press row

It is a little cheeky to suggest that Pressrow was installed in response to user demand when it had already been wp.com-ised for the benefit of http://daily.gigaom.com/ about, ooh, a month ago, but never mind.

(Actually, the only person requesting Pressrow on that thread was the guy I mocked the other day for requesting Kubrick, so I am starting to think he is an agent provocateur invented for the purposes of giving me stuff to write about.)

I am, apparently, the only person to think ‘findcreditcards.org‘ is a slightly odd home for a theme. (That link was nofollowed, by the way. It’s not hard.) Or to notice any incongruity in Pressrow being installed with this link removed (it’s still there on Om’s blog, you may want to sort that) while Barthelme gets excluded for… um, not getting digitalflowers to host the theme home page?

No, this is still not hanging together in any meaningful way.

Also, I checked, and wordpress.net is definitely still in Matt’s hands, so we may soon be in a situation where the manager of themes.wordpress.net finds himself having to remove his own themes because they don’t comply with company policy.

If I were making this stuff up, it would not be nearly as good.

11 Comments »

  1. adam said

    ooooh, so that’s why i couldn’t find any mention of the theme on pearsonified.

    man. that’s messed up.

  2. Scott said

    Wank, believe me, you are not the only person to notice this incongruity.

    Sincerely,

    Satan

  3. Matt said

    Actually the VIP program externalizes those themes so they can edit them directly. Pressrow on Om’s site is raw as he uploaded it. The one in the WP.com repository has had a lot of work done to it: normalizing the head section, redoing the titles, cleaning up the code, widgetizing the sidebar, putting custom header functionality for the image, removing all the unused files, recoding it to use get_header instead of includes, fixing how linked images work, inserting and styling avatars, and normalizing the newlines. (And probably some other stuff I forgot.)

  4. (And probably some other stuff I forgot.)

    Taking the link to findcreditcards.org out of the footer and replacing it with one to pearsonified? ;)

    Interesting though to hear that custom themes aren’t centralised; does that mean these are actually standalone installs which just happen to be hosted on the same domain, or are they still MU?

  5. Scott said

    I guess Barthelme just wasn’t up to being “normalized” like Pressrow was. But, thankfully, Matt explained ths process.

  6. He’s saying now that the theme options make it wordpress.com unfriendly. (Unlike, say, Regulus.)

  7. Matt said

    I said that when there’s customization I have to go through each of the variables and inputs and security audit them so bad stuff can’t be snuck into the template, opening us up to XSS.

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