Changelog: Recommendation or Requirement?

Theme Documentation:

In lieu of a readme.txt file, Themes are recommended to include a changelog, indicating version-to-version Theme changes.

In past months we noticed that Theme Authors either do not have the changelog or the changelog is very poor.

Here are some examples:


  • Version 1.1 – Improvements
  • Version 1.1 – Minor Menu Changes
  • Version 1.1 – Font Size Change

Which does not really say anything at all.

Or the changelog that was not updated in months.

Luckily for us we have tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub., but it would be easier for us and for users to know what is going on when author releases a Theme.

Please share your thoughts.