PS3 here, just add TommusRhodus
I understand your point, however, doens’t it make more sense for the Envato team to integrate it directly on an item?
This makes a lot of sense, no item duplication, buyers can get the plugin integrations that they need. Yep, I like this. You can even have the option to buy the standard theme and then pay the difference for the additional integrations, imagine that, theme forest with viable upselling, couple that with a shopping cart and we could have something really amazing
The current multi-item idea doesn’t work, Cristi’s idea & FlatKings mockups make a lot of sense to me, no separation of items, proper upselling, buyers choose the features they want. Yep.
@FlatKing – Nice!
Hey, thanks for adding some clarification to this.
I think we all still need a bit of help though, here’s a few scenarios:
1. A theme is released, WooCommerce support is added along with extra styling, templates etc. Can we then release a version of this theme stripped of eCommerce?
2. A theme is released without wooCommerce. After some work it’s decided a separate version will be released that includes WooCommerce, extra styling, templates etc.
Honestly I take issue with both of these, especially given the example set by the theme my original thread was about. The theme the initial thread was made about was a multipurpose theme, it was re-released afterward with basically just WooCommerce removed. So here I can basically double my portfolio if we’re allowing this?
The second scenario is even worse if that’s allowed, as any author doing this would basically be leaving the original buyers in the dark, having to pay a very premium upgrade if they needed the features of the other theme.
Either way, I think that this needs to be handled extremely carefully, and only allowed in circumstances where the 2 themes are an order of magnitude apart in terms of functionality, not just “strip these features and re-release”
Be Human comes in 2 versions, WordPress & HTML.
The WordPress is $55, did you spend $15 on your download?
I have no problem with this, the OP posed 2 points:
1. Social factors of being able to see approx. earnings.
2. Legal factors (tax etc.)
Really for both I see no issue, 2 is definitely no issue, pay your tax, do your paperwork properly, beyond that there’s no problem. For 1, well, it doesn’t matter what you do, if you earn more than your peers there will be tensions, but surely it’s up to you to properly manage this.
Either way I think the badge does much more good than bad, it’s (somewhat) a quality assurance for buyers, helps community spirit (you can be successful here) amongst other things.
We’re on WP3.8, the WP customiser has been out since WP3.4, seriously we all need to be using this by default.
No guarantee, tho, since I can’t be responsible for uploaded images where the uploader does not own the copyright.
It’s an amazing idea, beautiful design, everything! For me though the above would stop me from ever using it. If you could ever find a way to regulate that then I think you’ll have a massively popular site there