[theme-reviewers] Theme upload failed

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Fri Feb 10 14:57:28 UTC 2012

Just because you don't find it in Extend, doesn't mean that a Theme with
that name hasn't been submitted. There are Themes in
themes.svn.wordpress.org that were never approved to be listed in Extend.
That appears to be the case here:


On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Mats Birch <birch at birchware.se> wrote:

> My theme was not approved due to some problem with the name. I called it
> "BirchWare Kiss", which turned out to be a bad idea. So I fixed it (removed
> the "BirchWare" part) and tried to upload it again. I got this:
> "There is already a theme called 'kiss' by a different author. Please
> change the name of your theme in style.css and upload it again."
> Is it because my previous upload?
> I checked the Free Themes Directory, http://wordpress.org/extend/**
> themes/search.php?q=kiss<http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/search.php?q=kiss>
> "No results found."
> I searched in other places, then this:
> "{18} All Tickets By Milestone (Including closed) (6460 matches)"
> http://themes.trac.wordpress.**org/report/18?max=10000<http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/report/18?max=10000>
> There I found just one, my previous attempt:
> "#6211 THEME: BirchWare Kiss - 0.99"
> So, can't I upload the fixed version? Seems strange.
> If there is another theme with the name "Kiss", how can I find it?
> (If I have to rename my theme again, I want to know that the name is
> available before I start changing things.)
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