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Smartik says

I personally don’t like the bootstrap. Looks like many authors and buyers prefer it but I will not use even if this will affect my sales.

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Smartik says

This is all not at all specific to VC but JS and WP.
I have not tried Visual Composer but I guess the problem here is in WP but in the plugin itself. Basically it should init/create the carousel javascript after it is added. If the js that call the carousel is in an external file then it probably is not going to be loaded again, it is loaded only once when the page is ready. This is something like jQuery ajax where you have to re-init the js when ajax is complete.
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Smartik says

Host images on your server or on any image hosting website and use html to link and display them in description. Envato allows you to use a limited number of HTML tags. More info here: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/262

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Smartik says

I have use a laptop and I’m not going to change it anytime soon, it allows me to work anywhere I want. :) And in case I need a larger screen, I have an additional large monitor.

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Smartik says

It’s simple really. Just make quality themes. Explore the market and see what sells. But quality is the thing that will help you most :)

I often see here that cr*p themes sells well and themes that are really qualitative not. Some themes are not optimized, include dozen of useless scripts and styles, but they sells. So, quality, doesn’t really mean good sales, unfortunatelly.

@arousing, to answer your question: Open your blog, post unique info and advertise your Themeforest items.

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Smartik says

Using get_option is not productive and for this reason many authorsimplement a custom function and save all options in a single multidimensional array. So you have to call get_option only one time and get everything in a custom function. Also this allows to keep the wp_option table clean.

Using globals everytime is not necesary if you create a custom function. I personally try to use global as little as possible. Anyways, here’s how I did it in SMOF some time ago:
function smk_get_option($option_name, $default=""){
   global $smof_data;
   return (isset($smof_data[$option_name])) ? $smof_data[$option_name] : $default;
}
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Smartik says

Hope this trend will die soon. On scroll animations are bad, not only because they adds unnecesarry weight to CSS, but also because a very small number of people know how to implement them properly.

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Smartik says

Yes, is OK to have a download limit, there are many reasons behind this, but right now it just doesn’t work properly. The best solutions would be to reset the download counter after each update of a file or increase the limit with 5(for example).

Also, I agree that, update emails should be automatically send on every update, sometimes we can forget to select that checkbox. And it would be great if we could to add a changelog that will sent with the email notification. I don’t understand why this option is not already there, the email is sent so what’s the problem if we add some additional notes?

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Smartik says
Use version_compare.
if ( version_compare(get_bloginfo('version')), 3.9 '>=' ) {
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Smartik says

For SEO. The title is the first that show up in search engines.

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