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[closed] Unfortunately, no responses from the Develeper in months (9 posts)

  1. RonDsy
    Blocked
    Posted 1 year ago #

    From a marketing perspective, why would you want to purchase any theme or child themes if you are unable to get any responses from the developer? I postponed downloading this framework until I see there are problems being resolved.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/presswork/

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's a free theme so developers aren't obliged to help you.

  3. RonDsy
    Blocked
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Obviously you missed my point. This product leads to purchasing themes and child themes. This is a framework not a theme. The framework is required to use the themes.

  4. Jesús Franco
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Obviously from a miss-informed "marketing perspective" you are frustrated since you can't get pro work done for free.

    I'm very grateful with the fantastic job done and given away for free with this framework, and just willing to learn fast how to take some of its functionality in order to extend my own child themes.

  5. RonDsy
    Blocked
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I guess you both are not understanding. WordPress is free, but never-the-less is a quality platform, organized and has the resources to obtain help. When you are given something for free first you ask yourself, where is the free to be found?

    The product or plugins made available within the WordPress community you would expect well crafted scripts and a developer who responds to questions in a timely manner. Open source technologies are based upon good work, open standards, implementation of good policy which is freely available. Minimally a developer should respond to questions. I advise a decision to download should be based upon the quality of support. First check the support area to see if questions are being answered which shows that the development is active and the developer demonstrates a willingness to help. This is the first step to per-qualify a plugin.

    Marketing - When a developer then ask for a donation or to purchase a premium plugin, they are most likely to receive a donation or a sale on the premium plugin based upon their service history. The only thing we as consumers have is the history of service and the quality and function of the free plugin. Premium plugins are not refundable.

  6. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Minimally a developer should respond to questions.

    No, that is not true. RonDsy, if you're not satisfied with the level of support provided by volunteers, consider hiring someone http://jobs.wordpress.net .

  7. RonDsy
    Blocked
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What makes WordPress such a great place, is you have many talented coders providing quality work with attention to detail - its is called, pride of ownership. These same coders are helpful in providing answers to request - all in a timely manner. Are you also going to argue this point Andrew?

  8. charliebrimm
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Development has ceased on this theme. Look at the devs site here: http://presswork.me/

  9. zota
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looks like presswork.me has been hacked.

    The original point about being cautious about developers who never respond seems to have been validated. It's not an issue of expecting work for free. It's a matter of trusting someone to stand behind the code you choose to run on your site.

    The only remaining question is why an abandoned theme that links to a hacked site is currently in the list of Featured Themes?

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