Survey results: using themes from

This is the last of 3 posts summarising the recent surveys and looks at what it’s like using themes from The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization.

Total responses: 140

Question one: Have you downloaded a theme from the theme directory?


Question two: Tell us about your experience downloading themes from the theme directory. Was it easy to install? Were you able to set up the theme? What kind of obstacles did you face setting up the theme? Did you do a lot of customization?

Summary: Mostly people found it easy and simple, but the biggest issues are not looking like demo/preview and customization.


Question three: Have you downloaded more than one theme from


Question four: Where did you download your theme?


Question five: Did you view the theme demo before downloading the theme?


Comments from question five:

Summary: we have some big issues with the demo and preview looking not as expected.


You can also view the full results here in a pdf.