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Orbital_Themes says


Any source for that? I thought that what Envato wanted is that we move all the functionality to plugins…

Oops you are completely right, I got confused, I’ve been coding for too many hours!

“Bundled plugins must be included via the TGM Plugin Activation class, which manages plugin dependency and plugins can be installed from WordPress.org or a bundled ZIP file (more options coming soon).”

Of course you can bundle it in! :bigsmile:

You’ve got me scared here for a moment! ;)

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Orbital_Themes says

A video would be great! Regarding the new theme submission requirements – Plugins are now not allowed to be bundled with themes. Is this plugin an exception to that rule?

Any source for that? I thought that what Envato wanted is that we move all the functionality to plugins…

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Orbital_Themes says

While most of my buyers are great, there will always be some that make my blood boil in my veins. My favorite item comment is: ‘Demand another home page design’. No hello, no thanks, no nothing. That’s the only comment that I’ve left unanswered under that particular theme. :) There’s also the type of questions that make me want to hang myself and they usually start with ‘Can I’ or ‘How do I’ or ‘How hard would adding XYZ functionality be’.

On the other hand there are people that are always polite, supportive and even help other buyers in item comments!

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Orbital_Themes says

It’s not very common, but technically there shouldn’t be any issues in requesting 2 withdrawals, the first for an exact amount (instantly deducted from your current/existing balance) and the second for all earnings (which will be of the remaining balance, at 23:59:59 AEST on the last day of the month).

Thanks, that’s what I though, just needed confirmation from staff member or someone that has tried that. :)

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Orbital_Themes says

That’s strange because once you withdraw specific amount of money, that amount will be immediately substracted from your account and the system will still offer an option to withdraw all earnings. I thought that it would withdraw all available earnings, and that means everything on my account minus the first withdrawal.

Has someone tried that?

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Orbital_Themes says

Hello everyone,

I want to withdraw my marketplace earnings to two separate accounts. If I request withdrawal of, for example, $500 into one MoneyBokers account, can I still request second withdrawal of all earnings at the end of the month? I want part of my marketplace money to go to one MoneyBookers account, and then all earnings (minus that first part) to go to another MoneyBookers account. Is this how that works?

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Orbital_Themes says

I’m using Coda 2, surprised that no one else does. :)

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Orbital_Themes says

Well WordPress is a plugin… and we’ve all seen HTML versions of the same design and then the same HTML version with the WordPress plugin added…..... the only difference with this file is the plugin is WooCommerce.

How is WordPress a plugin? A plugin to what? WordPress is a CMS, as is Drupal and Joomla. You can have a version of the same design for each major CMS as well as HTML and PSD versions. That’s it. Adding plugin compatibility doesn’t justify new item upload and is against marketplace rules.

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Orbital_Themes says

Isn’t that the same as uploading an HTML version of a design and then later a WordPress version of the same design? I think we can safely say this is common practice.

It’s not really the same, HTML and WordPress are two different major categories. Imagine that I took one of my themes, added few lines of code to make it compatible with some plugin and uploaded it as completely new item. I know that WooCommerce is a big plugin, but still the same rule should apply. Author claims that his customers asked for version without WooCommerce so he should add conditional checks to disable all WooCommerce compatibility code (like stylesheets and scripts) so that the theme is more lightweight if someone doesn’t need WooCommerce functionality.

If we let this slip through what stops me from releasing hundreds of theme versions, each supporting different plugin? Possibilities are endless.

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Orbital_Themes says

I know Dave ( aka DTBaker ) started a thread about this a while ago, I am sure it was QuadCopters. So I just wanted to know if anyone had used the following:

1. DJI Phantom Quadcopter or similar …

2. GoPro

If so have you any images you can share, experiences etc. We are lookign at possibly investing in one of these for a little curiosity venture we are crunching.

The issues from what I can glean from internet, are vibrations thru to the Camera. But that is about it.

DJI Phantom is an overpriced, but popular ready-to-fly quad. I wouldn’t recommend investing in it, though. You can build yourself a quad that will handle much better for a fraction of the price or spend the same amount of money for slightly bigger hexacopter that will enable you to lift a proper camera gimbal, probably with better camera than GoPro (if you are interested in aerial photography). If you are interested in FPV setup there are also much better solutions out there, for example ‘H’ quad frame.

Other than financial benefits (not spending money on overpriced Phantom), there are other benefits to starting with custom build:

  • If something goes wrong you will know exactly what failed because you have built the machine and know its every detail.
  • It’s better to learn flying in manual mode first. Having a GPS/autopilot equipped machine as your first won’t let you learn how to fly properly. If the GPS/autopilot fails and you don’t know how to fly manually you can say goodbye to your machine.
  • The remote controller in Phantom is pretty crappy and you can’t use it for anything other than Phantom. Chances are that you will want to build something bigger in the future, so investing in proper Tx/Rx unit will be necessary.
  • You won’t be able to lift proper camera rig with Phantom, but you will probably be able to build a hex that will lift brushless gimbal with Sony Nex for the price of Phantom.

Now, about vibrations – you can use vibration dampeners weather you want to hard-mount a GoPro for FPV or use camera stabilization system. With properly balanced motor/prop combo, vibration dampeners and brushless gimbal you will be able to achieve almost perfect image stabilization. Check out this video – the guy is flying very aggressively and pushing his setup over the limits, but still the stabilization is almost flawless.

With all that said, regardless of which setup you choose you will crash. It’s best to learn on something like this – it’s a cheap, small Chinese toy quadcopter, but with this your crashes won’t eat into your budget. Just remember to pick up few batteries and propeller sets with it – you will break lots of them.

Let me know if you need any help with setting up your rig. :)

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