[theme-reviewers] Can Text Domain be name of the Theme shop?

Srikanth Koneru tskk79 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 12:17:48 UTC 2014

Text domain must be the theme slug, not a out dated rule but a rule to
facilitate some core feature in future.

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think the rule should simply be that it must be unique to the theme and
> not generic. A theme shop's name is definitely unique, relevant and
> appropriate enough to not cause any issues/conflicts and make sense to the
> end-user.
> I see 0% danger in this, perhaps it's more an out-dated rule, with a
> philosophical reason or it's simply always been the rule so the thought is
> "Why change it?"
> In theme development and management in general where it concerns
> developers or theme shops who have essentially built their own framework
> and then release multiple theme designs on top of that one unique
> framework, I think it's very good practice to keep everything consistent
> and tight, same slugs, function prefixes, text domains etc etc.
> This is not only good for ease of managing the project on the
> development's side, but also ease-of-use for the end-user who may decide to
> for example upgrade to the pro version of a theme or try another one of the
> shop's free themes, keeping everything seamless and options intact.
> I can only think of pros as far as development consistency like this is
> concerned, but would be interested in hearing what some of the cons may be,
> if any, for keeping the rule intact without a revision.
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