Categories Asides WLTC High Ground Post author By Matt Post date July 10, 2007 33 Comments on WLTC High Ground A round of applause for Mark Ghosh of Weblogs Tool Collection for taking a stand against sponsored themes. Before WordCamp all sponsored themes should be removed from themes.wordpress.net. Share this: Related Sponsored Themes EssayApril 11, 2007In "Asides"Theme Quality and DownloadsJuly 18, 2007In "Stats"Vanilla Sponsored LinksAugust 21, 2007In "Asides" ← Automattic and Six Apart → Power to the People 33 replies on “WLTC High Ground” […] Update: Matt just nuked sponsored themes on the WordPress Theme Viewers. […] Must be nice to have so many users that you can tell a bunch of them to GTFO. I think it’s great that people are getting so involved with the WordPress cmmunity, but I agree, sponsored themes need to go. I do feel giving credit to those authors is a good thing, but having 2 or 3 links that are completely unrelated is a bit excessive. Indeed, I can only also applaud Mark Gosh (with one h) for pushing through this decision. It is good news for all hard working theme authors who said “no” to sponsorlinks! It would be great to see sponsored themes removed from themes.wordpress.net, but considering how broken it is at the moment (most downloaded widget is actually least downloaded; sort by download doesn’t work if you are looking for the most downloaded; no response to any support requests) I’m not going to hold my breath on them changing anything soon. […] Official. Sponsored WordPress Themes Are Out. Matt Mullenweg has made the WordPress policy on sponsored WordPress Themes official: Before WordCamp all sponsored themes should be removed from […] […] on Weblog Tools Collection declaring that he would no longer feature sponsored WordPress Themes, Matt Mullenweg has made the WordPress policy on sponsored WordPress Themes official: Before WordCamp all sponsored themes should be removed from […] […] sponsored themes will be a thing of the past within this few months. Today Lorelle posted that Matt Mullenweg has officially announced that all sponsored themes will be removed before the World Cup which will […] […] Matt MullenwegÂ (one of the originators of WordPress) has endorsed the decision and requested that all sponsored themes be removed from the official WordPress themes site at Themes.WordPress.net. […] […] few days ago Matt announced his decision to remove sponsored themes from themes.wordpress.net. A sponsored theme is a theme in which the […] Hey Matt: Just to clarify … You said “should be removed.” Does that mean your want them removed? Or does it mean there’s currently a project underway to actually remove them from the site. I think I know the answer, but I wouldn’t want to get it wrong. Best – Michael Standing ovation is more like it. […] not for WordPress anymore either. The great news of the week is Matt Mullenweg announced yesterday, on his blog, that the official WordPress theme site is dumping all sponsored themes within its […] […] alle Sponsored Themes bei WordPress raus. Der Themeviewer wird dann auf jeden Fall ein wenig leerer aussehen. Einerseits finde ich die Aktion ja gut, da sich in letzter Zeit immer mehr Webkataloge, […] […] sponsored WordPress themes on his site. Shortly thereafter, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg stated that all sponsored themes “should” be removed from the Wordpres Theme Viewer site. As […] actually it is ghosh with two h’ sorry for the confusion ;P […] Matt -the WordPress Matt Matt- welcomed this decision and announces that soon to go (before wordcamp this July) sponsored themes will also be gone from […] […] Matt Mullenweg, el fundador de la popular plataforma de bitÃ¡coras WordPress, ha anunciado oficialmente que aquellos temas con patrocinadores se eliminarÃ¡n de la lista oficial en la pÃ¡gina http://themes.wordpress.net. Al parecer no es el Ãºnico, ya que Mark Ghosh, de Weblog Tools Collection ha declarado la misma norma en su popular pÃ¡gina con el mismo tema. En teorÃa tendrÃ¡ como resultado que todos los temas en WordPress Theme Viewer y aquellos en Codex WordPress Theme List que tengan un vÃnculo de un patrocinador, se quitarÃ¡n de dichas pÃ¡gina el 21 de Julio de este aÃ±o al menos que sus autores la eliminen en primer lugar. […] I freely admit that a long time ago in my previous lifetime I was guilty of placing sponsored links. But I have been sponsor sober for months now, and am proud to admit that I will never release another theme with a sponsored link in it again. (And this excludes me from the crap that Templates Browser is pulling without my permission) Now, please add a few themes from the small group of designers who had already taken a stand against sponsored links (on your previous request) on wp.com to reward those who deserve it and give encouragement to those who need it. 😉 That’s a great idea Andreas – Matt, you guys should test some of the most popular ones, and place them on WP.com. […] No more sponsored themes on WP themes site. Makes me happy. […] […] most of “themes for free” is just a crap. So I’m contented when I read that sponsored themes are out from […] […] the on-hiatus Creating Passionate Users was this one from the entry Be brave or go home. Because on this entry on my blog a few days ago the part of the blogosphere that makes money from ad-embedded themes has been […] […] Matt, the head of WP said in his blog that “Before WordCamp all sponsored themes should be removed from […] […] I was without Net access for last couple of days, but a mild storm has built up around the issue of sponsored themes in the WordPress community. It all probably started with Mark Ghosh banning them from Weblog Tools Collection, and then Matt excluding them from the official themes repository. […] […] with WordPress. Go ahead, subscribe to our feed!My previous sponsored theme post followed by Matt’s support has generated a lot of buzz in the WordPress and blogging communities. Weblogtoolscollection.com […] […] estos dÃas mucho se ha hablado en la blogÃ³sfera sobre los themes patrocinados. Esto se debe a que Matt Mullenweg ha decidido retirar del WP Theme Viewer y del codex de WP todos los themes que tengan patronicio. Esta idea fue seguida por algunos que […] […] Matt decided to remove sponsored themes from WordPress.net this last week you would have thought it would be a topic of a […] […] post from Mullenweg follows an earlier crackdown in July against the inclusion of sponsored themes (themes that included paid text links) from the WordPress […] […] threats, and the response was overwhelming. With the overwhelming majority in the Community wanting spam links and potentially risky WordPress Themes out of the WordPress Theme Viewer and other WordPress official sites, Matt […] […] wirklich überlegen, ob man nicht überfordert ist. Selbst WordPress-Guru Matt Mullenweg mag keine sponsored Links – genauso eindrucksvoll seine Worte zum Auffangen der […] […] https://ma.tt/2007/07/wltc-high-ground/ […] Comments are closed.