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Bug #3121

Add Academica theme?

Added by Marilyn Weber over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority name:
High
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Category name:
WordPress Themes
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Start date:
2014-03-19
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0%

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Description

We have an incoming commons member who would really like to use the Academica theme. Is this a PITA to add? More info here - http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/academica/. Happy to answer any further questions about why I'm making this request and marking it High priority.

History

#1 Updated by Marilyn Weber over 7 years ago

  • Category name set to WordPress Themes
  • Target version set to 1.6

#2 Updated by Matt Gold over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges
  • Target version changed from 1.6 to 1.5.21

Thanks, Marilyn. You've linked to the theme on wordpress.com, which is the hosted version of WordPress. When requesting themes, please link to the version of the theme available for download from the theme directory on wordpress.org - http://www.wordpress.org/themes/

For more on the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org, please see this page: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

Boone, here is the theme in the directory: http://wordpress.org/themes/academica

I am a little concerned that its rating is 1 star out of 5 . . . .

#3 Updated by Marilyn Weber over 7 years ago

This user wants it because she is familiar with it, but more importantly because she wants to add audio files, and there is a BandCamp widget. Any alternate idea would probably work, just let me know.

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago

wordpress.com maintains a separate version of the theme, which I trust more than the publicly available one. https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/academica/

#5 Updated by Matt Gold over 7 years ago

Wow -- I didn't realize they made the themes there publicly available.

In any case, it sounds like this would work for us. The problem, I suppose, is that if we went this way, we wouldn't receive notifications of theme updates and would have to do so manually, which we'd probably forget to do! Thoughts?

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago

You are correct that we won't get notification of updates. For the themes we are already using from wordpress.com, I occassionally check manually for updates. It hasn't caused us any problems yet.

#7 Updated by Matt Gold over 7 years ago

Okay. Let's continue with the status quo for now, but perhaps we can keep a list of wp.com themes and try to check for updates 2-3 times per year. Seems like a task like that might be a good fit for Dom.

#8 Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

Thanks. Theme added in https://github.com/castiron/cac/commit/95dacaf0e129d7a1b36bb8b05457c7a7482f1123. I will open a separate ticket for the theme review suggestion.

#9 Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago

The 1.5.21 release is live and the theme has been made available.

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