[theme-reviewers] Theme Review Codex Page

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sat Aug 21 01:46:27 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 8:42 PM, Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) <philip at frumph.net
> wrote:

>  Not really a devil's advocate type of question really.  There's no evil
> side to any of the must or optional.
> Devil's advocate to your devil's advocate then, the optional
> searchform.php, what would be the harm in requiring it?
> .. because it doesn't need it.
> The end user can edit the style.css via the appearance -> editor, just like
> the developer can use get_search_form(); and get the default one that imo is
> better.
The default search form can also be added via sidebar Widget. It requires no
editing of Theme "core" files. So, searchform.php is truly superfluous.

Conversely, changing the background color does require editing a Theme
"core" file, and is therefore not forward-compatible.

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