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Landonw says

Basically, I’ve made a shopping cart that works great with a lot of themes. Only thing is, it doesn’t exactly style up to a lot of them. While I’ve fixed this on the themes I own (very few! All of Parallelus themes, Seventeen (by Alex Pascal), several orman clarks), but there are many that remain.

My question is, is it allowed for an author to send me a copy of their theme for the sole purpose of making sure it works with my plugin and so I can style my plugin for their theme (when their theme is active)?

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pixelentity says

why it shouldn’t ? great feature btw.

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MelforDMThemes says

Free distribution is not allowed afaik

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pixelentity says
MelforDMThemes said
Free distribution is not allowed afaik
It’s not free distribution if he’s not going to use the theme for anything else that making his plugin compatible.
Both items would still be sold here, both authors could benefit so why should Envato have something against it ?
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Landonw says
MelforDMThemes said
Free distribution is not allowed afaik

You probably have a support guy with DMThemes, right? You give him your themes for free so he can provide support? Same thing, I believe.

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MelforDMThemes says
LandonWilson said
MelforDMThemes said
Free distribution is not allowed afaik
You probably have a support guy with DMThemes, right? You give him your themes for free so he can provide support? Same thing, I believe.

Actually I am the support girl for DMThemes, but the situation is different. I work for them. From your point of view the developer of DMThemes would have to actually buy the PSD the designer of DMThemes made to develop the WP version?

Some random guy who developed a plugin does not work for any author, that’s not comparable.

All the best

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pixelentity says

To give for free = distributing the theme to people who will use it without paying
that’s simply not the case here.

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MelforDMThemes says

I’m curious about an official answer :)

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webinpixels says

if the theme’s author send you a copy of their theme it’s mean the author give you permission to test your plugin with their work – so, i think that’s fine

my 2 cents :)

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Landonw says

This should answer my question:

Q: Do I retain the rights to my own file? A: Yes, it’s your file. We just provide a venue to sell it.

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