Posts by Gareth_Gillman

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Gareth_Gillman
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it might get accepted as a coming soon template but will need some more refinement (buttons, typography)

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Gareth_Gillman
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the main reason is because it’s badly built (by WordPress standards) which ultimately makes it difficult for users to understand / modify. If it followed the WP standards better then it would be more widely used.

Another is that a lot of developers don’t use pre-built frameworks as they would rather build their own which suits their needs, WP is so flexible that there are numerous ways to do things, and the framework market is taken up by the big guys such as thesis and genesis, on Themeforest there aren’t many frameworks used widely.

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it’s likely that Envato are blocking your app as you haven’t added a header to let the system know who is using the API, in the new api this is called the bearer.

I use CURL instead like so (this gets the categories from Themeforest):

<?php
$api_url = 'https://api.envato.com/v1/market/categories:themeforest.json';
$ch = curl_init();
$headr = array();
$headr[] = 'Content-length: 0';
$headr[] = 'Content-type: application/json';
$headr[] = 'Authorization: Bearer xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'; // my token for the api

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER,$headr);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$api_url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT,'Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; xxxxx)'); // my product name
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 5);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
$ch_data = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);
if(!empty($ch_data)) {
 $json_data = json_decode($ch_data, true);
  $data_count = count($json_data['categories']) -1;
  for($i = 0; $i <= $data_count; $i++) {
   echo $json_data['categories'][$i]['name'];
  }
}
?>
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Gareth_Gillman
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the most likely explanation is that the author has uploaded the wrong zip file to the wrong item, it can happen as we are all humans and prone to momentary lapses, the author should be able to fix as soon as he comes aware.

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yep, all downloads are made from amazon so it’s on their end and not Envato’s, it could be throttling for certain regions etc

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a quick glance at the api shows there is no way to get all purchases from a user, the only purchase methods are verify a purchase and download a purchase, Envato would need to expand the API before we can do something like this (I have been contemplating something similar as I have a lot of purchases I wanted to track).

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Gareth_Gillman
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Limit Login Attempts does this, you can set it by time, by IP and by cookie, it also lists the attempts that they have blocked, on my personal site it has blocked 159 attempts and the most common username attempts were:

admin

wpadmin

root

administrator

The plugin hasn’t been updated in ages but still works fine (running on 4.2.2), it was installed by my webhost and by all looks it have saved my site a few times.

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It’s not as clear as that, you can get a refund from Paypal for any goods, there are 2 options:

1) Tell Paypal your account was hacked and they will refund any payments made from your account

2) Tell your credit card provider that your card was stolen and they will initiate a chargeback for the transactions.

1 isn’t that common as Paypal will check the logs to see which IP etc did the transaction

2 is the most common as the card company go above Paypal and Paypal can’t do anything about it so they just remove the money from the accounts affected.

Unfortunately there are people out there who will order items, claim their card was stolen and then get their cash back, it’s common on eBay for large purchases (phones etc). There is nothing anyone can do about it, fraudsters will keep getting away with it so don’t worry about a reversal, it’s a part of selling online unfortunately.

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Gareth_Gillman
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No you can create a coming soon with dreamweaver and WP

1) create the coming soon page on index.html

2) Create the WP site as normal and access as domain.com/index.php

It will depend on your host if this works but I have used it numerous times to build a coming soon site

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Gareth_Gillman
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works fine for me in the UK

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