[theme-reviewers] Screenshot

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 15:25:42 UTC 2011

I would suggest making a n ote in the readme.txt file to indicate why the
theme's screenshot does not appear like it would with the initial
installation defaults ... I can understand you point and accept the

I would suggest to also insure the "images" in the screenshot are as generic
as possible.


On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM, Devin Price <devin at wptheming.com> 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 had my theme fail the review before because I included a screenshot of
> this page: http://themequery.com/portfolio/.  But if at all possible, I'd
> like to change it back to that and still meet the guidelines.  I think it's
> a better indication of what the user will be looking for when selecting a
> portfolio theme.
> Thanks all.
> --
> Devin Price
> WP Theming Inc. <http://www.wptheming.com>
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