[theme-reviewers] need your opinion
maharzan at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 15:38:48 UTC 2012
Perhaps, you can add this in the REQUIRED points in the review
guidelines. This guy was always arguing about this was not REQUIRED
and that was not required whenever I was trying to explain for a
better code quality/features that wp.org hosts.
On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 9:18 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> Yes, that's an important distinction, and clarifies why what this Theme was
> doing is not acceptable.
> Normally, an "upsell" Theme will promote a *separate*, commercial version of
> a Theme, that includes the code for additional functionality. What this
> Theme is doing is putting the functionality in the free version, and then
> *crippling* that functionality by requiring an "activation key".
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>
>> > 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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