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mordauk says


You guys do understand that a theme is precisely a skin, right?

It’s been bastardized into what’s it’s become by theme authors that want to cram every feature under the sun into the theme. That was not the original nor the current intention of a WordPress theme.

The theme is supposed to be the design layer of the site. The skin. They could have just as easily called them skins but they went with the term theme. Why do you think plugins exist?
You can claim to have a lot of experience, but you aren’t showing much business nous.

Hehe, sorry to laugh, but Carl Hancock has probably made more money on Gravity Forms that the top 20 authors combined, perhaps more. No one can claim he doesn’t know business.

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mordauk says

“since when do the plugin developers make rules for us, the theme developers?”.

Time to get off your high horse and gain a little humility. Plugin developers don’t make rules for theme developers and theme developers don’t make rules for plugin developers. The community builds rules and guidelines for everyone.

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I won’t go into detail on this, but I really believe that one of the reasons buyers want the all-in-one-solution is because we have conditioned them to think they do.

This is definitely not true across the board, but in general I think it’s true.

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For many reasons, I strongly disagree with the idea that themes should EVER be a full website solution. If you want a full website solution, you hire a developer or agency.

The idea that you can adequately obtain a full website solution for $60 is crazy, assuming you need more than what a standard WP install can provide.

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mordauk says

That works really well, @Kriesi

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I always built auto-updaters into my plugins that I sold on Code Canyon and was never told I can’t. If TF does not allow it, then that should definitely change. You are also more than welcome to place your plugins in WordPress.org, which will automatically have an update system.

...so then everyone else in the world is free to use our plugins in their own themes (or whatever they like as it’s GPL) and profit off my hard work?

Good one.
Just saying it’s an option. If you do not want to share your plugin (which is fine), then include your own custom updater like @Astoundify mentioned. As far as I know TF does not prevent this, but if they do, it SHOULD be allowed.
I would say it’s likely allowed, the point I’m trying to make is that it shouldn’t be on authors’ shoulders to facilitate this kind of functionality.

Hey, I’m all for TF providing an easier updater solution.

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I always built auto-updaters into my plugins that I sold on Code Canyon and was never told I can’t. If TF does not allow it, then that should definitely change. You are also more than welcome to place your plugins in WordPress.org, which will automatically have an update system.

...so then everyone else in the world is free to use our plugins in their own themes (or whatever they like as it’s GPL) and profit off my hard work?

Good one.
Just saying it’s an option. If you do not want to share your plugin (which is fine), then include your own custom updater like @Astoundify mentioned. As far as I know TF does not prevent this, but if they do, it SHOULD be allowed.
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mordauk says


One major advantage is that you, the theme developer, can now use the same, shared functionality in multiple themes.
Common framework included in theme repo as git submodule does it already and without requiring me to rape existing codebase for the sake of it.

But you still have to update each theme independently when you make changes to the framework.

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I always built auto-updaters into my plugins that I sold on Code Canyon and was never told I can’t. If TF does not allow it, then that should definitely change.

You are also more than welcome to place your plugins in WordPress.org, which will automatically have an update system.

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