[theme-reviewers] Themes Must Support the Following functions?

chip at chipbennett.net chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Jul 27 11:38:49 UTC 2010

> Just something that has come up with the Cleanup and Copyediting of the
> Theme Review page ...
>> Themes must support the following functionality:
>>    - Login Form -
>> wp_login_form()<http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_login_form>
>>    - Comment Form -
>> comment_form()<http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/comment_form>
>>    - Automattic feed links -
>> add_theme_support('automatic-feed-links')<http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/add_theme_support#Feed_Links>
>> I can see the usefulness of comment_form() and add_theme_support(
> 'automatic-feed-links' ) but I am not understanding the "must support"
> reasoning behind the wp_login_form() function.
> Perhaps if the theme uses its own login form then the wp_login_form should
> be called to create the form, but under what other conditions _must_ it be
> supported? or does the function just simply need to be used regardless of
> the theme author's administration panels access link ideas.
> Cais
> PS: This was also an item listed on the NoNa theme review comments (
> http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/306), or in other words how must
> this be addressed when a login form is not used in a theme? EAC

IMHO, I think it should be required *only if* the front-end presents a
login link. Not all will, nor should all be required to, display such a
link. But if a Theme does, it should use wp_login_form().


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