Thank you for your answers guys. I might risk it and release it with 5.3+ requirement but wrap the activation of the plugin on a version controller, and throw a message if the user doesn’t have php 5.3+ and some guidance on how to proceed to update it. I’ll see if this approach works well.
Thank you for your input!
Congratulations!! Well deserved. Looks awesome! Can’t wait to try those famous TimTam also. Cheers!
I have like 3% conversion rate… ~1000 clicks / 30 deposits … But mostly from the sites of my products. So I would say it can work with the right target. I think it’s worth to spend some time on it. You set up a site with your links, you put it out there, drop a few links here and there and it’s done. But I don’t think spending money on adwords or similar things is worth it.
I understand what you mean MoeHaydar. I am also 9h behind, and in the beginning, as an author, was strange, then you just get used to it. You just have to remember it And the most important thing to remember: Withdrawal time limit arrives earlier , a lot of people forget this!
For statistics purposes, it’s a bit strange also. For example, I have the most number of sales at 4AM (Envato time). Well… that’s a strange hour to have a lot of sales… but in the US, this 4AM mean it’s like 1PM from the day before, or something like that.
When we are selling stuff worldwide we need a reference timezone. After we get used to it, it’s ok, but I understand it can be strange.
Yes, this would be great. For example, something on the Withdrawal page, like choosing to Withdrawal money from our earnings to a charity cause, each month could be something different. I would give a few dollars each month for sure.
I have around 5-8 support requests a day, so I can handle them easily and fast when I’m online – most of them are pre-purchase questions or easy CSS fixes.
I always have a codecanyon tab open and email tab open, so as soon as I get a new request/question, I try to handle it right away if I’m online.
Usually I can answer everything in less than 24h unless it’s weekend or I’m traveling.
But I guess for authors with a bigger bigger volume of support requests this aproach wouldn’t work…
I am working on a new project where I am using code that is only PHP 5.3+ compatible.
5.3 is available since November 2009, but I wonder if there are many servers still running on 5.2.
I searched the envato docs and guidelines, but it doesn’t specify anything related to this issue. And on the plugin page we can only specify WordPress version compatibility, not PHP version.
WordPress itself only needs 5.2.4+, apparently.
Do you think it’s safe to program for 5.3+? What’s your experience?