Tag: rant

  • It’s not about your theme

    It’s not about your theme

    Lately I’ve stayed away from the theme review only because it can be such a negative feeling and a negative space. It’s not the people I interact with but rather those who feel like they have a solution for all the things. I’m not saying I do and I don’t try to but what I…

  • One theme reviewers point of view

    Conducting WordPress theme reviews can be a great way to contribute. Some people love it, some hate it, and others tend to watch from the sidelines. This is a glimpse of what three years and over two thousand theme reviews may look like for those that also want to contribute.

  • The case for no upsell

    Today I ran into a bit of an internal debate. This is something that has driven me crazy for the longest time and this time I’m speaking about it. Having an “upsell” theme in the WordPress theme repository. Quite frankly, I’m tired of it. Not only is it more code to look over but an…

  • My lack of creativity

    This is a sore subject in the dot org world currently and it makes me laugh as I read all the comments. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it was a decision to use the customizer as the basis of all theme options that are hosted in WordPress.org‘s free repo. The reason I…

  • Forget your incentive

    For some time the Theme Review team was doing fairly good when it came to keeping the ticket count down. Part of that was because those that got more reviews done for the month would get rewarded. A reward? Why yes. A reward for reviewing themes. A lot. I figured why not? Sounds like a…

  • Mistakes will happen

    Every once in a while I like to review themes. When that happens I will sometimes get a little frustrated at not only myself but sometimes the previous reviewer. Even I make mistakes.