[theme-reviewers] Spammy theme?

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Mon Jul 25 20:32:18 UTC 2011

Suspended Themes are not available via Extend (
wordpress.org/extend/themes) or via the WP-Admin Themes search, but
they are still available via SVN (
themes.svn.wordpress.org ).

Theme "compatibility", in the sense in which you ask the question, is
somewhat ambiguous. I'm not certain at what version a Theme would utterly
fail; then again, I think that question is asking from the wrong
perspective. The Repository should be offering users Themes that work as
well as possible, not Themes that merely don't utterly fail.


On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM, Angelo Bertolli
<angelo.bertolli at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 07/25/2011 04:15 PM, Claude Needham 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 from wporg that is obsolete under the most current core.
> >
> Oh sorry, I thought that's what was meant by suspending the
> themes--they'd no longer be available.  I agree, if it's seriously
> broken, there should be a way to remove it from the listing.
> How far back does WP compatibility go?  Will it still run 1.5 themes?
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