[theme-reviewers] Guidelines and theme markets
edward.caissie at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 17:19:41 UTC 2011
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On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 12:38 PM, Mario Peshev <mario at peshev.net> wrote:
> Hey Cais,
> Thanks for the feedback.
> Could I invite two of the reviewers to the mailing list here informally on
> behalf of the WPORG or it's better just to share them my personal thoughts
> as for how can we help each other?
> Mario Peshev
> Training and Consulting Services @ DevriX
> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 7:05 PM, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:
>> We are always open to constructive discussions.
>> That is really one of the core views of the WPTRT.
>> We want to listen to the community and get their feedback.
>> Granted, there may be differing points of view based on the venue the
>> themes will be available from, and we make every effort to keep to the what
>> we understand as the WordPress guiding ideals; but that in no way hinders us
>> from listening to and discussing other ideals used by other "repositories".
>> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Mario Peshev <mario at peshev.net> wrote:
>>> Hello Reviewers,
>>> Since we are discussing the guidelines and some possible changes out
>>> there, I would like to comment something interesting (at least in my
>>> opinion) about the toolkit of reviewers here and in other markets. My team
>>> has submitted a theme framework for sale on Envato's theme market last week
>>> after an unsuccessful submission half a year ago. During the first review in
>>> April there was no specific technical review - it was mostly stability and
>>> design uniqueness and function richness, but after the approval last week we
>>> actually commented out with their reviewers that they have started to
>>> actively use the Theme-Check plugin.
>>> Since their overall concept is different, I was surprised that they
>>> actually insist on different things such as styling the .sticky class or
>>> using some file operations. Due to the market specifics some required
>>> options are considered recommended only, but still they consider using it
>>> closely for their reviewing process.
>>> Also, since the recent huge attack of timthumb, most of the authors in
>>> the market actually got interested in the 'best practices' and what comes
>>> 'in the box' of WordPress. I've been researching the market since January
>>> and themes are implementing post-thumbnails instead of timthumb nowadays
>>> (probably Justin's "Get the Image"
>>> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/get-the-image/ and user
>>> comments have helped). The point is that there are other 'secret' teams that
>>> also respect these guidelines and tools and I believe that we could probably
>>> contact them and discuss some changes or best practices (even share and
>>> exchange reviewing ideas). By popularizing that relation some theme sellers
>>> could join and contribute to the WPORG repository (we plan revamping the
>>> framework as a free version as Pagelines did) or take part as reviewers.
>>> So does it make any sense or we are kinda 'closed' to other reviewing
>>> Mario Peshev
>>> Training and Consulting Services @ DevriX
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>>> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
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