[theme-reviewers] Selling other content on Theme's web site

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Fri May 25 20:10:04 UTC 2012

To be absolutely certain of complying with WPORG policies, I would
recommend using an entirely separate domain name. Perhaps something like
weaverskins.com, or something? The domains associated with the Theme (Theme
URI/Author URI) need to be completely free of selling or promoting non-GPL
Theme or Plugin code.

Note that this policy is "above our pay grade", so to speak. I'm just
giving you my opinion of what would be acceptable, based on my
understanding of the policy and its enforcement.



On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM, Bruce Wampler <weavertheme at gmail.com>wrote:

> My theme, Weaver II, has its own sites for theme support, and for the
> premium up-sell version.
> As per previous discussions with Chip, the up-sell Pro version is GPLed.
> But I'd like clarification of what else can be sold on the theme's own
> domain or sub-domains. My theme in particular allows others to design their
> own sub-theme and share it with other theme users via a data file. Recently
> I've been approached by members of my user community who would like to
> create a marketplace to sell their design services, banner images, and
> sub-themes they've designed to use with my theme. These people would
> probably prefer to not GPL their designs.
> Ideally, I would like to create a subdomain of my support site and include
> links to the marketplace. Is there any policy on this kind of arrangement?
> Would it require a link to a totally independent domain name, or is a
> sub-domain ok. I'm assuming that theme support sites are allowed links to
> sites that sell stuff. None of the links will appear directly in either the
> free repository version, nor in the Pro version.
> Thanks.
> Bruce Wampler
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