[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #908: Theme directory improvements

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Fri Feb 27 18:13:03 UTC 2015

#908: Theme directory improvements
Reporter:  athemes      |      Owner:
    Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
Priority:  normal       |  Component:  Themes Directory
Keywords:               |

 I like the more visual approach to the theme directory, however there are
 a couple of things I feel have been overlooked.

 Here's a screenshot of an old theme page:

 There are two key pieces of information missing from the new pages: the
 link to the theme homepage and the last updated date.

 The theme homepage link is important because the theme homepage almost
 always includes a link to the theme demo, which many users will want to
 see before downloading a theme. As we know, unfortunately, the native
 preview on the directory often doesn't do a great job of rendering a
 theme. So currently it is very difficult for users to know what the theme
 will look like when installed. Additionally, theme authors often use the
 theme homepage to go into more detail as to what features the theme has,
 link to documentation, etc.

 The last updated date is also important because it shows that the theme is
 under active development and hasn't been abandoned.

 So basically, I'm suggesting two things:
 1) Bring back the theme homepage link so users can view a proper, working
 demo as well as learn more about the theme.
 2) Bring back the last updated date so users know if the theme is been
 updated or not.

 Hope this helps, and thanks for your efforts to improve the directory.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/908>
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