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

Bryan Hadaway bhadaway at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 16:02:39 UTC 2014

*@Bruce* - Thank you very much for hopping into this discussion, as
ironically, everyone has been using your theme as an example for precedence
of how this situation should be handled in favor of NOT allowing us to do
what we need to, when in fact how you handled the major Weaver upgrade is
exactly how we would like to handle Responsive's new upgrade.

Not confusing at all and definitely in the best interest for the end-user.
The alternative suggestions so far, just develop backwards-compatibility
(bloat), discontinue one version to open another (dropping support for
users that don't want to switch), changing the theme name (confusing users
who are looking for the newest incarnation), update directly over version
1.0 (inevitably breaking many websites and taking the blame for it) etc.
have all been both more difficult in terms of development and more
confusing for users, besides being contrary to logic.

What you've done and what we would like to do is hands-down the most
graceful way to handle the situation. Hopefully, we get a yes on that.

Thank you.
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