[theme-reviewers] "Theme Options" without a theme options page

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Feb 28 18:18:08 UTC 2012

Any content in a Theme that is *intended* to be modified by the end user
belongs in Theme options. Requiring users to edit Theme template files is
not acceptable, because such changes are not protected.


On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Caroline Moore <calobee at gmail.com> wrote:

> The theme I'm reviewing (#6411) includes icons for Facebook and Twitter in
> the header, and by default they link to #facebook and #twitter,
> respectively.  The readme suggests that users can add their own URLs by
> editing header.php.
> This doesn't seem user-friendly--upon activation the theme displays
> buttons that are, effectively, broken, and then the user has to go out of
> their way to edit header.php (assuming they know how to do so in the first
> place) to make it work.
> In my review, can I require the icons be "opt-in" by the user, or
> commented out by default? A Theme Options area of some kind would be ideal
> but I don't think that's something we can require theme devs implement, is
> it?
> Thanks,
> Caro
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