[theme-reviewers] Number of Free WordPress Themes

Angelo Bertolli angelo.bertolli at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 15:33:50 UTC 2011

On 12/12/2011 07:25 AM, Noumaan Yaqoob wrote:
> Hi,
> I was looking around for data about the number of Free WordPress
> themes uploaded to WordPress.org's Themes repository.
> I feel that the number of high quality Free WordPress themes is
> decreasing and someone should do something about promoting GNU/GPL
> licensed wordpress themes. I have nothing against Premium themes and I
> think it is fine if people want to get paid for the effort they put
> in. But I also believe that we should keep the community spirit of
> free software alive.
> So any ideas on how GNU GPL licensed free WordPress themes should be
> promoted and how we can encourage more people to contribute?

Part of the reason is probably because barrier to entry increases over
time.  The time and skill needed to make a WP theme now is much
different than it was for WP 1.5--and I think that makes a difference.

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