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mordauk says


I’ve mentioned this to Japh, but one of the best things Envato could do along with these new regulations is to provide a list of “standard plugins” that all themes should consider supporting.
Sure, why not just give a standard theme like TwentyEleven + 4-5 plugins, and ask authors to just change colors in it? Because you are not allowed to add anything else in it? :sarcasm:

I don’t mean for Envato to create these standard plugins, I mean for Envato to list a set of recommended plugins.

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mordauk says

I keep seeing this (summarized):

” So I have to create a separate plugin for all of my short codes? Now we’ll have hundreds of different short code plugins from all the different theme authors.”

The point that everyone who has said this is missing that NO, you should not be creating your own custom plugins for all of your short codes, you should be relying on freely available plugins that are already released.

For example, if you want to support columns in your theme, simply use the Grid Columns plugin from Justin Tadlock: http://justintadlock.com/archives/2012/10/03/grid-columns-wordpress-plugin

If you want to include support for a contact form, style Ninja Forms, Contact Form 7, or Gravity Forms.

The point is not to overly confuse things by requiring that you separate your own functionality into plugins, but that you allow for functionality via existing plugins.

There is zero reason (absolutely zero) for any theme to ever build in their own contact form, or their own column short codes.

I’ve mentioned this to Japh, but one of the best things Envato could do along with these new regulations is to provide a list of “standard plugins” that all themes should consider supporting.

Many of the “standard” plugins, such as Contact Form 7, are so ubiquitously used by users that it’s in the best interest for theme authors to support them anyway.

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mordauk says

No.

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mordauk says

@colorit It is up to the plugin/theme developers to include an updater, so the best thing you can do is try and encourage authors without updates to include one :)

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mordauk says

My plugin is available: https://easydigitaldownloads.com

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mordauk says

I wrote a tutorial series on how to do it (paid members only, sorry): http://pippinsplugins.com/series/user-submitted-image-galleries/

You can see the public gallery system created through my tutorial series here: http://cgcookie.com/blender/gallery/ (some modifications of course).

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mordauk says

That only works for Theme Forest themes, not Code Canyon plugins.

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mordauk says


Having an option to notify all buyers will never happen as it makes it far to easy to spam buyers with unsolicited emails.
I disagree. As a buyer I want to be notified of updates. Why not have a checkbox on the authors update page that says “notify buyers of this CRITICAL update” or something like that….

Yes I would as well but Envato will not implement it because there are far too many sellers that would abuse the feature and use it to send out advertisements of their other plugins to buyers.

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mordauk says

Also, it worth to mention that this issue is more like a WordPress issue rather than a plugin issue. We did assume that WP won’t let request through by visitors without permission to open the plugin page. If WP would check the permissions properly, it could never happen. And you have to understand that there is a lot of automatic subroutines in a framework which aren’t documented, so we never get a chance to know about this can cause problems.

That’s not true. WordPress does perform security checks on plugin pages, but only if you have registered those pages using the WordPress API (add_submenu_page() in this case).

If your code that processes add/edit/delete requests in your plugin are outside of your function that renders the admin page, you must perform your own security checks.

As your plugin is extremely popular, you should also absolutely have an auto update notification integrated. These are not difficult to build and there are quite a few resources (I wrote one of them) that show you how to do it.

Having an option to notify all buyers will never happen as it makes it far to easy to spam buyers with unsolicited emails.

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mordauk says

Confirmed, thanks!

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