[theme-reviewers] Upgrading Masonry In Core

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sat Nov 23 22:37:36 UTC 2013

And here's the rub: Theme developers have been wanting/trying to use the
latest version of Masonry, and we have been requiring them to use the
core-bundled version. (See previous mail-list discussions regarding

I say: provide a reasonable timeframe, and make the change. The problem
(apparently - I'm also not a jQuery person) is that WordPress core bundles
an outdated version of Masonry. We shouldn't compound that issue by forcing
it to remain in core. If a bridge script can be written, all the better.
But it shouldn't be a showstopper for getting Masonry 3 into core.

On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 2:36 PM, Josh Pollock <jpollock412 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Would anyone's theme experience a similar issue? Probably. Is that a
>> valid objection to upgrading in core?
> Probably.
> Is what nacin suggested about writing a back-compat wrapper possible? I'm
> not a javascript guru and I have no idea what the changes in masonry are.
> But if an add-on of some type can be made to fix compatibility breaks, then
> it's more likely to get in.
> The short end of it is that if at all possible, core upgrades cannot break
> people's websites. If somebody is using Masonry 2 and upgrading core to
> Masonry 3 will break that site, then Masonry 3 just ain't gonna go in. But
> if a "masonry-fix" script can be added to prevent that breakage, well, that
> will go over much better.
> -Otto
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