[theme-reviewers] External Auto update feature

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Sat Jun 1 15:18:26 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 6:24 AM, Harish <me at harishchouhan.com> wrote:
> I am reviewing a theme that uses some kind of framework, and also has an
> external Update script connector (http://wp-updates.com/).
> http://themes.svn.wordpress.org/facade/1.0/api/classes/wp-updates/wp-updates-theme.php
> The auto update script is included in the theme but not activated. To
> activate it, below needs to be added to the functions.php:
> add_theme_support('auto-update');
> The theme developers can simply ask its users to add this to function.php in
> future and all the updates will take outside of WP repository.
> Can I have your opinion on this?

Yes, this is not allowed in the WordPress.org repository. We don't
allow it in plugins, we don't allow it in themes.


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