[theme-reviewers] Author URI q
emil at themeid.com
Wed Feb 22 00:04:12 UTC 2012
This was discussed before, Theme was accepted as case-by-case... :)
On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM, Sayontan Sinha <sayontan at gmail.com> wrote:
> What would be deemed innovative, extended functionality? Purely from the
> theme's point of view the theme customization needs no top level menu
> (everything could be added under "Appearance"). Rather, a top level menu is
> defined to support plugins that are distributed through the framework
> store, which may or may not add sub-menu items under this top-level menu.
> My contention is that any theme that is distributed as a framework could
> claim that it needs a top-level menu (even if the theme itself needs none),
> so that plugins based on the theme could add their menu pages to the
> top-level menu.
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>wrote:
>> I could buy into that, provided that the extra options pages are added
>> via add_appearance_page(). I still think that top-level menu entries should
>> be treated on a case-by-case basis, and generally represent innovative,
>> extended functionality.
>> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Sayontan Sinha <sayontan at gmail.com>
>>> > I took a look at the ticket: this theme asks for an exception on
>>> > add_submenu_page() because plugins rely on it. Is that permissible? Why
>>> > wouldn't plugin authors create their own top-level menu instead of
>>> > on the theme's? I can foresee a situation where several theme authors
>>> > request this as an exception saying that they have ancillary plugins
>>> > developed by others, and the plugin developers rely on a top-level menu
>>> > required by the theme.
>>> Actually, I've always thought that rule was a bit too tight and could
>>> do with some loosening up a bit. There's no technical reason to
>>> restrict theme authors into one-and-only-one menu item, for example.
>>> I don't much like themes (or plugins) adding top level menus myself,
>>> but I don't see anything particularly bad about a theme adding more
>>> than one submenu under Appearance, for example. Grouping different
>>> sets of related functionality into better places for example. Too many
>>> themes try to implement tabbing or some such to shove everything onto
>>> one page, which isn't very user friendly.
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