Feature #412

Featured Themes

Added by Matt Gold about 11 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

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I'd like to make the process of choosing themes easier for our bloggers. Is there a way that we could mark/tag some themes as "featured" and then offer bloggers the chance to choose from them instead of having to slog through the entire repository?


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 11 years ago

I'd like to see a better interface for theme browsing with tags and such, but a cursory glance at the core code suggests that it would mean rebuilding the entire theme browser, as there are no hooks or filters in the right places. Ron and Andrea, do you know of anyone who has done this? Am I totally wrong here?

There might be a more lo-fi solution. What if we just hooked some messages to admin_notices that would suggest some cool themes? They'd have to be manually maintained by the admin, and they'd be text only (with links I suppose), but it'd be easy to implement.

#2 Updated by Ron Rennick about 11 years ago

There is a new theme browser coming in WP 3.1. I haven't played with it much yet but I believe it's similar to the one on

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges about 11 years ago

Awesome! I haven't tested WP trunk lately because it breaks BP :-D

#4 Updated by Ron Rennick about 11 years ago

I haven't looked at it in a while either. I'm waiting for the beta to start.

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 11 years ago

  • Target version set to Future release

Holding for WP 3.1

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges over 9 years ago

WP's core infrastructure for dealing with themes in the Dashboard has changed a lot in recent versions. Dom, can I ask you to spend a bit of time thinking about how a 'featured theme' system might look and work?

#7 Updated by Boone Gorges over 9 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Dominic Giglio

#8 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 7 years ago

  • Category name changed from WordPress (misc) to WordPress Themes

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