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Deteriorating WordPress Community

I have long said that the WordPress community has a few issues, and while there have been slowdowns and slumps, usually the community surprised me and has found a way to recover and continue its amazing growth. Well, it looks like Small Potato of the site isn’t happy with one thing in particular with the WordPress community, the state of the Theme Viewer.

The WordPress theme community is deteriorating. The WordPress Theme Viewer itself is broken. To add insult to injury, it’s now plastered with Adsense advertisements. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the site making some money. It deserves it, but Adsense isn’t the best option. Plus, it looks ugly. Slapping multiple Adsense ads on your site is lazy monetization.

He makes some interesting and valid points in his post, though I think his take on Adsense is a little off base. He also added another post in which is a response to some criticisms he has received including some ideas he’d take to resolve some of the issues. It will be interesting to see the long term effects of his opinions. I really hope some people take them to heart. I love to see the WordPress community do well.