[theme-reviewers] Themes With Customizable Logos

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 16:33:14 UTC 2010

Ryan -

I am not reading this will be presented as a requirement. I have also
recommend that it be presented as a suggestion to the Theme author as I
agree with Chip's observation that the author understands the end-users may
want to customize the theme and making use of the custom header iamge
functionality would be an easily implemented solution.

As to the example of your preference I can understand your concern, but from
my experience "removing" custom header image code from a theme has generally
been nothing more than commenting out a few lines.

This is not "forcing inane requirements on people", but a recommended
suggestion with examples on how core WordPress functionality can be


On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 12:23 PM, Ryan Hellyer <ryan at pixopoint.com> wrote:

> >> That "Food Recipe" is the header logo. The Theme gives
> >> instructions for how to change it. Thus, it would seem that
> >> the developer intends for it to be customizable.
> I don't think that should matter. If the theme developer doesn't want
> their end-users having to have a custom header link in their theme,
> they shouldn't have to IMO.
> I made a site for someone last night for example, and changed the
> header image for them. There's no way I would have chosen a theme
> which had a customisable header image as that would have required me
> having to go in and mess around ripping stuff out of the theme. It's a
> pain in the neck and a time sink just to do something simple like
> remove an image when all I needed to do in the theme I chose was to
> change a single image.
> By forcing inane requirements on people you are stifling innovation
> and making it awkward to create the themes people want. Best to let
> theme developers create the theme they intended for their end-users,
> not the one that fits a rigid set of arbitrary rules.
> Ryan,
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