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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#27332 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Themes Directory Tag Filter - Subject

Reported by: klosi's profile klosi Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.8.1
Component: Themes Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I found the Themes Directory Tag Filter ( always very useful, but what was always bothering me lots, was the subject category. It currently states:

  • Holiday
  • Photoblogging
  • Seasonal

I believe that you have way bigger plans for this thing anyways, but can't we as a very quick improvement just add a list of subjects that are actually relevant to the real world of 2014 WordPress Themes? Here is a quick list with suggestions:

  • Personal Blog
  • Magazine
  • Portfolio
  • Photography
  • Film and TV
  • Business
  • Travel
  • Technology
  • Political
  • Charity
  • Nightlife
  • Events
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Music / Bands / DJs
  • Wedding
  • WooCommerce
  • Miscellaneous

I'm pretty sure there are better ways to organize the Themes Directory and that you are probably working on some sort of real Marketplace-ish directory. Still, I hope the Tag Filter can receive a quick "first aid" help until the proper solution is in place.

Let me know if I can help!

Please note: I have already discussed this with the Theme Review team and opened a ticket in meta trac. I ended up here since apparently the tags need to be implemented by Core first, before they can be used for the Directory.
I understand that this might sound like trivial issue for Core, but I would nonetheless like to bring this issue up. I think there are great free themes out there. They are just very difficult to find...


Change History (4)

#2 @klosi
9 years ago

It's a bit of an older topic, but I was looking into the Core code and noticed that the referenced tags in WP Core are actually referring to a .org API first:

 * Retrieve list of WordPress theme features (aka theme tags)
 * @since 3.1.0
 * @param bool $api Optional. Whether try to fetch tags from the API. Defaults to true.
 * @return array Array of features keyed by category with translations keyed by slug.
function get_theme_feature_list( $api = true ) {
	// Hard-coded list is used if api not accessible.
	$features = array(
			__( 'Colors' ) => array(
				'black'   => __( 'Black' ),
				'blue'    => __( 'Blue' ),

Is this .org api functional? If not, what prevents us creating a quick survey with theme categories and let people vote for which should be included in the array? it would be a one week project and improve usability substantially I think...


Last edited 9 years ago by klosi (previous) (diff)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #themereview by klosi. View the logs.

9 years ago

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

The list of subject tags was recently updated in #33407.

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