Posts by jonathan01

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

OR you’ve purchased an HTML template and not wordpress one!

Good point.

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

unzip – open instructions – sounds like you are trying to upload your entire package which contains lots of things, not just the theme. Either that or just download and install the installable WordPress files from your download area in your account.

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

May not of seemed it but that’s how scams work unfortunately.

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

Could also be the caching they have on the site – had this issue myself updating file information and it not appearing for a while.

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says

I bought this site (no link here carry on) purchased and downloaded the file here.

That’s an illegal site – you got scammed and I would be careful with whatever you downloaded as normally on those sites they add malicious code in to their packages – normally hard to find also and can give you big issues both locally on your computer or on your server etc.

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says




Pretty much the same here (and for many more I have talked to on Twitter) and an even sharper drop exactly from the day the new search was introduced.
Let me add one more confirmation then to this exact same behavior. The search that was supposed to improve discovery has nothing but decimated the page views of all older items. Hell, decimation is a sweetened term. The drops are in the range of 50-80%. And it’s easily observable with a simple check of the “Analytics” tab.
Exact same results here and for every other author I have spoken to which is about 8 of them so yes, it’s a general issue it seems.

This is to be expected though, before the new search was added, it was easier to find 1) New Items and 2) Items with high sales. There was a large chunk of the library in between that lost out on exposure because there was no time period filter.

Generally the items with higher sales were older items, they had the advantage of collecting sales over time and would appear higher when sorting by Sales which only showed ‘All time results” – these are generally items with more than 100 + sales.

Now that we have new filters for time period, it would make sense that exposure is now more dispersed across the whole library, so it makes sense that older items are being discovered less – because buyers can now find high sellers that are uploaded in the last year or even less.

That may be the case but I can also argue against that with actual data on views of all items tbh. The simple fact however is that I see thread after thread, tweet after tweet, from authors of all sizes, with a good strong mix of old, big selling, not big selling and new items, that are all stating the exact same drop.

At the end of the day if sales are not coming people will leave, or move on to new things. That will not be good for anyone.

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01 says


Pretty much the same here (and for many more I have talked to on Twitter) and an even sharper drop exactly from the day the new search was introduced.
Let me add one more confirmation then to this exact same behavior. The search that was supposed to improve discovery has nothing but decimated the page views of all older items. Hell, decimation is a sweetened term. The drops are in the range of 50-80%. And it’s easily observable with a simple check of the “Analytics” tab.

Exact same results here and for every other author I have spoken to which is about 8 of them so yes, it’s a general issue it seems.

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
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jonathan01 says

Since May, sales have been dropping like crazy, we have 138 sales so far and we have 50 to 60% less sales than usual it’s really frustrating

Pretty much the same here (and for many more I have talked to on Twitter) and an even sharper drop exactly from the day the new search was introduced.

2383 posts Bird is the word..
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  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
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jonathan01 says

I believe if the extended license is purchased and permission given, or blanket permission on the item or GPL licensed then this is permission for bundling in to a commercial theme – not specific to any one marketplace at all.

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jonathan01 says


I think the main point here is that authors won’t receive or have responsibility over the VAT paid. In the transaction chain, for VAT purposes, Envato will step in as the supplier and manage the compliance.

But you are the supplier, for VAT purposes and not only. For every possible purpose. We don’t supply anything. We don’t invoice, we don’t receive money, we have no idea who our customers are, we just get a monthly payment from you, the supplier.

Let’s not play the game where Envato is the good guy that will pretend to be the supplier just for VAT purposes. You are the supplier and you don’t need to pretend to be so just for VAT purposes. If it was the other way around, we to pay VAT, it would mess the whole Envato system and you wouldn’t be able to control anything. But you currently control everything(invoices, payments, refunds, clients) which is pretty clear makes you the one and only supplier.

I have so many things to say, but I wouldn’t be constructive so this kinda covers most of it – thanks final destiny.

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