[theme-reviewers] Forking A Theme
fikrirasyid at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 00:19:27 UTC 2014
I'll suggest the author to release it as child theme on the trac. This
issue aside, I kinda feel that this is a theme forked for promotional
1. Fork a theme
2. Add one or two features
3. Add credit to main site
The author doesn't even change the text domain to the theme slug.
Is it just me, or is this kind of thing happens quite often to the theme
submitted to the repo?
On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 7:10 AM, Emil Uzelac <emil at uzelac.me> wrote:
> You can count changes on the fingers of one hand, it even looks the same.
> Therefore it should be released as the child theme.
> On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 6:58 PM, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com>
>> The argument of not being able to create a Grandchild-Theme is very
>> strong so from that aspect providing proper attribution to the original
>> theme is given the idea of forking a theme is fine.
>> As to this specific theme and forking it to be specifically compatible
>> with a plugin, I would expect there to be much more to the "new" theme than
>> just some plugin compatibility code ... has it been suggested the two
>> authors work together on the original theme to make it compatible with the
>> plugin then building Child-Themes as the forking author intends would be
>> more easily accomplished.
>> Edward Caissie
>> aka Cais.
>> On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 7:33 PM, Fikri Rasyid <fikrirasyid at gmail.com>
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm currently reviewing this theme
>>> https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/20060 and a theme @pseudoxiah
>>> made me aware that that theme is 'a fork' of another theme. The diff can be
>>> seen here:
>>> The theme author argues that the reason for him to fork this instead of
>>> creating a child theme is that he wants user to further create a child
>>> theme based on this theme and this theme is made to be compatible and used
>>> with specific plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/clickhome-myhome/)
>>> I honestly think that it is okay to fork and submit a fork as long as
>>> the theme gives appropriate credit to the original theme. However, I'm
>>> still new at this and wonder is there any specific guideline about forking
>>> a theme and submit it to the repo?
>>> Thank you.
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Fikri Rasyid
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