[theme-reviewers] Featured Themes
chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Oct 10 13:21:08 UTC 2013
Please keep in mind: the secondary purpose of the Theme Review incentive
program was to act as a first step in adding in some community input into
the Featured Themes list - but it was only a first step.
We know that we need to establish some open guidelines around selection,
rotation, etc. for Featured Themes. We'll get there. But priority #1 is
ensuring that the review/approval process is under control.
On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 9:02 AM, Thomas from ThemeZee
<contact at themezee.com>wrote:
> I'm also a total fan of the review incentive program. It is just awesome
> to get reviewed your theme so fast and the reviewers really deserve the
> But I have to agree with Justin. In my opinion the featured themes section
> should really have more rotation. It has improved with the incentive
> program, but the rest of the featured themes always stays the same.
> What about letting the three reviewers with the most theme reviews choose
> one of their own themes to be featured AND suggest one theme from another
> author to be featured. Since the theme reviewers actually have reviewed and
> seen most of the themes they are best to judge the quality of themes. The
> admins then can check the three suggested themes and may feature them if
> they're really good.
> 2013/10/9 Zulfikar Nore <zulfikarnore at live.com>
>> Maybe the popular theme section should be given a more prominent place
>> like the Showcase has? but WordPress.org hosted themes :)
>> > Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 15:43:44 -0500
>> > From: justin at justintadlock.com
>> > To: theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
>> > Subject: Re: [theme-reviewers] Featured Themes
>> > When Charlie opened this topic, I think he may have had the right
>> > intentions but focused on the wrong thing. Even if he didn't, I'm going
>> > to shift gears for a bit.
>> > Of course, anyone who puts in the kind of time that's required to
>> > all those themes and see them through until they get approved, deserves
>> > some major credit. The review incentive program is awesome for that,
>> > and I'm happy we implemented it.
>> > The featured themes list has always been something of a mystery to most
>> > theme authors. The real "problem" is actually getting a theme
>> > featured. Whenever that question comes up, I hope our default answer
>> > isn't going to be "the review incentive program".
>> > That's never been nor should it be the only way for a theme to get
>> > Not everyone has the time to do reviews. It's not necessarily something
>> > they have control over. And, it's not something that should stand in
>> > the way of their theme getting equal treatment when we're deciding on
>> > featured themes.
>> > There are really good, quality themes that never get showcased because
>> > our featured themes list isn't rotated often enough. This has been
>> > discussed before, but how themes get featured is not an open process.
>> > I'd like to see that changed.
>> > I'm not sure exactly what to do to change it, but it's something worth
>> > discussing.
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