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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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This change is a great help for customers and excellent new revenue stream for Envato. Please don’t forget about authors. I can see 1 star ratings coming with comment: “I’ve ordered installation 2 hours ago and nothing happened!”.

Will we be able to turn it off in our themes?

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@ ait — Short answer: the product will only be sold on ThemeForest (the license), but the updates will be sold/distributed by me.

Fingers crossed. I hope for you that it’ll work as your themes can get disabled for no reason as it happened to us many times. Just because one customer said something theme was down for a couple of days and then up without any changes!

We’re trying to get answers to paid updates last 2 years but everybody ignored it. Do you plan to sell some kind of patches to your themes?

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Paid support seems ok and already in practice, but how do you plan to offer paid upgrades?

I’ll be charging for updates very soon. Waited years and years and years and years (that’s 4 years) for Envato to take its head out of the sand, but they finally spoke in November 2014 they think paid support (i.e. access to writing item comments) not paid updates is the way to go. I think that’s absurd and monetizing something of far less value.

Have spent several months time + money investing in building a platform for distributing and selling updates independent of selling the initial license (though it allows for that too). You will need a verifiable license to buy updates of course.

Note: I’ve always charged for consulting and customizations, and provided basic support for free (<5 minute Q&A). People have no problem paying for services when they get value. I’m simply tired of Envato forcing authors to give away updates for free — if not by policy — but by pressures designed into the marketplace.

Time to put on your business suit and be Jack Donaghy.

I’m just curious. How do you plan distributing theme updates? You cannot resell/distribute theme you sell exclusively on Themeforest via other channels. You can only do it if you sell it non-exclusively. You also cannot advertise products or services via envato websites that you don’t sell on envato marketplace.

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Hi, Please check our Lawyer theme that is very suitable also for accounts: http://themeforest.net/item/lawyer-multipurpose-adaptive-wordpress-theme/3645153

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Hi, Have a look at our recent theme Anchor that has booking functionality: http://themeforest.net/item/anchor-wp-theme-with-reservation-system/9199120

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My question is: Do we really need more badges?

There are so many more important issues that are not resolved yet and people keep asking for them all the time. Are new badges so important?

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