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Yeah many authors selling addons/extensions of codecanyone script on their website.

These plugins are NOT sold via codecanyon. These are sold via authors own website.

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Hey guys.

I have noticed a theme that is advertising premium plugins sold on authors own website via theme description. Theme itself does not include these plugins, customers who bought this theme need to pay for these extension plugins via author website (not via codecanyon). This theme is currently in popular files as best selling directory listing theme.

Have I missing some changes to Envato terms&conditions? Can we create a theme with limited functionality and then sell other parts of it on our own website?

Thank you for your help.

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We have three themes here on themeforest that are multilingual out of the box with included translations into 24 languages. You can create a map on the homepage that’s no problem to bring people into localized pages.

Have a look at our themes: Anchor, Doctor+ and Multi-Author Blog.

Themes are presented as micro niche themes, but they’re a real multi-purpose themes with all the features you might be looking for. If you need more details feel free to post me a private message.

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It’s very easy. Don’t provide customizations a they’ll rate pretty quickly ;)

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Hopefully a month will be long enough for you to make any necessary changes. Since we see around 10% of our usage coming through mobile and tablet devices, we believe it is in the best interest of authors to update their page to help increase their sales through these channels. However, if you don’t have time or are finding it challenging we will also provide the ability to opt-out of having a responsive item page.

Thanks for the heads up. How many purchases are actually made via mobile phones?

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Just a quick counter point regarding authors worried they’ll receive poor ratings because of the Express install provider… In my experience, it’s more likely that the Envato Studio provider will receive a poor rating because of the quality of the theme they’ve installed. Some themes I’ve had to install have been nothing short of a nightmare (bloated, complicated, unintuitive). The buyer’s instinct is usually to approach the service provider for help once they have to start getting their hands dirty and lay blame on them when they aren’t able to use the theme as expected.

Envato Studion provider has at least option to refuse the service, they don’t need to do it.

That actually brings up another point. Envato Studio may want to consider making it clearer where the buyer should be asking for help with the theme. Meaning, automatically give them links to the author’s support tab or theme comments, etc.

Sorry are you saying that theme author will be willing to provide support to somebody from Envato studio that got $50 for theme installation? ;)

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So basically with the additional change to T&C’s we’re not able to offer installation service & customization on our own website?
This is covered under the “ok” section on this page: https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/203039224-Item-Promotion-Guidelines

Sorry but this is not clear at all. In one paragraph it’s written you can offer installation and customization on your own website and then few lines below it’s explicitly forbidden?

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I think it’s not right when TF/Envato interferes with non TF content.
But it is Envato Content, they’re attaching $200 worth of freebies directly to a purchase made on Envato. If I were to release a theme that said ”$200 Free Themes Extra!” on the item page, there would be uproar, just because they have gamed the system and done it externally doesn’t mean it’s not exactly the same thing, bundling.

Do not forget that they were bringing their own visitors and their own customers from their own website to themeforest. This is not the same as if they were advertising something in their favor on Envato marketplace.

I would not be surprised if author in question would close their account after this incident. Terms&conditions where clear and they didn’t break any rules unless Envato suddenly decided to change them.

I personally think that themes with many different demos are doing bigger harm to the whole market comparing to this.

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EDIT: @ait: It looks like they don’t want any competition for Envato Studio now, don’t they?

I’m sure this is a mistake and Envato will correct their Terms & Conditions soon because what’s currently there will also disallow us to provide any free or payable support. Change to the T&Cs was made very quickly and probably without any confirmation by their lawyers.

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Hi everyone,

The team has discussed the existing policy and, with Collis’ direction, made an additional clarification that disallows this practice for the best interests of the community. https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/203039224-Item-Promotion-Guidelines

We’ll be contacting the author of the theme to make the required changes, but considering the policy has just been clarified on this aspect, we’ll be allowing a grace period before disabling or otherwise as would be fair.

Thanks, everyone!

So basically with the additional change to T&C’s we’re not able to offer installation service & customization on our own website?

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