Theme Authors Frustrated at Removal of Themes

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Caught wind of some backlash that I hadn’t considered in regards to WordPress removing sponsored themes from it’s Theme Viewer (upwards of 2,100 and counting removed).

Apparently many theme authors are being caught off guard.

Theme authors such as Cory Miller are finding out that without warning or any chance to make their themes comply with the new standards, the themes are being deleted from Theme Viewer completely.

What I am taking issue with is … today, after checking the WordPress Theme Viewer site, I found all but one of my themes were deleted … without warning … without the opportunity to update my themes to comply with the new policies, which I would have done … and without the ability to even login once I heard of the new policies.

Again, I hadn’t even thought about this side of the story. This is really too bad, especially for the authors out there like Cory. He’s a good friend of mine and someone that has done a lot for the WordPress community.

Hey Cory: I’ll host ’em!