My work with WordPress themes over the past couple of years has helped push me to where I’m currently at today in the WordPress community. It’s never really been about my work though. It’s been about the support I’ve received from each of you.
You’ve all stood by me as a theme designer through each stage of my progression. You stood by me when I had only a simple forum and a few blog posts on JustinTadlock.com. I owe many of you thanks for sticking with me this far.
I’m asking for you all to stand by me again as I make one of the biggest transitions I’ve ever made in WordPress.
You’re probably tired of hearing about the discontinuation of the Options, Structure, and Visionary themes. I know I’m tired of blogging about them.
I did want to give a final farewell to each of these themes. They have served me well over the past year, but it’s time to move on with some new and exciting stuff.
Mostly, this post is about having a record here of the number of downloads each theme has reached. I do want to point out that Blue Danube, Options Light, and Shadow were all packaged with the Options theme, so their numbers might be a little off.
Oh yeah, the Structure theme still rules!
|Blue Danube (Options child theme)||3,683|
|Good & Evil (Options child theme)||2,396|
|Options Light (Options child theme)||5,137|
|Shadow (Options child theme)||3,785|
|Spartan (Options child theme)||1,906|
|Aura (Structure child theme)||1,224|
The Options language pack was downloaded 4,141 times. The Structure language pack was downloaded 505 times.
I know some of you are eagerly awaiting the next installment of themes. Don’t worry. The Hybrid News theme will be released tomorrow (assuming there are no major catastrophes).
I’ll also be cleaning up much of the site in the coming week, so things might be a little messy. I still need to get rid of a lot of references to these removed themes, and that’s going to take a little time. The tutorials will remain, so those of you using one of the above themes will still be able to read those.
I really need to upgrade this site. It’s still running on Hybrid version 0.2! I know, shame on me.
Anyway, I guess this is goodbye, Options, Structure, and Visionary.