A good tip is that when you compare a value (string, int, etc) to a variable, put the value first:
if( 1 == $a ) instead of if( $a == 1 )
Then, if you make the common mistake of using = instead of ==, PHP will throw an error.
It would be interesting to see if the features in a theme were selectable options during purchase how many people would choose them. For example:
- Base theme ($35)
- Multi-page portfolio support (+$10)
- Woocommerce support (+$10)
- Buddypress (+$5)
- 15 additional skins (+$5)
Buyer: I need a base theme with 15 skins – $40
if ($page = “home”)
= should be ==
I went to Bali for my honeymoon back in 2011. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, and the people are very friendly. We stayed one week at the Hyatt in Sanur, and one week at the Nusa Dua Beach Resort, but for a longer trip some other tourists had a better idea. They rented a villa that came with a maid and cook, so they had fresh homemade food every day. Not sure where (maybe Ubud?), but I’m sure they can be found everywhere. If you like seafood, I recommend the fresh market/restaurants in Jimbaran bay with food served on the beach at sunset. Also, if you get the chance, check out the Gili islands…off the beaten track, and no vehicles allowed on the island, so they have donkey-drawn carriages.
I agree this example could be coincidence, but it is enough to make people think twice about posting.
As I mentioned in the other thread, the original post was 3 months earlier, and then the revision was 7 days ago. One day after the revised post, the “copy” was posted by the elite author. It is possible the elite author copied from the original post 3 months earlier. Of course we don’t know any of the details, but I’m just playing devil’s advocate.
Actually in this case he originally posted asking for feedback 3 months earlier. 7 days ago he posted the revised design, and the next day he saw the “copied” item. So the other author could have taken elements from the earlier design.
I doubt there was any case in Envato’s history where someone’s work was stolen and published by another(from the forums).
I’ve been working on a theme for months and I posted it in the forums to get some feedback. The next day (today) an elite author posted a theme with major elements from my theme. I understand that some theme can look similar, but it obvious that they are derivatives. I was on the verge of submission and I feel because he’s an elite author he will get the benefit of the doubt. I feel absolutely helpless right now.
Of course I don’t know the specifics of this case, but I have seen a few of these posts over the years. They usually disappear quietly without much of a fight. It makes sense when you think about it. If I rip of elements from YouTube or Facebook, everyone will notice because they are so well known. Same thing about ripping off published items on the marketplaces. But some unpublished author posts a sample and it has a cool menu, that’s the perfect time to copy because it’s unknown and has a 95% chance of being rejected and never seeing the light of day as a published item. Obviously you wouldn’t take the whole design, just a menu here, gauge there, maybe a widget or two.