[theme-reviewers] Really Unique Theme
jesserfriedman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 16:38:41 UTC 2013
Style Tiles allow you to see the style, branding and marketing message
of a site before its built. It's about creating and setting the mood.
You can see an example of the theme here: http://styletile.jes.se.com/
It will likely look really strange as I was just testing a lot of the
My concern about it passing the test is that, it is simply not a theme
used for making a website or blog. It has one very unique purpose. I
did not test it with the Theme Unit Test because it just doesn't make
It did fail and mostly because I haven't built a full fledged theme:
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REQUIRED:.wp-caption-text css class is needed in your theme css.
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REQUIRED: This theme doesn't seem to support the standard avatar
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REQUIRED: No content width has been defined. Example:
if ( ! isset( $content_width ) ) $content_width = 900;
RECOMMENDED: No reference to post-thumbnails was found in the theme.
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RECOMMENDED: No reference to the_post_thumbnail() was found in the
theme. It is recommended that the theme implement this functionality
instead of using custom fields for thumbnails.
RECOMMENDED: No reference to add_theme_support( 'custom-header', $args
) was found in the theme. It is recommended that the theme implement
this functionality if using an image for the header.
RECOMMENDED: No reference to add_theme_support( 'custom-background',
$args ) was found in the theme. If the theme uses background images or
solid colors for the background, then it is recommended that the theme
implement this functionality.
RECOMMENDED: No reference to add_editor_style() was found in the
theme. It is recommended that the theme implement editor styling, so
as to make the editor content match the resulting post output in the
theme, for a better user experience.
WARNING: could not find the file comments.php in the theme.
REQUIRED: The theme doesn't have comment pagination code in it. Use
paginate_comments_links() or next_comments_link() and
previous_comments_link() to add comment pagination.
REQUIRED: Could not find the comment-reply script enqueued. See:
Migrating Plugins and Themes to 2.7/Enhanced Comment Display
<?php if ( is_singular() ) wp_enqueue_script( "comment-reply" ); ?>
REQUIRED: Could not find wp_list_comments. See: wp_list_comments
<?php wp_list_comments( $args ); ?>
REQUIRED: Could not find wp_link_pages. See: wp_link_pages
<?php wp_link_pages( $args ); ?>
REQUIRED: Could not find register_sidebar() or register_sidebars().
<?php register_sidebar( $args ); ?>
REQUIRED: Could not find post_class. See: post_class
<div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>
REQUIRED: Could not find dynamic_sidebar. See: dynamic_sidebar
<?php dynamic_sidebar( $index ); ?>
REQUIRED: Could not find comments_template. See: comments_template
<?php comments_template( $file, $separate_comments ); ?>
REQUIRED: Could not find comment_form. See: comment_form
<?php comment_form(); ?>
REQUIRED: Could not find body_class call in body tag. See: body_class
<?php body_class( $class ); ?>
REQUIRED: Could not find add_theme_support( 'automatic-feed-links' ).
<?php add_theme_support( $feature ); ?>
REQUIRED: functions.php. Themes should use add_theme_page() for adding
RECOMMENDED: bloginfo( url ) was found in the file header.php. Use
echo home_url() instead.
INFO: Non-printable characters were found in the content-style.php
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On 3/7/13, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> Caveat: I read, but I still don't grasp what "Style Tiles" are. So, I'll
> start from a different angle:
> 1. What won't pass the Theme Review Guidelines?
> 2. What is the justification for allowing an exceptoin?
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM, Jesse Friedman
> <jesserfriedman at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hello All
>> Steve Fisher (@hellofisher) and I have created a very unique WP theme.
>> It serves one single purpose and that is to create and present style
>> tiles. This theme will not serve to help create a website or blog.
>> Instead it will utilize the customize.php to create responsive
>> interactive styletiles live in the browser.
>> We would really like to submit this to the Theme Directory but since
>> its so unique I'm not sure it will be accepted. It def does not follow
>> the guidelines of the theme unit test. However it is coded under
>> WordPress best practices.
>> I can attach the theme for review, but right now I'm on an airplane
>> with really poor wifi. For now any advice on the subject would be
>> greatly appreciated.
>> WHAT IS A STYLE TILE?
>> Samantha Warren explains on styletil.es that:
>> Style Tiles are a design deliverable consisting of fonts, colors and
>> interface elements that communicate the essence of a visual brand for
>> the web. They help form a common visual language between the designers
>> and the stakeholders and provide a catalyst for discussions around the
>> vision and goals of the project. Style Tiles are similar to the paint
>> chips and fabric swatches an interior designer gets approval on before
>> designing a room.
>> As everything we do is represented in a browser we wanted to take our
>> style tiles a bit further. So here it is. An in-browser style tile
>> that helps us establish a visual language and design direction for
>> your project. Plus it is viewable in any modern device so you can get
>> an idea of how things might feel on your device.
>> *jesse friedman*
>> jes.se.com *
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