iDIGITAL WordPress Theme Blatant Rip Off Of Marketify


I’ve never laughed so hard, quite literally. I was having a look through Themeforest (as I do) and came across a new WordPress theme for use with Easy Digital Downloads called iDIGITAL, it piqued my interest so I took a look.

What f*ckery transpired beggars belief.

I own a copy of one theme called Marketify it’s an awesome WordPress theme for setting up a digital marketplace using WordPress and EDD. I’ve had it for a while and have played around with it for quite some time. Heck I really should review the theme itself.

Anyways

I decided to take a look at the demo as the product listing page for it on Themeforest had scant detail and at that point no real comments were made.

I should have piped up then, but the day job took up my time. I must I did let out a chuckle on how this slipped through the ‘net’.

It’s a blatant poorly coded piece of crap that astonishes me how it ever passed Envato’s quality assurance team!

Don’t believe me? Want proof that iDIGITAL is a blatant rip off of Marketify?

Those of you who’s tongues might be lolling in their subsequent mouths would do well to take a look at a selection of screen shots of proof positive it is in fact an out and out copy of someone elses work.

Marketify home page
Marketify home page

Marketify Home Page

Looks fine right? Great looking theme and such. Notice the header?

iDIGITAL home page
iDIGITAL home page

iDIGITAL Home Page

See anything similar? Yeh I thought so too. Doesn’t end there though!!!

Hover over effect Marketify
Hover over effect Marketify

Marketify Product Hover

Surely if you’re hiding a rip off you’d hide some things right? I mean the hover over a product effect? That’s got to go right?

Hover over effect iDIGITAL
Hover over effect iDIGITAL

iDIGITAL Product Hover

Oh f*ck no, keep it in. I can here the theme authors hands rubbing together emitting an evil grin. ‘They’ll never guess!’

Product Page Marketify
Product Page Marketify

Marketify Product Page

Right guys, we really need to make the product page look different. What can we do to make it not look like Marketify?

Product page iDIGITAL
Product page iDIGITAL

iDIGITAL Product Page

Yeh let’s just remove the page title, cue more cackles and sniggering.

Marketify login page
Marketify login page

Marketify Login Page

Come on people, think think think. We need to stand out here, this is our chance to shine how can we make the login page different?

iDIGITAL login page
iDIGITAL login page

iDIGITAL Login Page

Change the color!!!! Woo hoo, we’ll make millions decreed one.

Want further proof?

If you wanted more proof, you could just take a look at one section of the code base on view source. Which incidentally I have done. The first image is of Marketify’s view source page:

Marketify code
Marketify code
iDIGITAL code
iDIGITAL code

What we’re looking for here is the CSS entry entitled: /wp-content/themes/idigital/style.css?ver=20151121

It’s identical, the only difference is that Marketify has some kind of minified CSS code where as the iDIGITAL one doesn’t. Which is what happens when you click on the link in the view source code of the webpage.

Marketify CSS Code:

/*
Theme Name: Marketify
Theme URI: http://astoundify.com/themes/marketify
Author: Astoundify
Author URI: http://astoundify.com
Description: Your beautiful handcrafted digital marketplace.
Version: 2.5.0
License: GNU General Public License
License URI: license.txt
Text Domain: marketify
Domain Path: /languages/
Tags: white, two-columns, one-column, right-sidebar, left-sidebar, fluid-layout, custom-background, custom-header, theme-options, full-width-template, featured-images, flexible-header, custom-menu, translation-ready
*/

*,.mfp-container,:after,:before{-webkit-box-sizing:border-box;-moz-box-sizing:border-box}.container:after,.container:before,.row:after,.row:before{content:" ";display:table}.mfp-content,.mfp-wrap{-webkit-backface-visibility:hidden}.mfp-arrow,.slick-slider{-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent}.container:after,.row:after,.slick-track:after,h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6{clear:both}.mfp-content

 

iDIGITAL CSS Code:

/*
Theme Name: iDigital
Theme URI: http://xbootstrap.com/demo/idigital
Author: CoderBoys
Author URI: http://xbootstrap.com
Description: Your beautiful handcrafted digital marketplace.
Version: 1.0
License: GNU General Public License
License URI: license.txt
Text Domain: idigital
Domain Path: /languages/
Tags: white, two-columns, one-column, right-sidebar, left-sidebar, fluid-layout, custom-background, custom-header, theme-options, full-width-template, featured-images, flexible-header, custom-menu, translation-ready
*/

body {
	background: #eee !important;
}
*,
.mfp-container,
:after,
:before {
    -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
    -moz-box-sizing: border-box
}
.container:after,
.container:before,
.row:after,
.row:before {
    content: " ";
    display: table
}
.mfp-content

 

Well when you’ve all stopped laughing, it is actually quite serious

I wish, I truly wish it all stopped there. It’s painfully obvious what this is, we all know that. I’m pretty sure the theme author of iDIGITAL knows it to.

Reading through the comments on the iDIGITAL WordPress theme throws up general revulsion on the theme and the fact anyone who can smell a fart in a car knows it’s a rip off.

No it’s the fact they lifted images from another developer Cr3ativThemes (who I know on Twitter, who does code some awesome themes BTW). They stole lock and two smoking barrels not only from the developers of Marketify and then stopped to loot images from Cr3ativThemes themes.

I mean come on man WTF seriously? It gets worse? Yeah it kind of does…

Couple the blatant rip off with stolen images from another developer and you have a case to have the WordPress theme taken down right? Yeh I thought so too.

However the theme (at the time of writing this article) is still up and on sale. It’s been 13 hours since it went live. I understand time differences and such and that Envato might be in bed, yet this is inexcusable.

For the safety and sanity of sellers on Themeforest this should never have passed the QA process that Envato prides themselves on. Don’t get me wrong I love Envato’s marketplaces I genuinely do.

This should have never got through the net, if only for a few keen eyed developers and enthusiasts spotting this it perhaps could have gone on to sell a few copies.

Sure Envato may well have reimbursed affected parties for the this purchase. Yet it’s still on the website for sale.

What do you think?

Are you worried about your themes or plugins being rebadged and passed off as something else? Let me know with a comment. Would love the opinion of authors selling on Themeforest & CodeCanyon.

P.s If you want a link to the iDIGTAL theme to see for yourself here you go: http://themeforest.net/item/idigital-marketplace-theme-for-wordpress/14783518

EDIT: It appears the iDIGITAL theme has been taken down thanks to all those who spotted it on Themeforest. Big thanks at Envato for acting swiftly.

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