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pixelentity says

And yes, I agree that we need way better communication when we make changes to the review process.

Frankly speaking, If the team is too busy to communicate with us, then put the new rules on hold until you’ve got the time to properly announce them to authors.

Doing the opposite it’s just unprofessional and disrespectful towards our work.

BF

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pixelentity says

But is editing wp-config.php the only way for a customer to get it working?
nope it’s not, but i’m way too lazy to add admin options for that.

after all, it’s something they will set once and never need to change again, even when switching theme.

btw, the class uses some filters you could hook to provide custom username/api values by fetching them in your theme options page.

BF

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pixelentity says

Would you mind sharing some technical details about the exploit ? being a sysadmin myself, i’m very interested in the matter.

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pixelentity says

Here’s the plugin
Unlike the theme bundled class, the plugin also works in network installs.

Here’s how it looks when there are theme updates available

Updating a theme video

i used a couple of other authors themes i had purchased myself a while ago, hope they don’t mind being visible in the shots. If so, let me know and i’ll remove them.

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pixelentity says

actually, 2012 functions.php has only 450 lines

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pixelentity says

Exactly, why is that required ? why authors have not been informed about it ?

We already have update capabilities in our themes using just the class-envato-protected-api.php, why we should be forced to use the toolkit ?

To just hook in the WordPress update system is way simpler and more reliable than using the toolkit and its custom Theme_Upgrader class. It just requires few lines and we even released a class that other authors are using in their own themes.

Envato should just release (or sponsor) a plugin using the very same hook method. There’s no need for a custom Theme_Upgrader class. The plugin will be able to update all themeforest themes installed by the buyer at the same time, regardless the author.

The api allows that, we already tested and it works.

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pixelentity says

All themes require integration with the Envato WordPress Toolkit Library.

this is starting to get ridiculous now ….

there are all these new rules in place and nobody knows about them but reviewers. There’s nothing more frustrating for an author than waiting days in queue and then being rejected for reasons not mentioned anywhere.

BF

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pixelentity says

You use buyer username/api key, not yours.

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pixelentity says
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pixelentity says

isotope++

it’s quite extensible also, we created a couple of custom layout for it

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