[theme-reviewers] Asking users to review the theme
otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu Nov 21 05:38:24 UTC 2013
I don't care if a theme has a nicely worded link to say "hey, if you
like our theme, why not leave a review" or similar on their admin
I kinda do care if that link is ugly, or spammy looking, or obtrusive,
or pops up at random times for no reason, or things like that. Things
should never happen without a reason. Every time a website pops up a
box on me without me doing anything to cause it, then the entire
website is classified as spam in my mind. I close the window and add
rules to my browser to absolutely block the site from my viewpoint
ever again. Some consider this extreme. I consider it purging the
world of evil.
Just saying. Don't annoy the viewer. Some of them will absolutely
destroy you for it.
On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 7:56 PM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> Personally, I'm much more laissez faire regarding the Theme Options page.
> That's essentially the Theme's domain within the Admin area. I would rather
> try to leave that up to the prerogative of the Theme developers, unless it
> gets obviously out of hand.
> Others may have differing views, though?
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 8:49 PM, emin ozlem <eminozlem at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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