[theme-reviewers] Problem: Theme Name
chip at chipbennett.net
Mon Mar 12 12:34:59 UTC 2012
The most direct means of querying the existence of a "reserved" Theme name
is probably to look in SVN directly; e.g.:
And to the OP's original point: it is probably at least worth a discussion
to consider whether Themes that are submitted, but never approved, should
retain a "reserved" name in perpetuity. I would think that two years is
more than enough time to re-submit a Theme, if the developer were truly
interested in hosting the Theme in the WPORG repository.
If there were a reasonably long duration (I'm thinking at *least* a year),
and an automated way to clear out never-approved Themes, I'd be in favor of
releasing Theme names back into the wild.
(But as Emil and Cais said: ultimately, this one is Otto's decision.)
On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:29 AM, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:
> Although Emil is correct, in both Theme names are "reserved" based on a
> first-come, first-served basis; and, that to make changes to the existing
> structure would most likely fall to Otto's hands; but, perhaps an easy to
> use search tool can be implemented for authors to use to check for a Theme
> name's availability?
> In the meantime, using a simple Trac query:
> http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/query?keywords=~theme-<proposed theme
> name> will provide a list of existing Trac theme names to review. A similar
> link can be used in Extend as well: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/<proposed
> theme name>.
> Personally, when I am considering a new theme's name, especially a new
> Child-Theme, I check both of those queries at the beginning of the project,
> just in case, as the theme's name can affect its design aesthetics.
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at themeid.com> wrote:
>> ...you're not I should of read better. This is up to Otto, however I
>> don't think that this is possible. First for technical reasons and second
>> it's first-come, first-served :)
>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at themeid.com> wrote:
>>> Are you the author of the Theme that was not approved?
>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:14 PM, John Brown <solitaryman88 at hotmail.com>wrote:
>>>> I designed a new theme. My theme name is a "Vintage". But the name
>>>> seems not appropriate.
>>>>> Theme Upload Page Message :
>>>>> There is already a theme called 'vintage' by a different author.
>>>>> Please change the name of your theme in style.css and upload it again.
>>>> This theme has been sent two years ago. *Is it possible to delete this
>>>> theme**?* Because this theme old dated and not approved. Thanks.
>>>> Ticket info:
>>>> Ticket #483 <http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/483> (closed
>>>> theme: not-approved) - Opened 20 months ago.
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