[theme-reviewers] Theme Updates Logic

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Sun Oct 30 21:25:02 UTC 2011


Seriously. There is no magic bullet that will fix this sort of thing.
Any solution you think of I can come up with a reasonable counter to.

Always, always, prefix stuff. All stuff. Always.

My preferred method for custom stuff is to use the domain name.
"Ottopress.com Theme" and similar.


On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at themeid.com> wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> Is there a way of re-adjusting Theme updates features to check for more than
> just Theme names? And this is what I mean. http://cl.ly/022X2A1L2t2U2S371k00
> I created a Child Theme for a client and called it "Simply", now since there
> is a Theme with the same name in repository and the version is higher than
> 1.0 the update comes up. Yes, simple prefix will do the trick, but many
> others out there will not know that and you know that once they click the
> "Update Themes" the original will be wiped out. I strongly believe that we
> should find some kind of logic to protect same name Themes and look outside
> of the "box" as well. Maybe to match author's name as well?
> What do you think?
> P.S. Also (not really for Theme Reviewers, but...):
> Themes
> The following themes have new versions available. Check the ones you want to
> update and then click “Update Themes”.
> (Please Note: Any customizations you have made to theme files will be lost.
> Please consider using child themes for modifications.)
> That note is bit misleading as well, because this is indeed a Child Theme.
> Emil
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