[theme-reviewers] Question about removing default widgets
edward.caissie at gmail.com
Fri Mar 1 13:49:21 UTC 2013
Although I did agree with the idea of replacing default core widgets with
"enhanced" versions of the same widget, given this conversation I believe
this can be expanded upon.
First, I do not agree with multiple "default" widgets being replaced with a
single "enhanced" widget. As far as I am concerned this is not acceptable.
Second, if the default widget is going to be "replaced" it should be in the
sense the new "enhanced" widget is simply extending the default widget.
Lets take the default "Categories" widget as an example, an extended
version should provide exactly the same functionality as the default
version when it is initiated.
The enhanced version then may add on top of that functionality additional
options such as an include or exclude option, again just as an example
using the Categories widget, there are much better enhancements that could
be implemented, such as RSS feeds (h/t Chip)
That being said, I also happen to agree with Otto on why lose out on the
opportunity to self-promote with a custom widget that may be exclusive to
the theme ... even adding in three or four theme widgets will not really
clutter up the widget window that much; and, if they are prefaced with the
theme name (IIRC this is not covered in the guidelines) they will also
naturally be grouped together as well.
On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 5:58 AM, Dane Morgan <dane at danemorganmedia.com>wrote:
> On 2013-02-28 22:50, Otto wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:45 PM, Justin Tadlock
>> <justin at justintadlock.com> wrote:
>>> It can be an archive widget, posts widget, or something like that.
>>> good example is a combination of the tags and categories widgets into a
>>> super-cool taxonomy/terms widget. That'd be neat to see.
>> Those should be *entirely new widgets*, labeled with the name of the
>> theme in front of them..
>> Why would you be intentionally incompatible *and* ignore freebie
>> branding opportunities? I just don't get it at all.
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> I think Otto has this one right. Maybe some users don't agree that your
> enhancement is an enhancement. Give them the option and let them try you
> out, don't confuse them and take away default choices.
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