[theme-reviewers] Themes and Post Meta/Custom Fields

Gene Robinson emhr at submersible.me
Thu Oct 21 16:05:52 UTC 2010

I'm ok with the idea of themes adding post meta if they: 
1. document it's function and purpose in theme docs, read-me, and/or options/settings page.
2. prepend the post meta with the theme slug like identifier 
3. offer an automated way to remove the post meta should the user desire removal or to reset it. 


On Oct 21, 2010, at 11:53 AM, Chip Bennett wrote:

> I just ran into another one, thanks to a Theme that outputs all of a post's custom field keys/values as post meta data: apparently, some Themes are adding custom fields to posts.
> Should there be some guidance here? Specifically, should Themes be adding meta information/custom field keys/values to existing posts without user knowledge?
> In my case, one Theme added various default Thumbnail images as custom fields, and another Theme added a "superawesome" custom field key (with a value of "false").
> Chip
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