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

Scott Reilly scott at coffee2code.com
Fri May 17 22:06:33 UTC 2013

Bryan: I don't think Cais was advocating reviewing premium themes like
their free counterparts. I think he's just saying that whatever theme
a theme shop submits to the Themes Directory would be reviewed as any
other submission. Which is what we want; straightforward as you said.

As to what happens if all of a theme shop's themes are
closed/not-approved, then they would fail to meet the criteria for
being listed and would be in danger of removal. We'd have to work out
how regularly the criteria is re-confirmed for each theme shop, much
as how other criteria are regularly re-evaulated. Those are
implementation details at this point, but definitely something we'll
work out.


On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure I understand where the part came in about reviewing premium
> themes like their free counterparts. That just seems like a bad/exhaustive
> idea all around.
> The important thing is that they're GPL compliant. Other than that, Scott
> has only and simply suggested:
> "* The theme company must have at least one actively maintained theme
> (i.e. updated within at least the last 2 years) in the WordPress.org
> Themes Directory."
> Which is a good idea that doesn't need to be overcomplicated.
> As far as making sure those listed continue to maintain an active/approved
> theme in the free repo is a good point. I think it would be as simple as a
> monthly check for an admin to go through the list and not only make sure
> they're still maintaining a free theme, but also check the theme shop
> website and make sure it's even still up and running, because theme shops
> come and go all the time.
> That's all pretty straightforward until we start throwing unnecessary
> wrenches into the works.
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