display. Other themes do that better. But what about when you have a business website (total custom theme usually), but would like the blog you have on one of the pages to be P2 style? What about event sites, that need specialized templates for schedules, attendee listings, and the like, but have planning blogs that would be best served up P2 style?
I would install this plugin on every single site I set up, and would use it as the Blog page template when there’s a static front page.
This is an idea that is long overdue. Would someone please make it a reality? Thanks ever so!
Great idea! I’m on it…
This would take two seconds if this ticket made it into core: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/20509