[theme-reviewers] Theme isn't child friendly

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Feb 12 23:20:32 UTC 2013

Support for Child Themes is certainly recommended. I would be in favor of
making Child Theme-friendliness required for repository-hosted Themes, but
it would be something to put up for discussion first.

I can't think of any reason *not* to require proper use of
get_template_directory_uri() vs get_stylesheet_directory_uri(), in order to
facilitate Child Theme-friendliness. But, others may think differently.

Shall I start a discussion over on Make/Themes?

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 5:26 PM, esmi at quirm dot net <esmi at quirm.net>wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just wondered if you had any comments on <http://wordpress.org/support/**
> topic/not-getting-help-from-a-**theme-developer<http://wordpress.org/support/topic/not-getting-help-from-a-theme-developer>
> >
> Not so much the lack of support complaint. More the fact that the theme
> cannot be child-themed because of an over-use of
> get_stylesheet_directory_uri() instead of get_template_directory_uri() in a
> few places. Seems a pity that a nice theme is "spoilt" by this oversight.
> Given that there is a big push in the support forums to stop people editing
> themes in favour of using custom css plugins or child themes, should
> support for child themes be recommended? If not even mandatory?
> Mel
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