[theme-reviewers] TEMPLATEPATH/STYLESHEETPATH are being deprecated
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Wed Sep 7 21:23:56 UTC 2011
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 9:40 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> Good morning, all,
> Just a heads-up, in case you're not aware: the TEMPLATEPATH and
> STYLESHEETPATH constants are slated for deprecation<http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18298>
> The Guidelines haven't changed yet, but expect that they will in the future
> (most likely with the WordPress 3.3 release). I would strongly recommend
> going ahead and replacing these constants now, with their equivalent
> functions, get_template_directory() and get_stylesheet_directory().
> (See the in-ticket comments for why this is the best practice, anyway.)
Should be noted that we haven't decided to deprecate these constants, and it
likely won't happen until 3.3.
That said, I would have no problem with the theme check enforcing (as a
suggested guideline, not a required one) that one use the functions rather
than the constants.
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