Obsolete – No longer active themes – Discussion
These themes have been processed by the Theme Review Team to be determined to be justifiable to suspend
from the repository for one of the following reasons
- Splog links – links go to spam blogs
- invalid license information that is not gpl compatible or font license not found (1) or non-gpl restriction with footer credits
- not-working theme just not function with latest wordpress
- missing completely, svn not associated to the post of the theme
Splog Links in theme/author uri or theme uri or SEO seeded or even hardcorded backlinks
Theme has no svn
Unknown – possible copyright infringement on design /maybelist
Broken Theme – needs updating
The pages we chose to review were based on the furthest updated, the themes are on the last pages found in the repository. There were a total of 120 themes checked, 104 of which were originally written as recommendation of suspension, clearing up the ones that were just no license information and other minor nuances made the list above.
The themes listed above represent only a small fraction of available themes on the repository that are outdated and way out of bounds for the guidelines.
This topic is to discuss the plans as such for obsolete themes that remain in the repository that do not meet even the minimal of guidelines that go against most of our opinions of what the free available themes in the repository should be representing as well as how to handle those.
Beyond this current list of those which are to be suspended, the time allotted to do both the theme reviews and verify older themes in the repository does not make it possible to functionally do both. Some of the review team have brought it up that there should be a time limit for non-updated themes, our general consensus is 2 or 3 major revisions of WordPress before suspension for not keeping themes updated. What this means that currently we’re on WordPress 3.0 previous to that was 2.9, 2.8 which is 2, 2.7 being 3 revisions previous, all themes that are prior to 2.7 (or 2.8) should be suspended as being currently obsolete.