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

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 11:34:41 UTC 2012

@Otto - I agree with what you are saying, but as of last night's testing
the whole custom-background process is no longer working as it did?!

My first thought *is* to remove the functionality (both in Parent-Themes
and Child-Themes) ... but I would rather only remove functionality as a
last resort.


On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 6:57 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 7:36 PM, Edward Caissie
> <edward.caissie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Which leaves the dilemma, do I implement custom-backgrounds as you
> (@Otto)
> > are recommending whereas I set the default I have chosen for the theme,
> and
> > let the chips fall where they may ... or do I continue with not setting
> the
> > defaults and leaving the background styles in the stylesheet where they
> have
> > been from the theme's inception.
> Neither. You shouldn't be setting default backgrounds for some special
> case, you should be *using* the custom-background tool that the theme
> is providing you to set the background for the website.
> Why set the backgrounds in a child theme instead of just, you know,
> setting the custom background to be the custom background you want it
> to be?
> Alternatively, if it is such a big problem for your clients to be able
> to set custom backgrounds in the first place, then this code works
> perfectly well:
> add_action('after_setup_theme','child_setup',20);
> function child_setup() {
>   remove_theme_support('custom-background');
> }
> Bottom line is that if the theme supports custom backgrounds, and
> you're not using the custom backgrounds properly, then you should
> either use it properly or remove it. Leaving it there while setting
> the background in an alternate manner is just asking for problems.
> -Otto
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