[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14999: Reject invalid theme.zip uploads

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Wed Oct 19 19:00:47 UTC 2011

#14999: Reject invalid theme.zip uploads
 Reporter:  jstrebel                 |       Owner:  dd32
     Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  3.3
Component:  Upgrade/Install          |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |

Comment (by Ipstenu):

 If we include developer directions for the error message, I doubt that
 would help users at all.  Even a link would just boggle the average user.
 Telling them flat out something like "The zip for this [theme|plugin] was
 not packaged correctly and cannot be installed." might be as good as we
 can do.  It's telling you what the problem is.

 We can't begin to tell them how to fix it, since adding in something like
 "Please contact the source from which you acquired this [plugin|theme] and
 inform them of this error." just isn't going to happen.  And linking them
 to the codex is a nice idea, but breaking down 'So you got this error. It
 means the zip file was made incorrectly and you need to tell the developer
 who made it.' is the most needed information.  And that leads to 'How do I
 tell them?'  If we ask them to report it, they'll just tell wordpress.org
 "Hey your plugin's broken."

 Yes, I have low expectations ;)

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14999#comment:17>
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