[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2970: Themes API

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Tue Jul 18 12:14:17 UTC 2017

#2970: Themes API
 Reporter:  dingo_bastard  |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement    |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal         |  Milestone:
Component:  API            |   Keywords:  needs-patch 2nd-opinion
 Like Plugins_API, we could have a Themes_API so that we can collect
 information from the themes that are available in the themes directory.

 This would probably make it easier to use new plugins directory for themes
 (which is something that is in plans as far as I know). Not only that, but
 we could have extra useful methods that are related to WordPress.org

 One functionality that comes to mind is assigning some sort of unique hash
 key for each theme hosted on wp.org. This would allow the differentiation
 between themes that are hosted here, and same named themes hosted
 somewhere else (ThemeForest or privately hosted).

 A wp.org author could then include the unique hash in his theme, which
 would then be picked up by the API. Each hash would be unique and known to
 the theme author.

 This would eliminate the update issues that can happen with themes that
 are named the same, and the active installs count.  A check could be made
 if the hash is consistent with the theme name, which would prevent any
 same name update collision and active install manipulation.

 Just an idea...

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2970>
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