Multiple Accounts Requirement

We’re adding an explicit multiple accounts requirement because some authors don’t really have a limit, even if we have a Trusted Authors program and the queue is at an all time low. The current situation is not fair to our reviewers and to honest authors that believe quality is better than quantity.


You can have multiple accounts with the following restrictions:

  • You can’t have more than one (1) open ticket in any of the trac reports/queues or under review. That means you can’t have one (1) theme ticket from an account and another one from a secondary account, simultaneously open in any of the queues.
  • Failing to respect the above requirement will result in the closing of all tickets and not having the possibility to upload those themes again. Also, a 1 month no upload possibility for each ticket closed. Depending on the severity of the case, you might also end up with a permanent ban on all your accounts
  • To avoid penalties, we request that you disclose all your accounts by emailing us at themes[at]wordpress.org.

In the last few days, we’ve penalised a few authors and are looking into other reports. Here are some stats:

  • 25+ accounts suspended
  • 4 TA accounts removed
  • 40+ themes suspended
  • Multiple penalties applied

To avoid such penalties, please refer to point 3 of the requirement.