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ZozoUI says

Very good news,

How can we use this new license in our items?

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VF says

I was under the impression that regarding about how many items one uploads only the last one it will be visible on homepage.

Homepage is fine, but the first few page of “All Files” section is a concern. Sorry for elongating this subject but adjusting the chronological order isn’t a good sign of a reliable system – it supposed to not happen when there are other alternatives available like upload/approval limits.

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doru says

Very good news, How can we use this new license in our items?

You can follow the steps from Collis article:

http://notes.envato.com/general/100-gpl-option-now-available-plus-woothemes-arrives/
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jremick Envato team says



Btw, looks like the entire WooTheme’s portfolio (30 items) approved on 26th March but all of their items listed back from the first week of February, losing a lot of initial exposure? For me it looks like an unfair trick (from buyer point of view), although I am not a fan of 100% GPL. Technically how can an item approved today manages to stay behind the items that are approved a few months back? If this date based sorting is possible to hack, how can we assure if the ratings and relevance based sorting also not hacked already? :|
As @purethemes guessed, this was done by us to make things fair for existing authors, and not swamp the home page and date sorting with WooThemes’ 30 themes.

There is an obvious favouritism at play, and you may as well come out and say so without sugarcoating. Currently all you’re doing is leaving a sour taste in the authors mouth.

It’s unfair to have this WooThemes person glued to the most prominent position on the homepage. I’ve noticed at least six themes being skipped past the first position into second. They all deserve an equal chance at traction!

I assume all these themes being realeased today will be knocked off the radar within a day or two, all whilst this WooThemes occupies the first position on the recently released.

...hardly fair.

Hey everyone,

The “glued to the front page” bit was my fault and has been fixed. They are being shown no favoritism and have gone through the regular upload and review process. The only other thing we’ve done is spread their themes out through the listing pages so they don’t take up a full page, which we would look at doing for any author uploading this many themes.

Now how about that they’re 100% GPL?! :bigsmile:

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doru says

I’m curious about the percentage they get from sales. Is 33%?

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Anps says




Btw, looks like the entire WooTheme’s portfolio (30 items) approved on 26th March but all of their items listed back from the first week of February, losing a lot of initial exposure? For me it looks like an unfair trick (from buyer point of view), although I am not a fan of 100% GPL. Technically how can an item approved today manages to stay behind the items that are approved a few months back? If this date based sorting is possible to hack, how can we assure if the ratings and relevance based sorting also not hacked already? :|
As @purethemes guessed, this was done by us to make things fair for existing authors, and not swamp the home page and date sorting with WooThemes’ 30 themes.

There is an obvious favouritism at play, and you may as well come out and say so without sugarcoating. Currently all you’re doing is leaving a sour taste in the authors mouth.

It’s unfair to have this WooThemes person glued to the most prominent position on the homepage. I’ve noticed at least six themes being skipped past the first position into second. They all deserve an equal chance at traction!

I assume all these themes being realeased today will be knocked off the radar within a day or two, all whilst this WooThemes occupies the first position on the recently released.

...hardly fair.

Hey everyone,

The “glued to the front page” bit was my fault and has been fixed. They are being shown no favoritism and have gone through the regular upload and review process. The only other thing we’ve done is spread their themes out through the listing pages so they don’t take up a full page, which we would look at doing for any author uploading this many themes.

Now how about that they’re 100% GPL?! :bigsmile:

Looking at some themes, I do not believe that, specially from design perspective. Don’t take this as bashing. Just a lot of hard work of authors here has been insulted with this move. That’s just my opinion.

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FinalDestiny says

The problem is that they don’t go through the same review system as us and this is not fair. They approved all their items, no matter how old they were and most of them are overpriced. Envato, c’mon.

Also one question: 100% GPL means being non-exclusive, right?

WooThemes get 33% of 50%? That means 16.5%. Why would they sell their themes here if they get WAY LESS than on their regular website? Can anyone on Envato confirm that they get 33% and not more? We deserve to know this.

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pixeful says

Doesn’t gives nothing to a regular publisher here.

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CodingJack says

WooThemes get 33% of 50%? That means 16.5%. Why would they sell their themes here if they get WAY LESS than on their regular website?

It’s 33% flat. They probably see it as sales they wouldn’t have had in the first place, so 33 is still greater than 0.

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CodingJack says

On Topic GPL question: Why does this text exist right next to the item’s purchase button?

“This item is licensed 100% GPL.”

as if to say “This item is special”. If authors want to go 100% GPL I have no problem with that, but just because I choose not to relinquishing the rights to my work, why should my item end up appearing inferior?

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