How to upload a theme like LaunchPad? (6 posts)

  1. I tried to upload a theme to wordpress.org but it told me:

    WARNING: could not find the file comments.php in the theme.
    REQUIRED: This theme doesn't seem to support the standard avatar functions. Use get_avatar or wp_list_comments to add this support.
    REQUIRED: ...

    And I just found a domain parking theme LaunchPad http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/launchpad, which doesn't have comments.php, wp_head and wp_footer and etc.. It only has a index.php, a functions.php, some images and style files.

    Please tell me how to upload a theme like LaunchPad.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. @esmi Sorry, I mean, upload it to wordpress.org

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you read & complied with http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review

  5. Read what I said. I found LaunchPad, which only has these files:

    -rw-r--r--@  1 sparanoid  staff   3.0K Apr  8  2010 functions.php
    -rw-r--r--@  1 sparanoid  staff    27B Apr  8  2010 ie.css
    drwxr-xr-x@  4 sparanoid  staff   136B May 24 06:46 images/
    -rw-r--r--@  1 sparanoid  staff   2.9K Apr  8  2010 index.php
    -rw-r--r--@  1 sparanoid  staff   2.2K Apr  8  2010 readme.txt
    -rw-r--r--@  1 sparanoid  staff    13K Apr  8  2010 screenshot.png
    -rw-r--r--   1 sparanoid  staff   3.5K Apr  8  2010 style.css

    However, I uploaded a theme like that but failed, so how LaunchPad passed the theme validator?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think that theme pre-dates the Theme Review Guideline by a couple of months. However, I take your point that you're creating a niche theme where some of the guidelines would not apply. The best way to deal with this is to contact the Theme Review team directly via the dedicated mailing list.

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