[theme-reviewers] Help on theme review - Did I waste my time?

Vicky Arulsingam vicky.arulsingam at gmail.com
Mon May 30 00:48:48 UTC 2011

Going back to the original poster's question - the issue stems from my
understanding or in this case misunderstanding that custom post types are
required to be placed in a plugin. I will change my review to reflect that
it should be a recommendation.

As a reviewer my concern is more than just the inclusion of custom post
types - what about custom post meta being implemented by different themes?
That is also something that may or may not work when a user switches themes.


On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 8:31 AM, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm not prepared to "not-approve" themes for the inclusion of a CPT; if a
> decently presented use case for the CPT is given and it is documented to the
> end-user then it will become the end-user's choice to use the theme.
> IF the theme author also wants to write a plugin to match that
> functionality for the end-user to use if they choose to change to a theme
> that does not support that particular CPT then I think they are going above
> and beyond the support of their theme.
> Cais.
> On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM, Jess Planck <jess at funroe.net> wrote:
>> It is the point. Themes are seen only as window dressing by novice users.
>> Those same novice users seem to understand that plugins might make serious
>> modifications to their website.
>> A specialized theme needs to indicate that its modifications may not be
>> transferred if the user changes themes.
>> From the plugin side both BuddyPress and BBPress have examples of
>> modifying the "theme" space from the "plugin" space.
>> Jess
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