Siobhan over at WPMU posted the other day about some of her favour plugins and themes of 2010 and included the fantastic Quality Control WordPress theme on her best of post series.
Sadly, according to Siobhan the developer is in the process of passing the theme over to a commercial theme company. The developer, Spencer Finnell used to update his blog on the development of Quality Control, which I would assume he must no longer do. You will also see a link to what looks like the themes new home at http://getqualitycontrol.com/
While the theme has since been removed from the official WordPress theme directory, it is still available in the official WordPress subversion repository and whoever is running getqualitycontrol.com has even included the subversion command to check the theme out on the homepage of qualitycontrol.com
As the theme was released under the GPL license there is nothing stopping anyone from running the following command from their favourite SVN client
$ svn co http://themes.svn.wordpress.org/quality-control/0.1.5/
to get their hands on the Quality Control.
There’s also a newer 0.2 version available at:
$ svn co http://themes.svn.wordpress.org/quality-control/0.2/
As some folks on Siobhan’s post were asking me to email them a copy or give them further instructions I thought I’d help by zipping up the 0.2 release and making available to download from themesforge. So here it is checked out from the official theme repository untouched in all it’s glory!
NOTE: I do not provide support for this WordPress theme. I’m just helping people who can’t check it out from the repository for whatever reason.
I did install the WordPress theme and I have to say it’s extremely impressive. It didn’t take long to setup properly and you’ll find some nice FAQ’s here which should help you set it up correctly.
I don’t know what Spencer had left to do with 0.2 before he considered it ready for production use so please do not use this theme in a production environment unless you take full responsibility for it and know what you’re doing!
I look forward to seeing what happens with this theme in the future.