Another questions about template editing, but more specifically about grabbing everything in an existing site that you've optimized and converting that information into something you can use in a theme.
I've asked questions previously about templates and boxes (thanks to lottadot and tf23 (175) ), but now I'd be interested to find out if I can grab things like site variables and menu alterations and stuff like that from the database, and put them in a form that is convenient to install in a new site. My guess is that it'll be in the form of some sql queries that need to be run on initial installation (in the sql_prep and _dump files in the theme)?
Can anyone help me out? Is there an easy way to do it? If there isn't, why hasn't this been implemented?