[theme-reviewers] Theme Review Codex Page: AddressingRecentFeedback
edward.caissie at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 23:08:15 UTC 2010
Yes, Phil ... that is a very good example. Your comments were "right on the
I did not recall it; but, I am sure there are more and will be more again
On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) <philip at frumph.net
> That sounded bad sorry
> Meant to say "I think that even though there is concern, that amongst us we
> have a collective ability to be able to know the differences at most times
> when it comes to looking at specialized themes."
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Philip M. Hofer (Frumph)" <
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> Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 3:24 PM
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> Re: Specialized theme, this was 3 weeks ago.
>> I think we're intelligent enough to know the difference and I was just
>> starting out reviewing.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Otto" <otto at ottodestruct.com>
>> To: <theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 2:07 PM
>> Subject: Re: [theme-reviewers] Theme Review Codex Page: Addressing
>> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>
>>>> Likewise with Widgets, we should have a wider discussion regarding
>>>> or not it should be removed. My initial take is that it is all
>>>> manageable by
>>>> the end user, and additional feed types can be added via plugin (or the
>>>> Theme), and implementing the default feed support doesn't detract.
>>>> It might be instructive to get some examples of some of these
>>>> special-purpose Themes. The only one I've seen so far - a "Coming Soon"
>>>> Theme, is (as Frumph pointed out) something that can be managed via
>>>> using any Theme.
>>> I think this is rather beside the point. I use a "coming soon" theme
>>> on a few sites. It's handy.
>>> The fact of the matter is that themes and plugins are not that
>>> different. I can make a plugin which redirects a couple of hooks and
>>> completely bypasses the theme system to replace it with a theme in the
>>> plugin directory. Big deal. It doesn't make any different whether it's
>>> a theme or a plugin, except that themes tend to be about looks and
>>> plugins tend to be about function.
>>> "Tend" being the operative word there. If I am looking to put a comic
>>> strip system on my blog, I'm going to look for a theme that makes it
>>> easy for me to do that, because comic strips are very visual.
>>> Whether something should be a theme or a plugin is really a judgement
>>> call, and not everybody has the same judgement. If somebody makes a
>>> special purpose theme, then the purpose of the theme should be taken
>>> into account. A coming soon theme, for example, needs no feeds, no
>>> comments, no post loop. But it's still perfectly valid to do it as a
>>> theme and not as a plugin.
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