I just uploaded my first free theme to WordPress.org, but I discovered something during the process where “only” the actual theme zip gets uploaded.
In my theme I offer a custom.css for anyone wanting to modify the styles but when any updates get released, the user can update the theme without overwriting the custom.css because this file is not part of the theme.
However, the method of uploading only the theme zip means that the custom.css now has to be “in” the theme, which means updates will overwrite that file and being as it’s blank, will delete the users customizations.
A suggestion is to allow theme developers to upload a “package” zip where we can separate documentation, any extras like that custom.css I have, psd’s, and any other relevant files that should not be in the theme itself.
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