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FRESHFACE says



Just curious, do you use compiler so there’s no ‘real’ CSS file in theme, only .less files (cached of course) or you put one compiled style.css and option to use .less for those more advanced users?

In our plugin (see codecanyon) we enqueue the LESS/SCSS files directly. Beginners can still write plain ol’ basic CSS into LESS/SCSS files without any problems.

You have to remember most people using pre-processors don’t write complex (WordPress) themes with stylistic user options so they are more comfortable just using a watcher/compiler on their PC. But like fitwp said, you can pass a LESS/SCSS variable from backend to one of your LESS/SCSS files – that right there can be really powerful. This also means you don’t have to output the custom code in head :)

Sounds great, but I’m wondering if it does have any impact on server? Isn’t it heavy task to compile the LESS/SCSS files, or is there some cache? I’m using it only on localhost and I didn’t test it but it seems to be a little bit slower, but I’ve never dug through that topic to learn more about it ;) Probably it’s time to do it.

I’m using this solution https://github.com/oncletom/wp-less but I’m going to try your plugin, is it possibel to include it in themes for sale on extended license?

There is a built-in cache, so compilation only happens if a change is detected in your LESS/SCSS file. Serving from cache takes about 1-2ms. So it does not have any impact on website visitors after it’s compiled and saved in cache. The compilation itself takes maybe a few hundred ms but it depends on the speed of your server and the size of your files.

Change detection is also very fast. The cached files are named with a hash that is generated from the file path and date of last modification of the LESS/SCSS file. So when you modify such file, the timestamp will change and the hash will be different. Therefore if there is no hash match in the cache, it will compile that single file again and save it as a new cache file with a new hash name.

Lastly, all cache files that have not been used in the last 14 days are automatically deleted to not bloat your server HDD over time.


...is it possible to include it in themes for sale on extended license?

Yes, absolutely, we try to design all our plugins in a way that they can be used by a different author under Extended License. If you would need any help, feel free to contact us directly, preferably in item comments.

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FRESHFACE says

Just curious, do you use compiler so there’s no ‘real’ CSS file in theme, only .less files (cached of course) or you put one compiled style.css and option to use .less for those more advanced users?

In our plugin (see codecanyon) we enqueue the LESS/SCSS files directly. Beginners can still write plain ol’ basic CSS into LESS/SCSS files without any problems.

You have to remember most people using pre-processors don’t write complex (WordPress) themes with stylistic user options so they are more comfortable just using a watcher/compiler on their PC. But like fitwp said, you can pass a LESS/SCSS variable from backend to one of your LESS/SCSS files – that right there can be really powerful. This also means you don’t have to output the custom code in head :)

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FRESHFACE says

Hi Keith!

We feel the same way, the power of CSS pre-processors is just too good to be ignored and the basics are easy to understand. We have just released a LESS/SCSS compiler WP plugin on codecanyon which we will use in our future themes and other authors are welcome to use it as well. This way you just work directly with the LESS/SCSS files and leave the rest on the plugin.

We will probably stick to LESS over SCSS because we feel its more easier for beginners and it does compile a little faster.

With our plugin you can pass a variable to the compiler via a WP hook. This is very useful when you have for example a Theme Options panel where the user picks a background color and you inject it as a variable to one of your LESS/SCSS files on the fly – its just awesome and we really believe in this approach :)

Regarding your last question, there are authors who run a 1 theme / 1 plugin scheme. Everything what is not transferable goes to the theme and what is transferable can be put it that plugin. But like you said, shortcodes should ideally be in a plugin and not in a theme – at least the core functionality and basic styling.

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FRESHFACE says

Hi! Have a look here under the term “toggle” :

http://codecanyon.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=toggle
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FRESHFACE says


+1 For now, we are using our own system where the user fills the credentials here: http://support.freshface.net/login.php and then gets back to us with the generated private ticket ID in the comments. That ticket also self-destructs in a week or so for security reasons.

that’s really great, how did you integrate it to TF ? this would already solve the issues with getting access to a buyers credentials, if we would have this private option we can almost get rid of PMs in general

you should perhaps sell this system on codecanyon, it’s great Cheers UOU

There is no TF integration, it’s just done in the same visual style. I was told by our programmer that it’s fairly easy to write it on your own. We are not sure if releasing something like that to the public would be easy because there would be a potential security risk in having it basically open source. That would mean we would have to spend extra time to cover a lot of angles that we don’t have to now. It would go from an easy project to a difficult one. We will think about it though :)

We also used to scrape all of our item comments. We had our own comments search system – until Envato would implement their own search engine. Now we have it so we no longer use it, thanks Envato! :)

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FRESHFACE says

@Freshface
Really big thanks for this great prog! But, what about the Mac version? Really need it. Please :)

We are all Macs here so it’s bound to happen at some time in the future, but we don’t have any actual plans for it right now.

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FRESHFACE says

+1

For now, we are using our own system where the user fills the credentials here: http://support.freshface.net/login.php and then gets back to us with the generated private ticket ID in the comments. That ticket also self-destructs in a week or so for security reasons.

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FRESHFACE says


Good morning everyone!

Please try it now, it should be working :)

Let me know if all is fine on your ends.
Thank you FRESHFACE , works again here :)

Great, thanks for letting us know :)


@FRESHFACE

I Sent you some more, when possible please add them to the list

Thanks

Thank you, I have just added these links as well.

By the way guys, if you have a GitHub account you can contribute directly at https://github.com/freshface-net/freshkillerdb

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FRESHFACE says

@SCORTIE

I took a look at your portfolio and the category you are working in (PowerPoint templates). The sales seems on the lower end but they are nothing out of ordinary for that particular category by the way.

Your first item is a black PowerPoint template – I think white would sell much more. It has a lot of features in it which is good.

Then you made 3 very tiny PowerPoint templates, one has pyramids, one has 3d circles and the 3rd one has hemispheres. I don’t think anyone’s presentation can only consist of one slide showing pyramids. I think people prefer to have the whole multi-slide presentation done in one design (similar to your 1st item). Incorporating your pyramids into a different template will look weird at best. It would lack consistency.

So there you have it, 1 item is not universal enough (=not white), the other 3, well, they can hardly be used/incorporated into a larger presentation without looking out of place.

People who buy PowerPoint presentations are also less likely to be designers than the people buying in other GraphicRiver categories.

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FRESHFACE says

Thanks freshface for this amazing App, however not all file sharing websites are in the list, is there a way I can add them myself? Thanks again

Thanks for your email, I have just added them to the list :)

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