[theme-reviewers] Proposed criteria change for Commercially Supported GPL Themes page

Scott Reilly scott at coffee2code.com
Fri May 17 21:36:37 UTC 2013

Hi Bryan,

We appreciate your input and your opinion does count. Your situation
is in fact one that caused us to reconsider the requirements to see if
they can be improved. Under the new guidelines currently proposed your
site would qualify for inclusion in the listing.

But yes, one motivation for the change is in the spirit of also
rewarding those who contribute to the WP ecosystem and contribute back
to the community.

That said, the new guideline doesn't "stand to show that many of [the]
theme shops ... should be taken down" and yours added. The guideline
is a new criteria. The theme shops currently listed meet the existing


On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:
> I actually think it's a great idea to require that shops listed have a
> theme, most likely the free version of a theme in which their shop sells a
> pro version of, contributed in the free repo.
> As apposed to simply listing anyone including people that do not contribute
> anything free in .org for free allowing them to use free promotion on a
> website, in a community they don't even contribute to.
> The whole idea essentially being to "keep it in the community" allowing
> people like myself who actually give back (I've contributed about 7 free
> themes now overall) to get some love in way of helping us promote our
> premium themes as well.
> The only problem with that whole premise is that I've certainly been allowed
> to contribute the free version of my theme in the repo, but not allowed to
> promote my theme shop which houses the pro version of that theme on the
> commercial page.
> In fact, what Scott is proposing only stands to show that many of theme
> shops currently being promoted should be taken down and that my shop is a
> perfect candidate for this new proposed idea and I should without a doubt,
> be listed, yet I was declined. Ironic.
> Sooo, we'll see what happens, huh? Not getting my hopes up.
> Thanks, Bryan
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