WeblogToolsCollection bans Sponsored WordPress Theme

WeblogToolsCollection.com announced earlier that they will no longer feature free wordpress theme that has “sponsored by” links. The said website provides free wordpress theme, plugins and other wordpress related updates.

We will not promote sponsored themes on WeblogToolsCollection any more. There are a bunch of reasons for this decision much of which has been rehashed in the past. Things have gone downhill since then. I cannot hope to please everyone and I do not apologize or repent for this decision. I believe that this is in the best interest of the community and this is the best way I can serve my readers.

I strongly urge sponsored theme authors to reconsider their means and I laud those who choose to offer their themes to the community without sponsored links.

– WeblogToolsCollection.com

Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress├é┬áposted Matt Mullenweg’s official policy announcement on Sponsored WordPress Theme:

Before WordCamp all sponsored themes should be removed from http://themes.wordpress.net.