[theme-reviewers] unable to upload please advice

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Aug 23 14:01:27 UTC 2012

Okay, this is pretty straight-forward.

The current version is 3.4
One version prior to current is 3.3
Two versions prior to current is 3.2
*More than* one version prior to current is 3.2
*More than* two versions prior to current is 3.1.

The guideline states: "Themes *must not* support backward compatibility *for
more than two major WordPress versions* (currently: WordPress 3.2)"

There is no possible, logical way that you can conclude that version 3.2 is
MORE THAN TWO versions prior to the current version, which is 3.4.


On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 8:43 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>
> wrote:
> > That is stating the allowed version to which backward compatibility is
> > allowed; it clearly indicates what "two prior versions" means.
> It has the phrase "must not support" and a version in it, but you're
> telling me that the version given is actually allowed to be supported.
> How is that in any way clear, at all?
> I don't know how you should fix it, because apparently I have no idea
> what the guideline actually is.. As I read that, right now, even with
> your explanation, then I'm reading that theme authors must not support
> WordPress 3.2 or earlier. I don't see how anybody could read that
> guideline any differently. It's perfectly clear as it is now: No
> supporting 3.2 or earlier.
> If you want to change it to make WordPress 3.2 capable of being
> supported, which that guideline explicitly says it cannot be, then you
> should change it to say that WordPress 3.2 *is* capable of being
> supported. How you do that, I have no idea. I would suggest changing
> it to not say what it currently says, but what you change it to
> depends on what you think it is supposed to say. Which, again, I have
> no idea how you could read it any differently from the way I'm reading
> it right now.
> -Otto
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