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ChapterThemes says

I use the WP standards also. They should be fine for use in plugins.

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ChapterThemes says

It’s an old question i know, but i was wondering if there are maybe some new cool options to check your themes in other browsers.

I work on mac and on there i can check on firefox, chrome, safari and opera. Besides that i have an somewhat older laptop with vista and explorer 8 which i on purpose do not update to keep explorer 8 active. On another laptop i have explorer 9.

I so happens to be i have these laptops, didn’t bought them for these purpose.

But how do other authors do it? Ofcourse the pain are the explorer versions..

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ChapterThemes says

Bump

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ChapterThemes says

Builders and all the beautiful options, features and possibilities should stay – period. The ability to create such things with tools and hooks provided by WordPress IS the power of WordPress.

The realy big problem is what to do when theme related functions are portable plugins. Will themes get prices around 100 bucks? If not: Can you develop the plugin in a way it can only be used with the theme?

No way i’m going to create portable plugins with a beautiful theme so that people can purchase a nice set of plugins for only 45 bucks.

Maybe there’s a second agenda to give codecanyon a boost i don’t know, But besides all the “good practises” idea etc, that’s the real problem for authors who make a living creating beautiful items.

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ChapterThemes says

+1 for @Smartik

This way theme prices should be like 100 dollars if the theme’s have multiple plugins for functionality. As an author i definitly would not like to see theme related plugins used in other sites etc.

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ChapterThemes says

I’m using an update function for my plugin and its totally worth it. Buyers a pleased to get the latest version right from their dashboard. I simple request the purchasecode for the auto update feature.

Yes i can imagine it’s highly appreciated. But is there an available tool/class from envato for such thing? Or another available library?

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ChapterThemes says

@Firsh thanks for explaining.

Then the answer to the question “Does a plugin need to have an update feature”, the answer will be “No”.

I’ve seen some solutions to only provide a message if there’s an update available and provide a link to codecanyon. That will do for now i guess.

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ChapterThemes says

There is a toolkit but I have no experience of it. http://notes.envato.com/general/envato-wordpress-toolkit/

These are also with very old posts. And on the page they only mean themes, not plugins…

Anyone else? Shame that there’s no clear info about such thing…

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ChapterThemes says

I’m busy creating my first plugin to be submitted here on codecanyon and i wonder if it’s needed to provide a working update system?

I’ve searched but i can only find posts without proper answers and mainly the sames questions.

Does envato have an update api which needs to be implemented into the plugin? If so where can i find some info on this?

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ChapterThemes says


Another questions: Is it OK to pack your own set of plugins inside the theme folder for buyers to upload and activate? Like said in the TGM instructions:
'source'                => get_stylesheet_directory() . '/lib/plugins/tgm-example-plugin.zip', // The plugin source
Does this mean every theme folder will be packed with plugin files? If so… is that a good thing since a plugin should be in de plugins folder ?
Yes, this is ok, and no that’s not how TGMPA works. The plugin is installed from the packaged location into the plugins directory by TGMPA.

Thanks!

At first i was against such steps, but it somehow feels good to have a little push to do things the right and clean way

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