Repeatable text inputs, provided the 3 are connected you can just use 3 repeatable fields with a note that they tie in together, then you can just pull and clean the arrays for empty entries and use foreach and a key value to grab values from all 3 arrays
So you can use the file_list metabox type for this, and then you can grab an attachment ID from the array of URLs using this:http://frankiejarrett.com/get-an-attachment-id-by-url-in-wordpress/
Then your users can add captions / descriptions in the media gallery which you grab by ID and display appropriately.
You’re right though, this is definitely the weak area of the framework at the moment.
What are you trying to do? There’s a few little tricks in there, but it’s definitely a little limited at the moment.
Selling plugins for themes, directly on the theme page in theme forest would be a very interesting model. As Smartik says, this probably isn’t the best idea for CodeCanyon overall.
Hey orange county,
Some great ideas there I’d definitely love to see a few new ideas coming through here. The ones you suggested:
Gambling: Probably wouldn’t be allowed to be sold on here, as gambling laws in most countries are a bit of a mine field.
Subscription Based: By Envato licensing, you’d only be able to sell this on an extended license, so every sale would have to be $2k+
A dedicated courier site is a great idea though, and would be pretty damn easy to implement
And yeah, now that IE8 is leaving, I think we’d all love to start using some of the more creative features of HTML5
Thanks again, if there’s something I’d love to see more of, it’s “app themes” themes which really push CMS’ way beyond what they were intended for, see the live chat theme by Chris Mooney, that’s a great example of this.
PS3 here, just add TommusRhodus
I understand your point, however, doens’t it make more sense for the Envato team to integrate it directly on an item?
This makes a lot of sense, no item duplication, buyers can get the plugin integrations that they need. Yep, I like this. You can even have the option to buy the standard theme and then pay the difference for the additional integrations, imagine that, theme forest with viable upselling, couple that with a shopping cart and we could have something really amazing
The current multi-item idea doesn’t work, Cristi’s idea & FlatKings mockups make a lot of sense to me, no separation of items, proper upselling, buyers choose the features they want. Yep.
@FlatKing – Nice!
Hey, thanks for adding some clarification to this.
I think we all still need a bit of help though, here’s a few scenarios:
1. A theme is released, WooCommerce support is added along with extra styling, templates etc. Can we then release a version of this theme stripped of eCommerce?
2. A theme is released without wooCommerce. After some work it’s decided a separate version will be released that includes WooCommerce, extra styling, templates etc.
Honestly I take issue with both of these, especially given the example set by the theme my original thread was about. The theme the initial thread was made about was a multipurpose theme, it was re-released afterward with basically just WooCommerce removed. So here I can basically double my portfolio if we’re allowing this?
The second scenario is even worse if that’s allowed, as any author doing this would basically be leaving the original buyers in the dark, having to pay a very premium upgrade if they needed the features of the other theme.
Either way, I think that this needs to be handled extremely carefully, and only allowed in circumstances where the 2 themes are an order of magnitude apart in terms of functionality, not just “strip these features and re-release”