[theme-reviewers] Tags and description.

Justin Tadlock justin at justintadlock.com
Fri Aug 23 18:54:50 UTC 2013

I definitely agree, Chip.

I wanted to focus on a set of meaningful tags that described "types" of 
themes though.  We've kind of taken a single tag,  e-commerce, and ran 
with it (with some good ideas too).

Here's one of my favorite tags:

I think a good first step would be for us to come up with similar, 
useful tags for users that describe the types of themes they can download.

On 8/23/2013 1:48 PM, Chip Bennett wrote:
> I definitely see benefit in a both/and approach, rather than 
> either/or, to "e-commerce" and "plugin-support-{plugin}" tags. And in 
> all honesty, getting a generic "e-commerce" tag approved is probably 
> easier and more feasible in the short-term.
> But I'd still like to see some standard way for Themes to declare that 
> support, since if the "e-commerce" tag is added, a reviewer is going 
> to have to verify the tag is appropriate. A simple add_theme_support( 
> 'plugin-name' ) call would meet that requirement very nicely.
> On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Justin Tadlock 
> <justin at justintadlock.com <mailto:justin at justintadlock.com>> wrote:
>     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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