There are a multitude of reasons to not include plugins with a theme.
1. It is in violation of the ThemeForest submission guidelines to bundle plugins within themes that are a premium product. Look at what happened to the author “Sara_p” ThemeForest removed one of their themes from the marketplace because of this issue: http://themeforest.net/user/Sara_p/portfolio the theme is back but they had to remove all bundled plugins in their themes, read more here: http://coenjacobs.me/dont-buy-bundled-premium-plugins/
2. It adds extra complexity to people’s sites who may not need the functionality.
3. It makes code hard to maintain and quickly update.
When did themes become a bundle of plugins, images, fonts, etc? Why do a lot of ThemeForest authors just do it for money and not because they want to help the buyer and the WordPress community?
We love Easy Digital Downloads! you can do a lot with the plugin and I would argue that you can build better themes with EDD. Just because something is popular doesn’t make it superior.
I think this year you will see a lot more Easy Digital Downloads themes that look just as great as WooCommerce themes.
We have a Google+ brand page, would you recommend we use the brand name or one of the founders of the company their Google+ accounts?
What would convert into more clicks? a persons face or a brands logo I guess the question is.
Woot! Can’t wait to get started on this one
We’ve got a few ideas how we can make a game changing WordPress theme for Churches.
Good luck everyone!
I have created a large list of resources & tools for sellers to use in order to help prevent piracy, if anyone is interested in joining the private group let me know. We share tips, tricks on how to increase sales through fighting piracy.
Don’t let people make you believe that you can’t do anything about piracy.
And if someone is reselling your files and using PayPal to charge the customers, you can file a DMCA with PayPal and have the resellers PayPal account closed.https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/infringementrpt-full
We’ll add it later today. Cheers.
Here’s our submission:
We’ve added BBPress styling to our marketplace theme.
A bit about Marketify: Want to create a digital marketplace just like ThemeForest.net? well Marketify lets you do that!
Marketing and selling digital goods has never been easier with Marketify — the easiest digital commerce theme available, Marketify has beautiful product grids to show off your amazing products. Designed to sell files, photos, audio, and video. Specifically crafted to be as flexible and versatile as possible.http://themeforest.net/item/marketify-digital-marketplace-wordpress-theme/6570786 Cheers! Adam