It’s been a long time since I’ve updated the blog. First wplovin.com WordPress theme Aquarius – is already out for almost a week (officially, on wordpress.org) and I still haven’t blogged about that! So I’ve decided to go on and post some quick fun facts about the theme itself.
Released two hours before Feb 01, 2014 (depends on the timezone) on GitHub
Actually, I had the theme ready for some time already, but.. Since I do work full time, it’s kinda hard to plan things, haha! So, last Friday of January, I was left with a couple hours to fix few minor issues and polish the theme up before it goes out into the wild. But somehow I’ve managed to push the theme to GitHub repo. So the challenge is on, for real..
Took it 6 days to be reviewed and accepted on wordpress.org
I’ve submitted Aquarius to official WordPress theme repo on Feb 01, 2014. It went live on 06 Feb, 2014. There were few bumps on the road to acceptance, but hey – who gets it right from the first time, yeah? Never thought that releasing free theme might be this exciting
If you’re interested, here’s the link to initial Trac ticket.
Already has over 700 downloads in less than a week
At the time of writing this post, Aquarius has been downloaded for over 700 (
744 749 to be exact) times from the official wordpress.org theme repository. Also, it has one 5 star rating with a great review, and one, already solved, support ticket. Guess, it’s doing kinda alright
It’s been featured on WPTavern.com!
This one was a great surprise for me. A day after the theme was released on wordpress.org, I’ve decided to Google it, and there it was – short review on Aquarius posted just minutes ago! This is a great motivation for me to work harder to release even more awesome stuff in future.
I’ll try to keep Aquarius up-to-date and bug-free. So if you have some issues with it – let me know. Probably, it would be best to post on Aquarius support page @ wordpress.org.
Also, since February is usually few days shorter than all the other months, I’m already feeling the pressure, haha! But don’t worry – next theme is ~40% done so far, so it shouldn’t be an issue to complete it in the next two weeks. I will probably be posting more progress details on wplovin facebook page, so don’t forget to check it out!
Oh and by the way, have you tried Aquarius already? Do you like it? Feel free to post your opinion in the comments below! Thanks.