The theme reviewers at WordPress revamped the official list of featured themes earlier this morning … and listed Suffusion as a featured theme! Note that “popular themes” are determined by the number of downloads that users make and the “featured themes” are listed based on a set of more subjective criteria. Till yesterday the list of featured themes was quite old and had themes that hadn’t seen any updates since ages, but the new refresh has ensured that obsolete themes are no longer a part of the list.
Where Have I Been?
For the past week or so I have been extra-busy with my move. Now that I have moved to a new city, I have new challenges, like finding a place to live, a school for my son etc. As a result my responses on the support forum will be slow for the next couple of weeks as well. Please take this into consideration when you post asking for help.
I have also had a lot of difficulty setting up my new development machine, with Firefox absolutely refusing to install the Adobe Flash plugin, rendering it more or less useless. All in all, the theme development has slowed down significantly too. That being said, before the hiatus I had made some significant changes, mostly beneath the hood. One of these changes involved completely replacing TimThumb with native WP functionality, and another was to start replacing the existing options framework with WP’s native Settings API. Both these changes are far reaching and very high impact, as a result I want to be very sure of their correctness before I make them available. It is here that I have to seek your help in beta testing. Please let me know if you would be willing to help out in this process. You can do so by commenting to this post, and I will respond to you via email when I am ready to distribute a beta version, provided, of course, that you leave a valid email id!