[theme-reviewers] Theme Review Feedback at WPTavern Forum

Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) philip at frumph.net
Wed Aug 25 09:40:05 UTC 2010

I would rather we have standardized requirements for theme developement then 
deprecated functions, errors, warnings, bad displays of the theme and 
problematic situations that makes the theme not useful to have on the 
repository, for every developer that never updated their code to the new 
WordPress release there's a multitude of users who have complained and 
cursed at WordPress for being a bad product because their themes were 
written poorely.

Developers for any project and any new version of any process update their 
materials as appropriately needed, this is no different.  What you're 
*really* argueing is the developer not having the proper documentation.

In essence it really isn't part of the theme-review process but the codex 
documentation and providing the materials readily available to the 

- Phil

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Otto" <otto at ottodestruct.com>
To: <theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 2:21 AM
Subject: Re: [theme-reviewers] Theme Review Feedback at WPTavern Forum

> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 3:56 AM, yulian yordanov <yul.yordanov at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> I have something to say on the matter but my English is not good enough 
>> to
>> enter into that sophisticated dispute :) But I read the whole topic and 
>> must
>> admit that I shared the view of critics until I reviewed some themes by
>> myself. I was astounded of so much crappy code, copy-pasta from Kubrick 
>> and
>> lack of functions.
>> Now I think themes should be reviewed - if we are concern about 
>> wordpress'
>> users; if we'll do this only for the sake of design perfection - no, it's
>> not need.
>> my 2 euro cents :)
>> Yulian <Fingli>
> I don't necessarily want to bring that discussion over here, but maybe
> it should be here.
> Acting as a wall between theme developers and their users is not good
> for either side, and it is definitely not good for the community as a
> whole.
> We don't need high quality code or high quality themes. We
> *desperately* need high quality people who can help out these theme
> authors, and point out the problems and explain *why* things should be
> done a certain way. But if you keep summarily rejecting themes for
> frankly trivial reasons, then you just drive out theme developers and
> you never have a chance to help them improve anything.
> We're actively driving away people with this process. Seriously, it
> *must* change. Approving only 1 in 8 themes is simply a travesty.
> -Otto
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