[theme-reviewers] Credit links in footer
edward.caissie at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 00:23:44 UTC 2013
IIRC, the premise behind this guideline was to allow Theme Authors to have
more than one credit link (ideally a maximum of two credit links in total;
links to WordPress.org do not count towards "credit" links) where the
second would be optional and not displayed by default.
Of course there are a lot of ways to offer this secondary "credit" link,
such as a simple text field linked to a URL of the end-user's choice ...
and this leads to the possibility for the Theme Author to populate these
fields with their "suggested" text and landing page ... just be careful as
any URL used in this fashion would still need to pass any related URL
guidelines such as those regarding spam, non-GPL compliance, etc.
On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 8:01 PM, Stephen Cui <scui2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
> English language discussion? May I interpret this way:
> credit-link removal option are required to be disabled by default.
> In other words, it is double negative: credit-link are not removed by
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Merci Javier <mercijavier at gmail.com>wrote:
>> If used, credit-link removal options are required to be opt-in (i.e.
>> disabled by default, rather than enabled)
>> The guideline somehow translates to:
>> Theme authors are not required to provide credit link removal options.
>> However if the theme author provides such option, "then the default state
>> of that option must be for the credit links to be *disabled* ".
>> Why penalize a theme author who provides a user-friendly option to remove
>> the credit link? It's looking more like protecting a theme author who wants
>> to make it hard for a regular user to remove the credit link.
>> I don't recall that specific guideline last time I did a theme review. I
>> didn't see this new guideline discussed at all. Theme Review Admin's
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>> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
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