I would support a link to allow the review modal to be auto-open, but it’s pretty unethical to already have 5 stars selected.
One thing I’ve always found funny about the GPL vs Split argument is that Automattic preach that every WordPress theme must be GPL only, and indeed the premium themes they sell on wordpress.com are GPL, however they’re completely locked into an admin-less system so it’s not possible for anyone to ever get to the actual theme files and redistribute, unlike the themes sold here etc.
Overall, definitely an interesting one to keep an eye on!
What a customer expects is a reply like “oh, what a nice theme! I’m a theme developer and I’ll consider to create a theme similar to this one, thanks for your idea!”.
Offering a clone of a famous and award winning site is neither a nice idea, nor should a customer “expect” that any theme developer would take this on of their own volition. Perhaps you’re expecting the level of response you’d get if you ordered a custom job in the $1000’s.
i have always thought, and surely i am wrong, i see now, that this was an important thing in marketing the theme, you know ‘more than 600 google Fonts included…’
This is the thing though, one of the big issues we have on TF is that we’re advertising features that realistically aren’t needed by buyers, does a buyer really need 600 fonts to choose from? I’d say only 1 in 50 purchases ask me about fonts, I point them to the above plugin and then they’re happy.
Is offering 600 fonts to choose from simply more likely to confuse a buyer, or cause further styling issues? I’m sure people will argue for either side.
I tend not to offer font selections in themes, typography is a big part of a design so it’s hard to then offer out 500 fonts (plus the speed implications)
Though if a buyer really feels they need to be able to change fonts, this plugin is ace: https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-google-fonts/
Well done mate!
I remember a while ago you contacted me to work on HTML->WP on one of your beautiful templates, unfortunately I was too busy at the time. I’m so glad for you that I couldn’t help, as now you’ve got an awesome WP Portfolio all by yourself! A great achievement
NINJA EDIT: Lol just realised you mentioned the same story in the above!