Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#2840 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Abuse of popular list due to active installs count

Reported by: thinkupthemes's profile thinkupthemes Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Theme Directory Keywords:


There is possible abuse of the popular list by theme authors due to how active installs are counted. The popular theme list takes account of the active installs count based on the number of active installs over the past 2 weeks (I believe). Authors are able to abuse this submitting themes which have the same name as themes distributed elsewhere.

It appears this issue is not best managed by the theme review team on a case by case basis due to the subjective nature of the issue. Having a check in place to ensure that the theme being counted when ranking is that which was distributed from .org, as opposed to some 3rd party platform will help combat this issue.

A previous ticket was raised for this similar issue, however was subsequently closed:


Change History (2)

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

7 years ago

#2 @ocean90
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

#2114 is still open.

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