[theme-reviewers] Failure of review for my theme (Ahimsa 4.0)

// ravi ravi-lists at g8o.net
Sun Mar 18 04:46:42 UTC 2012

Hello all,

the theme checker that runs on submit returned a fail for my theme due to one WARNING, 3 RECOMMENDATIONS and 6 INFO reports. I had run the plugin myself and assumed that WARNINGs are not grounds for rejections, but it seems that I might have taken the meaning too literally. I am guessing it is the warning for which the theme check failed. The warning is:

WARNING: fopen was found in the file functions.php possible file operations.

And that’s true. I do read/write files that contain user customisations (which I call “skins”) to my theme. These files are written into the directory WP_CONTENT_DIR/themestore/ahimsa. This choice of directory is based on advise from the wp-hackers list a few years ago (http://lists.automattic.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2009-September/027526.html).

I am stuck with this setup, and have users out there who are using it to create and use their own “skins”. I cannot, as a result, pull that code out immediately.

What’s the way out for me, in this situation?

Thank you and regards,


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