[theme-reviewers] unable to upload please advice
chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Aug 23 13:23:15 UTC 2012
Current version is 3.4. One major version prior would be 3.3. Two major
versions prior would be 3.2.
Backward compatibility to 3.2 is still allowed, under the current
On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 8:20 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 7:16 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>
> > But the issue is that the Guidelines allow for certain backward
> > compatibility, but apparently the uploader is preventing upload. Whether
> > RegEx can/needs to be changed, or just the criticality level needs to be
> > lowered so that upload doesn't fail, the end result is a "false positive"
> > that is preventing upload.
> The uploader (theme check) is correct. Look at the error:
> REQUIRED: add_contextual_help found in the file theme-options.php.
> Deprecated since version 3.3. Use get_current_screen()->add_help_tab()
> add_contextual_help was deprecated in 3.3. The guidelines state (or
> once stated) that backward compatibility would only be supported for
> two major versions. Well, that's two major versions, 3.3 and 3.4.
> add_contextual_help is a 3.2 thing, and therefore outside the
> So, no error here. If you want to change theme check to make that
> recommended, then you need to adjust the guidelines.
> From http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Code_Quality:
> Themes must not support backward compatibility for more than two major
> WordPress versions (currently: WordPress 3.2)
> Themes should not support backward compatibility for more than one
> major WordPress version (currently: WordPress 3.3)
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