[theme-reviewers] Abandoned/Changed Theme Name, Requesting Transfer

Scott Sousa scott at slocumstudio.com
Fri Apr 18 21:00:32 UTC 2014


Thanks for the info regarding the other themes named Journal. Knowing 
that, if it is possible to get the name "Journal" for our theme on 
WordPress.org, we'd still like to have it.


On 4/18/2014 4:53 PM, Otto wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 3:45 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net 
> <mailto:chip at chipbennett.net>> wrote:
>     I think the question of *prudent* Theme name choices is a valid
>     discussion, but a completely separate one. We've gone down that
>     road before, and personally, I don't want to get into the highly
>     subjective (and controversial) issue of trying to be gatekeepers
>     for Theme Names, aside from the basics we've got established
>     currently.
>     The more important (and interesting) underlying question here is:
>     what to do with abandoned (or changed) Theme names? Do we want to
>     have some way to release abandoned Theme names (that is: names for
>     Themes that are in SVN, but never got approved to be listed in the
>     directory)? Or do we want to say: once claimed, it's gone; just
>     pick a different name?
> The process is the exact same as transferring themes from one owner to 
> another: namely, it's a huge pain in the ass involving me doing it by 
> hand.
> At some point, this might be made easier. That point could be soonish. 
> Dunno yet, plans aren't final. Working on it.
> Still, the easiest solution is to use a different name. And for this 
> case, I would highly recommend that, given that many other themes 
> exist with the same name in many other places. Choosing a name 
> somebody else already used elsewhere makes things more difficult for 
> you in the long run.
> Like when Polly asked me about the name "Intrepid", (see 
> http://wptavern.com/introducing-ex-astris-a-free-wordpress-child-theme-for-stargazer 
> ), I did the same thing and found these:
> http://freelancewp.com/wordpress-theme/intrepid/
> https://www.sz-solutions.com/blog/2010/02/21/wordpress-business-theme-intrepid/
> Why would you choose a name that others have already used for similar 
> code and risk confusion in search results? With a name that's unique, 
> people will be more likely to find it.
> -Otto
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