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jremick Envato team says

Hi everyone,

Quick update here.

1) This is a policy clarification, not a new policy.

2) You can see the published policy here: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/528 Please keep in mind that we’re just clarifying an existing policy and, as stated before, will adjust appropriately according to feedback we receive.

3) I’ve read through this thread and the feedback everyone has provided. I will be discussing it with the team.

Thanks for your input, everyone! Please be patient while we work to ensure the policy best fits the needs of the community.

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jremick Envato team says

Hey guys,

I understand it may not sound like it makes sense, but there’s actually been many authors and buyers in favor of it, though it’s important for it to be properly managed. For example, if a buyer is looking for a standard WordPress theme, why should they be forced to purchase a more expensive version (which is only more expensive because it is built with advanced features the buyer doesn’t want or need).

Conversely, an author that has built a tremendously advanced theme may lose sales from buyers seeking a simpler version in a lower price bracket.

The obvious tradeoff to this is that a single theme design could potentially have several variations in the library; something we must carefully monitor and further evolve the marketplaces to best accomodate the library and community needs.

We feel that authors should be enabled to build products buyers are seeking and buyers should be able to find the level and type of product they’re seeking, which is why we feel this should be allowed but for it’s intended purpose. That means if an author wishes to build a variation of a theme, it needs to justify being sold as a separate theme. And that won’t be permitted with only minor additions or changes. The Review team will be evaluating these themes to ensure they provide appropriate levels of added functionality and value.

Hopefully that sheds some extra light on our thoughts for this. We’ll soon have a published policy that we can further work from.

Thanks everyone!

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jremick Envato team says

Hi everyone,

This piece of work has now hit the Operations Team sprint (in the Review Team) and I’m following up to update on a few things.

1) The policy has been further discussed among the team and we’ve agreed on what the current policy should be for the time being. However, we do recognize the situation is not ideal and improvements will need to be made along the way.

2) We will publish the policy on this (covering theme variations) into the Knowledgebase soon and will update this thread once we’ve done so. Our target is before the end of February.

3) Please be mindful that the policy won’t cover every situation and there’s likely to be many questions to be answered. As these questions come up, we will work to answer them and further clarify the policy, with examples if necessary.

4) An item that was recently removed due to the lack of clarity on this policy will likely be coming back soon, so don’t worry, this isn’t a mistake. ;-)

Thanks everyone!

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jremick Envato team says

Hello, like I wrote yesterday (I don’t know where are my posts), I can’t print invoice from setting, and also at this invoice can’t be my name, login and e-mail, becouse invoice is for company. How can I get real invoice with all data?

Hi aurelianmalik,

Please contact our Support team at http://support.envato.com regarding these questions and they’ll be able to best help you. Thanks!

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jremick Envato team says

Unfortunately I came back from my leave one day too late, so I’ve missed this challenge! But I’m participating in spirit anyway! ;-)

Good luck everyone!

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jremick Envato team says

I’ve used servint.net for about 7 years now and have been very happy with them. I think they’re only US based though.

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jremick Envato team says


Hi everyone!

I just wanted to clarify that we do not want to allow multiple versions of the same theme to be sold for the same platform unless they have distinctly different purposes and have a significant set of differences. So a “lite” theme vs “standard” theme would not be allowed. However, an eCommerce version of a “standard” theme, built more specifically for eCommerce functionality, etc. would be allowed to be sold separately from the “standard” theme.

Taking this approach is beneficial for the whole community vs prohibiting across the board.

I hope this helps clarify, everyone!
Would you mind defining in a little detail what constitutes “distinctly different purposes and have a significant set of differences”. As an example of commerce .v. standard theme – I am assuming its more than just adding WooCommerce and moving some content around. Thank you

This is a great question and I’m working with the team to further clarify our policy around this so it’s easier to understand. You are correct; it’s more than just throwing in a WooCommerce plugin.

Once I have confirmation from the rest of the team, we will be adding information to the Knowledgebase and posting an update.

Thanks for your patience everyone!

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jremick Envato team says

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to clarify that we do not want to allow multiple versions of the same theme to be sold for the same platform unless they have distinctly different purposes and have a significant set of differences. So a “lite” theme vs “standard” theme would not be allowed. However, an eCommerce version of a “standard” theme, built more specifically for eCommerce functionality, etc. would be allowed to be sold separately from the “standard” theme.

Taking this approach is beneficial for the whole community vs prohibiting across the board.

I hope this helps clarify, everyone!

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jremick Envato team says

Hi everyone, we’ve published our finalized Phase 1 submission requirements and also updated on the Phase 2 timeline here: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/announcement-finalised-wordpress-submission-requirements-phase-1/117137

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jremick Envato team says

Based on feedback and recommendations from the community we have made some minor changes to the WP requirements for Phase 1. We are pleased to announce that the WordPress submission requirements are now finalised!

Phase 1 WordPress Submission Requirements can be found here: https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/202822450-WordPress-Theme-Submission-Requirements

Phase 1 Q & A can be found here: https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/202501494-Q-A-for-WordPress-Phase-1-Submission-Requirements

Phase 1 Requirements – Summary of changes

TGM Bundled Plugin Activation Class The TGM Plugin Activation class is no longer a strict requirement. We recommend bundled plugins be included via the TGM Plugin Activation Class or a similar solution to manage plugin dependency. Plugins can be installed from WordPress.org, private repos or a bundled ZIP file.

HTML5 For a theme to be marked HTML5 compliant, the relevant semantic structural elements need to be present and used appropriately.

CSS Media Queries The requirement to group CSS Media Queries at the bottom of a stylesheet has been dropped.

Usage of CDATA markers We have removed the requirements around using CDATA markers:

Inline JavaScript should be wrapped with CDATA markers if the theme uses an XHTML doctype. Inline JavaScript should not be wrapped with CDATA markers if the theme uses an HTML doctype. CDATA wrappers, if used, should be commented if the theme uses mixed XHTML and HTML doctypes. CDATA wrappers, if used, should be escaped using special syntax if the theme uses mixed XHTML and HTML doctypes, and if the theme supports IE6 and older browsers to prevent errors.

Phase 2

Phase 2 rollout was initially scheduled for November 2013 however changes to the requirements for Phase 2 are still under deliberation. Please be assured that no Phase 2 requirements will go into effect until we have gathered additional feedback from the community and we have given ample notice of the changes by publishing our plans for the rollout in advance. We are actively working on Phase 2 requirements, at this stage we plan on gathering more feedback from the community early in the New Year and publishing the requirements sometime after March of 2014.

Thanks for your patience and important feedback!
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