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Japh says

Oh just saw this! How awesome is that – threw a bit of cash his way. Looking forward to seeing some bbPress improvements.

Yeah, pretty awesome! Nice for WebDevStudios to push him over the finish line :)

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Japh says

Great news! Looks like John has managed to get his campaign fully funded, he mentions in Update #3 on his blog.

Thanks so much to everyone from ThemeForest and Envato who contributed. John’s a top guy, and I’m excited to see what he can do with BuddyPress, bbPress, and GlotPress now that he’s been liberated to really focus on them.

Everybody wins! :D

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Japh says

Thanks for sharing. I wouldn’t have known about the campaign otherwise and I love those projects. I’ve added a small amount too, I hope it helps ;)

My pleasure!

I know a number of authors on ThemeForest (and perhaps CodeCanyon too) use BuddyPress and/or bbPress for their support forums. And I think we all benefit from GlotPress allowing WordPress to be translated into all different languages :)

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Japh says

Ar.. ar… aree you back at Envato? ;-)

Nope! Just looks like my staff badge hasn’t been removed. I have no power, just a badge :)

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Japh says

Just added some small amount and I really hope that it would help XD! Just a little thing to give back to the community of BuddyPress. :)

It all helps. You’re awesome! :)

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Japh says

Hi Japh, I see the following screen when I click your GlotPress link ;)

Oh wow… that’s not ideal! Hopefully this link will work better for you: GlotPress.

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Japh says

Hello wonderful ThemeForest authors!

I’m not sure how many of you use BuddyPress, bbPress, or GlotPress regularly, but I know some of you do, and I thought you might like to know (if you didn’t already) there’s an opportunity to support development of these fantastic open source projects.

John James Jacoby (@JJJ), who’s been the project lead for BuddyPress and bbPress since 2010, is running an IndieGoGo campaign to fund full-time work on these projects in 2015. He’s very close to reaching his goal amount already, and there are 10 days left of the campaign.

You can read more from the IndieGoGo campaign itself here: http://igg.me/at/jjj/x/744233

Thanks for reading! I know some of you have already supported this campaign, and I hope more of you might be able to as well :)

Disclaimer: I have no personal investment in this campaign, other than wanting to see a talented individual empowered to work on important projects.

If this post is against any of the guidelines of the forums, my humble apologies. I read them thoroughly, and couldn’t see anything prohibiting posting this. I also did a search to check for precedents, and it seems this is fine. If you have an issue with it, please contact me directly.

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Japh says

When you submit your theme to the Review Team, do you bundle all plugins within it? By this I mean both third party and your own custom ones?

OR…

Do you only include your own and provide references within your documentation that explain to the customer where to download the third party plugin(s) (e.g. Contact Form 7).

Hi Leo,

As mentioned in the WordPress Theme Submission Requirements, it’s encouraged that you use something like the TGM Plugin Activation class to prompt users to install both third-party and bundled plugins.

In this case, for plugins that are hosted on the WordPress.org plugin directory, there’s no need to include them in your theme, as TGMPA can simply install them direct from WordPress.org.

Does that make sense?

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Japh says

Just for info :

Recently received 2 star rating for my theme with main reason that theme needs multiple plugin to get it work :) .

Out of 4 basically required plugins two are for slider and page builder. Other two are made according to phase 2 requirement (for shortcodes and CPT). I’m aware, phase 2 is not finalized yet, still did so just to avoid extra work when new guidelines are enforced.

Very interesting!

Assuming we’re talking about your most recent theme, you have 5 required plugins and 3 recommended plugins.

I very much appreciate you embracing the idea of moving functionality into plugins.

The feedback you’ve gotten from this particular customer is definitely unfortunate. I think it’s likely more a reflection of what the customer has become accustomed to than anything else, which is something we need to deal with as we progress.

It would be good also if we could find a better way of handling the dependency installation than the TGM Plugin Activation class. Something that guides the customer through the process better.

For example, a change of terminology perhaps? “Enable or Disable X Functionality”, the customer shouldn’t need to care if it’s in a plugin or not, that’s for the developer to care about.

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Japh says

Hi again everyone,

I’ve discussed this with the Jarel and the Review Team, and we believe the BitFade’s proposed method is an acceptable approach.

I think it’d be ideal if functionality that modifies content or the_content filter was in a plugin, which could then be installed with the TGM Plugin Activation class, but that’s not a hard requirement at this point.

This is one acceptable approach, not necessarily the only accepted approach.

I hope that clarifies things for everyone!

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