I’m actually rather confused, why would I “deprecate” the item but still be willing to update it if it contains bug fixes. Why not just leave it for sale if you’re still going to fix any future security issues ?
Because I don’t want anyone else to buy that theme. The theme is outdated to the point of no return, I have no incentive to invest another month to completely rewrite it ( at this point – paid updates might help ? ), but I don’t want to leave people just hanging there with no security updates or critical bug-fixes.
Nice suggestion, may be a two side option. - Remove the item from all place
- Remove from portfolio but keep it available to download for customers. It can be visible on author settings tab as “Deprecate Item” with a option to remove it from here as well
You can already remove the item from all places ( That’s when you Delete the item ) But a “Deprecate Item” functionality is what is needed.
ait saidThat would be great too, but because it’s extremely business involved, I think Envato will probably think about that for another year or three.
I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but what is need is paid updates
What I want is an extremely simple idea, without any business logic involved. And I hope that we can get such a feature in here soon.
Deleting themes from the marketplace is bad for us, and is very bad for Envato.
I would love to delete a theme that I have, but the thing is – if I do – all the people who purchased the theme will never get a single update. For example now – I received a mail from Envato telling me to update a certain item because of an XSS vulnerability. If I had deleted that item a month ago ( when I wanted to delete it ), I would never have gotten that mail, and all the users who bought that theme would still have an XSS Vulnerable site out there.
In my opinion – this is a huge issue. There are items that I want to deprecate, but I can’t pull them out of the marketplace because then people who bought it won’t get any updates if I release them.
TL;DR We need a “Deprecate Item” button, to remove from marketplace/portfolio, but keep the item in users download section.
Thank you @FranklinM2 and @Webcreations907 for the awesomeness! Amazing work – and I have no idea how many hours you just saved me. This makes me love Open-Source even more
Hey high-volume authors, drop a waypoint in your analytics and let’s report some data how this has affected conversion rates after 30 days (not 2 days — I know the wolf cry is coming).
Not that good with Analytics. Can you point me in the right direction for some learning material ?
100% agree with Dream-Themes.
This is exactly where we’re at with one of our older themes. There are massive improvements that I’d like to do, without making tons of changes to the design. Seems that Envato isn’t going to support any paid major updates anytime soon.
A quick question – is Envato going to further participate in the discussion, or was that blog post the final word we’re going to hear about this topic ?