[theme-reviewers] Theme Vs Plugin Territory
chip at chipbennett.net
Sat Mar 2 00:26:11 UTC 2013
Custom Taxonomy would fall under the same criterion, as "creation or
definition of user content".
On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM, Stephen Cui <scui2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is Custom Taxonomy allowed in theme?
> Stephen Cui
> On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM, Josh Pollock <jpollock412 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I feel like this requirement limits the ability of themes to enable
>> WordPress to work as a CMS for specific purposes. For instance I am working
>> on a custom theme for a book review site that uses a CPT called books for
>> reviews, and the regular posts for blog/news posts. I know I could have
>> used custom post meta, but having two totally separate options (post and
>> books) in the menus made the system super-easy for the not incredibly
>> tech-savvy content editor on this project.
>> I think a generic version of this theme or something similar could be
>> very helpful to people wanting to do a book review site. You could make a
>> similar case for recipe blogs or other similar situations. These types of
>> themes exist all over the place, but are pretty much excluded from the
>> theme repository due to the user lockin. It seems to me that with some
>> simple standards that these types of themes could be included in the
>> repository without creating user lockin. Why not provide a way for users to
>> have these types of very specific CMS themes with the high code standards
>> and guaranteed GPL2 license that the theme repository provides?
>> On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>wrote:
>>> Custom Post Types are, by definition and design, intended for
>>> "generation or definition of user content", and as such are explicitly
>>> Plugin territory, as per the Guidelines.
>>> If a user creates content using a Theme-registered CPT, then when that
>>> user switches Themes, that content disappears. (It's there in the database,
>>> but no longer exposed to the user, either in the WordPress admin, or in the
>>> site front end; to them, that content is simply gone.) Thus, CPTs represent
>>> a form of Theme "lock-in" and are not allowed.
>>> Special-case Themes that use CPTs can be considered on a case-by-case
>>> On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 1:43 PM, rabin shrestha <sun_ravi90 at yahoo.com>wrote:
>>>> I am a bit of confused on theme vs plugin territory. Recently my theme
>>>> was rejected because of the use of CPT in my theme the reason was that it's
>>>> plugin territory. I know that CPT is better suited to plugin but I didn't
>>>> know that it was a required case. I have seen themes on WordPress
>>>> repository that have registered multiple CPT and being approved. I am not
>>>> saying that some X theme was approved, why not Y theme is approved for same
>>>> case. My question is,It is strictly prohibited to use CPT inside theme. Is
>>>> it a required case or is it a recommended case. If using CPT is completely
>>>> prohibited then I think writing it down on Theme review guidelines will
>>>> clear out the confusion. Though Prensentation Vs Functionality might cover
>>>> this but those words are some what vague.
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