[theme-reviewers] A few issues to look out for

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Apr 26 19:49:11 UTC 2011

I can't find that 'tweetback' is a core comment type.

According to the
the valid types are: 'all', 'comment', 'trackback', 'pingback', or 'pings'

So, if a Theme accounts for these types, that should be sufficient. For
instance, if a Theme accounts for 'comments' and 'pings', all bases are


On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 2:39 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:

> Hmm... I don't think I've yet seen a Theme that explicitly handles
> tweetbacks. (Honestly, I didn't even realize such a comment type existed.)
> Chip
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Justin Tadlock <justin at justintadlock.com>wrote:
>> Here's a few things we should be on the lookout for when reviewing themes
>> that I thought I'd bring up.
>> The use of the_post_thumbnail() with the_content() can sometimes be a
>> problem.  If a user places the image within the post content (at the
>> beginning of the post) and sets the same image as the "feature image," it
>> creates a duplicate image issue.  Some themes' designs are meant to handle
>> this while others aren't.
>> Some themes have a comments callback function where they don't recognize
>> comment types other than 'comment', 'pingback', and 'trackback'.   This is
>> also the case in the TwentyTen theme.  If you look at its switch statement,
>> you'll notice it doesn't give a 'default' case.  It should be corrected to
>> handle all comment types (e.g., tweetbacks).
>> Loading JS and CSS on all pages of the admin.  Sometimes, themes hook
>> their theme settings page JavaScript and Stylesheet to the 'admin_init' hook
>> or something similar.  This should only be loaded on the the theme settings
>> page.  If using the add_theme_page() function, a hook is created just for
>> that page.  A better hook would probably be
>> 'load-appearance_page_$pagename'.
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