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ShaneFreer: would a theme that uses the free plugin Church Theme Content be eligible. We are concerned about content residing in Theme specific custom post types.

I’m glad you’re concerned about post types being tied to a theme. Envato has said they will eventually require custom post types and other functionality to be in plugins like Church Theme Content so they’re probably happy to see earlier adopters: http://notes.envato.com/news/update-wordpress-theme-submission-requirements/ (not sure what the current status of this is)

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I’d like to suggest using the Church Theme Content plugin if you’re going to build a church theme. It has post types, taxonomies and custom fields ready to use for sermons, events, people (staff) and locations. The point is to make it easy for churches to switch between themes. And, of course, it saves you countless hours of work. ;)

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Hello, I’m the author of Risen. I have sent my response by e-mail. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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Limit Login Attempts is a great plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/limit-login-attempts/

The changelog shows multisite support being added a few releases back. I haven’t had any problems with it on my multisite install.

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I don’t know of any free photo sites (or paid even) that let you distribute photos with themes. If you find a free one, the photos will probably not be very good anyway. Sometimes you can find backgrounds that you can use in themes. There are probably a couple threads on this forum with resources for that. For photos, what theme authors usually do is use professional stock photos only in their demo of the theme, to show what a finished site can look like. The actual theme does not include the photos (sample content might use placeholders instead).

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You need to check the license of the scripts and assets you are using to be sure you are allowed to distribute them with your project. Superfish is licensed under the MIT so it should be fine to use. Most jQuery plugins are probably MIT and/or GPL since jQuery itself is dual licensed under both.

http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/122

Take extra care if you’re going to sell 100% GPL since you will only be able to bundle GPL-compatible assets. Creative Commons, for example, is not GPL compatible.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLCompatibleLicenses
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Try this, Google way.

That was rather genius. I was curious myself to see which themes switched to 100% GPL.

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If I have an agreement with Envato to sell a theme only on ThemeForest and I sell it elsewhere at the same time, then I am violating the terms I agreed to.
But that’s the point that I CAN sell YOUR GPL THEMES elsewhere without violating anything :trollface: ... as well as you mine :)

Yes, I agree that that is the ironic part about selling full GPL as an exclusive author. In my opinion, it’s silly but true and without an contradiction of terms (technically speaking, anyway).

I don’t see it happening because only Envato will lose, but it would be great if everybody could sell non-exclusively at 50% – 70%. Who actually sells at 33% and makes a profit? The shops that Envato has wooed over like WooThemes, Obox, etc. are not getting 33%. Envato offers them a special rate.

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nope. the agreement is not only for sell on other marketplaces but about any type of distribution of the item present on this marketplace under the exclusive option. You can’t give it for free for example. Or like a prize for an online contest. Or whatever else.

The GPL does not entitle an author to exposure on ThemeForest or any other website. The owners of the site decide what is sold and are perfectly free to remove an item or author.

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Does this mean an exclusive author can’t sell their GPL theme elsewhere but another user/person could do so if they get their hands on it?
This can’t be solved without limiting 100% GPL as option for only non-exclusive authors. Any other alternative may require complex patch works on rules. Curious to see how this will be managed.

The GPL does not affect the agreement between Envato and authors. If I have an agreement with Envato to sell a theme only on ThemeForest and I sell it elsewhere at the same time, then I am violating the terms I agreed to. As a result, they can remove the theme or terminate my account. It doesn’t matter if the theme is 100% GPL or not. I don’t think anything changes in that respect.

I don’t see this as being a big deal though. All Envato is doing is offering another option. If authors don’t want to sell full GPL, they don’t have to. If they do, they can.

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