[theme-reviewers] Something we need to check for 3.4 appearance -> background

Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) philip at frumph.net
Mon Jun 11 22:57:35 UTC 2012

Custom-background *arguments*  utilizing the custom background feature still 
works fine.

Even then, there's nothing that says they cannot go back and do the 
generation of different methods they have always been doing to remove a 

-----Original Message----- 
From: Otto
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 3:55 PM
To: theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
Subject: Re: [theme-reviewers] Something we need to check for 3.4 
appearance -> background

On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Amy Hendrix <sabreuse at gmail.com> wrote:
> or "If the theme uses the core custom-background functionality, a
> background MUST NOT be specified in the stylesheet. This will ensure
> that end users can change or remove the background with the expected
> results."

After experimentation with a test theme (on the latest trunk), this is
the only rule that will actually work and not break the UX of the
custom-background screens.

Custom-background is simply not compatible in any way with specifying
a background in the style.css file. Style.css files must not contain a
background-image attached to body in if they are using the
custom-background functionality.

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