Posts by Firsh

1821 posts Time is what you desire most, but waste carelessly.
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Firsh
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I just noticed these, when were these added? Great!

Optional WordPress Plugin Compatible With

My questions are… why won’t the “Optional WordPress Plugin” accept my WP plugin zip, where I clearly have the header in the main php file? It says the plugin header is not found.

And should I tick any plugin on the “compatible with” list that may have nothing to do with my plugin, but doesn’t cause an incompatibility either? Therefore they are compatible. Or should I just tick those for which I’ve built in compatibility explicitly?

1821 posts Time is what you desire most, but waste carelessly.
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Firsh
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Cheeers for using magnific popup though, for the ligthbox :)

1821 posts Time is what you desire most, but waste carelessly.
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When clickin the “screenshots” button it’s cool.

NOT when I click on the product picture. I think people are expecting the product demo site when they click that image, just like on ThemeForest.

Also, if you click on the screenshots button below a theme product image on ThemeForest it directs you to a “Page not found”.

1821 posts Time is what you desire most, but waste carelessly.
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Firsh
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Small thing I don’t like is that the item name link any any comment (starting with “on”) does not take to the item page, but the comments instead. It’s not logical.

1821 posts Time is what you desire most, but waste carelessly.
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The amount of time spent on the forums is equal to the time not spent developing = lower sales.

Hmm, so all time not spent developing is spent on the forums? That can also apply to sleeping, or eating? :D

Sometimes it’s just good to spend time with friends.. the best ideas sometimes strike when you’re doing something else, no?

Seriously though, it’s debatable whether there is a direct correlation.. it might depend on the market.. However I have to agree with Scott, as far as the notion of reputation. That, and being an active, helpful and positive poster may help get one noticed for a feature perhaps.. So in those cases, yes it may translate indirectly.

Yeah but what I’m trying to say is.. You figure you wish to work 6 solid hours a day. It’s not that possible to do it in one go as you said one needs to eat etc. With time tracking software you can easily see your efficiency and if it’s about 50% then you already “work” 12 hours. Things that lower your efficiency is link from friends (that funny youtube video), FORUMS, checking the weather, reddit and whatever might take one’s mind off of the actual work. Take the remaining ~4 hours to go to the gym and eat etc. Sadly not much time left for anything else. Compare this to jobs when you are not working from home and the workplace requires your contant attention at high >90% efficiency. Their limiting factor is commute.

I’m on the forums now instead of working. Duh. :D

1821 posts Time is what you desire most, but waste carelessly.
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The amount of time spent on the forums is equal to the time not spent developing = lower sales.

1821 posts Time is what you desire most, but waste carelessly.
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Firsh
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How much is there to work anyway, especially when you get to the elite part? Not saying is easy, but when you begin you need to keep up with pumping items, dealing with support, but after a certain time you have a steady cashflow from your items, probably you can pay support and so, you have more time. This doesn’t mean you don’t need to work anymore or stop developing items, but I guess you get to a point where you can work part time and have the rest of the day for your hobbies, because there is no rush anymore. At least this is what I’m trying to achieve with Envato.

No way. I only have one item, the dashboard says my last approval was 3 years ago (it doesn’t count updates). However, I work on it every day, many hours. If you publish a top item, it can still gradually fade away if the only thing you do is support. You need to do updates and marketing as well. If you outsource support, the quality is not as good as provided by the author. Steady cash flow is just thing, this is a lifestyle. It’s like you’d give up on going to the gym once you start to look even a little good? There is always room to improve. I don’t believe there is such thing as a finished product. The more elite you are, the less time you have. Rush is never good as it impairs quality. I’m sure the Avada guys are like this too.

1821 posts Time is what you desire most, but waste carelessly.
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no products will be visible on the Google search on mobile devices.

If Envato doesn’t switch to responsive design soon, all our items will be invisible when searched on mobile devices very soon.

Source? I don’t think this will be an all-or-nothing ranking factor but just another thing to care about, a drop in the bucket of this periodic table: http://www.seowebhosting.net/seo-hosting-blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/periodic-table-of-SEO-ranking-factors.jpg

There is a difference between penalty and ban. In my understanding It’ll simply mean, that given two very similar pages, one responsive and one nonresponsive (how do they even determine that, there is no universal way of “responsive design” is there), the responsive will be higher in the SERPs.

BTW responsive product pages are coming up.

1821 posts Time is what you desire most, but waste carelessly.
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Already updated my plugin and got approved!

1821 posts Time is what you desire most, but waste carelessly.
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Firsh
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Pirated versions often contain unwanted extra’s as well.

Viruses and callhome scripts. There is nothing stopping them emailing home access details about your installation or opening a backdoor, creating an admin user or similar.

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