[theme-reviewers] Custom Post Metas in the Theme

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Fri Nov 22 12:32:02 UTC 2013

The bigger concern for me is that this isn't noticed during the code
review, long before the Theme is ever even installed/activated.

On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 2:58 AM, Rohit Tripathi <rohitink at live.com> wrote:

> I recently approved a theme: Anew. But, later on the ticket was opened,
> and it was pointed out the theme is heavily dependant on Custom Post Metas
> for Implementation of Post Formats. I Obviously understand, that why its
> unacceptable. But, i didn't look in the Add New Post section of the theme.
> So, I clearly missed it.
> Another Theme from the Same Author, which is currently a Featured Theme:
> http://wordpress.org/themes/hueman/ also depends a lot on Custom Post
> Meta for implemention Post Formats, violating the WPORG's Functionality
> Guidelines. Those issues need to be resolved, as users who switch away from
> the theme would loose significant amount of data.
> I am just writing this up here, as we reviewers should start looking
> carefully in the "Add New Post" areas, as we generally do not look there.
> :)
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