[theme-reviewers] Refactored themes
Fernando Zorrilla (admin wordpressready)
admin at wordpressready.com
Wed Dec 7 19:42:56 UTC 2011
My name is Fernando Zorrilla, I hope I will start reviewing themes (my
As a part of my 'self-training' review , I inspected a few themes and I saw
I found a few themes 'based' on Twenty Eleven theme. These themes are just
a 'theme cloning' where the code is refactored and there are almost no
Basically the theme changes the twentyeleven prefix for other more
appropriate, keeping the functionality (almost) intact.
In fact, a child theme for twentyeleven with a minimal or no additions
could do the exact same purpose, except a child theme will evolve when the
parent theme is updated.
I think those themes are like a 'refactored-snapshot' from the original
theme, if you know what I mean.
This is something odd to me. An author could make thousands of themes
literally using this approach, cloning any theme.
I would appreciate your concerns about this topic.
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