I’ve already criticized the WordPress.org Theme Review process when it first launched. Things seemed to be improving, but either the team is poorly organized, severely under-powered, or both.
The Erudite 3.0 has been in review for 3 months, 3.0.2 since Sept 28. The review ticket was assigned 5 weeks ago, but still no movement.
If you are savvy enough, download 3.0.2 from the project page. There’s a security issue in the current theme that makes updating a priority. You’ll need to install and activate the Options Framework to change any theme settings.
NOTE: you will lose your previous settings when upgrading. Annoying, I know, but the old settings framework was rickety and awful.
Seems there should be some way to flag something a *security* fix, and get an expedited review.
You’re right, the review process is slowing — an inevitable result of WordPress’s popularity growing quicker than volunteers are added (and, as you know, the entire theme review team are volunteers, including Chip, Emil, Cais and the other heavy lifters).
I do defend the high bar of entry for the theme repo though (from your previous post). From the About page, its mandate “isn’t to have every theme in the world, it’s to have the best”; which means reviewing is a necessary, time-consuming process. There’s plenty of room for improvement though, including better documentation (of the review process, requirements and the team’s mandate) and better theme dev tools (Theme Check, Debug). All time-consuming, but all possible with people chipping in.
OK, I’m off to the request queue.
Just wanted you to know that I really appreciate your theme “The Erudite”. It’s clean, elegant and focused. Precisely what a theme should be.
I really love “The Erudite” theme. It’s about the only theme I really like, though I do wish the comment form included a website space. It is really organized and focused to any other blog theme I’ve used.
Erudite is nice, I’m using it for my blog. But it has one annoying point. I have to write the first paragraph in notepad first and cut and paste it in. Otherwise, the screen freezes after the first large, hanging initial and won’t do anything more. Apart from that, I rather like it. Thanks for designing it!
@Eunice: as I say on The Erudite’s support section, please report all bugs like this on the WordPress.org forums.