[theme-reviewers] Theme upload failed

Mats Birch birch at birchware.se
Fri Feb 10 15:02:10 UTC 2012

Thanks for that list. It will be useful.

One thought though, if it isn't approved, and this one is over four 
years old, one would think the slot would be open. Are "never approved 
themes" never removed?

On 2012-02-10 15:57, Chip Bennett wrote:
> 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 <http://themes.svn.wordpress.org> that were 
> never approved to be listed in Extend. That appears to be the case here:
> http://themes.svn.wordpress.org/kiss/
> Chip
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Mats Birch <birch at birchware.se 
> <mailto: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
>     "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
>     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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