[theme-reviewers] Submitting a One-Page Placeholder Theme
ryan.frankel at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 16:03:49 UTC 2011
We have run into this issue many times on this list. At one point there was a discussion regarding adding a section for specialized themes. Does anyone know if that ever got anywhere?
On Oct 28, 2011, at 12:00 PM, Doug Stewart wrote:
> I think it unreasonable to look for full repo compliance when
> considering these sorts of single-purpose theme. I think the community
> suffers by not having access to these sorts of efforts and so some
> consideration ought to be extended.
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:36 AM, Edward Caissie
> <edward.caissie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>>> 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 Chai Butler
>>> Web Developer
>>> 197 Grand Street, Suite 6S
>>> New York, NY 10013
>>> (212) 239-2072 x7013
>>> theme-reviewers mailing list
>>> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
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