At @Audentio we've recently started exporting our products as independent themes. All of these products are initially built as children of UI.X.
I am finding that when overwriting a product XML that was previously exported and installed as a child theme of UI.X with a product XML that has been exported as an independent theme, none of the custom style properties created in the parent theme (UI.X) are editable in the product's style property menu via the Admin CP.
For example, having upgraded Quark 126.96.36.199 (non-independent theme) to Quark 188.8.131.52 (independent theme) using the overwrite import option, I am no longer able to change the search position (custom style property) because none of the custom style property groups created in UI.X show up in the Admin CP. After upgrading, the theme doesn't appear broken, nor are any invalid style properties flagged. So I'm led to believe that the style properties are available to the theme, just unable to be edited via the Admin CP.
Is this behavior to be expected?
Thanks in advance!