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EugeneO says

^ This. Why try to reinvent the wheel?

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If you are transparent and honest with your clients about your business practices then this isn’t a problem as your clients should already know you are creating their sites using templates.

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It looks good but for it to pass the new requirements a lot of the framework features as it stands would have to be separated out into individual plugins (mainly shortcodes, custom post types and possibly the sidebar generator). Until that happens we won’t be able to use it for themes sold here.

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Moving towards a plugin centric is a good idea however for it to work I think we will also need some standardized plugins for the common theme features. Otherwise, we are going to end up with 1000 different shortcode plugins, 1000 different portfolio plugins, etc which is going to make things just as complicated. I know this was something that was suggested a while back but I don’t know how far the idea progressed.
That’s not good. Maybe one uses bootstrap for all their themes, maybe another uses skeleton, limiting the authors to certain plugins is like limiting clients from modifying the themes they buy
If the common shortcodes and features aren’t standardized to a select few plugins then your just substituting one version of a problem for another.
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Moving towards a plugin centric is a good idea however for it to work I think we will also need some standardized plugins for the common theme features. Otherwise, we are going to end up with 1000 different shortcode plugins, 1000 different portfolio plugins, etc which is going to make things just as complicated. I know this was something that was suggested a while back but I don’t know how far the idea progressed.

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EugeneO says

What do you mean by “adding the post’s feature image to the post’s title”?

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All reviewers have to do is a quick site search for the name when they review the item. It would take a matter of seconds.
No, they do not need to do that. A much more efficient way would be to make a simple check when a user uploads the item, if the item name is exactly same, it should give an error and not let the user upload the item, and if the name is partially same, it can give some warning. I bet it wont take more than couple of minutes to write this code.
Yes that would be more efficient in the long run but there are much bigger problems and more important features that need the marketplace developers attention, especially considering it is something that is so easy for reviewers to moderate themselves.
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The review system does not detect if the name has been taken. We truly wish we could remember the name of ~3MM items, but we can’t. :P So, yes we can say it’s allowed but better to be unique.
All reviewers have to do is a quick site search for the name when they review the item. It would take a matter of seconds.
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I have step by step instructions in the documentation. There are separate step by step instructions for the FTP upload method and the WordPress uploader install method. I also make sure to suggest using a child theme for all modifications to make updating to a newer version of the theme straight forward. With the above, I very rarely get buyers asking how to update the theme.

I’ve tried an update notification script but to be honest I don’t know if it even worked. It would be easier but I definitely don’t think it’s an absolute requirement.

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And I have ready theme which was waiting just for 3.6 as I wanted to use new Post Formats :/ and do not bloat the code with backward compatibility meta boxes… I’m so disappointed
A plugin with all the new UI is being released, so you can simply ship the plugin with the theme…
That’s a step in the right direction but the whole point was for post format structure to be standardized. If it’s shipped as an optional plugin instead it misses the point.
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