[theme-reviewers] Themes and Post Meta/Custom Fields
chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Oct 21 16:11:34 UTC 2010
These are good guidelines.
I think the ones that we can certainly implement as consistent with existing
guidelines are #1 and #2.
Any suggestion for such an automated way to remove such post meta data? (Yet
*another* argument for a Theme deactivation/deletion hook.)
On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Gene Robinson <emhr at submersible.me> wrote:
> 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
> > 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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