[theme-reviewers] How to get a theme featured?

Emil Uzelac emil at themeid.com
Sun Feb 26 00:26:57 UTC 2012

Sounds good to me :)

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 5:18 PM, Trent Lapinski <trent at cyberchimps.com>
> wrote:
> > Emil,
> >
> > Who is the person to bring this to their attention then?
> >
> > I'm aware that those posts are likely paid, I was simply stating a TC
> post
> > shouldn't be grounds for anything, especially if it was a paid post.
> >
> > Obviously someone added PageLines to the featured list, and I would like
> to
> > know either 1) why? or 2) how I can get my own theme featured.
> - The criteria for being featured is that somebody with in charge
> thinks it should be featured.
> - The criteria for not being featured anymore is that somebody in
> charge thinks it shouldn't be featured anymore.
> I made PageLines featured. The reason I did it is because it was a
> special case, I reviewed the code and features of it at one point,
> thought it was pretty cool, and so I popped it in there.
> Whether it was "upsell" or not is not a factor I care about. I have no
> problem with upselling. However, I also have not reviewed iFeature and
> know nothing of it.
> Honestly, what is featured is basically at the whim and discretion of
> me, the theme reviewer admins, and anybody else with privileges on
> wordpress.org. We have no set plan, goal, or specific reasons for
> adding or removing from that list. Whoever told you that "upsell" was
> no good was probably not aware of how that list works.
> If you want to argue that the list doesn't change much, then I'd agree
> with you. I'd like it to change more often. However, I'd prefer that
> it not be changing every day or something to that effect. There's some
> themes we will always want to be there like twenty eleven, or the
> upcoming twenty twelve, for example. Annotum Base is unusual and
> different enough that it should be featured for a long time. But maybe
> it's time to retire a few like zbench or adventure journal or some
> such.
> Emil: I would oppose changing it to be merely a "top ten" list. We
> generally feature themes we think are new or interesting there, to
> draw attention to lesser used themes, or themes that we want to
> promote, or themes that do something unusual, etc. It has more value
> that way than simply being some kind of popularity contest.
> -Otto
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