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pixelentity says

Well.. how is this working? How can he use the old licence if the script is not available in that format? I mean.. the old licence was the one that existed in the past. Now the file exists under another licence. How can someone target a file licence that is not existent anymore?
Regular license for envato buyers would still apply if item gets deleted or uploaded somewhere else with different terms.
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pixelentity says

2 – This should be handled independently by plugins. I believe trust WP made similar decision about this.
wp stores thumbs info into attachment metadata: when the attachment is deleted, related thumbs get cleared too. Anyway, the above requires messing with the db which is overkill in this case.

A good compromise, imho, would be to create a dedicated subfolder into wp upload dir (to avoid permission issues), this way one could delete all generated thumbs and developers may even provide a dedicated option for that in the theme admin page.

For additional safety, you may want to consider comparing original attachment/cached thumb mtimes and regenerate when original image is newer.

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pixelentity says

I think WP also trusted that user servers can handle more than a handful of GD resizing as even them did not apply this check as far as I know.
yeah, they do not. But we found ourselves in cases where buyer had such “unfriendly” hosting setup that he couldn’t even upload image bigger than a certain size without hitting the memory limit (= broken thumb).

Thanks for the update, we’re going to use your script for sure in our next theme and provide more feedback.

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pixelentity says

That’s a good solution and we’ll defo give it a try. Only thing i’m concerned about is when you have a lot of (new) images in a single page: having to resize them all at once could hit memory limit with some hosting providers.

If that happens, you could be left with broken (resized) images which won’t be generated again due to caching.

Altough the above is a minor issue may i suggest a little change ? use image_resize with a temp filename and then rename it on the next line. This way, if image_resize crashes (memory limit), the image will be created again on next page reload.

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pixelentity says


So a CJ points out, this just results in Authors opting out, Envato losing money, no marketplace cross-polination. Boo

The best solution would be to allow authors to choose their own extended license prices on a file by file basis (with a minimum). This way if an author wants to allow 5x price they can do so. But if a CC author with a top selling component thinks an extended license for their item is worth 100x the price, let them make that decision.

This essentially does three things:

- CC author gets compensated to what they see fit
- CC author can set the price high enough to prevent over-saturation of their product on other marketplaces
- CC component now has an extended license option as opposed to nothing at all

Then don’t allow same-marketplace reselling and now the program works for everyone :)

On a side note, I’m pretty sure at one point in the past CC evaluated extented license sales, realized that sales were low and decided to lower the prices. But times have changed and demand for non-Flash components has now skyrocketed.

Yep CJ, nice suggestion, that would defo be a nice, all inclusive and flexible solution! Bring it on.

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pixelentity says

This is what I’d like to see, it would make much more sense. For my item, I’d like to include a theme, but the cost of an extended license just makes it not worthwhile.

However, if a theme author wanted to use, for example, my WordPress plugin, they pay $90 and I then get $45 however many of them they sell, they sell 3000 WordPress themes at an average of £35 making them $52,500 – I still only get $45.

This is why I don’t have the extended license available.

We agree with this, and is also the reason why we do not offer the extended license option on our CC items, despite getting regular inquiries from buyers interested in extended licenses.

5x for a CC item which can be inserted into another item in the marketplaces is madness. Authors wishing to go this route (use a CC item in their TF themes) should be paying a premium for this convenience, but instead they are getting it so cheap its illogical for the CC author to opt-in and allow the marketplaces to become saturated with his/her item via other author’s themes, while at the same time not get any premium payoff for his troubles.

So a CJ points out, this just results in Authors opting out, Envato losing money, no marketplace cross-polination. Boo

Fix it…it only makes sense to do so. In fact the extra income Envato would get from this would pay for their lawyer’s fees many times over.

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pixelentity says

Thanks Everyone :) much appreciated.

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pixelentity says

^ :D lol

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pixelentity says

Hi All,

In the pixelentity team today we are celebrating this:



That’s right, its Blue Steel! Thanks to Envato, to our parents, partners, our friends, to the Gods, to our No. 1 fan Szôke Judit :bigwink: , and last but not least, to all of our buyers. Without you all this wouldn’t have been possible :inlove:

Here’s to continued success on the Envato marketplaces.

Regards,

DOK & BF

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