Posts by pixelentity

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

I found a social widget which is scrapping
regexping the html is too prone to errors, any random markup change would break the plugin. I’d avoid it

BF

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

twitter did the same thing, you can no longer fetch latest tweets without oauth/apikey and also required to store the content (because the per hour fetch limit restrictions) so a js only solution is out of question.

item support is already hard enough so we decided to just remove all social related custom widgets from our themes and buyers will have to rely on 3rd party plugins for this kind of features.

BF

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

Android SDK emulator is nowhere comparable to the real device so it’s not really an option. We do test on android 4.x phone and tablet and ensure everything works as expected (layout/functions)

However, most of the times there’s not much you can do to optimize a plugin/template/theme for this platform when it comes to transition/scroll smoothness and touch events handling.

Truth is (omg i hate myself for saying this), apple mobile safari is still way ahead its competitor stock browser so you just end up optimizing for ios and to accept compromises on android.

BF

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

when item is in home page, you can expect 1-2k unique visitor per day

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

“gets excited”

“opens thread”

“disappointed”

Where is it? :(

happened to me as well with the “new 80% share for authors” thread. add “nothing to do here” meme here.

BF

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

I’d just check if plugin zip present, then print a notify in dashboard: “please remove $plugin.zip after the installation”

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

The user could secure them quite well depending on their server, but they won’t bother, we need to do that for them – if possible. Last idea we thought about was php rename and doing some mumbo jumbo with file names, how about that?

imho, there’s no real need for it. I mean, an evil user would have to know the exact zip name inside that folder to be able to download the plugin.

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

Well i had some bad experiences trying to embed .htaccess files. Some buyers/hosting company have weird server configurations and , as a result, .htaccess may cause the “500 internal server error”.

i know you’re using only in that folder but since Murphy is right, some of them will eventually test the url (for unknown reasons), get the error and blame your theme for destroying their server.

I’d just rename the zip and place an index.html in the folder to avoid listing, less secure but more reliable (for you)

BF

488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

What that does is it redirects all requests (recursively) from the /plugins/ directory to homepage.
you’re afraid of users trying to directly download the plugin zip from your theme folder ?
488 posts
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Won a Competition
  • Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
  • Author had a Free File of the Month
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
+3 more
pixelentity says

Just a few technical consideration: if the toolkit is embedded in a theme, it cannot work on network installs. Also, it happened a few times that a request timeout due to slow response times of the envato api server wasn’t handled properly by the Envato_Protected_API class and the results was a fatal error.

Buyer experiencing the above would notice the error coming from a file included in the theme folder and assume it’s a theme bug (while it’s not).

By using an external plugin, both the issue would be solved (buyers would eventually blame the plugin itself).

There would be no reason to force authors to bundle it in their themes as it would be enough just to mention in docs “hey, if you want auto updates, feel free to use this thing but i have nothing to do with it.”

BF

by
by
by
by
by
by