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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#215 new enhancement

Feature Request: Readme.txt generated tabs on theme pages

Reported by: iandstewart Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Theme Directory Keywords:
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Description

Like plugins it'd be really cool to have readme.txt-generated tabs on theme pages. Maybe taking over from style.css descriptions? As themes get more complicated this can really help users better understand how to use them and find support. Even for uncomplicated themes it can still be useful. Like, say, if the theme uses post formats, it's a great place to describe them.

I think I've seen this mentioned somewhere before but I couldn't find a ticket.

Change History (26)

#1 @zoonini
4 years ago

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#2 @nacin
4 years ago

One possible blocker: We don't actually have a formal, accepted theme readme.txt standard.

#3 @designsimply
4 years ago

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#4 follow-up: @chipbennett
4 years ago

Perhaps start from the Plugin readme standard, and then work from there?

This is a much-needed feature, that would be really useful.

#5 in reply to: ↑ 4 @cais
4 years ago

Replying to nacin:

One possible blocker: We don't actually have a formal, accepted theme readme.txt standard.

Replying to chipbennett:

Perhaps start from the Plugin readme standard, and then work from there?

This is a much-needed feature, that would be really useful.

As suggested by Chip here, we (WPTRT) have been suggesting to follow the WordPress Plugin readme.txt format for quite some time now. No reason not to start there would be my opinion as well.

I actually use the Plugin Readme Validator to view my themes' readme.txt files all the time just to see how they would be parsed with a similar system.

#6 @emiluzelac
4 years ago

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Extremely useful and very much needed :)

#7 @chipbennett
4 years ago

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#8 @greenshady
4 years ago

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#9 @jcastaneda
4 years ago

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#10 @tskk
4 years ago

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#11 @mercime
4 years ago

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#12 @Frumph
4 years ago

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#13 @estoeckel
4 years ago

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#14 @Frank Klein
4 years ago

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#15 @richardmtl
4 years ago

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#16 @siobhyb
4 years ago

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#17 @kwight
4 years ago

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This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #themereview by greenshady. View the logs.


3 years ago

#19 @emiluzelac
3 years ago

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#20 @emiluzelac
3 years ago

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#21 @ramiy
3 years ago

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#22 @ZGani
3 years ago

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This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by obenland. View the logs.


3 years ago

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

#26 @colorful tones
2 years ago

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