[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2521: Expose `author_uri` in the WP.org API

Making WordPress.org noreply at wordpress.org
Wed Feb 22 00:33:38 UTC 2017

#2521: Expose `author_uri` in the WP.org API
 Reporter:  Bernhard Reiter  |       Owner:  Otto42
     Type:  enhancement      |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:
Component:  Theme Directory  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                   |

Comment (by dd32):

 Replying to [comment:3 Otto42]:
 > Well, given that the Theme URI field is available standalone, and it
 exists in the same place (the style.css file), then making it available on
 the same level makes more sense than exposing it in the extended_author
 data, which is w.org data. If we wanted to provide a URL there, then it
 would probably be the URL associated with that user account via the
 support forums, not the Author URI field from style.css.

 I would strongly disagree that it matters where it came from, Author data
 is author data.
 It makes sense that the `author` property is a list of data about the
 author of the theme - that currently means the user_nicename, and includes
 the Display Name when the `extended_author` field is present (which is not
 publicly documented, nor used by WordPress currently). Extending that to
 include things like the profile link, and theme's author header data seems

 I'll also note, that the calypso PR mentioned in the ticket appears to
 wanted to use the Author URI as the Support location for the theme - A
 Support link in calypso should probably be to the w.org theme forum, or at
 most, to the theme_uri (not author_uri).

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2521#comment:4>
Making WordPress.org <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/>
Making WordPress.org

More information about the wp-meta mailing list