Hi, my last theme has that functionality, i can code it in a plugin, contact me if you need it.
While I am 110% behind stopping people doing this almost certainly the biggest thing stopping envato doing more about it is privacy law.
They owuld need to completely alter their policy and licenses on this as compulsory tracking someone who has purchased the license etc. opens up all sorts of privacy questions and limitations especially when it comes to different people in different countries with different rules etc.We have bought more than most on here and we have seen ways in which authors implement legitimate tracking or at least a basic understanding of where and how files are being used but these still rely on users choosing to use the features which make this possible and takes no effort to avoid it.
I think if WPML does and a lot of more sites, this can be done.
Is offering 600 fonts to choose from simply more likely to confuse a buyer
Completely agree with you. This is something that should be in theme requirements i think
or cause further styling issues?
For this i included in my last theme(unfortunately not selling well) different controls for top,bottom, left and right padding, line height, font-weight, text-transform of main typography items like post titles, meta, content, single titles, pages titles, main menus…etc
Including the Google fonts gave me more work because i thought that if any buyer decide to change the font, he will need this padding, line height, font-weight and text-transform control, because each typo is different.
Now i have it all done so maybe i will continue including this feature, but you have made me think a lot
I mean, when you own a ‘respetable’ business, you steal themes but in the correct way, just as i have explained before, a bought theme that can be updated properly and contain no virus or problems in the client server.
Sorry for my english
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)
Apart from the main reason, if it is good practice or not, to include it in theme options, i solved this with a transient variable, do you think this can influence the loading speed, it refresh the list every week or so, so the theme does not load the font list everytime, ?¿??
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/
I have tried this kind of plugins, and thanks for the recomendation, they are great, 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…’ and etc, even i have considered a risk to not include them..
There’s not a really “good” way in my experience. It’s always kinda clunky and a bit messy applying user selected fonts across a theme.
Which should be the right way then, ThemeBeans ?
In my last theme i included them in Customizer because i thought it was correct