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ThemeChills says

Hi everyone,

I just had a quick question that hopefully someone in the community or even Envato Staff could clarify for me.

Is offering incentives for item purchases allowed? I am seeing more and more items being listed that state you get “this free template” once you purchase this theme. Essentially a buy one get one free offer.

I was under the impression this was not allowed in ThemeForest.

Has anyone else seen this? Thoughts? Comments? Clarification?

Thanks guys,

Leo

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KrownThemes says

It’s not allowed.. If you have time, submit a support ticket to Envato – the authors will get noticed to remove these ads.

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ThemeChills says

It’s not allowed.. If you have time, submit a support ticket to Envato – the authors will get noticed to remove these ads.

Ok, thanks for clarifying.

Leo

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ThemeChills says

Just saw another example…how about the inclusion of premium plugins? E.g. Revolution Slider, WooCommerce or something similar. Wouldn’t these be considered an incentive if the theme actually includes them?

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KrownThemes says

Just saw another example…how about the inclusion of premium plugins? E.g. Revolution Slider, WooCommerce or something similar. Wouldn’t these be considered an incentive if the theme actually includes them?

They are included in the theme and to be used within the theme, part of the theme. It’s different. WooCommerce isn’t even a paid plugin.

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ThemeChills says


Just saw another example…how about the inclusion of premium plugins? E.g. Revolution Slider, WooCommerce or something similar. Wouldn’t these be considered an incentive if the theme actually includes them?
They are included in the theme and to be used within the theme, part of the theme. It’s different. WooCommerce isn’t even a paid plugin.

Ah ok, not WooCommerce, bad example…but would the author have had to buy an extended license to resell in this manner?

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KrownThemes says



Just saw another example…how about the inclusion of premium plugins? E.g. Revolution Slider, WooCommerce or something similar. Wouldn’t these be considered an incentive if the theme actually includes them?
They are included in the theme and to be used within the theme, part of the theme. It’s different. WooCommerce isn’t even a paid plugin.
Ah ok, not WooCommerce, bad example…but would the author have had to buy an extended license to resell in this manner?

Yes, Extended License + written consent from the plugin’s author. These are plugins included and part of the theme. They should not be used without the theme (some themes such as mine even disable the plugins once you deactivate the theme).

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ThemeChills says




Just saw another example…how about the inclusion of premium plugins? E.g. Revolution Slider, WooCommerce or something similar. Wouldn’t these be considered an incentive if the theme actually includes them?
They are included in the theme and to be used within the theme, part of the theme. It’s different. WooCommerce isn’t even a paid plugin.
Ah ok, not WooCommerce, bad example…but would the author have had to buy an extended license to resell in this manner?
Yes, Extended License + written consent from the plugin’s author. These are plugins included and part of the theme. They should not be used without the theme (some themes such as mine even disable the plugins once you deactivate the theme).

Gotcha! Thanks again mate.

Leo

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