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pixelentity says

Hey,

just did a quick test and the upgrade worked nice and smooth. I was wondering if future updates of the library would hook into the standard WP upgrade system so that updates would be listed like themes/plugins downloaded from wp.org (Just to be more clear, i’m talking about update-core.php page)

Or will the library remain “low level” with each author integrating it in his/her own way ? Not trying to skip home work (well, maybe just a little bit) but wanted to avoid working on features that the library could offer itself in the future.

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pixelentity says

Hey Japh

glad to know it, ok we’ll have a go then. Thanks

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pixelentity says

We’d like to include the auto-update feature in our framework but i see some bugs being reported here and no changes in git repo since 3 months now.

Is this project actively mantained ?

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pixelentity says

if you get the 404 page, problem is permalink structure not being updated (as pixelous pointed out). Either save the permalink page or call once flush_rewrite_rules() .

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pixelentity says

That said, Themes and Templates are rigorously tested. Just to give you an example, themes are tested with:
  • WP_DEBUG enabled.
  • Theme Check
  • Debogger
  • Log Deprecated Notices
  • We check if themes are enqueueing stylesheets and JavaScript properly.
Just a question about theme check, we get a bunch of warnings about using “file_get_contents” ....

would reviewers really enforce the above rule ? we have valid reasons to read a file in our theme folder like many other well known plugins. For instance, wordpress importer gets 3 warnings for using file_get_contents/fopen/fclose.

Giving reasons in the message to reviewer box would be enough ?

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pixelentity says

What is really needed now, and what is a realistic request/expectation at this point, is that the other categories get the same treatment as the WP category. Admin templates and site templates are suffering from the same ancient pricing points as the WP category was. There has been no bump in these categories for a loooong time but standards have gone up incredibly.

I would suggest that site templates range in price from $18-$25, while admin templates range from $25-$35. Given the work with goes into these items, this is pretty reasonable.

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pixelentity says

I honestly see all of these themes the same in past few weeks. Not a lot of WOW factor coming out lately – Responsive themes are great, but not much other than the typical 960 grid look – predictable menu in the header – jquery slider of some sort – then your typical 3 call out boxes-or four underneath – then some more typical stuff – then the same looking footer that everyone has…..where are theatre themes? Irish pub themes, racing themes, Nightclub themes – are these too hard to design? As a designer I listen to the buyers. And again I don’t see a problem with the increase… I’m just more picky now….and as a designer – I’m not feeling a lot of the product coming out – Just my feelings.

They are not hard to design. The only reason you don’t see these kind of themes is because you wont get 3000 sales with those themes. Just because your clients want such themes doesn’t mean there is a big market for them here. Even if many clients did want such themes, they wouldn’t want them to look alike. These kind of custom themes are not big sellers, so the investment of an author’s time is not going to pay off, its as simple as that.

Additionally , the higher the bar goes regarding features and difficulty of approval, then the more time needs to be invested by the author, and hence the less willing they are to take a risk on a custom design/themed item. Also as long as generic themes are getting 100+ sales / week, which they have been doing for a long time now, the new stuff will stay generic, this is a simple obvious fact.

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pixelentity says

Hi dudes,

That’s our responsive lightbox item, and like the rest of our stuff on CC, it will never be available with an extended licence while those ridiculous prices (5x) for extended licences remain on CC. That is a no brainer, even if the terms of the extended licences have recently changed.

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pixelentity says

wrong forum

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pixelentity says

Hi,

Send us some details via our profile page and we will get back to you with a quote. See our marketplace portfolios for examples of our development capabilities.

Regards,

DOK

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