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indiapart says

Just out of curiosity: I just built in the Envato_Marketplace.php (from the authors recources) to check for purchase verification, and the next day – a buyer asks about a curl error because his hoster obviously doesn’t allow curl or didn’t install it. This one case doesn’t worry me much, but if just the next day I get this question I’m expecting a bunch more of this support issues. You all just tell the buyer to contact the hoster? What if the hoster won’t activate, though? Will result in many negative ratings… Use file_get_contents()? Not the best solution. I’m thinking about remove the purchase verification again… =(

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Landonw says
function_exists('curl_init');
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indiapart says
LandonWilson said
function_exists('curl_init');

:D Yeah. But obviously, if curl is not active, this would prevent the theme from output an error – but if curl doesn’t exist, I am not able to do a proper purchase key verification – and if I’m not able to do so the Theme will not work, too. So either this is no solution or I don’t see something.

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dpthemes says

I would just remove the purchase verification, it just complicates things for honest buyers. Say they are installing it on a machine without internet or if your server is down it will just cause errors. The verification could probably be easily removed if someone wanted to and it could then be shared.

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indiapart says
dpthemes said
I would just remove the purchase verification, it just complicates things for honest buyers. Say they are installing it on a machine without internet or if your server is down it will just cause errors. The verification could probably be easily removed if someone wanted to and it could then be shared.

Yes, I think, too. But I believe a reviewer once told me (I’m not absolutely sure I’ve understood him correctly as my English obviously isn’t that good ;) ) that a Theme can only reach maximum cost (it was in WordPress case and maximum was like 35$) if it verificates the purchase, which was my main reason to do the verification…

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indiapart said
dpthemes said
I would just remove the purchase verification, it just complicates things for honest buyers. Say they are installing it on a machine without internet or if your server is down it will just cause errors. The verification could probably be easily removed if someone wanted to and it could then be shared.

Yes, I think, too. But I believe a reviewer once told me (I’m not absolutely sure I’ve understood him correctly as my English obviously isn’t that good ;) ) that a Theme can only reach maximum cost (it was in WordPress case and maximum was like 35$) if it verificates the purchase, which was my main reason to do the verification…

Best regards, indiapart.

I think you probably misunderstood, as far as I know a verification system has no bearing on how the product is priced – there’s no added value from a customer perspective, so why would they be charged more? :)

I think Envato actually encourages you NOT to do verification unless it is very relaxed, as it can really deter legitimate buyers. There are many themes that sell for $35 without verification. I think purchase verification within the theme is the exception and not the rule.

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