[theme-reviewers] Default images, Twitter demo, and an option to remove credit link?

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Feb 19 02:14:25 UTC 2013

#1: for consistency: yes, all default images must be generic. We have to
have such restrictions because otherwise they *would* get abused. So, the
people like you would *not* abuse the use of such images end up more
restricted in what images can be used. As the images aren't intended to be
promotional, but demonstration-only, surely there are some generic images
that would suffice?

#2: Perhaps use the "WordPress" twitter feed?

#3: Having a footer logo image is just fine. Footer credit links are not
required to be user-configurable. If there's both a text link and a
separate logo image link, the reviewer may reasonably request the developer
choose one or the other.



On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:03 PM, Srikanth Koneru <tskk79 at gmail.com> wrote:

> For issue # 3, simply make it a text link and it should be fine. I thought
> it was footer logo too when i reviewed your ribbon theme but then i
> realized it was a credit link.
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 7:27 AM, Trent Lapinski <trent at cyberchimps.com>wrote:
>> Hey theme review list,
>> Couple questions regarding a recent review that we need clarification on:
>> Issue 1: http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11164#comment:5
>> The theme reviewer claims we need to remove our logo from the default
>> image in the feature slider. It is literally just a default image so that
>> when someone previews the theme they can see the feature slider in action.
>> The image is included with the theme (is NOT hot linked), and doesn't have
>> any promotional copy or anything like that.
>> The images in question:
>> http://wp-themes.com/wp-content/themes/eclipse/images/sliderdefault.jpg
>> http://wp-themes.com/wp-content/themes/eclipse/images/slide3.jpg
>> Is having my theme shop name in a default demo image a violation of any
>> review guidelines?
>> Issue 2: http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11164#comment:5
>> I also have a built-in Twitter feed in my themes, which the default
>> simply has our Twitter account so users can see a functional demo of the
>> Twitter feature working on the preview / demo page. Is this is violation of
>> any theme review guidelines?
>> Neither of these "issues" are promotional, and are simply for preview /
>> demo purposes. I'm not really sure how were supposed to show the
>> functionality of our themes without including defaults?
>> Issue 3: http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11163#comment:2
>> "User should be able to replace/remove Cyberchimps logo located in the
>> footer."
>> A user can easily edit the footer.php or remove the image from the theme,
>> or whatever they want since the theme is GPL. As far as I'm aware, there is
>> nothing saying we have to provide an option to make it easier to remove the
>> credit link in the footer. We are doing nothing to stop users from removing
>> the link.
>> Thanks!
>> --Trent Lapinski
>> =============
>> CEO of CyberChimps Inc
>> trent at cyberchimps.com
>> Mobile (714) 904-4280
>> Twitter @trentlapinski
>> Skype: mobiletrent
>> http://CyberChimps.com
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