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.

33 thoughts on “WLTC High Ground

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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)

  6. 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. 😉