I’m glad you have it sorted now, but really, none of the points have anything to do with THEMECO.
- Not sure how THEMECO are responsible for you having a slow computer?
- Your sale is with Envato, THEMECO have no idea who buys their theme unless that person goes looking for support, so there is no way for them to email you.
- Again your sale is with Envato, THEMECO have absolutely no ability to refund you.
Not having a go at you though, most of this could be avoided if Envato had better Author tools / API, if authors could use oauth to register users on their support forums and through that it told them what licenses of the authors products the user had bought and how many things would be a lot easier all around.
Unfortunately it seems like most changes at Envato happen at either snails pace or are strictly cosmetic, so not much hope of anything happening on that front any time soon.
Playing devils advocate, if the mistakes show up on the demo as well you could argue you got what you paid for.
$36 is one of the more expensive codecanyon items, what do you think it should be priced at?
I meant if you went the mutex direction, the other thing you could look at is using shell_exec and running it in the background but it would depend if the hosting allowed shell_exec
You can create a cron job through PHP, it works in most setups, so might be worth trying that and if it fails tell them to manually do it, that’s what I have done with my Server Monitor script and in most cases it works perfectly.
Of course if it only works in a few cases, as long as you have good documentation if it doesn’t work it’s still useful.
Simple answer is – If you’re an Exclusive author you can’t give your item away for free to anyone by any means. That includes other sites, your own site, email, by carrier pigeon or any other way So it would be a ‘no’ to each of your questions.
The amusing thing is it quite clearly says on http://codecanyon.net/author_guide in the rules:
Do not buy your own items or engage in other conduct with the intention of defrauding the Marketplaces or other authors.
So according to KingDogs interpretation it’s not possible to use your own items yourself because as an exclusive author you can’t use your own items for free on your own site and you also can’t buy your own items… go figure.
LCweb saidNo there’s no “normal” / API way to do it. Get the page via cURL, and then regexp …. it’s dirty but no way around it (for now).
is possible to get data from item page? (or are you talking about a curl system getting item page and php system to get in some way the version?)
You could potentially store the last_update response from the API and use that to determine if there is an update instead.
I’ve seen mention of using plugin-check, after a bit of investigation I found you had to install the following:
The first one works fine, the plugin-check hasn’t been updated in over 2 years and doesn’t seem to work.
When running it I got a load of Warning: file_get_contents <snip> on line 24, delving into it, the warnings are for folder, . and ..
Not the end of the world I think, they are just warnings and I’m running in WP_DEBUG, true, and after all the warnings it says “Your plugins have passed all the tests!” but then I see just above that “Running 0 tests against All Plugins using Theme-check Guidelines Version: 20131213 Plugin revision: 1”
So of course it passed all tests… it didn’t run any..
Am I doing something wrong?
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