[theme-reviewers] Spammy theme?

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 20:26:11 UTC 2011

The basic premise I have always tried to champion is moving the "older"
themes into a secondary repository so they are not lost but are obviously
shown as "out-of-date"

There are many older themes that can be easily brought up to current
standards but the original author's are no longer interested in updating
and/or involved with WordPress.

I would like to see these themes simply moved, then after another arbitrary
time limit made available to be adopted by a new author. I have put forward
this idea at least once before and still see it as having a great deal of
potential (aside from all necessary changes to the repository to make it


On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Claude Needham <gxxaxx at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Angelo Bertolli
> <angelo.bertolli at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Why not just have a "works with version X" selection for users like on
> > the plugin side?  Then the users could decide what was working, and
> > things could be pruned accordingly.
> >
> If a theme seriously does not work with the current version of
> wordpress, it should be retired.
> I am assuming that we are trying to encourage people to work with the
> latest release that they can.
> I have been in situations where a plugin that I relied upon had not
> been updated yet. (A shopping cart).
> But if I need an old obsolete theme -- I probably already have it
> installed on my site.
> If I am theme hunting, it would be very disappointing to dl a theme
> from wporg that is obsolete under the most current core.
> Just my thoughts,
> Claude Needham
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