Announcement: Finalised WordPress Submission Requirements - Phase 1

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Hello,

Regarding the Phase 2 or the requirements, it says that it would be published sometime after March 2014, which was last month, and I’m concerned about how will this take effect. I wanted to know if there would be some kind of grace period between the time the new requirements are published and the time when they would actually take effect.

As I am currently in the final stages of creating my theme, which is based on the current Phase 1 of the requirements, and I assume it would be quite a trouble to make changes to the theme, which could even be drastic depending on the Phase 2 requirements.

So please let me know how the new requirements would take effect, and I humbly suggest that there is some kind of grace period for the developers that are currently following the Phase 1 requirements, so we can submit the theme before the new requirements take effect.

I see that OP did mention how the requirements will take effect in the last paragraph, but I’m still not sure regarding this.

Thank you and regards.

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jremick
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Hi everyone,

Phase 2 requirements is currently on hold while we bring additional resources into the team. We will notify the community once a proper plan is in place. Thanks!

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Thank you for letting us know. Cheers!

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Hello,

Just one thing that I’m curious about, regarding the requirements, is whether there is any required or otherwise recommended version of WordPress that we need to support. I see that a lot of themes show the versions that are supported, usually from 3.5 upwards. Also I see that when uploading an item there is a list of the versions that we want to support, but I would still like to know or read more about this.

I’m sorry, if this is too obvious and I know that you guys have worked hard in documenting all the requirements, but still it would be great for me to have this cleared up.

Thank you and regards.

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http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/472/85/wordpress-theme-submission-requirements

On the HTML Section, rule number 2 and number 7 are the same thing, maybe someone should correct that.

Cheers

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Thanks

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Hello everyone,

Can someone of the staff explain this requirement in more details?

7. Themes are not permitted to add options that define the number of posts to show on archive or category pages via a global setting.

We are about to release a new theme which will support several optional layouts for archives. And it will be possible that for example you have one layout for category archive and different one for tag archive or author archive, etc… With that being said, some layouts will look better if there are more posts per page than others, and WordPress “Blog shows at most x posts” option won’t fit nicely into all of these layouts.

We were thinking that each of these layouts have its own “number of posts” option. And then depending of the current layout we would hook into “pre_get_posts” to modify limit on main wp_query, for example, tag archives will list 10 posts per page and category archives will list 5 posts per page.

An example:
function thr_pre_get_posts($query) {

    if(!is_admin() && $query->is_main_query()){

                 if(is_tag()){
                   $query->set('posts_per_page', 10);
                 }

                 if(is_category()){
                  $query->set('posts_per_page', 5);
                 }
    }

}

add_action('pre_get_posts', 'thr_pre_get_posts');

Can you please provide further assistance and give us your opinion on this?

Cheers, Meks team

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Can anyone help me start creating my first wordpress theme.

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i love ur work meks :)

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Based on feedback and recommendations from the community we have made some minor changes to the WP requirements for Phase 1. We are pleased to announce that the WordPress submission requirements are now finalised!

Phase 1 WordPress Submission Requirements can be found here: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/472/85/wordpress-theme-submission-requirements

Phase 1 Q & A can be found here: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/516/85/qa-for-wordpress-phase-1-submission-requirements

Thanks for your patience and important feedback!

Plz update the links in the post, they are dead now.

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