[theme-reviewers] Refactored themes

Michael Torbert mrtorbert at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 00:43:04 UTC 2011

Hi Fernando,

On another topic, you need to change your domain name.

Michael Torbert

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Fernando Zorrilla (admin wordpressready) <
admin at wordpressready.com> wrote:

> Hello everybody.
> My name is Fernando Zorrilla, I hope I will start reviewing themes (my
> username:WPReady).
> As a part of my 'self-training' review , I inspected a few themes and I
> saw something peculiar.
> 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
> changes inside.
> 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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