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  • Romik84

    (@romik84)


    Hello,

    I still ask myself, why? Why there are still same featured WordPress themes for the past year or two? Still same boring, not attractive themes, which are up to date. What’s the system for collecting of the featured themes? Transparent? Not at all! I have filled the WP survey which was here a time ago but with no response. Unfortunately, there will be always themes of an individuals who update their themes once per year. Hello WP, wake up! Those themes are already boring!!! Start to promote themes which are really worth it and not those ones (of your company) or some (which really have no reason to be there!). This community is made by people or by a company? Not sure about the answer.

    P.S. As a theme designer I don’t care if my themes will be featured or removed. I just had to say what I think about this “system”!!!

    best regards,

    Roman

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  • I don’t say the admin should change his chosen themes, but let community to choose them. it’s what I am talking about. When I check some themes – which get 500k – 900k downloads, and check backlinks, it simply tells me how they are popular. if some theme has 700k downloads and has only 30k websites which really use it (didn’t remove it). usually, 200k downloads for a good theme get already 40-50k backlinks. and please, don’t tell me such thing, you do it for free, or someone else. everyone makes it here to get some profit – if big or small – still profit. I was not born yesterday :). I would like system, which would show top themes by community – why? because only then we will know what really matters to the people. only then we will know if they need business, blog template or framework, etc.

    Oh, you are very very very wrong. TwentyEleven has had only 3 updates in its lifetime and it is currently featured.

    of course I meant updates of WP and not of the themes.

    When I check some themes – which get 500k – 900k downloads, and check backlinks, it simply tells me how they are popular. if some theme has 700k downloads and has only 30k websites which really use it (didn’t remove it).

    Not sure what your point is. Are you saying that a theme’s download count doesn’t indicate how many people use it? to date the most downloaded theme here is Atahualpa (900k+), and Suffusion is second (700k+). If you search for Suffusion’s footer on Google you will see close to 14 million hits. Even accounting for pages on the same domain and very aggressively removing 80% of the count, you will still see a figure over 2.5 million – way above the 30k that you ascribe.

    14m links doesn’t mean uniques domains… one domain can point 200k links, it doesn’t mean 200k unique domains… I think unique domain names say everything…

    Are you saying that a theme’s download count doesn’t indicate how many people use it?

    I meant how many people are really using it, and probably are happy with that…

    Okay, this is now getting into the realm of personal aspersions.

    I meant how many people are really using it, and probably are happy with that…

    And you know for a fact the users of thse themes are not happy with them? Given the rating of these themes I find it hard to believe.

    Basically you have accused featured theme authors of being irresponsible, and that is a flat out lie. You have then claimed that the number of downloads are undeserved and that the themes would not have had even 100 downloads if they were not featured, which is another bogus claim, given that the popularity of certain themes prior to becoming featured.
    Every metric that you have talked about is already tracked and there is just one subjective list – the featured list. Common sense would dictate that you leave this one list subjective, or using the box office analogy Avatar/Titanic might well be put on every list of acclaimed movies by dint of their ticket sales. Basically you are insistent upon merging popular themes with featured one while the two lists have very different purposes

    I said what I would change on featured section, and it’s my personal opinion, that’s all. we don’t need to argue anymore ;). peace man.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    romik84:

    I am saying there should be something done with the featured section, as it’s not fair, transparent, equitable.

    Transparency I’ll grant you, but slinging the fair and equitable accusations, when you’re not a part of the process, is unfair itself.

    If you want to get a deeper understanding of the process, if you want to change it, you have to join the theme team. It’s free, and I understand they have cookies.

    I have been asking from a long time for a selection by the community, rather than one person deciding the fate of the theme or at least some transparent guidelines on how these featured are selected.

    If 15 from a pool of 50 featured themes are displayed randomly on WordPress.Org, it would do justice to lot of other themes which are equally good or sometimes even better.

    I quit after seeing these replies from the wptrt admins

    – The criteria for being featured is that somebody with in charge
    thinks it should be featured.
    – The criteria for not being featured anymore is that somebody in
    charge thinks it shouldn’t be featured anymore.

    Honestly, what is featured is basically at the whim and discretion of
    me, the theme reviewer admin

    There is no criteria to be featured, nor special requests can be made to
    get featured either.

    How did new Theme get there, honestly I have no idea.

    Waiting to see the day where the community is run like a community.

    yeah, for me it doesn’t look the best way for one person to choose the best designs and say they are featured…but what we can do. only close our eyes and accept it.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    I have been asking from a long time for a selection by the community, rather than one person deciding the fate of the theme or at least some transparent guidelines on how these featured are selected.

    Again. It is the community. The WP Themes team is pretty much all volunteers. If you want to help change it, please consider joining http://make.wordpress.org/themes/

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