I’m creating a WordPress theme and I’m confused about what license should I put in the style.css file of the theme. I think I understand correctly the dual-license policy of Theme Forest, that part of the code is to licensed under GPL and part of it is licensed under the Envato license, but I’ve seen few themes that just put “License: GNU General Public License v2 or later”, is this the right way to do it?
The thing is that the themes that I’ve bought are older than an year and I’m not sure if I can still just follow what they did; hence my confusion.
Would be great if someone can clarify this for me, or just tell me what theme authors do nowadays.
EugeneO saidThanks so much for your reply, and the tool you linked looks great, I’m trying that now. However, there is only one thing that I’m still confused about: I’ve seen almost all the items have images in their description area, and I’ve prepared some of mine as well but I’m not sure whether I should put them in the description field by using the img tag or upload them in the Theme Preview field.
Yes you can use (some) HTML tags in the description textbox. You might find this useful: http://revaxarts-themes.com/envatitor/
Would be great if you can tell me about this as well.
I`m in the process of uploading my first WordPress theme, and I can’t understand where or how I’m suppose to create a description with headings, lists and images that I see in all the themes’ item pages.
Am I suppose to enter html or markdown in the description field? There is no mention of this in the upload page or the ‘A step-by-step guide to the upload process’ article.
So can someone please tell me about this? I’m really excited to upload first ever theme
Thanks and have a nice day!
I’m using Revolution slider in a WordPress theme that I’m creating and it’s causing the following error in w3c validation: Element link is missing required attribute property. …,800’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’><link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com…
Now the WordPress theme requirements states that there shouldn’t be any such error, but I don’t know what I can do about this since it’s being caused by the plugin.
Am I doing something wrong, or is this acceptable? As I’ve seen Revolution slider being used in a lot of themes.
Please advice me regarding this and thanks!
So I’m in the process of releasing my first WordPress theme in which I have provided support for WooCommerce. I just want to know if I can include the dummy-data.xml file in my theme so that users can upload this file separately to import all the dummy data (with products and images) that I have used in my theme.
I just feel like it’s better if the users can first import the dummy data of my entire demo, and as the next step, import the dummy data that comes with WooCommerce. However, I’m not sure if this is the right way to do, as I don’t want to do anything illegal or break any copyright laws.
Please let me know about this. Would really appreciate it.
I’m in the process of uploading my first WordPress theme and I’d like to know if there is a way I can get the list of all the purchase codes that the buyers of my theme get. I need this to verify support tickets as I’m not very comfortable in using the Envato API, as I don’t understand it at all.
I’d really like it if there is a way of getting a .txt, csv or similar file with the list of all the purchase codes.
I searched the knowledge base and the forums, but they all talk about using the API, which unfortunately I’m not able to understand.
Please let me know about this.
So I’m in the process of creating the demo for my WordPress theme in which I’m also supporting WooCommerce. However, I can’t find an option in the WooCommerce settings with which I can make sure that people are not actually able to ‘buy’ the products that I am showing in the demo. As in I can’t find an option like ‘enable demo mode’.
I didn’t find anything in WooCommerce docs but after searching in Google I found that by checking ‘Enable site wide store notice’ I can show a message that the site is in demo mode, and by doing this, the demo mode will also be enabled.
I guess I can disable buying if I don’t provide any of my account information, but I want to be 100% sure about this and would love to follow what is generally done by the authors here. Also I want to avoid showing that site wide message, just for the sake of enabling the demo mode for WooCommerce.
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I’m creating a Wordpress theme in which I’ve created a ‘Shortcode Generator’ using the TinyMCE popup window, that I see in a lot of the themes. The problem is that, since TinyMCE uses an iframe to create that popup window, I can’t find a way to use wp_enqueue_style() and wp_enqueue_script() to load css and js files specifically for that window.
Right now I’m using the <script> and <link> tags for that, which of course is not allowed in the the Theme submission requirements.
I would really like to know if I’m ok to use it here, as I really don’t find any other way with which this can be done.
tommusrhodus saidCan you explain a little more about what exactly you mean here please? I don’t think I want to sell my theme as GPL, because as far as I know this would allow the buyers to sell my theme elsewhere. However, I also want to use some third party software and frameworks like Redux Framework for theme options, that are licensed under GPLv2, and also not have my theme licensed under GPL. Is that possible?
We sell themes under a “split” license, so some is GPL, some is not.