[theme-reviewers] Theme Options and Functions

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Wed Oct 20 16:48:03 UTC 2010

Dude, chill.

We use this mail list to discuss the process and guidelines. Just because
something is brought up here, doesn't mean that it will get implemented.
It's just being *discussed*.

FWIW, suggesting the use of an array for storing Theme options has merit. I
just went through and cleaned out literally *hundreds* of rows in
wp_options, thanks to reviewed-and-since-deleted Themes. If a Theme (or a
Plugin, for that matter - something I'll be looking into for some of my own
Plugins) has more than a couple options, it is, from a database-management
perspective, best practice to use an array, rather than discrete options.

But, again: we're just discussing these things. Nothing discussed here has
been added to the Guidelines.


On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Demetris Kikizas <kikizas at gmail.com>wrote:

> We are approaching a point when reading the theme guidelines will need
> more time than building a theme.
> I predict that people will stop bothering with reading all that
> capricious, arbitrary stuff that is put there and will stop submitting
> themes, at least people who build good themes that can become known
> without help from WordPress Extend.
> The worst part is that the stuff that is being continuously added to
> the guidelines does not make any sense.
> For example, why serialization of options should be even a recommendation?
> Are there any facts or measurements showing that storing 5 or 10 theme
> options in separate rows is bad in any way?
> I am really worried about the direction this thing has taken.
> Cheers,
> Demetris
> http://op111.net/code/wp-xo ‹ Extra Options, a practical plugin for
> WordPress
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