[theme-reviewers] $post->guid Issues in Some Repository Themes
chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Jun 23 21:14:51 UTC 2011
Is there a logical way to flag inappropriate use, while ignoring appropriate
On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 4:12 PM, Simon Prosser <pross at pross.org.uk> wrote:
> Thanks Otto, so the plugin justs needs to flag a warning really, that
> normal permalinks should be used, in most cases.
> On 23 June 2011 21:45, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Mike Little <wordpress at zed1.com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 20:53, Simon Prosser <pross at pross.org.uk>
>> >> I got a tweet from Chip asking for theme-check to flag it as bad, so ..
>> >> Are people not supposed to use it at all? if so theme fails? and if so
>> >> what is the suggested alternative?
>> > You should *never*, *ever* use the guid in your theme.
>> ... unless you're using it for the right thing.
>> Concept: Photoblog theme. Creates a special media-enabled rss feed for
>> photo posts only. Uses the guid in the feed.
>> Concept: Podcasting specific theme. Ditto for podcast enabled feed.
>> Uses guid in the feed properly.
>> Never use the GUID field as a "permalink", because it's not one.
>> If we add this to the theme check, it should be a strong warning, not
>> a requirement to pass the upload. Too many possible specialized cases
>> that I'd rather not exclude outright.
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