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  1. Gary

    Re: adding the functionality to JetPack.

    Wouldn’t it be better to add a standardised method of adding logos in WordPress core itself, instead of relying on a plugin by a private company (that uses that plugin to generate revenue)?

    Something like add_theme_support( ‘custom-logo’ );

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    • PB

      Came here wondering about add_theme_support( ‘custom-logo’ ) and was severely disappointed to hear that once again we are being pushed towards Jetpack for what should be core WP features. In fact, this seems to be happening at an alarming rate.

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  2. Eric Daams

    I would love to know how their solution (and Jetpack’s, when and if that transpires) handles retina displays. We’ve hit this roadblock in our theme development before, because just using an image control leaves a lot to be desired on high res screens.

    I see this as a natural fit for WordPress core (more so than the post types discussed over on Post Status), with themes enabling it using add_theme_support() as Gary suggested.

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    • Chris Wallace

      There is no support for HiDPI, even when using Photon. I had hoped they would cover this as well, but you are welcome to submit pull requests on the Github repo if you’d like them to add this.

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  3. Andrew Wetzel (@CircleReader)

    Would love to see support for selecting the site logo for use as a favicon rolled into this as well.

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  4. Ryan Hellyer

    This is a good initiative by WordPress.com.

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  5. Tomas M.

    In my theme I’m using the method that Kirk proposed back it 2012, I hope new one will be very similar :)

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  6. Scott Smith

    I’m wondering how this is any different from the header image support that theme devs can already use in the Customizer.

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    • Eric Daams

      The difference is that the header image support is more for banner style images. It has a few extra settings like being able to set how the image will be positioned, whether it’s repeated, etc — not really things that are necessary for a logo. Plus, sometimes it may make sense to have both a header image and a logo.

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  7. Sanjay

    I hope they just added it to core, instead of a separate plugin. What if the user didn’t want to use that plugin? Will they force such users because of that feature?

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    • Piet

      I agree, especially adding it to Jetpack is not a great idea, simply because there are plenty of people that would like the logo feature, but are not keen on installing Jetpack.

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    • Justin

      As a theme author, I don’t think I’d ever support this Jetpack feature. It’s not really that hard to build it directly into a theme, but it’d be a welcome addition to core WP.

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  8. Adrienne Rice Adams

    Automattic released this, so I would expect inclusion either into Core or Jetpack in the near future.

    https://github.com/Automattic/site-logo

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  9. Adrienne Rice Adams

    For those folks reluctant to use Jetpack, you might try using it in Development Mode: you have access to a bunch of nice features like the Carousel, Widget Visibility, Portfolio post type, etc. without having Jetpack phone home to WP.com. http://jetpack.me/support/development-mode/

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