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Gareth_Gillman says

Credits expire so that the expired amount can be booked as profit. It’s a nice additional revenue stream for Envato. It really is ridiculous that in 2014 an online company doesn’t allow you to buy online goods with a simple credit card transaction. Dt baker is right though – it’s the same reason gift cards expire. Gift cards are one of retailers most lucrative forms of revenue due to the fact that almost no one uses the whole balance. Although nowadays even gift cards usually have a longer expiration period than one year.

Credits expire for tax purposes, you realistically cannot have an ongoing credit system for customers as it will mess with your taxes. 99% of gift cards I have ever seen have either 6 month or 12 month expiry, very few last much longer.

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Gareth_Gillman says

You can do this with CSS without the WP loop e.g.

// first row

.item:first-child,
.item:nth-child(2),
.item:nth-child(3),
.item:nth-child(4) {
 float:left;
 margin-right:0;
 width:22% 
}
.item:nth-child(4) {
 margin-right:0 !important;
}

// second row

.item:nth-child(5),
.item:nth-child(6) {
 float:left;
 width:48%;
}
.item:nth-child(5) {
 margin-right:4%;
}

// third row

.item:nth-child(7),
.item:nth-child(8),
.item:nth-child(9) {
 float:left;
 width:30%;
}
.item:nth-child(8) {
 margin:0 5%;
}

// last row

.item:last-child {
 width:100%
}

The css could be cut down by using 1n+4 etc instead of each item but it gives you the idea of how do it it :)

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Gareth_Gillman says

more than likely a cache issue (Envato cache the sites for better load times), give it 12 hours to update and if it doesn’t change in that time then get in touch with support.

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Gareth_Gillman says

am i reading the instruction wrong?

Nope, most authors do what Envato have said, include the slider plugin as a plugin so you can remove / update it if you need

Some have integrated it into the theme (which is bad practise imho) and would need a fix from the author(s).

The authors have made work for themselves by doing this and unfortunately causes issues when stuff like this happens.

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Gareth_Gillman says

You need to check if the theme has released an update, or speak to the author about how to upgrade the slider code.

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Gareth_Gillman says

I have around 8 accounts which are used for different purposes (forum, buying, authoring etc) and I know other members have other accounts for authoring (exclusive and non-exclusive)

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Gareth_Gillman says

I have had one client site break due to the upgrade but I think it was because they were using 3.7 and upgraded to 4.0 and it broke with the error message:

PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare like_escape()

The Like Escape string was depreciated in 4.0.

I renamed the active theme and didn’t fix, renamed the plugin folder and didn’t work, so uploaded new files from 4.0 and it fixed it, not 100% sure why it broke (or what function in WP caused it) but not seen any other site get the same error.

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Gareth_Gillman says




Hi jlporiot The theme is still on Themeforest (http://themeforest.net/item/corona-business-portfolio-theme/533913) but you are probably logged into your wrong account as you don’t have a buyer badge (you don’t have any badges and this account was only setup in January this year)

Thanks for replying Gareth. I only have one Envato account, and it was used for Corona in 2012. That was the only time I purchased something here.

I have a themeforest account as well, but that doesn’t work for Envato, and I don’t know where else I should log in with it.

You must have another account as your join date for your account is January 2014, 2 years after you supposedly bought the theme.

You can get access to old accounts by going here and inputting your email address.
I did already check that. As I expected, there’s only one account on my email address. I tried my second email address, result was negative. Join date Jan.2014 doesn’t make sense. I bought the theme in 2012, and I have the PayPal transaction to prove it.

Open a support ticket with the transaction number from Paypal and they may be able to tell you which user the purchase belongs too.

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Gareth_Gillman says


Hi jlporiot The theme is still on Themeforest (http://themeforest.net/item/corona-business-portfolio-theme/533913) but you are probably logged into your wrong account as you don’t have a buyer badge (you don’t have any badges and this account was only setup in January this year)

Thanks for replying Gareth. I only have one Envato account, and it was used for Corona in 2012. That was the only time I purchased something here.

I have a themeforest account as well, but that doesn’t work for Envato, and I don’t know where else I should log in with it.

You must have another account as your join date for your account is January 2014, 2 years after you supposedly bought the theme.

You can get access to old accounts by going here and inputting your email address.

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Gareth_Gillman says

I said this in another thread but worth repeating, the studio “install WP and theme” button is great but it needs 2 tweaks:

1 – Author can opt in to link to their studio “offer”

2 – If the author doesn’t opt in then they can add their affiliate ID to the button so they are compensated

Now the button should go further and a part of GravityDept’s view, and have a button for buyers to buy an “upgrade” after a year, it would be similar price to the original file but it gives them access to the theme updates for another 12 months.

There is no mandatory support and buyers can pick and choose if they want the extended updates or not

Authors get ongoing income from buyers and buyers get piece of mind that the item will be supported

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