[theme-reviewers] Front page displayes rule

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Mon Oct 14 18:16:01 UTC 2013

The reviewer is correct. Themes must support display of either a static
page/custom template *or* the blog posts index on the site front page.
Themes must implement custom front page features in a manner that supports
core implementation, including proper use of the template hierarchy, and
accommodation of user settings in Settings -> Reading -> Front Page

On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 2:01 PM, ethan anwar <ethananwar at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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
> statement:
> <<If it exists, the front-page.php template file is used on the site's
> front page regardless of whether 'Settings<http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels#Reading>>
> Reading <http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Reading_SubPanel> ->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.
> Kay
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