[theme-reviewers] Is there a safe theme-name list?

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 18:51:20 UTC 2013

If you are looking for an example name to use that would be relatively
"safe" then I would suggest something as simple as Example-Child-Theme ...
as the current guidelines stand that name itself would not be accepted and
therefore would not be subject to updates from WordPress.org.

Edward Caissie
aka Cais.

On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Ünsal Korkmaz <unsalkorkmaz at gmail.com>wrote:

> While i am preparing to write a guide about child themes, i see hardest
> part is choosing an example name.
> For example when i check http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ there is no
> "example" or "skeleton" theme.
> But i am not sure if there will be any theme with "example" or "skeleton"
> name in future.
> Is there a safe name list that i can be sure there will never be those
> names in wordpress.org?
> And while i see this solution for excluding theme from update check:
> http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/excluding-your-plugin-or-theme-from-update-checks/
> Its not working when theme is not activated.
> So if someone named his child theme accidently to a theme that published
> in wordpress.org, basically wordpress trying to override that theme if
> published version is higher.
> What is solution in there?
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