First of, awesome title. Second, I completely agree this one star madness has gotta stop.
The rise of the 1 star trolls
Thank you very much for your valuable contribution on this subject FranklinM2. I wanted to give it a try, but for some reason widgets do not get imported correctly. All sidebars have only one “Custom Recent Posts” widget and that’s it. I tried importing the widgets.wie through the plugin itself and it works fine, but as widgets.json it doesn’t work for me. I was wondering if you do you have any idea or hint to help me troubleshoot this (?). Thanks!
The current version as it is exits if it can’t find the theme option file. If I get some time I’ll push an update that moves to the next task instead.
@ YiorgosT I think authors are looking for something automated that can be integrated into a theme. I think Duplicator is overkill in this case since it does a msql dump and all that.
This sounds like a good idea at first but when you really think about it, it really isn’t – if you don’t make any changes at least. I am all for providing support. I am happy if my customer are happy.
One of the main reasons author choose to give away 30+% commission is because they are not required to provide support. If you are going to make support mandatory then authors need to be compensated accordingly either by increasing their rates or by raising the price of the items to reflect this change in policy. There is no way around it.
You are in effect increasing buyers expectation by an order of magnitude by this. Buyers have to wait for up to a week to hear from Envato when they submit a support request and now you expect authors to respond within 72hrs? Are you kidding me?!
Some have suggested having 2 prices, one with and the other without support. This is a great suggestion if you don’t want to raise prices significantly. Nobody is willing to work for free for six months. I know am not.
@stewboon said that Quote “So we believe it will still be a small minority of buyers requesting support and that support will be reduced from lifetime support to just 6 months….so all in all, as Collis mentioned in the blog post, it should reduce the amount of support work for the majority of authors.” This is simply not true, just look at the comment section of the popular items or at the support forums authors have setup, email etc. Am sure every author has received at least one support request from a customer who bought an item 1 year or 1.5 years earlier so limiting it is a good thing.
But before all this, at least provide a support platform so that it can be tested first by authors before you start charging for it. It is a great idea having everything in the same place instead of having to manage multiple accounts one for buying the item and another for support who knows where. Good experience for buyers and authors.
The current rating system is also prone to abuse and is being used as a blackmail weapon by some. That needs to be addressed.
TLTR: Support should be opt in by buying a support package, and not for 6 months.
Getting onto the Weekly Top Sellers Yay!!
Franklin M2, I could kiss you full on the lips.
The simplest most perfect installation and execution. I can’t even recall how many hours I’ve spent trying to do this. And you have delivered it just in time for my new theme. Thank you, love.
Thank you.I have one super easy question. After the content is installed, although it works perfectly I get this message: “Theme options import data could not be read. Please try a different file.” Odd because it did read the file. I know it’s something I did wrong. Any idea what?
Hahaha, Mwaah! Thanks for the love
That message is from the section that imports theme options. I guess you hadn’t set that up.
Haha, back in the day.
Thanks for giving it a spin. I think this will work with any theme if you set it up properly.
You need to get the widgets data using https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-importer-exporter/ rename the file to widgets.json instead on widgets.wie
The trick with the menu is knowing which menus have been exported in the content.xml and where they are placed in the theme. Just look for the
register_nav_menu( );functions to see what the menu name and location and add them to the set_demo_menus function.
The first two php errors you are seeing are just that, warnings. I think the WordPress Importer library hasn’t been updated yet.
The third warning might be because you haven’t define the theme options file yet. Not sure.
Try out the new version. It is now standalone. You can test with default WordPress theme.https://github.com/FrankM1/radium-one-click-demo-install