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zotium says

Hi, we are developing a wordpress theme and we plan to use WooTheme’s WooTumblog plugin functionality. Will this kind of theme be approved?

Also, if we decide to use WooTheme’s code for the admin panel, will this be approved?

Assuming of course that all the other factors of the theme such as design etc are approved.

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ThemeProvince says

Yes.

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Pressateers says

Also, if we decide to use WooTheme’s code for the admin panel, will this be approved? Assuming of course that all the other factors of the theme such as design etc are approved.

A good person would feel bad for this, but if you don’t have a heart you’ll be just fine with doing this.

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JamiGibbs says

If you want the same admin panel as Woo, then use the Options Framework. There’s no reason to feel bad about it, Pressateers. It’s open source and the author of the framework encourages theme developers to use it:

http://wptheming.com/options-framework-theme/

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Pressateers says

If you want the same admin panel as Woo, then use the Options Framework. There’s no reason to feel bad about it, Pressateers. It’s open source and the author of the framework encourages theme developers to use it:

http://wptheming.com/options-framework-theme/

He said from “WooThemes” admin panel, though. Do they use that?

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JamiGibbs says

He may have implied that he wanted to just rip the options panel directly from a Woo theme (which he could do because PHP is open GPL although not necessarily encouraged) but I was suggesting using an already made framework that’s based on the options panel used by Woo and made specifically for theme developers. Many authors here use that options framework including myself and Orman Clark.

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cramdesign says

The Option Tree plugin will do pretty much the same and it is a bit more plug and play if you ask me… of course then you are dealing with a plugin. However, that can actually be a strength as it will be maintain separately, updatable and the data is more portable.

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zotium says

We’d much rather not use a plugin, because in the long term, i’m sure we’d incorporate features of our own and evolving it into our own framework.

I know that the WooFramework is 100% GPL , but what I don’t know is if ThemeForest would allow that? Has any theme here done the same?

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