[theme-reviewers] How to request "grandfathered" exception to WP 3.9 Theme guidelines?
chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Mar 6 17:29:50 UTC 2014
"Screwing" you users is only dependent on you not properly transitioning
theme settings to your plugin.
On Mar 6, 2014 12:27 PM, "Bruce Wampler" <weavertheme at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, in other words, I'm forced to screw thousands of my theme users. So be
> Right now, users with raw html capability can insert whatever they want,
> They've been able to do this since I introduced by theme in 2010, and
> there are thousands and thousands of users who've been using that
> capability with no know issues for all that time.
> On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>wrote:
>> Any arbitrary script/stylesheet that hooks into wp_head or wp_footer (or
>> that can/should do so) is exactly the focus of the guideline change.
>> Allowing a grandfather exception would defeat the purpose.
>> If you're talking about markup at template locations, that's possibly
>> worth discussing.
>> On Mar 6, 2014 12:16 PM, "Bruce Wampler" <weavertheme at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm trying to avoid specifics on this general group, but, to
>>> Using the WP Settings API runs all settings through validation checks
>>> which often filter the content, possibly deleting part of a particular
>>> validation/filters allow one kind of content to be accepted (for those with
>>> raw html capability only). The new guidelines prohibit that kind of content
>>> in some places, so to comply with the new guidelines, I would have to
>>> simply change the validation filter to remove that content. But that same
>>> filter will then also remove that content from any users who had previously
>>> had the now prohibited content. So their sites will now be broken just by
>>> updating to the new version and opening the admin page - the previously
>>> valid settings will be filtered out.
>>> A plugin (which has been suggested as a way around this requirement) is
>>> not a solution in this case because they would have to install the plugin
>>> before updating to a new 3.9 compliant version of the theme, and then
>>> simply deactivating the plugin would revert to removing the settings which
>>> is not very user friendly behavior. So the only solution I can see to not
>>> screw my exiting users is to ask to get this one thing grandfathered for my
>>> existing themes.
>>> On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 9:51 AM, Derek Herman <derek at valendesigns.com>wrote:
>>>> Hey Bruce,
>>>> I just read the WordPress 3.9 proposal and didn't see anything about
>>>> settings being erased - could you please elaborate on what would cause that?
>>>> Derek Herman
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