[theme-reviewers] Theme upload failed

Chandra Maharzan maharzan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 22:14:07 UTC 2012

Just strip down functions that WP doesnt recommend like fopen. If you really need it, you cant get approved to the .org repo. Just host your theme separately. If you wantitinthe repo you have to follow the guidelines.

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On Feb 10, 2012, at 3:51 AM, Mats Birch <birch at birchware.se> wrote:

> My theme was not approved due to some problem with the name.
> So I fixed it and tried to upload it again.
> Since the previous version is a month old now, I of course tried to upload the current version.
> I get this text (which is almost the same as I get from the Theme-Check plugin):
> WARNING: fopen was found in the file download.php possible file operations.
> RECOMMENDED: No reference to add_custom_image_header was found in the theme. It is recommended that the theme implement this functionality if using an image for the header.
> RECOMMENDED: No reference to add_custom_background() was found in the theme. If the theme uses background images or solid colors for the background, then it is recommended that the theme implement this functionality.
> INFO: download.php The theme appears to use include or require. If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead.
> I use fopen because the theme supports downloading.
> See: http://birchware.se/wordpress/kiss/kiss-download (that link is for the theme in question)
> In download.php i got this: require_once('../../../../wp-load.php');
> It's needed because that file is outside of WordPress' flow.
> The add_custom_* functions aren't used because I want to have all the config stuff in one place.
> Anyway, none of these are required, so I can't see why the upload failed.  Why did it?
> And how shall I move on from here?
> Regards,
> Mats Birch.
> Theme name: Kiss
> Not approved theme name: BirchWare Kiss (ticket #6211)
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