[theme-reviewers] About My Theme "Infinity"

Justin Tadlock justin at justintadlock.com
Sat Jun 30 00:59:28 UTC 2012

"Stallion SEO Theme" wouldn't be allowed based on the name anyway, so 
you're safe. :)

On 6/29/2012 7:19 PM, David Law wrote:
> Hi,
> As a premium theme developer who hasn't submitted their theme to the 
> WordPress theme repository I could theoretically be on the other side 
> of this issue one day, named my theme "Stallion SEO Theme" which 
> should be unique enough. I would be curious what would happen if 
> another theme developer tried to obviously 'squat' a theme name that's 
> unique enough that it's highly unlikely to be a mistake? Infinity is 
> so generic it would only be a matter of time before someone used it, 
> Stallion SEO Theme unlikely.
> Not your fault this has happened, there's at least one way for premium 
> theme developers to hook into the WordPress auto update feature, I use 
> this one 
> http://w-shadow.com/blog/2011/06/02/automatic-updates-for-commercial-themes/ 
> when added to a theme, the theme acts like a theme in the repository 
> with regards updates. Not sure what would happen if a theme with the 
> same name was added to the repository as well while using the above. 
> I'll have to check with a test site and if it does add the code others 
> have suggested. This is why I subscribe to this list, keep an eye on 
> what's going on Smile
> I assume you've started at version 1 for your theme, you could suggest 
> to the other theme developer to go to say version 10 so it's highly 
> unlikely the themes will clash again, would be a really quick fix for 
> them.
> Also since you already have the Infinity name in the repo, if they do 
> eventually submit to the repo they'll have to choose another name.
> David
> *From:* Mike Dave <mailto:designcoralblog at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Friday, June 29, 2012 11:32 AM
> *To:* theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org 
> <mailto:theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org>
> *Subject:* [theme-reviewers] About My Theme "Infinity"
> Hello Admin,
> My Theme Infinity <http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/infinity> is 
> available to public in WordPress Repo. I have submitted my theme by 
> keeping the WordPress Guidelines in mind especially about name. I have 
> searched the WordPress directory for the name "Infinity" and there was 
> not any theme related to Infinity, so i decided to choose the name.
> Now i have received an email from *PressCrew* and a part of email is 
> as follows,
>     Congratulations on your Infinity WordPress Theme, it's looks
>     great. Sadly there's a big issue that has popped up for our
>     WordPress project that has the same name.
>     Our Infinity is also a free WordPress Theme and has been released
>     about a year ago (http://infinity.presscrew.com
>     <http://infinity.presscrew.com/>). We've build a great community
>     of users of the past year, and it has become a valuable tool our
>     users. Currently our theme is in beta 3 and thousands of people
>     have downloaded it.
>     Why am I telling you this? Because today all our users got
>     prompted to update to a new version of Infinity through the
>     WordPress dashboard. We were extremely confused because we had not
>     pushed out any update *(since the theme is not yet in the repo!)*.
>     It turns out that it's actually WordPress thinking that your
>     version of Infinity is the theme that's being used by our users.
>     In practice this means that several of our users have accidently
>     overwritten our theme with yours. I don't have to tell you the
>     implications this has for our users.
> So what you people suggest me about this issue.
> Waiting for response.
> Take Care
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