[theme-reviewers] Submitting a One-Page Placeholder Theme

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 15:36:05 UTC 2011

Sara -

Thank you for your interest in having your theme hosted at the WordPress
Extend repository.
Although, for the most part, previously "live" themes may not be a good
benchmarks a quick review of the "Launch" themes you are referencing would
indicate both need to have modifications made before a newer version would
be approved.

As to the issues that you are seeing with the upload script stopping you
from submitting your theme, there is no real manual process for working
around it. I would suggest implementing, perhaps with additional options to
display, all of the functionality your theme's submission report is stating
as "REQUIRED". Once your theme is in Trac we can look further into your
use-case scenarios.

Please keep in mind, the Themes found in the repository are meant to be
potentially used by the community in general, not necessarily by a small
niche group. That being said I would still very much like to see a "Launch"
theme that meets all of the current guidelines in the repository.


On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Sara Chai Butler <sara at launcheffectapp.com
> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I hope this email finds you well!  I was directed here by the moderater for
> the Themes and Templates forum, esmi.
> I was wondering how to go about submitting a one-page theme to the
> WordPress theme repository. The theme is called Launch Effect and it is
> basically a placeholder page with email sign-up, unique URL generator, and
> built-in statistics and incentive tracking.  It has almost 4,000 downloads
> and a dedicated technical support.  The demand for this type of theme, and
> the feedback for ours specifically, has been really good and you can see
> examples of it in use on our homepage: http://www.launcheffectapp.com.
> It includes a robust theme options panel where every aspect of the design
> can be customized and a stats panel where users are able to track signups
> and conversions (people who shared the site) and export their data.
> *TL;DR*
> Our one-page theme (http://www.launcheffectapp.com) fails the theme upload
> because it's not a blog and has no need for comments or tags, etc... I was
> wondering if its possible for a theme with a very specific functionality
> like this to be submitted. I can't figure out how the other two launch type
> themes were able to upload (these two:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/search.php?q=launch ) because neither
> of theme have any kind of blog infrastructure in place.
> We'd love to be included in the official theme repository of WordPress and
> we thank you in advance for your guidance on this.
> Sara
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> Sara Chai Butler
> Web Developer
> Barrel
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> New York, NY 10013
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