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ThemesDepot says


On Topic: I’m going to start a website for myself. I’m an exclusive author and my site is just my portfolio on ThemeForest + support and similar content. Oh and I won’t put any links to any competitors.

So if I’ve understand correctly, I can’t even put a link to my site on my items description page. Right?

Thanks for info :)
Iman

Hi Iman! You are correct – item pages cannot have promotional links to personal Web sites. Only profile pages permit this. Obviously, as Travis stated, common sense can (and should) prevail – if you’re linking to a support forum for example, that makes total sense.

Our guidelines are in place to prevent anyone abusing the system, to prevent anyone gaining unfair advantage over other authors, and to avoid any race to the bottom where promotion is concerned.

Assuming i create a theme, and the theme relies on a free plugin, the plugin also has extensions that are compatible with theme and sold on my own site, can i link the extensions into the theme description? How else would the buyer be aware that the theme is compatible with those addons?

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ThemesDepot says


I was just reading this page here http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone6 it says that without a contract the phone is 649$ for the most basic model, if i’m not wrong, in usa, taxes are applied after purchase? Does it mean it would be 649$ + taxes of the state where i’m buying it from?

Correct. There will be taxes applied on top of that. The percentage will depend on the state your girlfriend is purchasing it in.

http://taxfoundation.org/article/state-and-local-sales-tax-rates-2014

Thanks for the link :), sounds like it would still be cheaper to buy it in USA, do you know if they are carrier locked or if they have problems working outside USA?

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ThemesDepot says

I was just reading this page here http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone6 it says that without a contract the phone is 649$ for the most basic model, if i’m not wrong, in usa, taxes are applied after purchase? Does it mean it would be 649$ + taxes of the state where i’m buying it from?

My girlfriend is going in USA in a month so i was thinking of buying one from there, might be bit cheaper so just trying to evaluate how much is the difference between the USA price and the UK price.

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ThemesDepot says



Thanks so much for all the questions so far, they’re a big help! We’re looking forward to providing answers in due course so we can continue to refine and improve the guidelines for everyone. Keep those questions coming and I can assure you we’ll be swinging-by here to provide answers to those questions as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!

Is it possible to get an answer during the normal course of a human life? It’s been 2 weeks and there are 3-4 questions unanswered here, just 1 by me.

Thank you.
Sorry for the delay, ThemesDepot, it hasn’t been ideal, thanks for your continued patience. The person I’m waiting on to respond to me has been heavily involved with the WordPress plugin vulnerability situation and some other projects. We’ll get that information for you as soon as we can. Until then, business as usual.

I understand, thanks for letting me know :)

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ThemesDepot says

Thanks so much for all the questions so far, they’re a big help! We’re looking forward to providing answers in due course so we can continue to refine and improve the guidelines for everyone. Keep those questions coming and I can assure you we’ll be swinging-by here to provide answers to those questions as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!

Is it possible to get an answer during the normal course of a human life? It’s been 2 weeks and there are 3-4 questions unanswered here, just 1 by me.

Thank you.

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ThemesDepot says

Envato isn’t going to do anything about it, because they like bundles ;) Remember their last bundle was $1000 value for $30. For Envato, the cheaper the better because it beats out any other competitor marketplace – this is why Envato dominates and get’s incredible growth – so why would they change the formula?

They should change their formula before authors change marketplace.

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ThemesDepot says

A while a go i was bashed for this kind of opinion, but most clients want 1 theme for all there clients, one system that you get use to, which can provide you all options, just check the reviews.

As long as that “theme” is priced accordingly i don’t have any problem with that. But here we’re talking about tens of different themes bundled into one for the same price of a single theme.

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ThemesDepot says

Have you seen that latest theme? It has 50+ demos. What the heck? Seriously guys, its out of hand. This has to be regulated.

Funny thing is that in the comments, they say, yes you can use the 50 layouts on 50 sites (because honestly who uses 50 layouts on a single site?) without paying 50 licenses (like it should be).

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ThemesDepot says

Another proof that we should not be bundling plugins into our themes. When will Envato act in this matter?

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ThemesDepot says

I’ve been using bbpress for quite some time and it’s been really good to setup with the all the envato verifications plugins available.

My support forum has been up for something like 8-9 months. During these months i’haven’t had many difficulties in handling the topics. Every now and then, however, there are users who join in other people’s topic as it should be since it’s a forum, and start answering each other. Most of the times these messages are just questions from other buyers, meaning they do not answer the opener of the topic, but they just seek support in other people’s topics, this makes hard following certain topics where there are many people asking different questions. I must admit that sometimes i’ve seen other buyers helping each other or asking questions or for example i’ve seen few times buyers reaching a paid agreement and developing certain features/customizations themselves. It is nice to see buyers helping each other but it’s a very rare thing.

I’ve now decided to switch to ZenDesk, i’ve been testing Zendesk, Freshdesk and HelpScout for 1-2 months now.

HelpScout: it’s really easy to use, it’s just basic emails, with the ability to create custom apps, i’ve created a custom app that connects to my WP site and verifies the user purchase, works fine to verify the customer. It also comes with a Knowledge Base for an extra 25$, if you wish to have custom apps you have to pay 15$ a month. In the end its 25+15=40$/month.

FreshDesk-Zendesk: They are almost the same in terms of features, they both come with KB(articles), tickets and communities. They both allow you to have custom apps like HelpScout that you can use to interact with your WP site.

The reason i’m choosing Zendesk over Freshdesk and HelpScout, is the pricing and the features you receive. You get more with Zendesk.

In the end, all my customers, register to my WP site, using SSO i can restrict access to the tickets only to verified buyers, together with a custom APP i can also get details of the purchase/license.

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