Override global Sass variables from theme

(Leo McArdle) #1

Continuing the discussion from Cleaning up our color palette :art::

Themes already have the ability to define sass variables:

However, from personal testing, these seem to be local to the theme’s stylesheets, and won’t globally override a variable.

If they did it would prove incredibly useful for theme development, as it would allow the theme to specify exactly what colour should be used as $primary-medium, $tertiary-low and so on - rather than have it automagically calculated off of the colour scheme.

Perhaps there should be a scope option, something like this:

"fields": {
  "primary-medium": {
    "value": "#012345",
    "type": "color",
    "scope": "global"

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(Sam Saffron) #2

Maybe, but what happens if multiple theme components are fighting for such a change, who wins?

(Leo McArdle) #3

As a wise man once said:

I can’t see much use for this beyond colours, and I can’t ever see a user wanting to enable two themes both of which change the color scheme.

Perhaps though this makes more sense as an extension to color_schemes, which can only be enabled individually:

"color_schemes": {
  "Extened Scheme": {
    "primary": "000",
    "primary-medium": "666",
    "primary-low": "aaaaaa"

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #4