[theme-reviewers] Why can't theme authors have a second version of a theme?

Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) philip at frumph.net
Fri Sep 26 20:44:32 UTC 2014

.. you missed the point entirely there Otto, has nothing to do with revision numbers; it has to do with not having all of your old users get their sites destroyed by an update and keeping the same name but it’s a new release of the same theme but with the addition of II at the end of it to keep it denoted as the responsive theme but next generation

They could write the name Responsive NG and it wouldn’t make a difference the current rule says they can’t use responsive again.  the II was just written as a matter of descriptor towards the current state.

From: Otto 
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2014 1:23 PM
To: Discussion list for WordPress theme reviewers. 
Subject: Re: [theme-reviewers] Why can't theme authors have a second version of a theme?

On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:44 PM, Trent Lapinski <trent at cyberchimps.com> wrote:

  We are trying to release Responsive 2.0, and after a year of development and months of debating how to release it we’re now being told we cannot have two themes with the same name.

So, you want to have "responsive two version zero point zero point one" and you don't see an inherent problem with this?

Version numbers are version numbers. Making your next theme named the same but with an extra fake version number in it is plain ridiculous.

You're the one risking brand confusion here. "Which version of Responsive are you using?" "Oh, version 2". "There is no version two, Responsive only goes to version one nine seven three." 

My vote: If it's a new theme, then it should have a new name. If it's not a new theme, then it shouldn't have a separate entry in the theme directory for it.


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