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Dream-Theme says

We are fine with 30% for Envato, but what we are not fine about is what we get (or rather don’t get) for it.

Number 1 is traffic, we need more consistent traffic. Even though the marketplace keeps growing, we don’t feel it. We are in a huge store with thousands of aisles where people only grab stuff from the few front aisles. This worked fine years ago, not anymore. Please innovate.

Number 2-?, the usual suspects, pipeline, dead horse

Well, devs on appstore are getting 70% + doing marketing themselves. Think about it – we are still kinda fine here ;)

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Dream-Theme says

IMO: More money for Envato = More stable live for Authors
But yes, it will great to get 71% for example after sale for 1M

+1 to 71% after 1M :D

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Dream-Theme says

SOFT-rejected :confusedsad: Gosh…

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Dream-Theme says

Sorry, man but that is not a premium theme.

You should learn very basic principles of webdesign first (typography, visual hierarchy, color theory). Also it’s a good idea to check recent trends in webdesign galleries and top sellers section here on ThemeForest.

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Dream-Theme says

To serve static images using php is just a massive waste of resources. Additionally, scripts which relies on url parameters are exploitable by nature: what if somebody just manually rewrites them by using random values for width and height ? a new image will be created each time, eating cpu cycles and storage.

Every word is true. But “scripts which relies on url parameters are exploitable by nature” != exiting security issues.

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Dream-Theme says

I’ve read somewhere that dubstep is about aliens having sex with an elephant. There are 3 main themes:

- elephant likes it;

- elephant is not happy;

- elephant is furious.

I liked the newest Korns’ album though :D

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Dream-Theme says

Well guys, I was always whining about low quality standards. And about increasing them :D

But anyway it’d be nice to know when “rules of the game” are being changed :)

I’ve contacted one of reviewers asking to comment something on this question. Hope we’ll here from him soon.

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Dream-Theme says

To be honest I don’t think the reason giving by the reviewer is a valid reason. Especially, since timthumb has been patched now, but the general consensus is there are far better alternatives out there which greatly outweight using timthumb.

Remember timthumb has known problems with hosting companies and permissions. Add to that the fact it doesn’t actually resize any pictures so the end user could be using images such as 5000×5000 pixels and be wondering why their site takes so long to load. This is a big problem.

I’m not quite sure what the de facto is nowadays, is it to use wordpress built in thumbnail function? Or even sym4ils aqua resizer?

I don’t know, but even nettuts has come up with a reasonable alternative:

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php/image-resizing-made-easy-with-php/

And I guess the only real advantage is that timthumb works on all existing images. If you are using an resizer script you may have to reupload all the other images in the wp-upload folder for it to be resized correctly.

But I think this is a small issue. All in all, I’m not sure why people still use timthumb these days.

Good luck.

Hey,

I’m believe you are wrong: TimThumb is the best image resizing software available for free on web (don’t forget that even guys from Woo are still using it – they know stuff about security!). And script form nettuts is not safer that TimThumb, less functional, etc. If you don’t believe me, please take a closer look at newest version of TT (especially how it handles security, image caching and optimizes performance) before writing that I am the one who is wrong :) Thanks!

Moreover in this thread I do not want (and will not) discus which script is better. I’m only trying get the official response: are we, all authors, prohibited to use TimThumb? And if yes – why; which exactly are those security issues mentioned by one of reviewers?

Also I believe that I’m not the only author who would like to clerify this question.

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Dream-Theme says

Dream-Theme, as per forum rules, please do not call staff or reviewers on the forums! I’ve edited your post.

Thanks and sorry – didn’t know that. And didn’t mean to do any bad to anyone.

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Dream-Theme says

Hey guys,

Recently my theme was rejected by [reviewers name removed] with [IMO] the most ridiculous reason: “Unfortunately we’re not approving themes that are using timthumb due to some security issues.”

I have couple of questions:

1) Since when usage of timthumb is restricted; and where is official notification (like one that was when twitter API changed)?

2) What are those “security issues”? As far as I know recent version of TimThumb is 100% safe.

3) Please confirm/refute (officially) that ALL themes with timthumb will be rejected.

Official reply from one of reviewers is very much appreciated. Thanks!

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