+1 for @minti, @hogash and @ThemeFusion comments. We also got some other notices:
1) Statements you described already, should be clearer for buyers. We already notice more customers who think that after purchase they get also customizations for their customer`s needs (modify items/shortcodes layouts and other).
2) Rating system should be sorted as well. 1 star ratings are always related with support (but we think this reason should be called “Theme modifications”). Most users who rate with 1 star do it because didn`t get things like layout/items modifications, problems with 3rd party plugins (unpopular plugins not written in accordance to wordpress API), badly configured hostings and other. We think, authors should have possibility to reply on ratings and also those ratings should be reviewed by envato staff.
3) We notice more and more users who use one purchased theme license for more than one website what is not fair. Sometimes customers use it for more than 5 customer`s websites. This should be definitely sorted too.
We’re aware of the issue, and anticipate the API to return to normal in around 12 hours.
Really hope it’s not causing any inconvenience.- Christian
Thanks a lot We just want to be sure what should we do. At this moment we deactivated API for some tools but for some we take manually actions. Hope this can be solved within 12 hours. We really appreciate such quick reply!
Does anyone know what`s wrong with envato API? It looks like happened the same thing as few months ago. Any reply from envato staff team will be highly appreciated
Hey community! I just talked to the devs, and things with the API should be returning back to normal. Sorry once more for the inconveniences.
Will it require use of user agent or not? That is what is important, because it would require massive updates to change the existing API related code to do it. Can we get some detailed information on this subject and what to expect and will there be any change to the way API is accessed?Milan
We already tested it on our tools and old functions without user agents works. So you can test it if it works in your case because for us all is fine since few minutes.
In our opinion user agents is kind of fake part of code and is used usually for spamming machines that need to crawl pages. That`s why we think it is not fair enough to use user agent for this kind of little scripts just for customers.
Hope all will work in your tools as well
+1 The same issue in our case. Hope envato team will fix it soon
And that`s why some part of code should be ioncubed. But we don`t know if it is possible to make part of code ioncubed (if themeforest allow for that).
christopherjon saidWe understand it but what`s the problem if reseller will give purchase code with the product? Each product have purchase code and reseller after purchase can give purchase code with the product. So what can be the problem?
Resellers (those who buy templates for clients) aren’t going to like it since some of them aren’t always upfront about the source of the theme. This is also why many of them want white-labeled admins etc…
we are wondering about create theme purchase verification plugin. Probably this solution will appeal especially to authors. We would like to create plugin which will be checking if products has been purchased. If not the product won`t be working (appears just info that product hasn`t been purchased and can`t be activated). For this solution all we need to use is purchase code and themeforest username. Each product has own code after purchase so it`s possible to make something like that. We really appreciate if you can express your own opinions about our idea. Also we would like to know what about that think Themeforest Staff.
Looking for your feedbacks…