[theme-reviewers] Credit links in footer
chip at chipbennett.net
Fri Jul 26 00:55:47 UTC 2013
That's my recollection as well, Cais. I think we may have dropped the
optional second link at some point, but never updated this corollary
guideline? I think we could just drop it entirely, and stick with
developers using one credit link.
On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 8:23 PM, Edward Caissie <edward.caissie at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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.
> Edward Caissie
> aka Cais.
> 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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