The Cutline theme is gone, with wp.com sites that used it moved over to the new Coraline theme. Since some of the arguments against Cutline (and its designer) also apply against PressRow (also a Chris Pearson design), I'm wondering:
- will PressRow also "retire"?
- what warning, if any will people using PressRow get?
I'm hoping that someone who works here can address those questions. PressRow is a very popular theme.
More on Cora/Cutline from me:
and from Themeshaper:
When we first added the Cutline theme to WordPress.com it was free software. That means the users of that theme had the freedom to use, share, and modify that theme as they wished—as long as they passed those freedoms on when they shared it. That freedom let us bring the Cutline theme here to WordPress.com and it’s the same freedom that’s made WordPress so popular.
Free software is something we believe is important: to use and promote.
Cutline was sold a few years ago and had a more restrictive license placed on it. The original author of the Cutline theme has gone on to produce other themes with more restrictive licenses. Using Cutline has been seen as a promotion of that work and that’s not something we want to do