Another anger post? Well, yes, another anger post. What triggered it you ask? This:
I’m using your ChaoticSoul theme which is very nice, but Aries is definitely the best WP theme! Gonna use it soon ok? Congrats.
Sure, it’s a few days old, but the feeling’s still there. I guess you can’t get away from it. People asking for Evolution as a WordPress theme? That’ll never happen (maybe in another 3-5 years). The only reason I released ChaoticSoul as a theme is because I didn’t want the Wayback Machine to start forgetting more of my old layouts. People expecting this layout to become a WordPress theme? Excuse me? I don’t know about anybody else, but the sound of that just gets to me.
Anyway, rather than completely rant about it, I have a few more examples from my buddy Kyle Neath. We had a few conversations about this and he seemed to be running into a few of the same problems.
Hey, I was looking at totalspore.com, and I loved the way you layed out the site. I make wordpress themes and release them to the public. I have made [theme name removed], maybe you heard of it. Anyways, I was wondering if it would be at all possible for me to get ahold of your source code. I don’t really need the css, but I would love to see the files like index.php, sidebar.php and all of those.
Here’s a bit of our conversation.
Harsh? Could be, but I try not to hide anything from you guys. But in this case, I feel that certain people need to be bitch slapped. The rest of this I’ll leave up to all of you. I’m intrigued to hear your opinions.