This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

wp themes short descriptions


Some theme authors makes really long theme desctiptions and add a ton of tags. When you have many themes uploaded to your WordPress installation, this can make the overview look messed up. Install this plugin to make the theme descriptions short. You can simpy disable the plugin if you at some point want to read all the info again.

Since WP 3.4 the developers have reorganized the theme overview screen, rendering this plugin depricated. Only install if you still run 3.3 or below, and dislike long theme descriptions 🙂


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  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Upload it to the plugins folder of your blog.
  3. Goto the Plugins section of the WordPress admin and activate the plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“wp themes short descriptions” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Simple CSS modification to excessive theme description/tags, nothing fancy, no expanded text on mouseover.


  • Added jquery effect on mouseover to show full description.


  • Auto disables plugin if you use WP 3.4, no longer needed – thank you WP devs 🙂