Posts by WPWiseOwl

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WPWiseOwl
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So if I will be able to sell e.g. WooCommerce version of standard theme here as a separate file it also means I can put it elsewhere without violating license agreements even if I’m exclusive author right? At the end these are two different themes.

Um, no. Since Envato doesn’t offer the ability to change the exclusivity status of each item, you’re either “exclusive” with Envato or you’re not. Exclusivity applies your entire account rather any individual item. If you have multiple accounts though that’s a different story, I suppose.

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  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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WPWiseOwl
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I can’t figure out, though, if the Themify Builder license is multi-site or not… Does anyone know about this?

Their builder is not included in the Developer subscription (which allows “Unlimited Sites”) since they consider it a separate product. However, it is included with every theme. The version that comes with the themes isn’t standalone though as the standalone one is licensed separately in a “single site” fashion (not site license available AFAIK). Whether it supports use on a Multi-site network install of WP, I don’t know. Your best bet would be to contact them.

400 posts
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WPWiseOwl
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I found that IG was way too slow to be useful. It seemed to get even slower on a remote host.

I’ve recently taken a liking to this one though…

http://codecanyon.net/item/awesome-builder-drag-drop-page-builder/6639589

It doesn’t use shortcodes like many others to build your pages but instead native WP widgets. :-)

400 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
WPWiseOwl
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400 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
WPWiseOwl
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That’s an unusually slow speed (to me). Perhaps it’s rather your location / ISP / internet rate plan? Perhaps a public intuition like a library, internet cafe, etc would offer faster connectivity? Assumming there’s no issue on their end, downloading over a faster connection on your end is really the only alternative unless they’re willing to send you a DVD (at additional cost, I’m sure). You might contact them directly to find out.

400 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
WPWiseOwl
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@egemenerd – You beat me to it! I was going to suggest the same thing. ;-)

400 posts
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  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
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WPWiseOwl
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Having 3 different versions of the same WP theme won’t help customers, it will confuse them e.g. why should I buy the $40 one when I can get the $20 one, but then they will ask the author to add features they need to the $20 which are in the $40…

It would mean a total overhaul of the item pages but it’s the only option that wouldn’t confuse people.

It actually could help customers if structured right. It also might increase sales of a theme (even if not necessarily revenue initially). It looks like an entirely opt-in concept for authors, right? Not unlike the concept of “Free Enterprise”? Envato wouldn’t appear to be requiring any author to do this as far as I have seen. If you knew that you could get 3 new buyers by having a $20 version available but none of them would bite on the $60 version, would you still turn them down?

I do think that an “upgrade system” wouldn’t be a bad thing. Instead of the buyer purchasing a $20 item then having to pay $55, perhaps they could instead pay just the difference when they wished to upgrade. That could mean extra repeat business! This is not an uncommon practice, is it?. It also might be that buyers are more inclined to risk a (full price) purchase to see if a theme works out. Once it does, they simply upgrade to the more capable version. This might even result is few less angry buyers since they’d have potentially paid 2/3 less to find out a theme didn’t work for them.

This would especially be nice in the event the buyer didn’t need / want two licenses (Standard + Pro – $20 and $60 respectively for an $80 total) but just wants to upgrade their existing Standard license. This isn’t a terribly different license / upgrade model from many other software products they’ve purchased in the past, I’d imagine. Aren’t people pretty used to it by now?

All versions of an item should be prominently displayed / detailed upfront and “pre-sale” on the item’s page w/links to other versions (until Envato does the item page overhaul) so then at least buyers are informed. Yes, it would be the author’s responsibility (until Envato caught up) to educate their prospects and the prospect their responsibility to read (caveat emptor, right?). For those prospects / buyers that just don’t read such notices, well…ignorance is no excuse in the courts so why should it be any different here.

Buyers can ask all they want to have add features from higher versions to lesser ones but that doesn’t mean they’ll get it. A notice w/ link can be even posted on the item’s page stating nicely why this is not gonna happen. For authors, I’m sure this won’t be the first time you’ve had to tell someone “No”. Though, those who have trouble saying “No” here might get into trouble. LOL.

Ideally, if Envato officially had a policy that didn’t allow an author to add the distinctive features of the more expensive versions to lesser version to which an author could easily direct a customer to (like a knowledgebase article) saying they are forbidden to add such features that would be even better since the blame would then be squarely on Envato instead. Not unlike the “support is optional” mantra already in effect.

This is all from a buyer’s perspective. Maybe I just don’t get it but that’s my 2 cents worth anyhow. ;-)

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WPWiseOwl
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Ok…Um…

First you’ll need to decide whether you’re envisioning the as a static HTML site or more CMS / Database driven (Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, etc). The word “Theme” is typically reserved for CMS driven sites and Template for the Static ones. I’d suggest not using the terms interchangeably.

400 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
WPWiseOwl
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There wouldn’t appear to be a need to touch any code from what you’ve stated. All support requests for this theme should be handled by visiting the “Support” tab of the item’s page. This is the ONLY place to get support for this theme according to the author. If you haven’t done this yet, you need to do so first. If you have already, you just need to be patient. Good luck! :-)

http://themeforest.net/item/avenue-a-wordpress-magazine-theme/289114/support
400 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
WPWiseOwl
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@eriktailor – Yes, a definite oldie but goodie. If it ever supported more than an 960 grid out of the box, I might consider it. For my projects the grid is just way too small.

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