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IndustrialThemes says

I have been having trouble with people running my theme without actually having purchased a license from ThemeForest. While I’m not an ungrateful kind of guy (I’m extremely thankful for all of my sales), I am getting sort of sick of it. I almost considered using a mechanism on the theme that blocked functionality without the user entering in a public key or password of some sort in the theme options panel. I have two questions for the community:

1) Is this in any way against Envato’s terms of service, or could this be construed as shady or unethical in any way at all?

2) Has anyone else gone about integrating something like this into any of their themes? If so, how did you do it?

Thanks everyone, and happy holidays!

Brian

IndustrialThemes
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  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • United States
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IndustrialThemes says

Whoa crazy, finally! With the new Gmail redesign 90% of my Internet browsing now makes me happy.

IndustrialThemes
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141 posts
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • United States
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IndustrialThemes says

I am self employed and have recently stopped doing any kind of freelance work since making themes is so much more lucrative. Good question, I was curious myself :)

IndustrialThemes
IndustrialThemes Recent Posts Threads Started
141 posts
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • United States
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IndustrialThemes says

Oh sweet, thanks!

IndustrialThemes
IndustrialThemes Recent Posts Threads Started
141 posts
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • United States
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IndustrialThemes says

I wish. As of a few months ago when I contacted support, you are not able to change your username. If they have changed their policy since then, or are planning to change it at some point, I am unaware.

IndustrialThemes
IndustrialThemes Recent Posts Threads Started
141 posts
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • United States
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IndustrialThemes says

So just to recap, I don’t need to contact Envato (I became elite yesterday) and instead I should just be patient and wait for an email from Envato, is this correct? :)

IndustrialThemes
IndustrialThemes Recent Posts Threads Started
141 posts
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • United States
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IndustrialThemes says

I have a client requesting an iPad version of my theme which has already been uploaded and approved. Once I create this version for him, I’d like to upload it to ThemeForest. My question is, how likely is it that this will get uploaded as a new item? Does that ever happen here on ThemeForest? I’ve seen some themes that have an iPad version built-in, but what about retro-actively creating a version of the theme specifically for iPad, and releasing that as it’s own unique theme on ThemeForest?

Any advice that anyone can give on this subject will be very helpful. I’m trying to decide how to charge the client, and if I know that I can upload my work to ThemeForest, that will decrease the amount I charge him. Thanks for any advice!

IndustrialThemes
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141 posts
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • United States
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IndustrialThemes says

Don’t worry about .pot or .po. Just wrap all your theme’s translation messages into _e() or __(), as applicable. Next, copy your theme into poedit/bin/ directory.

Next, run poedit > Choose New Catalog > Configure project Info. In “Paths”, choose ./ as base path and ..(double dot) as Paths. Next inside “Keywords”, delete available ones and add _e and __(two underscores).

Your .po file will be created with ../ as base directory. Assuming that you will put your .mo file in themes/yourtheme/languages folder. Once you save the file, a .mo file will be created upon compilation. For now, this .mo file will be of no use to your buyers. BUT , when they will open your .po file > translate the messages > compile them into .mo file. THAT .mo file will be useful for them.

To summarize, you just need to provide a .po file. Users will rename then according to their language.. say en_US or de_DE and compile them with their messages.

Edit: By the way, congrats on getting FEATURED :) :)

Where’s the bin folder on a mac? I can’t figure out how to do this on a mac.

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  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • United States
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IndustrialThemes says

Makes sense. Thanks for the quick reply.

IndustrialThemes
IndustrialThemes Recent Posts Threads Started
141 posts
  • Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
  • Elite Author
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • United States
+1 more
IndustrialThemes says

I’m updating my theme again, but I don’t want to have to re-upload my screenshots and thumbnail and fill in all the tags again every time I update it. Is the system smart enough to know that if I don’t provide all of these components each time, to just use the already existing versions?

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