[theme-reviewers] need your opinion

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu Aug 16 15:29:23 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> The Theme has to be fully functional out-of-the-box (i.e. it can't be
> "crippleware"). The Theme cannot put core WordPress functionality behind a
> paywall.
> A Theme can put *additional* options behind a paywall. For example, a Theme
> can't put all dynamic sidebars behind the paywall, but a Theme can have one
> or more dynamic sidebars in the free version, and then add *additional*
> dynamic sidebars in the commercial version.

A theme in our directory cannot put *any functionality that is
contained entirely within the theme* behind a paywall.

If somebody wants to sell code, then they should sell that code
separately and elsewhere.

The themes on WordPress.org are free. If somebody is putting in
payment gateways in them to just "turn on" some piece of that theme,
then no, that is absolutely not allowed.

If it's in our repo, then it must be free and non-crippled. If you
want to sell it, then it shouldn't be in our repo.


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