Another interesting point to raise is the fact that with offline documentation being required, and part of the download, then those certain places that distribute files illegally are distributing the full documentation also. If it was online documentation, authors would have the option of placing this behind their support registration wall possibly helping to convert some illegal users in to paying ones to gain support and documentation.
Just a thought as I know a few top sellers do this already, and have to update their item ‘illegally’ to just put a link in the docs and have everything ‘safe’ behind their support solution.
Envato require that you provide offline documentation. It’s a rule. Offering documentation that is simply a link is not accepted. Those who have done this have simply placed an update to their item and altered the original offline docs. If Envato are informed they will request that the author updates the package with offline documentation.
I know this simply because I have argued this point for a long time as live online documentation is far superior than static PDF / HTML documentation. The fact also that we have to create something twice is annoying and I do not accept the reasoning, which is, that users may not have internet connection, which, in my opinion, is ridiculous as we sell things for online use, via an online marketplace, delivering digital files over the internet.
If we can keep this discussion going maybe, just maybe, we can be heard and Envato will alter the rules.
Best way to test is through the community – we’ll spot anything wrong I’ve checked this out myself and seems like the previous issues have been fixed – great addition to the search.
You can’t test via the community as it’s a usability test. They need to be monitored and have set goals etc.
I don’t agree that it’s a great addition to search, the tags already existed, in plain site as a list easily clickable, now it’s gradient fade on the list that can’t be clicked and a pop out menu that you then have to click again to view more tags – it’s 100% a step backwards in usability.
The link at the top of your post is incorrectly formatted causing the official website not to load.
A theme should display, out of the box, just like the theme demo without having to do anything. Unless you are referring to adding columns etc via a plugin using short codes, then yes that is the only way to do this – either via short codes or a visual drag and drop editor. To be clear, a theme should display your posts as per the demo without having to do anything specific anywhere. Maybe you could elaborate on what it was they forced you to do to get your blog articles to display as per the demo and it may become a little clearer.
WordPress works like this:
WordPress core is the admin and files that allow you to run a site, post articles and create pages.
Plugins add function to WordPress and Themes to extend what is available by default.
Themes style the output of your WordPress articles and pages.
Therefore themes are separate to function and style everything. Changing a theme will display your content how that theme was created to display your information, therefore making changes in theme A will not transfer to theme B if you swap as you just told WP to display using theme B styling.
I hope this helps you move forward and is useful.
Have you flushed out the images and recreated the image sizes set in the theme? WordPress only creates the sizes of images on upload, if changes are made after an image is uploaded then it will not create the new sizes. There is a free plugin to regenerate thumbs on the official WP.org repository that I recommend you run and see if that helps.
Hey Ivan, you are correct because when a premium plugin is included in a theme purchase it does not include an actual individual license – therefore you do not have access because it’s not actually the same as buying the plugin yourself.
With that being said, your next options are to contact the author of the theme to ask if they will update the theme with the new version available to them, or you have to purchase a license yourself and update individually.
I hope this helps.
the title doesn’t state it is locked KingDog?
EDIT: Nope not locked as I just made this comment.
7 people …. that is not a usability test, anywhere, never mind a site with millions of users. Did you test with only the few prototypes, or did you include the original list – I can assure you a list is multiple times more usable than a silly modal pop-out window that has a fixed height that chops some tags in certain browsers – all day, every day. The fact that you have tags misspelled is just unprofessional and should never of gone in to production.