This is actually my first go to spot. I hardly look through the free plugins because I’ve had such terrible luck with them crashing a portion of my site. I do agree though, I’ve had buyers request a developer license for an item of mine because they want to use it on all their client websites. I agree it’s already so cheap, but at the same time I think they deserve a discount at the point they are buying 10 of the same item. And why not give them a bit of an incentive? After all, they could just apply your plugin to several websites and try to get away with it. I think this might actually help with sales so long as the developer license states that it can be used for multiple client websites, and NOT distributed via their own website or something. It’s a fine line, but a lot of sites seem to find success with it.
I just wanted to post a friendly tip to my fellow authors out there, primarily on CodeCanyon and ThemeForest. I began to receive several support requests via email from users who hadn’t purchased my plugin so I did some digging and came across this website: [link removed by mod – please read the forum rules]
It actually wasn’t that difficult. A simple Google search for the name of my plugin revealed that this website had several entries ahead of my own and he wasn’t just giving it away, he was selling it to people! I know this type of stuff is difficult to prevent but generally you have to search a little harder. As his pages go up on the Google search index, my sales go down and I found this really upsetting. I certainly worked harder than he did to copy and paste all of my selling information.In point, I want to post this message because several other authors of whom I respect also have their marketplace items up for sale on this website. I made a couple complaints to the site owner and he reluctantly removed SOME of my data, but not nearly enough so I have filed a complaint with his host. If you decide to search his site for your plugin/theme and find it to be there, I would recommend using this form to file your DCMA complain: https://www.cloudflare.com/abuse/form
I hope this helps someone else, too
I appreciate that there are some customers out there who do it, I’m not saying there are none, I just don’t have trust that everyone will. As I seller, I received a couple one star ratings because buyers blew out of proportion a small bug that was fixed relatively quickly but not quick enough according to one. Another single star came from someone because I didn’t respond to their post within 2 days. Crazy things do happen and it hurts. It took me a long while to get enough ratings to clear out those single stars. Now, as a buyer, I ignore the ratings and go straight to the comments. It’s a lot to sift through, but I feel that’s the only way to know if an author really cares and supports their products. I just think that adding reviews alongside the rating will allow me to sift through the ratings from people being constructive and honest, and those who are letting their emotions get in the way. Very few e-commerce sites nowadays don’t have this option.
Good suggestions, Quosik. I’d just like to add that an updated rating system would not only be fairer to authors, but also much more useful to buyers.
I know I’m pretty late to this party but I couldn’t find another thread like it and I certainly don’t want to let it die now that I’ve seen improvement lately. I LOVE that I can see a breakdown of the ratings, but it’s still missing that key feature to make it fair: reviews! I personally believe this would help you quite a bit because neither customers nor sellers can rely on the ratings to be accurate. You mentioned that buyers now have the option to re-rate something, but would they? If the remark they left was about a bug, and now you can see that it’s been fixed since the comment, you know to disregard it. I’ve purchased plenty of plugins where I felt it deserved better ratings and I’m left wondering, “what did they do to earn that 1 star?”
As a seller, I know customers can overreact sometimes and give you a one star because they are angry, not because your product was malfunctioning. Or if it doesn’t do EVERYTHING they want it, your score suffers even though it can complete everything you’ve listed in the description.
It seems like a win win situation for everyone including Envato, does it not? Thanks for listening!
Am I really the only one who would use this? I was surprised to find nothing like this here. It’s so easy to integrate into WordPress, and I’ve seen plenty of my fellow designers and developers use it to support their products. Problem is, it’s time consuming, frustrating, and not simple. I would rather work on my products and get to the support then spend so much time prettying it up. I’m sure we can all agree the bbPress on it’s own is rather bland and ugly! I don’t need an entire theme, but a template would have been nice.
This one’s pretty awesome: http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/the-edublogs-forums-bbpress-theme/
But it’s free and I think there would be a good market here to get creative, maybe even style it from an options page in the dashboard. Wouldn’t you think?
Thanks. I have OS 3 .x but uninstalling and reinstalling seems to have worked. Not really sure what happened there but thanks for your help. It shows the right info now.
It is possible that I installed this app before changing my username (I honestly can’t remember, I didn’t think so but maybe) so I guess it wouldn’t have been connecting right if that’s the case. I might recommend that the connection throw an error to the user if it finds the credentials don’t work. I know it does when first setting up the app, but maybe during it’s check it should also do that.
I really love this app but I was disappointed to find that it stopped updating after the latest update. Is there something I need to do to get it working again? I have a samsung stratosphere android smartphone. Thanks!