[theme-reviewers] Asking users to review the theme

emin ozlem eminozlem at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 01:49:07 UTC 2013

So just to be clear, next time, i can add a link to the theme's page on
wp.org asking user to review the theme. Like i said i dont intend to
endorse or pressure the user with phrases like "please find 5* if you find
it useful" but just to be a reference for the others:
a.) Is that kind of encouraging link text acceptable ? Or should there be a
standart for that too ?
b.) I understand that you cant place it like a banner, in a promoting
manner. But any other limitations on it, like where it can be placed ? I
mean "on the theme options page" is pretty vague. You can place it
unintrusively on the last tab of options or if you mean to make it
promoting you might place it on the top of the options page which would
again fall into "on the theme options page" technically.
Besides, instead of a permanent link that catches my eye every time i go
over the options, i would rather have a one-time banner telling me to that
goes away the next time or one that can be dismissed.

I am asking these not to find loop holes, but to prevent developers from
exploiting the allowed link on technicalities.

2013/11/21 Justin Tadlock <justin at justintadlock.com>

>  Got it.  Thanks for clarifying.
> On 11/20/2013 6:35 PM, Chip Bennett wrote:
> Yep, I would agree that a link from the Theme Options page is good. A
> banner on Theme activation is not.
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 7:33 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at uzelac.me> wrote:
>> I am thinking the manner in which it was done and personally don't see
>> the problem of having that extra link from Theme Options :) It leads to
>> WPORG anyways.
>> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 6:29 PM, Justin Tadlock <justin at justintadlock.com
>> > wrote:
>>>  After the theme promotion discussion, I got the impression that we were
>>> after far worse things than giving the user a link back to review the theme
>>> on WordPress.org.
>>> Is it the manner in which it was done or is it simply that the link
>>> itself shouldn't be allowed?
>>> Just trying to get everyone on the same page here since this has already
>>> been opened up here for discussion in the mailing list.
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