When you create multiple themes based on the same core design, the collection of those themes is called a Theme Family. Exclusivity for products is evaluated on the entire Theme Family. To decide if the themes in a Theme Family can be exclusive on Bootstrap Themes, ask the following question:
Does Bootstrap Themes sell this type of theme variant?
- If the answer is no, you can sell that version of the theme (even though it's part of a Theme Family) elsewhere and maintain exclusivity on your Bootstrap Theme's version.
- If the answer is yes, you cannot sell that version of the theme elsewhere without losing exclusivity on all themes in that Theme Family.
For our purposes right now, it's really simple. You can sell a variant of your theme (Vue, Angular, Wordpress, etc.) that isn't HTML or React without losing exclusivity on your HTML or React theme.
If you sell a React or HTML version of your theme elsewhere, you lose exclusivity for the entire Theme Family on Bootstrap Themes.
Please note: We will start running exclusivity checks on occasion. We believe all our sellers are awesome folks, but there can be misunderstanding or mistakes made. Please understand mis-categorizing your theme's exclusivity will be considered a fairly serious offense.
What happens when Bootstrap Themes adds a new variant (i.e. Angular, Vue, etc.)?
You will be grandfathered into exclusivity, unless you choose to sell that item on Bootstrap Themes.
Here's an example – let's pretend you release a Vue version of your theme tomorrow, but keep your HTML and React versions on Bootstrap Themes. Since we don't sell Vue themes, you would maintain your exclusive commission rate. Then, in a month, we add Vue as a supported theme variant. Your commissions for your Theme Family wouldn't change since we didn't offer Vue as an option when you started selling it elsewhere. That said, if you choose to start selling your Vue variant on Bootstrap Themes, you'd have to remove it from the other sales channels, or risk losing exclusivity on the entire Theme Family.
While this might sound complicated, the reason we're doing it is to enable sellers to create and sell variants of their themes as soon as possible without losing exclusivity on Bootstrap Themes. We anticipated having review processes in place for Vue and Angular sooner, and we haven't delivered, so we don't want to punish sellers.