Just went to buy an item and was greeted by this new system. Didn’t realize this had gone live. Honestly, I almost decided it wasn’t worth the extra trouble. Thankfully, I found a way around the annoying request for additional info. However, many other buyers might feel similarly but decide the extra effort isn’t worth it.
Many are trying to figure out how to increase conversions and streamline their checkout to get the sale. Why has Envato decided to be seemingly backward on this?
This whole thing just smells of an attempt to make it more painful NOT to deposit funds with Envato. One off purchases just got more complicated with no obvious appreciable end user benefit IMO.
Would it kill WooCommerce to put out an update that DOESN’T break everything?!
WooCommerce is just a product, the company behind the product is WooThemes. The phrase “break everything” is pretty dramatic. If you’ve been in software development very long, this is often the status quo.
The betas are your opportunity to get out in front of any such issues. If your clever code breaks, you were probably too clever. Better to keep it simple next time.
The last few major releases of WP could be classified as breaking releases as well in one sense or another so the same perhaps could be said of Automattic.
Both are free, open source projects that anyone who thinks they can do a better job can contribute to / fork. I don’t complain publicly about code / release quality of either because I know that I couldn’t do better (just by myself).
I think it’s all about the quality and how advanced it is. I spend more than 3 months on my first plugin. Because it was my first plugin, but also it’s very advanced with a lot of features. Since the release I am working on it like forever.
While that makes sense, you’ve yet to release even one plugin on CC even though you’ve got a couple of pretty popular items / files / products (neither of which I’d consider to actually be a “plugin” in the sense it was likely intended by the OP).
If you were to ever finally finish / release your 1st WP plugin for either of them though, they’d probably be instantly successful as well (if necessary quality and features were there) even though I personally have no need of such things now.
The comments of both items have been peppered with requests for a plugin for about 2 years now. The reply has typically been that a plugin is being developed. While not unheard of, that’s a long dev cycle. I imagine many could’ve learned to program and have made their own quality plugin in that time too. Lol.
Having written several actual plugins myself, it has taken anywhere from 1 day to a month typically with the exception going outside that range for me. Drupal ones take the longest with WP ones usually being finished the quickest which is likely due to my (lack of) experience with both platforms.
No one can help you if you won’t at least post what you’ve already done. We also don’t know if this is your first theme install ever. What is your experience level? What errors are you getting if any? What is not working specifically in your attempts? Help us help you. Look here first.https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/202821510-Common-WordPress-Installation-Issues
Have you searched your favorite search engine for “How to install WordPress theme” yet? No? That might help.http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-install-a-wordpress-theme/
Nonsense or not… Read the text of the page that greenline gave you and do / follow what it says. Having read it for you, in your case it says to contact Envato Support. So, you need to click the “green” link on that page and state your issue directly to Envato, Continuing to wail on these forums will not avail you an answer in a timely manner.
I haven’t seen any public / official announcement regarding a release date yet. Your best bet would likely be to ask James directly by posting a comment at the link above. The post asks that authors test with the current bleeding edge release AND the final.