I’ve seen a few WordPress plugins (CodeCanyon) now where in the download package, the documentation just has a link straight to online documentation, is this now allowed?
Shipping fixed docs with a theme seems backwards to me, if I could just link to a central documentation area then I could make the documentation experience so much better for my buyers (and easier for myself!)
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Ok I’ll bite, downloading now
Just think about the buyers who have bought maybe more than 50 themes, maybe from different 50 authors. For each theme support, they will have to access a different forum, each forum with its own credentials, notifications, etc.
Everyone agrees this isn’t ideal, yet Envato only provide us with comments or emails, so there’s no real solution unfortunately other than external support sites.
A themeforest.net specific search on google for that username points out that each comment made on an item here is of a less than savoury nature, I guess some people simply love to have an argument on the internet.
How well does it integrate with GitHub?
Flagged this for staff reply, this looks like a great alternative to TGMPA, loving how small the class is also
@bitfade, have you tested this with WP 4.2? Seems they’ve changed some of the plugin install screens, though unsure if this has any effect here really.
if theme have 200+ options (“mega” multipurpose themes) adding all this options and option explanations (help labels) to small customizer sidebar space will give very bad experience for users.
It could be argued that a theme providing all this is already giving a bad experience for users…
I’m all for this move personally, the WP Live Customiser is improved with every WordPress update and if every theme used this, then buyers would always have a consistent experience when using a theme options panel.
Further to that, the Live Customiser is part of the core, so security issues etc. are fixed with core updates. Check out the most recent add_query_arg() issue that’s meant that users of Option Tree and Redux are now vulnerable.