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

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Mon May 30 00:57:26 UTC 2011

Sounds fair to me: make it a recommendation, and if all else is good, don't
hold the Theme up for it.

To the OP: if you would like to create a companion Plugin, let me know; I
would be happy to help you write it. I'll even help you integrate the Plugin
back into your Theme, if you choose to go that route.


On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Vicky Arulsingam <
vicky.arulsingam at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Vicky
> 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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