[theme-reviewers] Updates to an unassigned WordPress theme - need for new trac ticket

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sat Nov 24 17:20:19 UTC 2012

Unfortunately, Themes don't - and likely never will (for myriad reasons
that have more to do with the infrastructure itself) - have direct
SVN-commit access. All Themes must go through the uploader. As such, every
upload must be unique, and therefore updates to Themes must have a
version-number bump.

That said, uploading fixes is always recommended, even (if not especially)
before the current version has been assigned/reviewed.

For tickets not yet assigned, simply add a *comment* to that ticket, with a
link to the ticket for the newer version of the Theme. Then, when your
original ticket is assigned, the reviewer will see the comment, close that
ticket as "newer-version-uploaded", and continue on to the newer ticket to
perform the review. So, you don't risk losing your place in the queue *as
long as you add the comment to the original ticket*.

Hope this helps,


On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Venkatakrishna Rao k s <
venkatakrishnaraoks at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello
> I'm a beginner at WordPress, and I submitted my WordPress theme for
> review. But I then found that two of the theme review guidelines were
> overlooked,
> so I had to update my in the repository.
> It looks like it is mandatory that I update the theme version number, and
> also that a new trac ticket is opened when I do so.
> I'm sure folks at WordPress would have given a thought about it, and that
> there are reasons to discourage the following, but
> sorry, I couldn't find any reason why
>    - The need for a new trac ticket, when the theme is still not
>    reviewed, and unassigned.
>    - and the need to update the version number of the theme when it is
>    still not reviewed and unassigned.
> Regards,
> Venkatakrishna
> http://slatebalapa.wordpress.com/
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