[theme-reviewers] Links that go nowhere

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Apr 19 02:26:04 UTC 2011

I would concur with your comments.

There's absolutely no reason to dump dummy links in a sidebar like that. Use
a call to *wp_list_bookmarks()* or *the_widget( 'WP_Widget_Links' )*, at the
very least.


On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 9:07 PM, Philip Walton <philip at philipwalton.com>wrote:

> I've been reviewing several versions of the same theme and the author has
> chosen to include a menu full of placeholder links with href="#"
> http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3556
> The last link in the list is titled "How to edit this menu?" and points to:
> http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/. It seems he's just using all those
> empty links to demonstrate a look, and he assumes its uselessness will be a
> more effective way of getting people to actually customize the menu.
> The theme had several errors, so I did not approve it, and in the comments
> I suggested that he not list empty links because I thought it would be
> confusing to people (and it just seems wrong). He respectfully disagreed
> with me and uploaded a new version with the same empty links.
> Anyway, I wanted to run this by you all to see if you think this type of
> thing should be acceptable in a theme.
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