No more sponsored themes? What BS!

So the maestro of WP decided to clamp down on sponsored themes? I think someone is having delusions of grandeur here, thinking that they can act like the Big G and paid links. Well, I have invested time and money into sponsored WordPress themes (which you can see here) and I am certain that the sponsored themes industry is not going to go away. Some people might be jumping for joy when they hear this news but these people certainly do not not care squat that WP theme designers and coders need to eat and make a living in order to contribute to the community. I am into investing sponsored themes as well not just for the backlinks and money, but also to contribute to the community. What’s wrong with making a honest living off the free themes?

Anyway, I shouldn’t be too worried. There are many WordPress theme galleries that will allow sponsored themes into their database. So the industry is not quite dead yet, no matter how much some would wish that it will.

    25 comments

    1. I don’t buy, sell or use sponsored themes so this will make it a lot easier for me to find a theme I can use.

      I understand how this might upset people that buy and sell links on themes but there are TONS of other theme directories you guys can use… You’re not going to be set back for very long…

    2. That’s right but most of the downloads come from themes.wordpress.net that the theme might not get enough exposure to the public in other directories out there. But as a designer myself I do agree that having to keep the three backlinks are excessive.

    3. I noticed that the dashboard is missing the plugins button so the obvious conclusion is that you cannot but I just want to make sure since I’m a noob at using both the self-hosted and the free versions of WP.

      Thanks in advance.

    4. Hi

      I have use a WP setup to create my new website. It has a search function in the menu/nav bar, but when you load the site it shows a ‘Not Found’ message, where is has apparently already done a search.

      If anyone can point me in the right direction of how to get rid of this I would appreciate it.

      http://www.presenceunknown.co.uk/

      Many thanks

      Ash

    5. I’m having a problem on my WP website with Paypal button.For a few days I’m trying to Install Paypal button my WP website but I don’t why I can’t! Do you know some good Paypal plugin?

    6. Hi

      I have use a WP setup to create my new website. It has a search function in the menu/nav bar, but when you load the site it shows a ‘Not Found’ message, where is has apparently already done a search.

      If anyone can point me in the right direction of how to get rid of this I would appreciate it.

      http://www.presenceunknown.co.uk/

      Many thanks

      Ash

    7. Hey everyone. Currently I’ve installed the wordpress plugin wp-showhide and I would like to make it feel a little more like engadgets press release system by having an image (button) users can click instead of the linked text.

      Does anyone know how I can add an image as a button for this plugin?

    8. The data I mentioned is not Blogs..I know WP Robot is an AutoBloggin plugin but is it possible to get data that are not blogs?

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    10. I noticed that the dashboard is missing the plugins button so the obvious conclusion is that you cannot but I just want to make sure since I’m a noob at using both the self-hosted and the free versions of WP.

      Thanks in advance.

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    13. I noticed that the dashboard is missing the plugins button so the obvious conclusion is that you cannot but I just want to make sure since I’m a noob at using both the self-hosted and the free versions of WP.

      Thanks in advance.

    14. Hey everyone. Currently I’ve installed the wordpress plugin wp-showhide and I would like to make it feel a little more like engadgets press release system by having an image (button) users can click instead of the linked text.

      Does anyone know how I can add an image as a button for this plugin?

    15. I take lots of pictures and am looking for some software or wordpress plugin that will make it easier for me to just upload photos as a photoblog and write a little description to every picture.

    16. I want to share a link on my blog. It links to another site which links to rapidshare files of pirated software. I have no part in the creation of the linked website or the hosting of the rapidshare file. Is this legal and safe?

    17. I’m looking to create a pop culture/geek website where the main site has features in a blog format. I’d also like to put a forum on it, but have it to where the users will have the same account to comment on the blog posts and the forums. Are there any suggestions for web software or hosting websites that will accomplish this?

    18. I have other audio files that are longer in minutes, but smaller in MB. How do I reduce the file size to less than 8mb which word press requires?

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      because i will be promoting their software i will not harm anybody.

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