I’ll go on a limb here and be rude – seems to me Envato is much more involved in playing around with new services rather than fixing/improving things on stable marketplaces that have been asking for some attention for +3 years. Really don’t see a logic in that …
I think CC top sellers should join the conversation and explain their thoughts on that specific point!
don’t worry it will come. There are some delay to get badges, but you’ll get it!
And coming back to the original message: theme authors don’t get the investment back after 2-3 sales. One of the best-sellers on TF has inside it 4 sliders plugins, one video gallery plugin, one map plugin and much more else. Together they cost a lot. So it takes some time until they get the investment back. But I agree people will buy the theme and will no longer buy the plugin then. Well, the real question is: why a theme should incorporate so many plugins? The styling should be decoupled from functionality, that’s why themes and plugins are separate things.
That’s exactly what i’m saying. TF authors take advantage of the work of CC authors and earn much more money. That’s not fair.
I also in previous messages that plugins are more complex and take more time to be developed, well that depends, but it’s nor a matter of time. Each author has his own libraries, snippets and methods to quickly create something. The goal of this topic is to point the fact that when TF include our items in their themes we really lose buyers while they get more, and that really sucks.
Maybe someone from Envato could join the conversation and share his/her thoughts?
i’m glad to see i’m not the only one to think that between TF and CC some points aren’t fair!
hi, i don’t have recommendation, but i’m planning to create such a plugin in the weeks/days to come.
i have nearly 20 WordPress items on Codecanyon and i am asked very often by Themeforest authors to allow them to include into their themes my plugins.
As you might know, i have to agree for them to be authorized to use my plugins.
Bu the thing that i don’t understand is why extended licences on Codecanyon are so low ? I mean, take the example of a TF author that wants to include my plugin into a premium theme. Basically, he’ll pay the extended licence around $90 and will sell his theme $45. It means that with 2 sales he’s doing his “plugin return on investment”. And then… he starts making money while i’m losing buyers.
Is this something that will change or not ? I know many CC authors that do not want their items to be included simply because when it’s done, the major part of the profits are going the TF author and not to CC authors.
Am i the only one this find this a bit unfair?
to be honest i wasn’t expecting so many nice messages! That’s very very kind of you guys!
Once again many thanks! Today is a good day!