This is why i don’t bundle third party plug-ins with my themes :]
Nothing wrong with bundling as long as themes and plugins are kept separate. There’s just a right and wrong way to it. If you’re including the code of the plugins directly in your theme, you’re just doing it wrong.
Another proof that we should not be bundling plugins into our themes. When will Envato act in this matter?
Please clarify what you mean by your use of the term “Bundling”. I don’t see it as proof but more like a “red herring” instead distracting from the real task / issue at hand here.
Taking separate plugin code and bundling it into the core part of any theme / framework rather than continuing to distribute it as a separate plugin is indeed bad. Distribution as a separate plugin (via TGM, etc) prevents a set of greater evils though IMO. If you prevent authors from re-using existing code then you’re not asking them to duplicate the efforts of others, you hold back progress / innovation and you’re not creating any kind of standards (think pre-industrial revolution / non interchangeable parts in US and other developed countries) as everything essentially becomes proprietary (regardless of it’s open source nature) and that promotes even more theme lock-in (which only benefits authors / envato, not buyers).
Envato really doesn’t need to act on your specific point. They merely provide the platform to sell. To tell authors they can’t use plugins in their themes is taking away choice and another move towards a dictatorship. It’s totally up to the authors to provide the updates and keep their customers updated / protected whether that be through an auto-update system of their own design or one that Envato provides. Plenty of authors already bypass the Envato update queue today for critical fixes so that’s not much of a concern. Even when the end user is made aware of a situation / understands but still doesn’t update, that’s on them. Whether they take responsibility for it or decide to put the blame on someone else is a another matter.
Thanx for your help! FacetWP does not work with pages – I need a solution to filter my pages.
You’re welcome. You have an unusual but interesting application / requirement. Yes, filtering pages from the front end is not supported. That’s because pages aren’t typically supposed to be used for this kind of thing.
That’s really more the domain of custom post types IMO. Have you ever thought about creating / using a custom post type for your filtering? It’s easy to do and doesn’t have to cost a thing. Unless I’m missing something major, using a custom post type would seem to be a better long term solution? Don’t limit yourself to using the built-in types WP offers, it can do so much more!
Glad you may have found something that does what you wanted though.
5.3 is a bit like Internet Explorer v6 (to me) though plenty still use it. Time to move on since v5.6 is now out. I voted for v5.4 since I couldn’t think of a good reason not to. Plenty of bad reasons.
No, this is not permitted. If you were to develop a WordPress theme though (for example) and purchase an extended license (also getting author permission for each plugin – easily done in most cases – preferably before the purchase) then you’d be able to distribute it all together. This though wouldn’t be a “static” product as it would change pretty often (the plugins if not the theme itself).
Perhaps something like this is what you’re looking for?
FacetWP – Faceted Search for WordPress
Intelligent filtering for eCommerce, resource libraries, search pages and more
If the core product isn’t enough, there are also add-ons. Play with the demo and see if it’s sufficient.https://facetwp.com/
I think that you’ll get more replies here if you at least provide whether the script needs to be a standalone script (JS, PHP, etc alone) or a complete / comprehensive plugin for a platform like WordPress. Likely no can give you any useful suggestions until you have provided this basic information. If that’s because you don’t even yet know what you’re (going to be) using (haven’t decided), then you should take the time to decide that first (and come back later).
For example, if you said -“We’re using WordPress.” then I could say, try this…
Mailpoet – http://www.mailpoet.com/