Jetpack Introduces Theme Installation from WordPress.com, Sparks Controversy with Alternative Marketplace for Free Themes

Today Jetpack announced that its users now have access to a collection of 165 free themes from WordPress.com. Jetpack users can browse, preview, and activate themes by visiting the WordPress.com Theme Showcase. WordPress.com has also added the ability for Jetpack users to upload a theme from its interface as well, a feature that targets those Read more about Jetpack Introduces Theme Installation from WordPress.com, Sparks Controversy with Alternative Marketplace for Free Themes[…]

Zerif Lite Returns to WordPress.org after 5-Month Suspension and 63% Decline in Revenue

In October 2016, Zerif Lite was suspended from the WordPress Themes Directory after failure to comply with the Theme Review Team’s guidelines. The suspension left 300,000 users (including those using Zerif Lite child themes) without maintenance and security updates. After five months of fixes and several rounds of review, Zerif Lite has returned to the Read more about Zerif Lite Returns to WordPress.org after 5-Month Suspension and 63% Decline in Revenue[…]

WordPress Theme Review Team Moves Towards Automating Review Process

photo credit: pollas – cc Getting a theme approved for the WordPress directory can sometimes take months, depending on the number of corrections required and reviewers available to handle the queue. As part of a larger plan to make things more efficient, the WordPress Theme Review Team is making progress towards automating many of the Read more about WordPress Theme Review Team Moves Towards Automating Review Process[…]

WordPress.org Added 910 New Themes in 2015

photo credit: Βethan – cc The WordPress.org Theme Review Team has just wrapped up a busy year of adding new themes, approving updates, and overhauling procedures. In 2015, the team reviewed and approved 910 new themes with the help of 236 reviewers, according to TRT member Ulrich Pogson. Despite their best efforts, the team cannot Read more about WordPress.org Added 910 New Themes in 2015[…]