Just to let you all know, and as @mpc has noticed already, I did a quick video run through on WPTuts+ to show how you’d use this class in a theme:
I hope you guys find it useful!
@japh .. that’s a really good idea, but wouldn’t it be better to simply randomly show plug-ins on each purchase to the buyer? and have a “see more” link to take them to codecanyon? Or if you really want to market well, then based on the buyer’s “collected” viewing habits data you can potentially determine the plug-ins that might be useful to them or maybe based on the keywords the theme uses?
Thanks, though those ideas were ones previously mentioned, just me favourites
I think if authors were given an incentive to link to CodeCanyon plugins from the item’s description, then that would be more useful than showing random plugins that may not be relevant to the theme.
More often than not a PHP script can be modified to work within WordPress, however, it does require skills in PHP and familiarity with WordPress to make those modifications.
However, you can usually find a WordPress plugin that already exists to do what you need. Try looking in the Plugins -> WordPress category here on CodeCanyon, or in the WordPress Plugin Repository on http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
There’s some fantastic ideas coming out here!
Personally, I think if you’re going to have a “Plugins” top level menu item on CodeCanyon, then any WordPress plugins should live under there on CodeCanyon. ThemeForest is for themes, CodeCanyon is for code (including plugins).
The ideas for cross-selling are great. I especially like the idea of recommending plugins in the same way we recommend hosting on the Downloads page, and also including a CodeCanyon WordPress Plugins banner in the post-purchase emails buyers receive.
Encouraging theme authors to team up with plugin authors and cross-promote will help both marketplaces, I think.
Usually the way authors package their themes is that once you unzip the file you downloaded, one of the ZIP files you see then is the theme itself, which you can upload to WordPress through the Install Themes -> Upload screen.
The exact name of the ZIP file you should use varies from theme to theme, so without seeing what files you have available to you within the main ZIP file you downloaded, I can’t be more specific than that.
One way to check though, is to unzip it first, and if it contains a folder with a style.css file in it, there’s a good chance that’s the one!
@OnionEye: I believe the structure should actually be:
theme_name.zip theme_name (folder) images (folder) admin (folder) style.css header.php ...
As with themes from the WordPress.org theme directory. Hope that helps
(Contrary to my post above. My mistake, sorry)
Nice one! I saw this in my Reeder too. Has anyone tested it out yet? Looks good!
I thought I’d just draw authors’ attention to the new eCommerce plugin that WooThemes have just released for free. If you didn’t already know, it’s a fork of the Jigoshop eCommerce plugin, with a few changes (and likely more and more changes going forward).
Hopefully this will be something you guys can use as a basis for some awesome eCommerce themes!
Here’s where you can get it from: WooCommerce
— Japh, WordPress Evangelist @ Envato