[theme-reviewers] unable to upload please advice

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Aug 23 13:34:37 UTC 2012

If the current version is 3.4, how can one provide backward compatibility
*to* 3.4?

I don't get how that makes any sense at all.

If the current version is 3.4, then backward compatibility to one version
would be version 3.3, and backward compatibility to two versions would be
version 3.2.

In fact, the current guidelines even explicitly indicate the versions for
which backward compatibility is

Backward compatibility:

   - Themes *must* not provide backward compatibility for out-of-date
   WordPress versions, including using function_exists()conditional
   wrappers for current WordPress functions.
      - 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*)

I'm not sure how we could make it any more clear?


On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 8:23 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>
> wrote:
> > 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
> > guidelines.
> That's not what I'm reading.
> 3.4 and 3.3 are two major versions.
> 3.4 and 3.3 and 3.2 would be three major versions.
> I'm not changing theme check or the uploader until you make the
> guidelines perfectly clear, because I've been operating with this
> understanding ever since that guideline was created.
> As of right now, 3.2 compatibility is a no-go as far as I'm concerned.
> If you want to change that, fine, but I consider that to be changing
> the current guidelines to new guidelines and will treat it as such.
> In short, this is not a bug, this is intentional behavior. I wrote it
> that way on purpose because that is what the guidelines actually state
> as I read them.
> -Otto
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