Ehm, this is getting really confusing. In my theme, I have some very own column shortcodes for example that are really made to fit the theme’s layout. Do I have to create a plugin myself for that or will it work if it stays in the theme? Could any Envato staff clear my confusion here, maybe?
Great post, but very confusing at the same time.
Say you have a few simple shortcodes for grid layout and youtube videos within your content editor. e.g. [grid col=”4”]Content[/grid]
Can this be placed inside a shortcode.php file and loaded via require include? Or do these content shortcodes need to be bundled into a plugin?-d
Answer to both is: Yes, you can do that, adding shortcodes to plugin is not a requirement right now, and you won’t get rejected because of that. You are allowed to define any number of shortcodes for any purpose, in your theme directly.
Actually, that’s not the requirement currently, Jonathan.
You can define shortcodes inside the theme, it’s still allowed. I’m not talking about whether it should be done that way, of course they should go into plugin, but it’s not a requirement nor a factor for passing review.
I don’t see a point in hiding earnings info. Anyone with a calculator can get those, you can’t hide it.
Awesome story and a great achievement, good luck in your future endevaours!
Iman is correct, you are safe, WordPress used to use only md5 but that’s now not the case.
Even if they used md5 only, it’s hard to crack it, unless your password is some generic one or can be find in dictionaries.
I really don’t know why this will not be allowed. If user needs only WP version he can save 15$, so this is only + for buyers. Authur will have two themes so double support and double updates for new version. In the end it’s good for buyers! I think if this will not be allowed author will simply sell lite version on other markets, so in the and it’s also not good for Envato.
Do you not see exploit in this? The only reason authors will do this is front page exposure.
Front page is cramped as it is, we don’t need 5 versions of each theme with different plugin support. It’s ridiculous to even think about allowing that.
Where does it stop?
One theme version which supports bbpress, it’s a “forum version”, one with woocommerce, it’s a “physical store” version, one with edd, “digital store version”, one with buddypress, “social network” version …
Do I need to go on?