I wouldn’t say it’s about trust, I’d say it’s more that they do not know how you will ensure their details remain safe. For example, if you keep it stored as as screenshot on your desktop, which you accidentally upload to somewhere public.
When I require FTP access (for server related bugs that I need to tinker with) I ask for a temporary FTP account that can only access the folder in question. Worst comes to worst, they can just re upload the script. I always make sure I tell them to change the password immediately after I’ve finished as that way I wouldn’t be the first person they call if their site gets hacked etc.
The point I’m getting at is that, I believe buyers trust authors, but they shouldn’t ever be giving away their main account details, they just need to be taught the right way of sharing access for this purpose.
Hope this helps
Yeah, sorry Amric, but $100 budget is a incredibly low. My only suggestion is to place the project on elance.com or similar, where people can bid for it, but I can assure you it won’t be for $100.
Also to be really honest and blunt, encouragement by ‘upcoming projects’ is a little insulting as we’ve all heard it before and 99.9% of the time nothing comes from it. You’d be better of offering it as a joint venture, as there may be someone who want to collaborate with you for a profit/ownership share.
To put it simply, you just need to put in your request on time and get into a habit of doing it that way. It’s the way it is, so you just have to get used to it and continue living your life.
How and when the payments are made have been discussed a lot on these forums, and pretty much the main reason you have to remember is that Envato are paying the transaction fee. This includes a flat fee and a percentage, so doing this twice a month would increase their costs considerably. Hence this is probably the reason why they hold the money longer as the minimal interest they earn will help to pay for the costs.
It has been talked about so much on here, please do a forum search, and you’ll find the answers you’re looking for.
What concerns me if that according to the item’s comments, you only asked the question 21 hours ago, and the author last commented on an item (not yours) 1 day ago. If you started this topic 12 hours ago, that means you only waited 9 hours!
It’s clear that he is active, but please don’t forget that this marketplace is worldwide (author may be sleeping whilst you are awake) and also that we are all human. Being that it’s a Monday, the author may have had other priorities to sort out before getting to yourself. I know it’s not nice to not hear from someone when you need help, but please don’t publicly bash an author via the item comments or forums because they didn’t reply within 9 hours. Just give them time and be patient.
Now, as other members have said. What in particular are you having difficulties with in regards to installing. Here are a few questions to help you out:
1. What have you tried so far, did you see any error messages?
2. Have you setup the database?
3. Were you given any SQL to run, have you run this?
4. Is there a configuration file at all (usually config.php)
5. Have you entered the host, username, password and database name into a config file?
According to the item’s description, it states: “Quick and easy installation. All you have to do is access one page and provide log-in information for an administrator” so it looks as though all you need to do is set up an empty database, upload the files, and access the URL , and an installer will take you through the rest.
My understanding is that the regular license allows you to use it in a single application, so as long as you are using in a single application, then it’s fine for you to build and test on localhost, and then upload it to the live domain and hosting.
Anyone from Envato like to confirm this?
It really does vary on the marketplace and the category. Generally speaking on Code Canyon, I’ve found it to be around the 4-5 day mark, but one or two items have been held for 7-8 days due to requiring someone else to look into it.
If you’re updating a file, then I’ve found it to be around 1-2 days.
All in all, it really does depend on a lot of things, and the only solid answer is ‘as long as it takes’
I’m not entirely sure what their plan is, but from my perspective it does seem that they just don’t have enough resources to keep up with our ideas / modifications.
It’s funny being such a big community, of which quite a large percentage are competent coders, it seems odd not reaching out to us to help out. I would happily devote some time for free and help with modifications if it meant benefitting and making the marketplace better for both buyers and authors.
Only thing we can do is play it by ear, as I know they are watch the forums and know what’s going on
I agree completely, but I can’t see it happening any time soon. There’s been a lot of talk lately on stuff that both authors and buyers need and would like on the site, but sadly not much has been done but they are on a list to be implemented or discussed.
The problem with FAQs is that there is no edit button, so each time a particular FAQ needs updating, it has to be deleted then re added, so it’s a real hassle to keep them up to date, and especially in the order they want.
Fingers crossed they do something about it soon