[theme-reviewers] Themes and Favicons
chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Oct 19 20:32:22 UTC 2010
Now we're getting somewhere!
I agree: Favicon support is *optional*. But if it is implemented, it is
*required* to provide a user configuration setting, disabled by default, and
if it is implemented, it is *strongly recommended* to provide the user the
ability to upload a custom favicon.
When we "finalize" our thoughts, I would propose this as a WordPress 3.1
Guideline change (along with making License/LicenseURI header tags
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:
> I think Otto's idea of a favicon is fine providing it can be readily
> changed without editing the theme files but via theme options.
> ... or in other words, the favicon should not be hard-coded into a theme
> although a theme is allowed to provide the functionality via its options
> We probably need some better wording on that, and maybe some sort of an
> idea how many existing themes it could be related to but we could likely go
> forward along those lines.
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 4:19 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with a theme-dependent
>> favicon, in that people often want their favicon's to be similar to
>> their themes. Matt had me change his to match when we changed up the
>> theme for the new ma.tt.
>> I would say that if a theme provides the favicon code though, there
>> should be a couple of rules
>> 1. The favicon should be using the *stylesheet_uri code, so that a
>> child theme can easily override it like any other file in the theme
>> (and ideally there should be some obvious way to disable this,
>> preferably with it defaulting to disabled), or
>> 2. The theme should provide some easy way for a user to upload their
>> own favicon (maybe in an advanced theme settings).
>> If the theme is just splatting the favicon code out there, with no way
>> to change it other than editing the theme, then that's bad. People
>> don't want their favicon to be the same as other sites.
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