First of all, please don’t mention you’re a developer if you’re not sure about what you’re talking.
1) Plugins like that are creating bad code? You’re making here a big, big confusion, these plugins will output the code you give them, most of them are not placing any custom code, other than the normal grid itself and a few id’s to identify each unique block. Don’t confuse it with software like Dreamweaver, Artisteer, that indeed generate automatic code for everything.
This is a big confusion and you shouldn’t talk about it if you never used that plugin or any other page builders.
2) ThemeForest is forcing you to use the plugin? Wait, what? ThemeForest isn’t forcing you to do anything. My Arwyn theme has just the default WP functionality and has almost 500 sales, which is quite good. There’s no VC, no page builder, nothing, just plain WP. My SCRN didn’t get a page builder until around 5,000 sales, it didn’t affect the theme in any way, it just made it easier, this is why I included a page builder. You’re finding excuses for themes not selling, the market isn’t demanding anything, if you can find any solution to make it easier to build complex stuff without using page builders, it’s good. They aren’t purchasing Visual Composer, they’re purchasing your theme.
3) That front-end editor won’t make even the slightest difference, adding a link or adding a featured image is already possible, WordPress will, most likely, never add anything that would make page builders obsolete. Simply because the majority of the users won’t use them. ThemeForest is just a fraction of the WP users worldwide, lots of them are using free themes, lots of them are using it for blogs, they don’t need a page builder or complex / advanced stuff that would make the blogging experience worse.
Visual Composer or any other page builder do their job very good, they were created in order to easier create complex layouts, making shortcodes obsolete. You can use shortcodes and ask the clients to manually type everything in shortcodes if you think that’s better.
The fact that they’re used a lot, by both the developers and the buyers, it means that it’s good and it does its job.
As for developers that think that it’s the plugins that make a theme popular and not the design and the theme itself… well, sorry, but that’s definitely not it
It’s no commission but it’s fee. Previously they called it commission now they have changed it to fee. So envato is taking commission from your fee.
wrong, you get paid a 50% comission from Envato. When I will get the money in my PayPal account and then I’ll pay Envato, only then Envato will get a comission from my earnings, not the other way around.
I had the beta version and I didn’t like it that much, the interface is better in Mavericks so I’ll stick with it for a little while.
Between 2 and 5 days most likely
It’s very possible to he just forgot to update the version in style.css and it will still say it’s not updated, even if you may have the latest files.
If the majority of us provide support because we respect our customers it doesn’t mean that it’s good to force support to us. If you add a mandatory support, I will put that I’m on vacation 12 months a year on my profile.
This topic is nothing else than the same stuff that was written in the previous topic. Just because they did a survey to check the obvious, that most of the authors provide support, doesn’t mean that they can add any rules for authors, like provide X support or answer within X hours. It’s my time, not yours to manage.
You do your own support, cause you’re way behind, WEEKS, talking to the authors about support while you, Envato, can’t do it properly yourself is simply hilarious
HTML approved = WP approved, in 95% of the cases. At least me, I didn’t have any problem with this before.. Especially if it’s recent
Erick_McNerney saidGiven the lastest “great” changes… I don’t.
I am having faith in Envato that they will work everything out for the best
I don’t have faith in Envato, in fact, I’m almost sure they’ll do the worse they can for the authors while keeping them here at the same time.
Saying they’re doing these modifications in order to help us is just like saying “You’ll now have lots more work, probably change the whole way you work, your tax plans, number of employees, but hey!! everything we do is for you!”.
Until we’ll make clear that, if they introduce these changes(for EU at least), we’ll be leaving the marketplaces, I doubt they’ll care much. collis already said that they’re trying to integrate VAT into the system and that it’s complicated and takes time, so the current(or previous) plans are those we complain about.
I’ve said it numerous times before, on many other changes, there’s been many months now since Envato is acting only in their own benefit, like the authors didn’t even exist. Whatever they’d call it, their decisions are not affected in any way of what we think. But this time is different, this time it threatens our process in publishing items here and lots of authors will potentially leave if Envato doesn’t wake up.