Here’s the reason why…
Basically, I’m developing that simple code into a serious plugin that will hopefully help a lot of people who want to use shopping systems on their site. Now, there are some awesome shopping cart plugins out there already, but they cost $$, and the only free ones I know of (which shall remain nameless), quite frankly, suck. I will not pretend that I am a magnificent coder that will be supplying the end-all to all WordPress shopping cart plugins out there. No freaking way. however, I am hoping that the one I am currently developing will be a little bit better than the freebies that are out there right now. I will say that, from people I have beta-testing my work at the moment, I’ve been told I *should* sell this plugin. But WordPress has given me so much that I don’t feel it’s right to try and make money off of this – so it will be free.
The point is, I’m working on a HUGE beta for this – been working on it for months, and it’s nearing completion. part of what I am doing is also releasing a theme that will go along with the plugin. Sort of a “Default” theme that one can use to either re-style or reconfigure (or simply lift code from) to do their own carts. the idea was that if you used the plugin *and* the theme together, then a default credit link would show up to me at the bottom of the site. The idea was also that this would be easily removed.
However, since this is a working beta test, there are bugs that need ironed out, and some things get paced on the back burner. unfortunately, the credit link was one of them. And when I zipped up the initial coding for the plugin, I didn’t remove my credit link from the footer. In all honesty, I’d completely forgotten I’d put it in there in the first place.
So now there’s a ton of people out there trying out my little plugin, and *I* am showing up as the theme designer in the footer of their site – even on people who are using the default Kubrick theme. (see? this is why us developers LOVE to get feedback if you use our stuff – an extra pair of eyes – or two, or two hundred – are better than one!) I am SO embarrassed by this – it was a complete oversight and a big mistake on my part. All I can say is, thank God I’m not done and haven’t submitted this to the plugin repository, or I’d have SERIOUS egg on my face, instead of a bit of a spot.
So please, I implore you, download the fixed files and remove me as the designer of your site. “cause you know… I’m not. And I apologize for trying to take credit for it – I honestly didn’t mean to.
(and thank Brooke for letting me know about the issue too! otherwise I would have just gone on my merry way with no idea at all!)