[theme-reviewers] specialty themes, theme options that are only used if plugins are installed

Emil Uzelac emil at uzelac.me
Wed Jun 11 07:04:58 UTC 2014

Most definitely. Usually 7 days is more than enough time to wait.

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, myazalea <myazalea at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  It's been on hold for two weeks, can I just close it as not approved?
>  Skickat från min Samsung Mobil
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> Från: Emil Uzelac
> Datum:11-06-2014 07:09 (GMT+01:00)
> Till: "Discussion list for WordPress theme reviewers."
> Rubrik: Re: [theme-reviewers] specialty themes, theme options that are
> only used if plugins are installed
>  N.B. Themes must work properly without plugins.
> On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Emil Uzelac <emil at uzelac.me
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','emil at uzelac.me');>> wrote:
> Current version review was based on diff only. I would not suspend, but
> would hold the ticket till all issues are fixed.
>  Same applies to any other submissions.
> On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, carolina poena <myazalea at hotmail.com> wrote:
>   Should this theme be suspended?
> My review is in this ticket:
> https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18824
> and when I run the older, currently live theme, -this version:
> https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/12392
> I'm receiving 23 errors only on the admin page of the theme and it doesn't
> display the latest post.
> Similar themes from the same theme author:
> https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18825
> https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18826
>  ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 23:58:46 -0500
> From: emil at uzelac.me
> To: theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
> Subject:  [theme-reviewers] specialty themes, theme options that are only
> used if plugins are installed
> This is not a specialty Theme. What falls under the plugin territory
> should be noted and required to be either removed or moved into a companion
> plugin. We do not based exceptions on how old the Theme is. Rules are equal
> for all.
> On Thursday, May 22, 2014, carolina poena <myazalea at hotmail.com> wrote:
>  I'm reviewing a rather large update for a theme that is already live,
> and it's very complex but the majority of the
> code seems to be for functionality, not the actual design of a site.
> How do we handle these specialty themes? Do we ask admin if the author has
> been granted an exception, or is it enough that
> an admin at some point has pushed it live?
> The theme *almost* works without the recommended plugin -it doesn't
> display the latest posts and there is a broken slideshow.
> *The purpose of the theme is obvious *and it was also first approved 16
> months ago, when is a theme considered old enough to be an exception?
> I do feel that, since there already is a plugin, it would be a better
> choice to update the plugin, and clean up the theme.
> When does it become "too much"?  it's a real estate theme and I'm finding
> options for
> Maximum Listings Per Search
> Price Range Options
> Currency Symbol
> (+analytics)
> etc.
> All of these are in the themes option page regardless if the plugin is
> installed or not, but most of them only actually do something if the plugin
> is installed.
> https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18824
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