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StephenCronin Envato team says

Uhhhh…. I just downloaded a theme with Revolution Slider 4.5.95 a month ago and it ran for a week before I just got a Google Malware message and I’ve been taken off line. Are we absolutely sure that the Revolution Slider 4.2+ are safe?

Hey Jim,

We’re sure that the original vulnerability was fixed in 4.2. There’s always a chance that some other problem has been introduced since (that is true of any software), but the chance is small.

I haven’t heard of any Google Malware message for later versions, but I’ll keep an ear out for any such reports. It is probably worth running the site (with rev slider active) through the Sucuri scanner (http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/).

Cheers, Stephen

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StephenCronin Envato team says

it has over 700+ options in the live theme customiser.

Hi visualkicks,

In my personal opinion this is way too many options. There may be some occasions where that much flexibility is required, but in the majority of cases users will be overwhelmed by the choices they face. I think you’ll provide them with a better experience if you limit the options to things that are really important and make some decisions for them on the things that are less important.

The problem with this of course is that buyers think they want more options (until they are sat staring at them wondering which ones to choose).

Cheers, Stephen

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StephenCronin Envato team says

Hi All,

We’ve added WooCommerce 2.2.x now.


Another thing to mention, as none of this is automatic (and probably should not be), is getting notification to authors on their dashboard that new updated ‘compatible with’ is available. It would help an enormously. Often when it does change nobody knows :) Therefore one of those nice author dashboard things Envato likes to popup to let us know badges are updated would be extremely helpful – something like:

We just updated the ‘Compatible With’ section of items with the following:

WooCommerce 2.2.x EDD 2.X

etc.

That way authors get notification and can act on the information and update to ensure their products (if compatible) are displayed with the correct info.

That sounds like a good idea, although I’m not entirely sure how we make it happen. I’ll look into that as well and see if we can do that or something similar.

Cheers, Stephen

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StephenCronin Envato team says

Hi Everyone,

Firstly, I’ll arrange for the WooCommerce tag to be updated shortly.

Secondly, it’s clear we’ve done a pretty poor job of keep the Compatible tag with up to date and I apologise for that. It can be pretty hard to stay across every update that’s relevant for items across TF/CC, but we obviously need a better system than we have right now! We’re discussing this internally to look at solutions to improve this.

I’ll come back and update this when we come up with a solution.

Cheers, Stephen

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StephenCronin Envato team says

If you are the author of one or more Ghost themes for sale on ThemeForest, please read this important information.

There have been some changes to the Ghost API in version 0.5, which was released in August. One of these changes is that Ghost now supports multiple authors (and author pages!). The Ghost team have requested that theme authors make these changes:

  • Add a new author.hbs template for awesome author pages
  • Ensure that your post output features the {{author}} tag so that readers can easily navigate to these pages
  • Take this opportunity to check your theme is up-to-date with features from 0.4.0 and 0.4.2 as we are transitioning to a much faster release cycle, and deprecated features will be removed soon

At Envato, we’re keen to see these added to Ghost themes as well, as it will provide buyers with a much better experience. In fact, not providing author pages may lead to buyer dissatisfaction!

If you’ve already updated your theme(s), then great, no further action is necessary!

If you haven’t, then we recommend you make these changes. The Ghost Dev blog has some information on how to update your theme to make them Multi-User ready. Once your theme(s) includes these features, we recommend you add a tag for Ghost 0.5.

We’ll be updating our submission requirements in the near future so that all new themes will be required to support the Multi-User features in 0.5. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please let us know in this thread and we’ll do our best to help!

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StephenCronin Envato team says

Hi All,

I just wanted to let you know that we have completed going through all the items. Most had been updated (great job!), but there were still some using v1 of the Facebook API. These have now been disabled.

If one of your items has been disabled, you will have received a message. You need to update your item to use v2 or later of the API and then resubmit it.

Thanks everyone,

Cheers, Stephen

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StephenCronin Envato team says

After the upgraded and sending the theme for review, in how much time will be restored in the marketplace?

Hi Janegoleman,

I can’t promise an exact time frame, but we are prioritising the re-enabling of themes, so it should occur quicker than normal.

Cheers, Stephen

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StephenCronin Envato team says

Hi All,

I’d like to suggest you all make sure that your demo sites are not affected by this.

I know of at least one elite author who included the fixed version of Slider Revolution in his themes (long ago), but forgot to update it on his demo site.

This is really serious. Someone can have your SQL login username and password in seconds. Please make sure your sites are safe.

Thanks guys!

Cheers, Stephen

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StephenCronin Envato team says


Any official answer? Maybe is just me but Envato isn’t being very clear for the procedure and since we’re talking about soft-disabilitation this would be argued better.
Sorry to be annoying but I’d like to have official news from the source..!

No problem – sorry for not being clear.

Basically, come 1 September, we are going to go through all the items we identified as possibly using the Facebook API and manually check the code. If they have the ‘facebook 2.0 api’ tag in place, we’ll be checking to see if it looks like the code has been updated properly. If there’s no tag, then we’ll give them a more thorough inspection. If we find any issues, then we’ll soft-disable the item and let you know.

We’re hoping to complete this doing a two week period finishing 15 September.

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StephenCronin Envato team says

Another thing (yes, I’m feeling really stupid right now): with “add fb 2.0 tag” did you mean the item tags? I have to remove one of my 15 tags to add that or is just a matter of a note at the end of the item description?

Sorry for the delay in responding! Yes, we meant as an item tag.

Perhaps you could add it temporarily – ie remove a tag and add ‘facebook 2.0 api’ just before September 1, then put it back on September 15? That should give us enough time to complete our checks. Not ideal I know, but we really want some way of knowing which ones have been updated, and that’s the way we chose.

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