[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3113: Child theme stats does not count for the parent theme

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Wed Sep 13 03:40:57 UTC 2017

#3113: Child theme stats does not count for the parent theme
 Reporter:  averta           |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement      |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:
Component:  Theme Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by xkon):

 Replying to [comment:2 averta]:

 > That is why I emphasize that counting the stats for a child theme is
 useless and it should be counted for the parent theme.

 A child theme might add more functionality than what the parent theme
 does. It might even flip the whole theme around and having a totally
 different look than the parent has because somebody liked 2-3 built in
 functionalities from the parent, example the gallery output and nothing
 more. It can have a different author.

 Shouldn't the child themes author and that child theme in general get some
 credit as well since it might have more 'work' into it than what the
 parent did ?

 So imho it's not 'useless' as it might as well be more accurate in some
 occasions. Rare yes but they do exist.


 Why don't we simply explore the option of both getting their +?

 Since you are declaring which parent theme you are using in your css with
 `template` it could be the key to happiness. Both the 'Theme' as a child
 theme and the 'template' as a Parent theme could / should be getting a +.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3113#comment:4>
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