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Opened 2 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#5376 new enhancement

Add Trending tab on a weekly basis

Reported by: scriptstown Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Theme Directory Keywords:
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Description

The theme directory has two main tabs: Popular, Latest.

My suggestion is to add a new "Trending" tab which will be based on active-installs / downloads for the week with the following constraints:

  • The theme must be at least 2 weeks old.
  • The total downloads for the week must be 200 or more.

For every week, calculate new active-installs / downloads with the above constraints.

This will give more exposure to the theme authors who develop quality themes and also encourage them to focus more on quality instead of quantity.

Change History (4)

#1 follow-up: @joyously
2 months ago

This doesn't seem right. If you base anything on downloads, then they will simply make lots of updates.
Why would it be useful for users to know what is "trending"?

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @scriptstown
2 months ago

Replying to joyously:

This doesn't seem right. If you base anything on downloads, then they will simply make lots of updates.
Why would it be useful for users to know what is "trending"?

Even if the author makes lots of updates, it is active-installs / downloads ratio.

Currently, the Popular tab is based on just active installs as it seems to. But, actually, the downloads have more effect on this.

For example, if there are 1000 downloads of a theme because it is on the top position in the Popular tab, and out of 1000, it gets 100 active installs (10%).

Now, there is a theme that is not in the Popular tab gets 500 downloads and 80 active-installs (16%). Then, which theme would you consider having more quality? The second one.

This is the benefit for users to actually know which theme is actually better (more people stick with it and so more active-installs / downloads ratio). And, this will be re-calculated every week.

Last edited 2 months ago by scriptstown (previous) (diff)

#3 follow-up: @joyously
2 months ago

Then, which theme would you consider having more quality?

Ah, but you make the assumption that the quality is related to usage, when in fact everyone has their own reasons for choosing a theme, and most are not about quality.

I would rather provide a way that people could find a little-used theme, instead of everyone's site looking the same.

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 @scriptstown
2 months ago

Replying to joyously:

Then, which theme would you consider having more quality?

Ah, but you make the assumption that the quality is related to usage, when in fact everyone has their own reasons for choosing a theme, and most are not about quality.

I would rather provide a way that people could find a little-used theme, instead of everyone's site looking the same.

Not exactly meant for the quality, but there should be a way for the users to know what is trendy. For example, the Google fonts on their page also have three ways to sort their fonts: Newest, Most Popular, and Trending.

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