[theme-reviewers] footer links for WordPress

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Mon Jul 30 16:30:29 UTC 2012

The powered by WP type links are not considered to be "credit" links.
That guideline is referring to links to the author or their own site,
and is primarily intended to prevent spam.

For example, some theme authors in the past have done things like
"Sponsor a theme! Pay me $X and I'll put links to your spammy casino
site in the footer and then have that theme run on thousands of
sites!" and other such crap behavior. The one-credit-link rule is to
prevent that sort of thing.


On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 11:06 AM, Kirk Wight <kwight at kwight.ca> wrote:
> The theme guidlines specify as required that there only be one credit link
> in the footer, and it needs to be either the theme URI or author URI.
> Is it that bad to also add a link to WordPress (a "Powered by" type link)?
> It feel silly to me to make a theme author remove a link to WordPress
> because there's already a link to the theme URI.
> It seems there's more than a few themes in the repo already that include a
> "Powered by"-type link too.
> Thoughts?
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