from what was written on the forums so far we are definitely going to be direct sellers starting 1.1.2015. There’s no doubt about it and I guess it’s either accept or leave.
However, that fact, doesn’t matter good or bad, rises a lot of questions that are still unanswered.
If we are the sellers, as it seems to be the case from now on, will we get more freedom regarding pricing and item submissions? It seems strange that Envato as service that provides traffic and infrastructure continues to decide the pricing and acceptance of the items from approved sellers. Any other known examples of such behavior?
If Envato intends to invoice our customers what exactly will be on the invoice? Any samples? EU is very strict about that. The invoices should as well be in sync with the numbering of the invoices we issue to our customers elsewhere.
Who will be responsible for VAT ( MOSS ) reports? Logically if we are the sellers we should be responsible, but they say they are going to act as sellers just for VAT purpose. Not sure if I understand how that’s supposed to work. Explanation please?
And the all time favorite – Who is responsible for past VAT that was never charged?
Please don’t rush with the answers as there are 3 whole days left till the big change;-).
Here is our theme: http://themeforest.net/item/4-children-with-lovecharity-wp-theme/6258729
I’ve read first 40 pages, and haven’t seen a final answer regarding, custom post types, metaboxes, page builders, sidebar generators. Are we allowed to include any of these in our theme or not? Because is not possible to turn all these in plugins and use in all themes. Every theme has it’s destination, and for example, I can’t use the same metaboxes in a video theme and a church theme or use the same page builder elements.
Also if we must create custom post types from plugins, that means that we must to duplicate the code that we use.
Portfolio will not work without metaboxes, so I need 2 plugins because I need the same code for metaboxes on blog posts and pages. Now if I want to create a post type with a slider to show images uploaded in metaboxes, I must to clone the same code if I want to use a slider in blog posts as a post format.
This is just an example, but this is not the only, so as a conclusion here, by creating a plugin for each functionallity, we result in duplicating the same code.
Next. I saw that somebody said that is much easier to mantain and update a plugin than multiple themes, but, how would you update the plugin?
Method 1: Update each theme on Themeforest, upload a new .zip with the plugin updated. OK, not so easy, but with some instructions for our customers, in the end they will update it. and this is how we did for our themes.
Method 2: Host the plugin, on Bitbucket for example, in a private repository so the user can update it automatically. Easy, not? But, now everyone that got our plugin from a pirate site, will get updates for free. We make the life easier for pirates.
For shortodes, I agree, they must go in a plugin.In the end, over all this, what worries me too much is that now everyone will be able to use parts of our theme as plugins. And use these plugins with themes created by someone else. So why would someone purchase more themes from us, if they have all the functionallity already. They can go now and download free themes and use use our plugins to create the site they want, plus they have free updates for our plugins. Hmm, this is awesome, for somebody, but not for me as theme developer.
That does sound frustrating! I’ll be happy to investigate. Can you let me know your support ticket number?
thanks for helping out. I got the message from the support before 10 days (FAL-332-18430) but the problem is still here. When i upload theme as a new one than i have a choice for the license and i have chosen the GPL 100% but the theme was soft rejected and i needed to upload the files again. In this case i didn’t have this option again and i just uploaded new files and thought because i have chosen first time the GPL 100% license it will stay but after the theme was accepted the license was Regular one and not GPL 100%. Than i made again an update to write to reviewer to update the license to 100% GPL. Today i made the update to the Calisto theme and again didn’t have this option and again the license has changed to the default one (regular) and now the Calisto has the regular license and i want 100% GPL like it was before the update today. I made again one update to aks reviewer if he can update the license and now i am waiting.
Please can you help with this.
I am still waiting for the license update, this is really annoying. Can i get the answer to this problem from the support team??
i wrote this to the support but still have the same problem. Each time when i make the update to the theme, 100% GPL license (which i choose at the beginning) changes to the default (reagular license) with each new update. By the way i don’t have this option to choose again when i am doing updates. I made now the update for the Calisto WordPress theme and now the license is changed to the regular one and i don’t want this, i want the 100% GPL one that was from the beginning. This is really important, please do something about it. I sent again the update where i wrote that i need the license fix but please take a look and change this asap, it is important for me. If you don’t fix this i’ll not be able to do updates to the themes, because each time it is the same story.