Actually, it’s perfectly legal.
You obviously have no idea what GPL means.
From the GPL license within WordPress:
“You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute such modifications or work…” etc…
You think this is bad? Look back at 2008 – 2010, where you would’ve been losing around 30 – 40% of your earnings in EUR/USD.
Don’t count on Envato to change anything with currencies. Your best bet is to diversify your income, there are more ways to make money online than just selling designware.
I’ll be visiting Slovenia next year, do you stay in Ljubljana?
If any plugin developer wants to build the plugin using my HTML/CSS mega menu (from the CC CSS category) I’d be happy to work together on it. We can discuss specifics off the forum.
You can get in touch with me via my profile page.
That just provides a stronger argument. If he’s made over $100k, how is he struggling to feed his family?
And if he is? Then he shouldn’t be 100% reliant upon an inconsistent/unknowable income.Relying on 4 themes to pay the bills and feed your family is very dubious.
I don’t know dude, I’m not too good with skepticism. Peace.
Yes, But what if this thing goes past Monday? Envato hasn’t made any of us aware of what’s going on. I’ve been waiting nearly 3 days for my payment and there is absolutely no signs of it anywhere. This is becoming a very pressing issue, Given I know some of us use this money to pay our bills and feed our families. It’s weird having to create ways to do this when you work hard and receive no money for it. Not only, But this is so stressful and is taking away from my work and production given how stressed out I am about this subject. I just hope Envato doesn’t wait nearly 4 days to answer my question and fix the issue. It’s more then urgent at this point.
Feeding your family via the ‘potential’ sales of your 4 themes (added over 1 1/2 years) seems like a very dodgy way to try and survive.
If not receiving some passive income for 3 days is crippling your family, you should get an actual job or develop a lot more themes than you’re currently surviving on.#justsayin?
You’re presuming to know where he stays and how his income can stretch for him. He did make over $100k, that’s a fortune in some countries.
I wouldn’t mind a mod doing that. I sent my ticket nearly 24 hours ago. Still no reply… This is very urgent my family survives off the money I make from Themeforest. If this thing carries over into the weekend not sure what I’m going to do.
If you need cash urgently I can send you some via PayPal. You can pay me when you get paid.
Interesting topic guys/girls.
If I had to guess the reason they’re accepting a lot more themes now is probably because they’ve seriously re-vamped the pricing and will introduce a tiered system. Like a department store, you have your local store branded t-shirt at $9.99, Calvin Klein at $25 and Armani at $75. Not saying that’s what it will be like here, just a guess.
I’m hoping that’s what’s in the pipeline though. It’s what I would do anyway.
If you look at the WordPress.org themes, they have 1515 themes currently with close to 50 million downloads (granted, most of those numbers are just people re-downloading updates). Even if you count 20% of that number, it’s 10 million! I don’t think all the themes combined here have been sold a million times. So there’s still a lot of growth you guys can experience. Also, the WordPress.org themes, though lacking in design aesthetics, do make up for in technical ability and coding with WordPress standards (most of the time). Which is not always the case here. I’ve independently fixed a lot of things wrong with some of the top 20 themes being sold here for clients who have bought them and wanted customizations. It was painfully profitable.
Community and all that is great, but they’re a business. They’ve always been a business. Perhaps you feel the enthusiasm has been diminishing lately, I’m sure the higher ups are still very passionate about what they do. But, at the end of the day they still have numbers to crunch.
I’m not defending them, just offering a perspective which they don’t know how to relate to you guys without getting too involved in business speak. I’ve been selling my own stuff independently for quite some time now, so I can kinda relate to my presumption of their strategy (which, again, is just my mind thinking…nothing official).
Anyway, best of luck to all of you.
Don’t get intimidated by the amount of customization options other themes offer, focus on uniqueness and originality.