[theme-reviewers] Theme isn't child friendly

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Fri Feb 15 15:04:27 UTC 2013

I've taken a first-pass stab at Child Theme support guidelines. Please note
that these are indicated as DRAFT ONLY, for the purpose of discussion:

Please take a look. Feedback welcome.

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:

> 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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