[theme-reviewers] Editing core shortcodes (Gallery)

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue Mar 26 19:32:08 UTC 2013

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Jeremy Herve <jeremy at jeremyherve.com> wrote:
>> That's why I'd prefer for such functions to be added by plugins.
> Honestly, I think that the gallery functionality in Jetpack shouldn't
> be in Jetpack at all. It's out of place.
> The proper place for gallery customization is in the theme. The theme
> controls the presentation, the layout, the site design. How the
> pictures look on the page is clearly part of that, and Jetpack is
> doing-it-wrong by assuming that such functionality should be in a
> plugin at all.
> More to the point, Jetpack is most definitely doing-it-wrong by making
> it difficult for themes to declare that they use core-compatible HTML
> in their custom gallery implementations. If I use a custom gallery to,
> say, add comment-counts to the excerpts displayed with a gallery, then
> Jetpack wrongly detects and self-disables because I've used a custom
> gallery. It's extremely difficult for a theme to say "hey, my code is
> just as good as core's, go ahead and turn on the tiled galleries" or
> similar.

Sorry, replace "tiled galleries" with "carousel" there, as that's the
part I've had the most difficulty using with custom galleries.


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