[theme-reviewers] Too Much Self Advertising in theme

Edward Caissie edward.caissie at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 17:13:34 UTC 2013

As long as the "Pro" options are not considered WordPress core
functionality being put behind a "pay-wall" then although not very pretty
(possibly obtrusive) the Theme Author can argue they are simply advising
the end-user there are more features in the "paid" version of the theme.
These notices are in the administration panels so readers of the site will
not (and should not) see these items by default.

As to the Social icons enabled by default, no that is not acceptable. Using
the Author URI as an example, personally I would rather see example email
addresses, domains URL etc. be much more generic such as yourname at exmple.comand
http://example.com rather than anything specific to any particular Author
URI or Theme URI or related email addresses.

Edward Caissie
aka Cais.

On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Rohit Tripathi <rohitink at live.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am doing my second review, and i have received a quite complicated
> theme. So, i would like to know a few things.
> First of all, this theme I am reviewing is a lite version of a paid theme.
> But, in this lite version the following kind of dialog box is present on
> almost every page in the admin section whether it is Add New Post, Options,
> etc.
> http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/15u6.png/
> Secondly, all the default value for links(social, etc) in the theme link
> to the Author URI. For E.g. when the user activates the theme, the Social
> icons are enabled by default but they link to sketchthemes.com. Is this
> kind of behaviour allowed?
> Thank you Very much.
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