[theme-reviewers] Top Level Menu for Theme Options

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Fri Jan 25 13:01:02 UTC 2013

First and most importantly, I want to reiterate: "but Theme X does it" is
never a valid argument. Themes are evaluated against current Guidelines,
and not against other Themes.

Your original assessment was correct: Themes must place their Theme options
page under Appearance, via add_theme_page().

Most guidelines are open to granting exceptions, for legitimate,
exceptional purposes. Pagelines requested and received an exception for
this requirement.



On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:07 AM, Sanjiv Shah <sanjiv.saha31 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I was reviewing this ticket https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10850yesterday.
> It was using add_object_page to create top level menu(instead of
> add_theme_page to create sub menu)
>  so I did not approve it as per the theme review guidelines.
> The theme reporter said that the featured theme pagelines at wordpress.orgwas also using the add_menu_page to create the top level menu.
> So he asked why he could not?
> I checked pagelines theme and yes it was making the top level menu using
> the add_menu_page.
> Is top level menu accepted sometimes? Please share your views.
> I think top level menu for the theme options should not be accepted as per
> the current theme review guidelines.
> Sanjiv
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