Is it a template or a WordPress plugin you have purchased? This is a public forum. If you contact the author of the item through the profile page of the author I’m sure he will be happy to assist you or point you in the right direction
Some authors on Codecanyon have implemented automatic update into their plugins just like when you download a free plugin from wordpress.org. Other authors including our self offer a “update notification” and then you will need to go to your Codecanyon account and download the plugin again.
Unfortunately this is not the ideal situation, but officially we are not allowed to offer automatic updates. Rumors say that Envato is working on something similar to the automatic update they offer for WordPress themes on themeforest.
I would encourage you as a customer to request Envato to speed this up.
for TF it’s already possible using API , no luck for CC though
I got an answer from support just a few days ago that we are not allowed to do it with Codecanyon (WordPress plugins).
That is great news that this is possible now on Themeforest for WordPress themes. Then there might be light at the end of the tunnel!
I hope this is just the first of many improvements that will come. A lot of good suggestions has been made throughout the comments in this thread.
Personally this doesn’t really make any difference for me. When I have an item ready for upload I will find the Upload feature I don’t think that it need to be placed at the very top of the Author Dashboard. This space could be used for better things.
This might be off topic, but I have three things that I really which that Envato would prioritize soon. I know this is only targeted towards Themeforest and Codecanyon, but we have been discussing this back and forth for more than 12 months in the forum, and we still don’t have a clear vision if anything has happened in reference to these topics.
- Automatic Update feature for WordPress themes (Themeforest) and WordPress plugins (Codecanyon).
I’m aware of that several authors have their own systems in place that serves updates, but the official answer from Envato is still that we are not allowed to deliver automatic updates to our customers.
We almost daily have customers asking us why we can’t deliver automatic updates. Why do they have to install plugins or themes by FTP or disabling, deleting and reuploading? We are in 2012 not 2001.
- Choose license per item uploaded
We have to can only opt-in for Extended License on all our items not individual items. It would be a great improvement if we could choose Regular or Extended License per item. It would give greater flexibility to how you want to offer your items to customers.
- Developer License
Almost every week we have customers asking for Developer Licenses for WordPress plugins. Or they ask for discount when purchasing multiple licenses.
Also the Extended License pricing on Codecanyon (specially WordPress plugins) is absurdly priced. It is only 5 x the item price. Look at a WordPress theme on Themeforest and its 50 x the price.
This means if you want to purchase a theme for your WordPress Multisite network you will pay around $2,000-$2500 for a theme, which I think is fair as you can run hundreds or thousands of sites from a WP MS installation.
However if you purchase some of the most popular WordPress plugins ($15 – $25 per plugin) you only pay $75-$125 for a plugin and then you can use it throughout your entire WordPress Multisite network, which could potentially be hundreds or thousands of websites.
We love the Envato Marketplace and we hope that Envato will continue to be the market leader in this field. We need someone to take action on the above and get some official answers.
12 months of waiting is enough!
We are right now working on version 3.0 of our gallery plugin and this is one of the features we are adding. It should be out soon. Hopefully less than a week.
Yes there is check out our portfolio! If you have any questions feel free to ask on the item page.
Here are some samples on how we have used Custom Capabilities in our own pluginshttp://cloud.righthere.com/image/2F0k2b3n331v
...so I would definitely prefix them to avoid any possible conflicts with other plugins capabilities.
+1 on extended per item
This has been discussed over and over for more than a year. And we have suggested developer licenses (Codecanyon) or Discount codes if buying multiple licenses, option for Extended License per item etc.
I know that Envato is looking at different options, but unfortunately we have had no real progress on this for more than a year.