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Gareth_Gillman says

Yup agreed with OrganicBee, Envato are unlikely to give you the / a license key, their contract is with the buyer and it’s upto him to give you the key if he wishes.

I would buy your own license (will be around $50-$60 depending on the theme) and then you have your own license etc.

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Gareth_Gillman says

The advice above is only for Codecanyon items, it will be different for other sliders e.g. Nivo

For Codecanyon items you need an extended license and the authors permission

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Gareth_Gillman says

Hi!

Does that apply to X Theme too? I have a version 4.6.0 so should I expect that Theme.co would take care of the update?

Regards Goran

If the plugin was bundled with the theme then yes you would speak to the theme author to update the plugin, if you bought it from Themepunch then you can download it from your themeforest panel.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Hi there!

The theme author needs to do this, you should be fine on your version of SR as the security fix was made months ago though, the current versions are just feature and bug fixes

Regards

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Gareth_Gillman says

I agree with you philosophically, prefer to write my own modules, but that doesn’t change the fact that a lot of themes here rely on slider or page builder modules to generate a lot of their content. Without page builder elements or sliders, I’m picturing homepages that are just a header and a footer. ;) A big change to the culture here is needed for this to change, not saying it’s impossible but it would be a huge undertaking.

I am building a theme which doesn’t have a slider, a website doesn’t have to have one and can work better without one. Designers and developers need to do more to generate decent content, stop relying on plugins to add the features and also build stuff a little more unique.

I buy loads of themes on here and most are the same generic crap with different colours and fonts, we are supposed to be creatives but Themeforest seems to be becoming more bland with every upload.

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Gareth_Gillman says


It’s not about taking them away but stopping them bundling them, they can still promote the theme is compatible with a plugin, but it’s upto the buyer to buy the plugin separately.

I like the idea, although the logistics of a system like that is another story (how to enforce, implement plugin based content with themes, etc).

For example, if most of your content/functionality is generated by a page builder you’ve purchased, I can’t see an option here for buyers that decide they don’t want to buy the plugin separately.

You shouldn’t be making the theme by a page builder, it should be an ehancement to make using the theme easier. A plugin is meant to add extra features to a theme, not the plugin being the theme feature.

I am personally not a fan of page builders but they have a use when used properly.

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Gareth_Gillman says

The problem is, a vast majority of theme authors lack the technical skills (or free time) required to develop a plugin like VC or Slider Revolution. Take these plugins away from them, and the theme market crumbles. ;)

It’s not about taking them away but stopping them bundling them, they can still promote the theme is compatible with a plugin, but it’s upto the buyer to buy the plugin separately.

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Gareth_Gillman says

This is why Codecanyon plugins (or any plugin) shouldn’t be bundled with a theme, the theme author has full control of the plugin and if they aren’t proactive then issues like this can happen. Also buyers would get support directly from the plugin author and can get updates to the plugin much quicker which should reduce the amount of issues like this in the future.

Doing this will cost buyers more money to buy the plugin as well as the theme BUT it will protect them from issues like this.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Hi Metmarc

I have just converted that Typed JS to a plugin for a client job, it’s too simple to be released as a plugin on Codecanyon but happy to customise it to your needs, send me a message through my contact form if you would like to talk about this.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Oh geez, Gareth how did you remove the double page heading? (like Home Home and portfolio)

As I am a developer, if it’s easier, I just went in the database, emptied the wp_posts and wp_postsmeta tables (therefor deleting all the content) and starting again, but only do this if you know what you’re doing, otherwise it’s a case of going through the admin and deleting everything by hand.

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