[wp-hackers] A question about donation link
Donncha O Caoimh
donncha at linux.ie
Fri Jan 15 10:30:42 UTC 2010
As previously mentioned on this thread WP Super Cache doesn't have the
"donate or you must link to my blog" language so I think it's quite
different. You can hide the donate button without guilt of clicking an
"I already donated" button or similar.
A number of prominent plugins do however use that language and while I
understand the motivation of the authors I don't personally like it and
never went down that route with my own plugins.
As for the theme link, quite often I remove the link and place it on my
About page. One theme author obviously didn't like that and sent me an
email asking me to put the link back or stop using the theme. I picked a
On 15/01/10 10:09, Jeremy Visser wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-01-15 at 01:50 +0200, scribu wrote:
>> Several plugins hosted on Extend that I use have a donation button on their
>> settings page, so I think it's only fair to allow the same thing for themes.
> That's correct. In fact, WP Super Cache, a very popular plugin by
> Donncha O Caoimh, a WordPress MU developer and Automattic employee,
> contains a PayPal Donate button inside the plugin settings page.
> The donate message is able to be disabled, but it's really not much
> different to what Jordi is describing.
> Going by the facts we've been presented, it does seem like Jordi has
> been treated a little unfairly, although there is possibly more to this
> than has been revealed to us. So will we remove WP Super Cache from the
> plugin pages too?
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