Don’t get me wrong, I am a hugely satisfied user, but I have to grumble at the state of commercial themes.
In the 3ish years I have used Ghost, first as a Pro user, and then as a self hosted, from the pre-0.5 era to now, I have used a few themes, that i have bought.
However, I find that unlike in the Wordpress world, where theme authors/designers seem to keep them up to date to the changes in the platform, I find that a lot of theme makers abandon them quickly.
I was looking to find something for my blog, and I would whip out my credit card, but even on the Ghost Marketplace are several themes that haven’t been updated since well before the 1.0 release.
is it too much to ask for the commercial markets to unlist themes that aren’t being actively supported?
(To be fair, this is rampant on places like Themeforest as well).
As an example. I originally bought the Purus theme by golem.io from the marketplace when I first went Ghost Pro. It is still listed on the marketplace, but it was last updated in 2016, and the last listed explicit version of Ghost it supports is 0.11.3
(note: I am not picking on Golem and Purus, but that is one of the themes that I purchased that has been abandoned)
Is this ever going to get better?