PHP in templates is so last decade
A Package would start off with a branch of Textpattern, throw a Theme on it, add some Plugins, and make the necessary configuration settings, like adding sections.
Themes are soon to be a reality, stay tuned …
On my ninth year of using Textpattern, nothing else appears on the horizon to challenge that.
Arrived at Textpattern CMS on November 29, 2005, by way of the Nucleus CMS project.
The txp:tag domains were born when I decided to document the elegant template tags of Textpattern CMS.
Early this year on January 24, I sent an email to this list laying out my plans to mod the core so as to make it easier for template installation.