[theme-reviewers] Front page displayes rule

ethan anwar ethananwar at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 14 18:01:22 UTC 2013

Hello everybody!

I'm the developer of the Parabola theme and on the latest update ticket 
http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14798 I've run into a small 
disagreement with the fellow theme reviewer. 

Basically, the Parabola theme has a custom Presentation Page (front 
page) that can be enabled or disabled by the user at will. It is enabled
 by default and when enabled it overrides the Front Page displays 
setting under WordPress Settings. I've done this willingly because most 
users were complaining that when they activated the Presentation Page 
nothing happened, since most of them had something selected under the 
FrontPage displays option.

Anyway, the reviewer had this to say: << It is required to show 
blog posts if user selects blog posts in "Front Page Displays" >>

I can't find that requirement anywhere in the codex or in Chip Bennett's
 guide to theme reviews. Furthermore, in the codex 
http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page I found this 

<<If it exists, the front-page.php template file is used on the site's front page regardless of whether 'Settings > Reading ->Front page displays' is set to "A static page" or "Your latest posts,">>

I think that's our case and that's how it's always been. Parabola also 
has a Blog page template for displaying the latest posts (with 
instructions and everything), and the Presentation Page can be disabled 
with one click. And I've had no complaints from users.

Thanks a lot for your time, I apologize for the lengthy message and looking forward to a solution to this.

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