[theme-reviewers] Screenshot & "reasonable facsimile"!

Emil Uzelac emil at uzelac.me
Fri Aug 2 07:07:19 UTC 2013

IMHO, we aren't strict, as long as this isn't far, far away from what the
Theme should be and look like you're good.
On Aug 2, 2013 2:01 AM, "Zulfikar Nore" <zulfikarnore at live.com> wrote:

> Hello team,
> I am of the opinion that "the Screenshot must be of a reasonable
> facsimile" of the theme with "default settings"
> does not mean that it must be completely bare! i.e no sidebar widgets,
> slider and features that take not much
> effort to configure/enable.
> "Default settings" can be user configurable and off by default - does it
> harm to highlight the themes capabilities
> if those are it's main features and purpose?
> "Default settings" can also mean a simple drag and drop of a widget in
> place, a check box or two to enable a feature
> and the likes - I believe this constitute a "reasonable facsimile"
> presentation of the theme.
> Advanced settings are the ones that must be discouraged as it would take a
> whole lot of configuration on the part
> of the end user to get their site looking anywhere near what a screenshot
> with the advanced features highlighted.
> I could be wrong with this opinion and would therefore love to hear your
> views from both side of the fence - as a
> developer and as a reviewer :)
> Zulf
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