There’s a story about a young woman who, like her mother, cut the end of her ham off before baking it. She wondered why this trick produced such a good result so she asked her mother. Her mother didn’t know why, exactly. She then asked her grandmother why it helped to remove the end of the ham before baking it. Her grandmother eventually responded by saying, “Well, dear, the ham just wouldn’t fit into my little oven otherwise.”
A couple generations of WordPress theme shops have been blindly copying each other too.
I like to watch what theme shops do, both new and old. If I can figure out what they’re doing right and what they’re doing wrong then I can learn from them and make my own shop, churchthemes.com, better from both a business and customer standpoint. Here are some bad practices I still observe with theme shops that I would like to see killed off.