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  1. Justin Tadlock

    Thanks for covering this, Jeff.

    My hope is that this will be useful for single theme designers all the way up to big theme shops. It could even be used to run the themes section on a site like ThemeForest or WordPress.org, given the right hooks or other features needed specifically for those sites.

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    • Piet

      Thanks for explaining the purpose of the plugin, I was already wondering why on earth anybody would have a gazillion of themes installed, didn’t think of theme designers / theme shops ;)

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  2. Andre

    I just read your follow up comment on your site Justin. I might be interested as my theme demo site doesn’t really have a “home” page setup to showcase my theme demos (free themes that are on .org and premium ones on my site). I’m assuming this is just one of many uses for it? I can’t use it on my main site because I use Joomla, but my demo site setup (which is setup as a WordPress Network) is. Which brings me to a quick question if your plugin can be setup on a network?

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  3. Bowe Frankema

    Awesome idea and I’ll be sure to give it a spin.. Justin could you tell a bit more about the EDD integration you have planned?

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    • Justin Tadlock

      Really, it’s more or less a bridge between the two. You’ll be able to enter a download ID to associate it with a theme. Then, there’ll be a function for grabbing that ID. There’ll probably be a few wrapper functions for outputting the purchase link and so on.

      I can’t think of a whole lot else that’d be needed.

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  4. Andreas Ostheimer

    Looks like this would come in handy in case I have some showcase site for clients running.

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  5. Jason Lemieux

    Congrats on making the jump, Justin. Best of luck with it!

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  6. AbuBakar

    Looking forward to trying it out, just downloaded.
    Time to launch a theme on wordpress.org :)

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  7. Greg36

    An option to import with “one click” wptest.io or WooCommerce demo data would be very handy.

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    • Justin Tadlock

      Can you describe how that could be useful for this plugin? This is not a demo plugin. It’s a theme library manager.

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      • Greg36

        Often when I browse new themes to install on a particular project I always use wptest.io data (and WooC if needed) to check if theme got what I want.
        Then I fiddle around with customizer, I add new content with custom post types if theme has them. And If it is a theme that features page builder or some other type of layout management functionality I add a couple of templates and see what options and capabilities it has.

        After that Reset and import of wptest content demo again. Deleting all posts and pages that I’ve created would be tedious task.

        I know it is not a workflow that most of the people use but in my opinion theme library manager would be used especially by people that fiddle around with quite a lot of different themes. And fast import of demo data would be very handy, not as a core functionality but as a add-on.

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      • Justin Tadlock

        I think you may be misunderstanding what the plugin is for. This is a plugin for theme authors to distribute themes from their site. The simplest description would be a “portfolio plugin for theme authors”.

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  8. Karsten Madsen

    Is there any use-case for theme creators who don’t have to manage/display a library like Themeforest and the like?

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