Do what’s best for your customers. You don’t need permission for that.
If you’re actually measuring scale in eCommerce, the relevant metric is transactions/second. That is how many orders the DB can intake in a fixed period of 1 second. The number of SKUs is pretty irrelevant because DB reads are way faster than DB writes. And you can put a cache like Varnish in front of static pages to skip DB read all together.
This is where “fat” platforms like Magento will blow WordPress out of the water. WP is not engineered for high-scale write operations. It’s impossible for it to compete with a platform designed specifically for performing under this duress.
That may not be your exact concern, but the same principle applies to any discussion between WordPress add-ons for eCommerce and a single-purpose platform like Magento. Shipping, payments, taxes, inventory, wholesale, CRM, rewards, 3rd party integrations, APIs — everything a store needs out-of-box will be more mature on a native eCommerce platform.
Sorry but I must disagree. What would stop someone who shares your script on pirate sites, to right click on your web-based documentation and save it as html ? This won’t stop them in my opinion.
That assumes pirates aren’t as lazy as they are cheap. I’d bet that most pirates never even open the files they’re redistributing. They’re not buying for personal use.
Imho, we have really few weapons to fight rippers and black market, and the main one is the help documentation. Don’t put it online, or you wil give another benefit to people finding rips or outdated item packs on warez sites.
Quite the opposite — host your documentation online-only and require purchase verification to access it. Then pirates will have no help after stealing your work.
I’m moving my theme’s documentation entirely online in the next release. It’s much easier to structure, maintain, and update myself rather than pushing a whole new release into ThemeForest’s review queue. Then I can build useful things on top like a knowledge base or forum. Offline documentation is just not an important use case for products which run online.
@ charliesome — Which types of products have the “Get Hosting” button?
I wasn’t aware buyers were shown that. If you try to run Magento on Dreamhost you’re going to writhe in fiery doom. It’d be very bad form for ThemeForest to make that suggestion globally, and if so it should be removed.
@ SurStudio — It should be very hard to have a five star rating. That’s the whole point. Only authors who go above and beyond in quality and customer support deserve to be singled out. And it is not a flogging punishment to be downgraded to 4.5 stars. That might happen to me with the new rating scale. That’s okay. A more granular star rating is more accurate. Just let that be motivation.
Statistically there shouldn’t be a perfect 5.0 mean. It’s nigh impossible because one non-perfect rating undoes it. That is the definition of a perfect rating. Using a different average like mode or median is just a way to shift the data so you feel better about yourself. In reality nobody will have 5.0 in the long run and a 4.9 does nothing but indicate “practical” perfection.
@ Justin French — Really glad to hear Envato is moving forward with this, and doing so incrementally (not waiting for one huge release). I’m really pleased that Envato is going to start sending reminders to buyers to rate items.Here is a link to the feedback and mockups I posted a month ago on ratings: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/im-not-happy-i-hate-the-rate-system/90284?page=5#749941
Two-way ratings Authors need to be able to receive feedback from buyers more than a simple star count. All users should be able to see who rated them, when, what value, and see written textual comments. Authors should have the ability to reply to written comments if a bug/issue was fixed.
Ideally, you could visit any user’s profile and see their rating history. This will help to identify “bad eggs” from legitimate buyers. Every user needs a “reputation score” like on eBay if we’re truly going to build a rating system the holds weight.
As a current 5 Star author I am completely in support of this change. More transparency is better for the entire marketplace. It’s not impossible to maintain a 5 star rating, and it’s fine that nobody has a perfect 5.0.