soft reject comment help

There is a comment from soft reject that I cannot understand. Does this mean that custom widgets: Facebook widget, social media widget… I need to change it to plugin?

Themes execute the presentation and styling of content while plugins handle content creation and functionality. Anything users will lose upon switching themes is classified as plugin territory. Here are some common examples:

  • Analytics
  • SEO options
  • Forms
  • Non-design related meta boxes
  • Resource caching
  • Dashboard widgets
  • Custom Post Types
  • Custom Taxonomies
  • Shortcodes
  • Social media “like”, “follow” and “share” buttons
    Anything that falls into plugin territory must be added via a custom plugin.
    You may use TGM Plugin Activation or equivalent to prompt the user to install the plugin on theme activation, but it cannot be activated without user action.

Yes, it need to be a plugin.

Find “Shortcodes, Sliders and Widgets” part.

And what if a have a footer section and it contains copyright text and socail media? And everything is customized via WP Customizer.

You can by default leave it blank and in documentation/video to show customer how to add text/social icons there.

For example, this is our latest theme, Park, and on home page there is a text which should be added from customizer.
Also, on our demo margins between posts are -50px (posts are overlapping) but by default there is a space of 100px between. Take a look on video:

Thanks for your help.