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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#27 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Provide an option for adding multiple theme authors

Reported by: mario-siteground Owned by: Otto42
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Theme Directory Keywords:


On WordPress.org plugins could be led and managed by several contributors, but it's not applicable for themes. Only the theme author is entitled to work on a theme - and changing the author itself requires a communication with a member with privileges on WordPress.org (cannot be done by just updating style.css or readme.txt).

Change History (22)

#2 @iandunn
7 years ago

  • Owner set to iandunn
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#3 @mercime
7 years ago

  • Cc mercijavier@… added

#4 @jcastaneda
6 years ago

  • Cc jcastaneda added

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6 years ago

#6 @melchoyce
5 years ago

Is this task on any sort of roadmap? Any idea when it might be implemented?

#7 @iandunn
5 years ago

  • Owner changed from iandunn to obenland

I never got around to working on it, and now the new theme directory has launched, so @obenland is probably the best person to own it.

#8 @obenland
5 years ago

  • Owner changed from obenland to otto42

I'm going to pass that baton on to @otto42, as he recently mentioned he already has some code in place for that.

#9 @Otto42
5 years ago

  • Owner changed from otto42 to Otto42

Well, not code in place yet, but similar code lying around somewhere. I'll look into it.

#10 @grapplerulrich
5 years ago

  • Cc grapplerulrich@… added

#11 @samuelsidler
5 years ago

  • Priority changed from low to normal

@Otto42: Any work here?

#12 @Otto42
5 years ago

I have code to allow for theme uploads by multiple authors, and will create a metabox to allow admins to edit it. I will add this to the directory this week.

#13 @Otto42
5 years ago

For assorted reasons, we can't send multiple author data through the API just yet. I need to test with old installs to find the right way forward. This means that only single author data will be displayed on theme pages until this is figured out. The patch just allows for specifying other-accounts that are allowed to upload updates to the theme.

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4 years ago

#15 @hugobaeta
4 years ago

This would be great! +1

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4 years ago

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3 years ago

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2 years ago

#19 @tellyworth
2 years ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

This is dependent on other work, and is most likely to happen as part of a larger project to normalise the theme and plugin directory code. Closing this ticket for now, but not because we're rejecting the idea.

#20 @kalich5
18 months ago

I would also need this in our templates. So it should be added.

#22 @williampatton
4 months ago

I am just starting a bit of work towards a normalisation project to bring themes directory more into line with plugin directory. It is still very early stages so not yet ready to bring this back out of a 'maybe later' status however wanted to leave a note here just to say things are moving along towards a point when this could be viable to work on :D

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