Sales numbers is the number 1 reason 95% ( I made that number up) of the themes look the same. doesn’t make sense for an author to do something unique when he could make 10x on something like looks like everything else
It would be great if authors who experience price changes could get notified via email about the change.
or have the price changes an opt in thing, some authors live of Envato income and if a price swing in a item(either up or down) drastically changes the authors profits thats kinda of a big deal.
no information about buyers is given out by Envato anywhere, unless the buyer interacts with the authors (via comments or purchase code validation )
@Kingdog’s thing from the knowledge base is semi confusing…
basically yes you can use part of tutorials from in your items, but the item itself can’t be based on the tutorials. e.g you can’t submit a slider based on a slider tutorial
WordPress Theme wise the api allows authors to update via files hosted by envato ( there’s no documentation on it ) as for plugins I don’t think they’ve added it yet.
As for having updates hosted else where there was a thread a while back that said it wasn’t allowed ( official )
create a 404 template http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_an_Error_404_Page
use a loop to get your recent posts http://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop (most likely you can copy the index.php and paste it in the 404.php)
Thats what I did…. but Envato has since made a policy where you can’t buy your own items… even to test their API, which they won’t provide sample data for( can you tell that annoys me)