[theme-reviewers] Featured Themes
emil at uzelac.me
Thu Oct 10 18:28:26 UTC 2013
What do you propose we add as a second option to get featured?
On Oct 10, 2013 8:21 AM, "Chip Bennett" <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>>> > 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,
>>> > 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
>>> > 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
>>> > 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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