I have been mulling over a situation for the past few days trying to decide what I should do. So I thought that I would pose the situation to the awesome community and see what everyone thinks.
A few weeks ago someone contacted me about doing a project that involved duplicating a theme for one of their clients. This theme would be based off a theme on ThemeForest, called Redwood. I decided that I would link to it so you could see what I was talking about. It’s a really nice looking theme and I think the theme author did a wonderful job.
What this person wanted me to do was recreate this Redwood theme using WP-Forge and a child theme. I was a little preplexed. I mean, all they had to do was buy the Redwood theme and modify it, which I did recommend. After numerous failed attempts at persuading them to buy the theme, I did ask this client why they wanted it re-created instead of buying it and they stated they have used WP-Forge for a few sites and liked the fact it was built with Foundation.
Fair enough I thought. So I quoted a price, which they agreed to and then I started working on this theme. I was cranking along rather nicely and had gotten pretty far when this past Thursday though, my client called and said “their” client scrapped the project. I kind of got upset at first but luckily for me, my client paid me for my time and didn’t even ask for the theme files. I sent an email and asked if they wanted the files for future use and I was told I could do whatever I wanted with it.
To be honest, I really like the way this theme has turned out. Incidentally I did name it Ingelwood. I have always liked that name and I needed something at the time to call it and that is what popped into my head. I did change a few things around just so it doesn’t look exactly like Redwood but now I am sitting on this theme that is almost complete and I do not know what to do with it. This is where you come in. Do I just trash the theme and let it go or do I offer it for download? Do I sell it? Should it be free?
What should I do? Let me know your thoughts and thanks in advance for your help, its greatly appreciated.