[theme-reviewers] Default sidebar widgets

Vicky Arulsingam vicky.arulsingam at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 16:01:12 UTC 2011

Perhaps I should have been clearer in the review but I meant that
custom widgets shouldn't be registered by default.

If the user has not assigned a widget to a sidebar you should be
displaying things like recent posts, calendar, recent comments,
categories, tags

I'm approaching it from the point of view that as a user activating a
theme, I want to see my content, not someone else's, even if it's just
for preview purposes.

On 8/11/11, c.bavota <c at bavotasan.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> Just wanted to thank everyone for their help over the last little while and
> I had a question about one of garinungkadol required changes in the review
> for PressWork v1.0.1:
> * Default content for a sidebar should always reflect the user's data and
> not information about the theme developer (in reference to the Twitter and
> Flickr data)
> The default content in the sidebar cannot reflect the user's data in regards
> to widget's that pull in data from sites such as Twitter and Flickr. The
> user would have to add the widget manually and enter their info then. I know
> it is possible to remove the username from the Twitter widget and you will
> still get a feed but if you remove the user ID from the Flickr widget you
> get nothing. And the Flickr widget is actually Matt Mullenweg's Flickr feed
> since we don't have a Flickr account yet here at PressWork. ;)
> So how should this be handled for widgets the require a username for their
> content to be displayed? Is the username of the theme author not acceptable?
> Thanks.
> c.bavota
> Web Programmer
> c at bavotasan.com
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Vicky Arulsingam

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