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Gareth_Gillman says

This is why Codecanyon plugins (or any plugin) shouldn’t be bundled with a theme, the theme author has full control of the plugin and if they aren’t proactive then issues like this can happen. Also buyers would get support directly from the plugin author and can get updates to the plugin much quicker which should reduce the amount of issues like this in the future.

Doing this will cost buyers more money to buy the plugin as well as the theme BUT it will protect them from issues like this.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Hi Metmarc

I have just converted that Typed JS to a plugin for a client job, it’s too simple to be released as a plugin on Codecanyon but happy to customise it to your needs, send me a message through my contact form if you would like to talk about this.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Oh geez, Gareth how did you remove the double page heading? (like Home Home and portfolio)

As I am a developer, if it’s easier, I just went in the database, emptied the wp_posts and wp_postsmeta tables (therefor deleting all the content) and starting again, but only do this if you know what you’re doing, otherwise it’s a case of going through the admin and deleting everything by hand.

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Gareth_Gillman says

The preview can any images you have rights to use but the download should have CC license or placeholders. A forum member created this tool to auto generate placehold images the same size as your “real” images.

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Gareth_Gillman says

I am not aware of a way you can, you would need to go through the site and delete all the repeat items… I have done this on more than one occassion and is a nightmare when you do

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Gareth_Gillman says

it’s like wp themes, getting out of hand, stupidly crazy amounts of pages

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Gareth_Gillman says

As creative said, you won’t charge VAT on Envato comission as they are outside of the EU

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Gareth_Gillman says

If the customer must “explicitly acknowledge” that he loose his right, if have to agree someway. I guess a checkbox like for “terms and conditions” is the best way to achieve this.

You agree to the rules when you sign upto a site, so legally you have signed to say you agree to the rules, you don’t need a checkbox for each order.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Thanks for clarifying a bit. I really appreciate :)

And if let’s say envato remained giving us a commission (cause in reality that’s what were getting). Do we need to pay VAT on that commission we receive?

What I mean is, as we knew it, before January 2015, did we have to pay VAT on any income coming from envato. Since the money are coming from them (Australia) to us.

In the UK we wouldn’t have to pay VAT on Envato earnings as we aren’t direcrly selling a product or service (it might be different to other countries). We only charge VAT if we are selling directly to a buyer for a product or service, Envato are paying you a comission for selling your items.

I would speak to a local tax advisor in your country though as it’s different in every country

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Gareth_Gillman says

Before January 2015

In the UK (not sure about the rest of EU) you only charge VAT if the buyer is the UK or the EU, If a buyer can provide a VAT number then they aren’t charged VAT. The VAT is charged at your countries VAT rate and sent to the tax department every 3 months. You would only charge VAT if you were registered (in the UK if you earn over £77k then you need to be registered). Again this is different for each country.

From my reading on VAT and on Envato, you weren’t liable for VAT as you didn’t know the location of your buyers (so couldn’t provide a VAT invoice) and Envato stated they were giving you commission meaning you weren’t the seller and Envato only paid you for your share of the sales they made.

From January 2015

If anyone sells an item to anyone in the EU then the buyer needs to be charged VAT at the tax rate of their country of residence. Envato will be handling this.

Where it gets complicated is that Envato are now saying they were never the seller and authors were, this means in theory Envato have broken the law by not providing you the buyers details so you can send VAT invoices (if applicable) to EU buyers. Now Envato can’t suddenly change their tune as they have never provided the buyer details and never informed authors that they were the sellers (they always used the word “commission” for any payments, not “sale”.

Basically all EU authors are stuck until Envato pull their fingers out and clarify everything.

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