[theme-reviewers] Theme promotion in dashboard

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Mon Feb 10 16:10:57 UTC 2014

You are correct. Promotional dashboard Widgets are not appropriate. Neither
are admin footer hook callbacks (saw one of those recently).

It may seem like a knee-jerk reaction, but these sorts of
appropriateness-creep are the reasons that we end up saying things like "no
admin notices/Theme promotion". It makes it really hard to balance letting
the good Theme developers who are just trying to help their users add
appropriate content, while keeping the unscrupulous developers from taking
advantage of that freedom.

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM, Ola Łączek <ola at bodera.com> wrote:

> Hello!
> I'd like your opinion on something. I'm reviewing a theme that adds custom
> widget to WordPress dashboard. This widget is used for promotion of the
> Premium version and this is the only promo in admin (theme doesn't have
> Theme options page).
> Besides that the widget displays two feeds - latest posts from author
> (Theme shop) blog and another one with tutorials. I was thinking that the
> feeds are a little too much, but I'm not sure about the premium version
> promo. I'd appreciate your thoughts!
> Best regards,
> Ola Laczek
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