[theme-reviewers] Tags and description.

Justin Tadlock justin at justintadlock.com
Fri Aug 23 18:43:21 UTC 2013

I'm re-posting this because my last email went to moderation for file 
size.  I'm not sure who's in charge of that.

I like the idea of automation for plugin support.  We just need plugins 
and themes to start talking to each other via add_theme_support(), which 
seems to be a growing standard.


To answer the question of "what is an e-commerce theme?" I'd say any 
theme that's built to support any e-commerce plugin. We shard start 
creating a set of guidelines that define these tags.  Maybe we won't 
have all the answers, but we can at least start formulating a standard 
to go by.

What's going to be even more useful is themes getting the same 
"readme.txt" treatment that plugins get.  It would help expand on, say, 
what e-commerce solution(s) it supports.

Not all users look for a WooCommerce, JigoShop, or whatever theme to 
start out.  Many of them don't really know they'll need both a plugin 
and theme for an e-commerce site.  So, they go out looking for a theme.  
They know they want to run an e-commerce site.  We should provide a way 
for them to find the solution they're looking for.  Having a generic 
e-commerce tag would go a long way in helping them.

E-commerce is just one of several tags though.  We should focus on what 
tags we can feasibly define to some degree and come up with a list.

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