But I think 5-7 times is too low for reselling an item as part of a package – specifically in a WordPress theme on Themeforest.
I had an author contact me who wanted me to open up the extended license so they could use it on their next theme. Their last theme has sold over 800 times. For a theme that has made at least $14,000 in profit for the author, the 5x price tag ($50) for my product (which I think provides significant functionality) seems far too low.Chris
I totally agree with you that this is too low. I’ve been asking about introducing a Developer license for quite some time, but so far no response. I have people every week that ask me if they can use the plugins on their customers websites if they purchase the Extended license.
This is something that would make us consider opting out of offering the extended license.
New Extended License Rates
Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns about these changes.
- HTML5 : 5x
- CSS : 5x
- PHP : 5x
- Plugins : 7x
- .NET : 7x
Has the extended license for WordPress plugins been lowered to 5 x or has it always been 5 ?
I was just wondering as your original post about this says that plugins is 7 x .
Congratulations. You create some great stuff. Keep it coming!
Would it be an idea to create a WordPress Multisite sub-category?
I don’t know if this thread is the right place to start this discussion …
If you buy an Extended license for a WP theme on themeforest you are allowed to use it on a WP MS network. I guess the same rules apply to the WP plugins right? Meaning you would have to buy an Extended license if you want to use a WordPress plugin on a Multisite network.
Some plugins work out-of-the box if you activate them “network”, but others need special versions adapted to WordPress Multisite to work.
What I’m asking is if a plugin cost $20 in the single site version and then you create a version specially for WordPress Multisite should it then be prized at 7 x $20 (and then you disable the extended license ? The plugin only works on WP MS , so there would be no reason for having two licenses…. this is a bit tricky.
Congratulations! Keep up the good work.
Thank you so much!
Congratulations mps! That some is some great achievement.
I see your point, but the WordPress plugins range from $7-$35 which is cheap. Our main plugin is $25 and the two Add-ons that we have created at this point is only $4 and $6.
Personally I think that Add-ons should always be cheaper than the main plugin. In this case you can buy cool features for just $4 or $6 extra. It feels like a no brainer to me, but there will always be customers that want things for free (then go to wordpress.org).
WordPress plugins: 1,000 sales in 5 months, 4 days!
I would like to use the opportunity to thank our fellow authors and clients for supporting our premium WordPress plugins! We would also like to thank Envato for creating this great community.
In the beginning of September we discovered that Codecanyon launched the WordPress plugin category. We have worked with WordPress for several years creating premium custom solutions for our clients. However we have never sold our plugins in any market place. We decided to give this a try and developed the first plugin for sale called “Custom Backgrounds for WordPress”.
We made our first sale on September 1, 2010 and now 5 months, 4 days and 8 plugins later we have been fortunate to reach 1,000 sales. :bigsmile
This has truly surpassed our expectations! And we believe that we can do even better.
We will continue to support our fellow authors, by buying quality items for our web design projects. And we will continue to develop premium WordPress plugins that makes life easier for other developers, designers or novice users of WordPress.
We have several great updates and new plugins on the way! Stay tuned. And once again thank you so much for the support.
Hope this is an inspiration to other authors to continue to develop great stuff and provide good support for what you develop.
I don’t think this is 100% clear, but if you look at Themeforest you have to buy an Extended License in order to use the theme on a WordPress MultiSite (former MU). So the same must apply to WordPress plugins – if you want to use it on a WP MS network then you must buy an Extended License.
The Extended License also lets you incorporate (implement) the plugin or script from Codecanyon into another product and resell it. However you cannot resell the plugin/script its self.