I use Media Temple (gs) for some smaller WordPress sites. I haven’t had any serious problems. The uptime has been good as far as I’ve noticed and I’d give the support an A. Not a bad price either.
Not allowing Extended licensed assets in themes will actually help Envato transition to full GPL for WordPress themes at some point in the future.
That’s very cool. Merry Christmas to you!
Merry Christmas, Omar and the rest!
I like metrothemes.com. The others are awkward to me. I like a name that people can remember (METRO!), that is easy to spell (METRO!), that you can say in person without them typing the wrong thing later (“remember now, that’s ohhthemes.com with TWO H’s!“) and that INSTANTLY make sense to somebody. For example, I had to wonder for a while what a theme “loper” was. Maybe I was just slow to get it but I’m thinking non-dev people aren’t likely to figure it out at all.
I don’t mean any offense, just sharing my impressions in case it’s helpful somehow.
As far as metro going out of style, I don’t think so. I didn’t know it WAS in style and I like it. Can always brand it with a nice city or urban style. City’s aren’t goin’ anywhere. The name would work 10 years ago and it will work 10 years from now as well.
In the U.S. the government basically doubles your tax bill then claims to “invest” half of it for you because you are presumably incapable of making your own plans for the future. In reality (if you are younger), what is likely to happen is that money gets used up sooner than you retire, so as Tyler said:
We are better off burying the cash in the back yard.
In other words, we take advantage of private retirement investments with whatever we have left after the government forces us to pay the self-employment tax (social security and medicare).
If your question is about a theme you bought you may want to ask the theme author for specific help (check their profile page or the theme docs for support details).
It’s really good that ThemeForest is checking for this now.
Now to get the bad tutorials updated or removed…
For what it’s worth, I had been following misguided advice from tutorials that should be taken offline before I ran across this old but useful post by Viper007Bond: http://www.viper007bond.com/2009/11/22/wordpress-code-earlier-shortcodes/
Preprocessing shortcodes that output user-supplied content end up showing correctly without all the annoying paragraph and break formatting issues while third-party plugin shortcodes continue to function normally. I only implemented this recently and so far so good. Anybody have a reason that this is not a good solution?