[theme-reviewers] No hook prefix

Shinra Web Holdings contact at shinraholdings.com
Wed Sep 26 00:04:18 UTC 2012

I think an author based namespace goes too far, but I don't see any reason
why a theme has to have just one namespace which is unique from other
themes. Is there ever a situation in which two themes would be active on
the same individual site at once?

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 6:10 PM, Justin Tadlock
> <justin at justintadlock.com> wrote:
> > One of the things that I've wanted to do is use a standardized hook
> system
> > across all my themes.  However, as per the guidelines, this is not an
> option
> > because themes require a unique prefix:
> > http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Theme_Namespacing
> The purpose of theme namespacing is the same as that for plugin
> namespacing, to make sure things don't conflict with each other. In
> the case of themes, the fact that themes run one-per-site sorta makes
> that a moot point, as long as the prefix being used is careful to not
> conflict with plugin names and such.
> However, that is somewhat of a superficial viewpoint, once you
> consider multisite. It's conceivable that a plugin running across a
> multisite network could cause unintended side-effects on other sites,
> if their themes share hook names and the plugin references those.
> So, in general, I'm okay with using the same prefix across
> multiple-themes as long as you take that aspect into account and
> choose-wisely as to what your hook names are and what they are
> intended to do.
> Also, note that rules can have exceptions. I like the fact that the
> review team consists of real people and not just something like
> theme-check for that reason. That said, if theme-check is actually
> blocking based on this, then some clarification of the guidelines
> might be in order.
> -Otto
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