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Opened 8 months ago

Closed 4 days ago

#4681 closed defect (fixed)

Consolidate 'featured themes' page

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: dd32
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Theme Directory Keywords: seo analytics has-patch needs-testing


Both https://wordpress.org/themes/ and https://wordpress.org/themes/browse/featured/ return the same page/results.

This is a mess, and it's harming us from an SEO perspective (and, creates headaches from an analytics perspective).

We need to:

  • These changes should be replicated across Rosetta sites.
  • The title of the Themes page should be updated to WordPress Themes | WordPress.org (and on Rosetta sites, append the country code; e.g., on fr.wordpress.org/themes/, it should be Thèmes WordPress | WordPress.org (FR).
  • The JavaScript which updates/replaces the title tag with the 'Featured' title should be removed.

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4681.diff (3.8 KB) - added by dufresnesteven 3 months ago.
Update the JS should we proceed with the other items in the list.

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Change History (11)

#1 @joyously
8 months ago

Would it be better to make them different?
Having Featured, Latest, Popular, and Favorites means you have different ways to see the same content. The Featured ones are random, but perhaps they shouldn't page. Favorites is limited also.
I personally would prefer that the themes page showed just the search and filters, without showing any themes, although you could make sections like on the Plugins main page.

#2 @jonoaldersonwp
8 months ago

Perhaps! But, that introduces politics and design, and it'll stall forever in the void of death-by-democracy. Let's just fix the mess for now :P

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

8 months ago

#4 @dd32
7 months ago

  • Priority changed from highest omg bbq to normal

If someone wants to look into having a different homepage, let's do that instead, perhaps similar to how the plugins homepage works?

Changing things to work how proposed in the ticket isn't going to happen anytime soon, certainly not sooner than changing the design.

#5 @jonoaldersonwp
7 months ago

I disagree strongly. Attempting to make any meaningful strategic/layout change to this page will likely take months of politics and design. Every day which goes by with current behaviour hurts our performance, to the benefit of Wix/etc.

What's the barrier to just fixing it?

3 months ago

Update the JS should we proceed with the other items in the list.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by jonoaldersonwp. View the logs.

2 months ago

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7 weeks ago

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7 weeks ago

#9 @dingo_d
7 weeks ago

  • Keywords has-patch needs-testing added

Any news on working on this ticket? There is a patch, just needs testing I guess.

#10 @dd32
4 days ago

  • Owner set to dd32
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 9637:

Theme Directory: Link to / rather than /browse/popular/ for the default view, and use the homepage title text instead.

Fixes #4681.

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