[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #49487: Remove the "Featured" tab in the Add Themes screen

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#49487: Remove the "Featured" tab in the Add Themes screen
 Reporter:  kjellr       |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Themes       |    Version:
 Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:  needs-patch
  Focuses:               |
 Followup to [https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5044 5044 (Meta)] /
 [https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/9522 9522 (Commit)]


 The "Featured" tab of the theme repository is the first page that users
 visit when looking for themes. As such, it should ideally present them
 with the best of the best WordPress themes. Instead, the featured list is
 just randomly generated. This does not quite fulfill the screen's purpose.


 There have been discussions around replacing this with some sort of actual
 curated list, or an algorithmically chosen set based on how new and
 popular a theme is (as proposed in
 [https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3750 3750 (Meta)] for example).

 Until consensus arrives on an approach for that, we should disable the
 featured tab.

 As noted above, this the [https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5044 Meta
 ticket] for this has already been completed, and this change just needs to
 be carried through to the Add Themes page.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/49487>
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