[theme-reviewers] introductions (Brad Doss)

C. Brad Doss cbraddoss at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 22:11:09 UTC 2010

Hello, I'm Brad Doss
I've been using WordPress for a little over a year now. I've just recently started my coding adventures in WordPress over the past several months. I am not so much a designer, but more of a code monkey. So far, it seems, I've learned something new everyday; which I love! Even though I enjoy tinkering with WordPress in my free time, I have had the pleasure to find a company that let's me do that during normal working hours too. There are still many things I want to learn about WordPress, so getting involved in the many areas that the community has to offer is exciting to me. One of these days, I am hoping to development (publish) some of my own plugins and become more 'organized' so I can be more involved in the community. But, for now, I learn. I look forward to what this group has to offer.

C. Brad Doss
cbraddoss at gmail.com

>> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Joseph Scott <joseph at automattic.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello, and thank you for joining in on the theme review call for
>>> help.
>>> I've just gone through and approved several requests to join this
>>> list, so hopefully you are in the right place.
>>> If your are here then you've expressed an interest in helping with
>>> the
>>> WordPress.org theme directory.  Let me say right up front, thank you!
>>> Sounds like an instructor on the first day of class: welcome to
>>> Anthropology 103, if that isn't what you expected then now is the
>>> time
>>> to find the right class room :-)
>>> Moving along.  This is a new email list, with lots of new people
>>> subscribed.  Please do a quick introduction, who you are are, a
>>> little
>>> bit of background, your WordPress URL, etc.
>>> Doing theme reviews on a broader scale like this really is a bit of
>>> an
>>> experiment, I expect that we'll make adjustments as we figure things
>>> out along the way.  Some items to help everyone get up to speed:
>>> - make sure you have a WordPress.org account already
>>> - know where http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ is :-)
>>> - the theme review check list in the codex, make sure you are
>>> comfortable importing the test data
>>> http://codex.wordpress.org/
>>> Theme_Development_Checklist#Theme_Unit_Test
>>> One idea that has recently been tossed around is putting together a
>>> theme review score card.  Something that would help quantify some of
>>> the review process.  A simple scale of 1 to 5 (perhaps 1 to 3?) for
>>> different categories like security, following code guide lines,
>>> supports WP core features, etc.
>>> While getting this list up and going I'm also moving the existing
>>> theme review emails to this list as well, so you'll be seeing some
>>> back and forth on themes currently in the review queue.
>>> I'd like to see nice, high quality themes for the directory and
>>> another big thank you for volunteering to work with theme authors to
>>> help make that possible.
>>> Here's my intro blurb:
>>> Hi, I'm Joseph Scott.  I've been using WordPress since 2004, after
>>> giving up on writing my own blog software (seems like everyone back
>>> then tried to write their own before finally going to WP).  I started
>>> doing WordPress work full time when I joined Automattic, I contribute
>>> to both the WordPress.org community project as well as work on
>>> WordPress.com.  What seems like a long time ago now I wrote the code
>>> for the original Prologue theme (which others continued to enhance,
>>> into what is now P2).  One of the areas I focus on in WordPress are
>>> the XML-RPC APIs.  I've also done work in the realtime(ish) area for
>>> WordPress, with plugins for both rssCloud and PubSubHubbub (PuSH).
>>> --
>>> Joseph Scott
>>> joseph at josephscott.org
>>> http://josephscott.org/
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