[theme-reviewers] Too Much Self Advertising in theme
chip at chipbennett.net
Mon Aug 5 17:25:05 UTC 2013
I would say that any Theme-related admin notices must appear *only* on the
Theme's admin options page.
+1 to social network links being disabled by default, or using a generic
URL at the very least. But I think disabled-by-default is the correct
approach. What happens if a Theme user doesn't use Twitter?
On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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.com and 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:
>> 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.
>> 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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