[theme-reviewers] Tags and description.
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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