Posts by billyf

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billyf says


.. combined with the secure storage of billing information ..
I’d love to see a post on http://webuild.envato.com/ about secure storage (if you’re allowed to talk about it) and some of the options you considered and why you wen’t with the chosen one
+1. Envato stored passwords as cleartext previously and was also hacked, so I hope lessons have been learnt from that incident and that the information collected is really stored securely.
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billyf says


Today we’re making some changes to the checkout flow in preparation for VAT collection and changes to commercial documents such as invoices. The new flow will require all buyers to enter a billing address during their next purchase, which we will securely store for subsequent purchases. You can read more about these changes on the Release Blog.

So, have you got your VAT ID finally? Could you publish this ID here?

Who is going to invoice who? Envato -> Customer?

What about prices? Are they going to change for non-business EU customers?
I remember I read somewhere that Envato will issue invoice to customer, and another invoice to authors for ‘Author Fee’. Also, as stated in the article in the blog :
Omitting personally identifiable information from commercial documents provided to authors.
Basically that means authors can never issue invoice to buyers.
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billyf says

I can find it under All Items > Popular Files, but not WordPress > Popular Items?

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billyf says

Something must have gone wrong somewhere I guess. This month is slower than past years’ January for some unknown reasons. I thought it was only me but apparently I’m not alone.

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billyf says


Malaysian here :) your neighbor:)

Hello BlakeTee!

Apa khabar orang seberang? :) waves

So happy to see someone close to home here! :D

So far have you met any Sgporeans,Malaysians here? cus i dont see much! you are the first malaysian ive met!

Which part of Malaysia are you from? :D

Do keep in touch k? Salam Perkenalan, kawan baruku :P

Regards Sofy
Hi, another Malaysian here :) There’s quite a few Malaysians here at ThemeForest, not sure about GR, but not many Singaporeans (I don’t have anyone in mind). kailoon (the TF reviewer) and syamil (the person who created SMOF and a few other WP plugins) are also here in this forum, both are Malaysians.
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billyf says


Envato takes care of all of this, and therefore is acting as the seller, and is responsible for collecting VAT.
They never said it literary – or did they? You cannot argue with IRS with wishful thinking.
Collis said it in his marketplace blog post here.
For EU authors, we’ll be managing the EU VAT compliance (i.e. collection, record keeping, invoicing, remittance, and so on) for sales made to non-business buyers through Envato Market.

But I don’t know whether Envato has started collecting VAT from non-business buyers in EU.

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billyf says

means after my item is approved?
No, as you submit your item you can do that under the item’s Description field. You need to host the images in the description yourself.
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billyf says
As far as I know, it is still not possible although it has been suggested numerous times. Here’s one of the more recent discussion about this issue : http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/question-about-item-exclusivity/148148
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billyf says


Thanks for the notification! I’m just wondering where / how can I get the latest beta / nightly builds for WooCommerce to review for possible problems in the themes under the latest version? Do I need to manually download it from github or there’s an easier way?
https://github.com/woothemes/woocommerce
Thanks for the link! I’ve already come across that, so I assume there’s no easier way to obtain their latest development version, something like the beta tester plugin but for WooCommerce instead?
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billyf says

Hi,

I think kailoon has given quite a detailed feedback for you. In the case of hard reject, all you get is just the ‘Your item does not meet our aesthetic / technical requirements …’ message, but he has pointed out areas worth improving in your item.

For the 2nd point, it means that some of the things are not properly sized according to their function / importance. I think the spacing / sizing of the text for each user profile under Meet Our Team could be improved, as an example, because they look very similar. Besides, ‘New York’ under ‘Front-End Web Developer’ looks too similar to the text in the content. Perhaps you can try using different size / colour / weight / font / spacing instead of just an italic to differentiate it.

For the 3rd point, I don’t think there’s much he can guide you because he would be adding his ideas to your work if that’s the case (and the outcome of the design might not be what you want). I think the pages are too ‘bland’. I know you might be opting for ‘minimal’ look but at ThemeForest, ‘minimal’ themes can’t be too ‘minimal’. You will need to add some details to them, either in terms of typography or some additional elements.

Good luck!

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