[theme-reviewers] Too Much Self Advertising in theme
tislam100 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 17:30:58 UTC 2013
If the theme author wants to display an example, the best way imo is to add
a small description under the twitter, facebook link fields.
On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 11:25 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> 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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