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Gareth_Gillman
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Hello natman,

as a German resident I make use of a VAT exemption for small trade and start-ups (This is a very common practice for freelancers right here). So what happens to the VAT which is collected on my items?

Will I have a checkbox to opt-out of VAT collection? :-)

Best wishes!

If you have a VAT number, insert it into the checkout when you go to pay and it will add it to all future purchases. This will then remove the vat from your order.

Regards

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Can anyone explain what happends with non-EU authors VAT that envato collect ?

VAT is only collected for EU buyers, any other buyers aren’t liable for tax (yet).

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Yes, and then they postponed it and THEN THEY SAID THIS:

Hi everyone, Phase 2 requirements is currently on hold while we bring additional resources into the team. We will notify the community once a proper plan is in place. Thanks!

Dude what don’t you understand?

And in every thread you participate it, I always wondered why people were coming at you

JUST to make it clear, it’s not that I CANNOT, it ’s because THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT nor RULE.

It’s a 2 hour thing at most to integrate it, but I HAD TO WAIT 10 DAYS FOR THE REVIEWER TO TELL ME THIS.

and what can’t you grasp that Envato warned it was coming so you could have started doing it? do you always need someone to tell you to do something? Most authors have started to do it so it’s not difficult and you could have used it as a plus point for using your themes.

I don’t care what people think of me tbh, I am pretty fair with everyone but get annoyed when authors complain they aren’t being told x or y but they ignore the warnings ages before. There was no official annoucement but there was months of warnings that it was coming, and WP.org changed their guidelines so I guess TF implemented it at the same time

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Fuelthemes, everyone knew this was coming so you should have been doing it anyway, I really do feel for your buyers if you haven’t been doing this before as you have pretty much made their lives 10x more difficult if they want to change themes but keep the data they have built up. If I buy a theme with the cpt’s installed in the theme, I will get a refund from Envato as I don’t want or need the hassle of moving themes in the future.

You don’t know what you ‘re talking about and you’re coming out like a jerk speaking like that. Please refund all buyers of Avada then.

Like @bitfade said, it was announced that it was on hold until phase 2.

Oh but I bloody well do know what I am talking about, I don’t have a copy of Avada as I don’t buy “generic” themes so it doesn’t bother me, but if you read what I put “If I buy a theme”... that means in my personal circumstance…

No theme should be bundling CPT’s, they aren’t intended for theme use, I have been putting cpt’s in plugins for at least 18 months. (custom themes and not tf themes)

Envato said the rule was coming in, so you should have started doing it and not waiting till the final lap. All the themes I have bought so far (50+ across multiple accounts) have all done it so why couldn’t you? :)

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Fuelthemes, everyone knew this was coming so you should have been doing it anyway, I really do feel for your buyers if you haven’t been doing this before as you have pretty much made their lives 10x more difficult if they want to change themes but keep the data they have built up.

If I buy a theme with the cpt’s installed in the theme, I will get a refund from Envato as I don’t want or need the hassle of moving themes in the future.

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It was a planned rule if I remember right but never came to fruition but it should be done anyway, it makes your theme a lot easier to use for customers who may want to switch themes.

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You need to use localised versions of scripts not cdn, lots of reasons including what if I wanted to use the theme / template locally also what happens if the cdn is down?

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Some themes are heavy weight (nature of the beast, you’re buying a theme which has to cater for lots of uses) but there are lots the website owner can do to speed it up, authors should be doing some things to help but there is only so much you can do in the theme, most of it will be server and install / plugins.

Stuff like htaccess caching, server gzipping and image reduction

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I don’t think there is a rule to say you can’t but you should use a copy in the theme package as when buyers html templates (and even wp themes) buyers will play with the site locally. If it won’t work locally then they will complain your item is broken.

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So do I really need to edit ACF & Redux cores? I don’t think its a good idea.

No, you just need to sanitize the data that you take from the panel e.g.

Let’s say you have an item in the panel called subtitle, and we grab the data with:

<?php
global $test_data;
if(!empty($test_data['subtitlel'])) {
 $subtitle = $testdata['subtitle'];
}
echo $subtitle;

Change the final line to:

echo esc_html($subtitle)

The basics of it is, if you are allowing users to input data into your theme then you need to sanitize the data so they can’t do bad things with the input.

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