[wp-hackers] Shorthand: Appearance/switching themes?

Dan Smart dan at dansmart.co.uk
Sat Jan 7 18:10:57 UTC 2012

I am rather shocked at your attitude here Jane. Is this position held by the rest of the core team?

I would much rather see that the core team cares about the whole ecosystem, from end users to the developers who make themes for them. This would seem to be a healthier position, would it not?


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Dan Smart - Web Developer

On 7 Jan 2012, at 17:54, "Gavin Pearce" <Gavin.Pearce at 3seven9.com> wrote:

> "To be blunt" - the vendors have played a key part in making WordPress
> what it is today. 
> As per Tom - feel like we're stepping into an old argument here?
> Freedom is for everyone - the end users, our clients, and development
> companies/vendors included. Otherwise - "it's kind of lame".
> Gavin
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> [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Jane Wells
> Sent: 07 January 2012 02:12
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> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Shorthand: Appearance/switching themes?
> On 1/6/12 9:06 PM, John Blackbourn wrote:
>> I believe the changes also aim to cover theme features, such as menus,
>> widgets, custom headers, etc. Lots of stuff that users may change more
>> regularly than they change their actual active theme.
> Correct. The intent doesn't really have anything to do with how often
> you change things, just that customizing your site should be as painless
> as possible, whether that's switching themes or previewing widgets
> before they go live.
> On 1/6/12 8:42 PM, Lee Rickler wrote:
>> once I deliver a theme to a client the last thing I want is for them
> to be able to start adding new themes.
>> Kind of defeats my purpose.
> To be blunt, who cares what you as a vendor want? The person who owns
> and manages the site is the person our features are designed for. If you
> don't want them to be able to do things on their own or go with a new
> theme later on, why not go with a bespoke system or at least something
> that's hard to use or locked down with permissions? The whole point of
> WordPress is freedom and ease. If you want to prevent your clients from
> taking part in that, it's kind of lame.
> j
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