[theme-reviewers] Bundling Plugins
chip at chipbennett.net
Mon May 2 18:19:24 UTC 2011
On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Justin Tadlock <justin at justintadlock.com>wrote:
> If a theme creates a custom post type, the theme developer should really
> be creating an additional plugin for users that eventually switch themes to
> handle that post type so that there's no data that can't be used and nothing
> that "locks in" the user.
> I just had a long discussion over this situation a week or so ago. The
> solution we came up with instead of bundling custom post types in themes:
> The best option is to create a plugin for custom post types. Then, build
> themes that support this plugin with custom templates and CSS (or whatever
> would be required on the theme's end). It's a win-win situation for both
> users and developers. The developer can corner the market on whatever
> functionality that plugin is providing and users will have more than one
> theme to choose from.
> Suppose you had a "real estate" plugin. The plugin would handle all of the
> complex functionality. The theme would simply house the templates and
> styles to handle the display of the content.
> On 5/2/2011 11:22 AM, Chip Bennett wrote:
> What is the content of the slideshow?
> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Curtis McHale <curtis at curtismchale.ca>wrote:
>> I reviewed a theme recently that used a CPT to add slideshow functions.
>> Would that use of CPT be acceptable?
>> Curtis McHale
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