[theme-reviewers] Screenshot

Ian Stewart ian at iandanielstewart.com
Tue Mar 22 15:21:35 UTC 2011

On 2011-03-22, at 9:43 AM, Devin Price wrote:

> I am about to release an update to my theme "Portfolio Press" and wanted discuss the requirement that screenshot.png "Should be a "reasonable facsimile" of the Theme after it is initially activated with default options."
> I think the text should state "Should be a "reasonable facsimile" of the Theme with default options".
> My theme might be an edge case, but when a user is looking for a portfolio theme, I think they want to see what the portfolio will look like when displayed.  The image here: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/search.php?q=portfolio for "Portfolio Press" really gives you no idea what the theme looks like for its primary purpose because it won't have portfolio items on initial activation.

I think portfolio themes or other themes that depend on unique content to work correctly might be a good exception to this rule. In this case, the screenshot obscures what the theme is all about.


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