[theme-reviewers] searching for themes

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Sat Mar 17 17:44:08 UTC 2012

You won't find any themes for things like "animal" or "art" or
"cooking" on the theme directory. That's not really what a theme is.

There are no "themes that are out of the box ready and don't need to
add my own photos to finish the appearance of the theme."

See, what you're describing is "content". A theme doesn't provide
content, it provides a blank space in which to fill your content. It's
not going to give you that content, because most people don't use that
sort of default content anyway. Do you really want your website to
look like a cookie cutter site, with the same stuff as every other

Themes are like a chalkboard. You can make a chalkboard that has a
bunch of predefined spaces and colors and ways to fill it with things,
but you still need to pick up that chalk and fill up the given space

Even the images provided on the screenshots are often example images
only. You need to use your own content to make the site about


On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Cindy Livengood <cmlivengood at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear List Members,
> I have been trying to view the themes on the wordpress.org site, but
> unfortunately, the seemingly simple task is kicking me in the ribs.  The
> filter and tag feature is not helpful.  I want to search by things like
> animals, cooking and art for themes that are out of the box ready and don't
> need to add my own photos to finish the appearance of the theme.
> But, really, I would like to be able to see all the themes, but I don't find
> a "see all themes" button, and typing "theme" into the search feature simply
> gives a few responses.
> Looking at the themes from my admin panel only shows 656 themes to choose
> from, which of course, few of them were what I need.
> Please help me to see all the themes?
> Thank you!
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