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purethemes says

As far as I know you can’t give away your purchase code like this. There’s no other way than to update your theme each time.

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purethemes says


Hi Everyone,

WooThemes are making some changes to WooCommerce in the next version (2.3), which will potentially break the display of WooCommerce content in themes. There’s no exact timeframe for the new version, but it is likely to be in the near future.

If you are the author of a WooCommerce compatible theme(s), can you please review the changes and make sure your theme(s) are compatible with the new version. It is important that themes support these changes, as otherwise users will update WooCommerce only to find that their site no longer displays correctly.

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for the post. We have an old theme that is WooCommerce compatible. My question is, if I leave compatibility with WooCommerce 2.2 selected on themeforest, will this theme get soft disabled?

There are no paid updates on themeforest, therefore we don’t have available resources to update the theme for free.

Thanks.

I guess it’s better to remove that theme. No one checks the ‘compatibility’ section, and you’re facing 1 star ratings if your theme won’t work with latest WooCommerce, been there done that.

1064 posts It's in the pipeline!
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  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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purethemes says

I’m from Europe but I’ve lived for half a year in Malaysia and been in Singapore few times – this is the best place I’ve ever been, I’m totally in love with Singapore, with the food and the city. I’m planing to go back there for a few days in September. That’s me relaxing there in the corner https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/891963_10200942390827254_250936806_o.jpg :)

1064 posts It's in the pipeline!
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
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purethemes says

Just got the email, thanks :) I’ll check it out and ensure theme compatibility (although next time maybe use bcc instead of to) :)

Yup! Just got 121 new emails for my subscribers list :P

1064 posts It's in the pipeline!
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  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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purethemes says

If someone thought that Collis will jump on 1st January and solve all problems you must be really naive. I don’t expect them to do anything before the end of this month. Question is, is selling here even legal now?

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purethemes says

Meanwhile Collis has better things to write http://inside.envato.com/top-ten-signs-youre-a-designer/

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purethemes says

Do you maybe know/asked how does paying VAT by Envato looks like? Do they report to each required country that user XXX sold this much and we collected this much VAT so here you go, or do they take it as one payment for each country MOSS from all authors?

Question is, what about authors who collaborate and make more than one withdrawal to different accounts?

What does it also mean that they can send invoices in our name? Do we have to now report each single invoice to our Tax office or can we still report just one payment each month from Envato?

Thank you for sharing all this informations! Really helpful!

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purethemes says

Better question is, will buyers ‘work’ during Christmas? ;)

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purethemes says

Aren’t you going off-topic with last replies in this thread?
Just to keep all our speeches on a single place. I’d have to paste here my reply from Collis’s one :D

Anyway, remember money flow people. What matters for financial things is money flow and until we won’t have gross incomes credited on our bank accounts in real-time, we can’t be direct sellers

(at least, this is what I and my accountant think)

That’s true, as long as Envato won’t start or be forced to report our incomes, similar to what USA authors are facing. Then we will have a problem if what they tell is not matching our bank accounts.

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  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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purethemes says


Envato is just setting the table for authors to start to look for other ways to sell their items. Granted that the new VAT rules are making it hard to sell digital goods anywhere, but this stance of making authors the sellers is an active choice on their part, when they could bite the bullet and do what’s best for their authors by taking responsibility as the seller. It’s a decision that could very well signal the end of their growth. I’m not saying this change will happen overnight, but this decision will almost certainly have an adverse impact on their business going forward. Authors are no longer comfortable with the idea that Envato is all about community and the well-being of its authors. You can’t claim that in your mission statement, and then do the complete opposite by carrying on a blatant lie about the authors being sellers. That’s something that’s not sitting well with me and a (I’d venture to guess) the vast majority of authors here.

Big +1

It also has short term effects. I’ve been really unmotivated to continue working on updates, new items and being on top of support. I think my next item will be my last.

On a brighter note, this does mean I’ve been looking into starting a new business in 2015 :) Not really web related or anything but exciting nonetheless.

Exactly my thoughts. My plan for 2015 is to find other sources of income, not rely only on Envato. And I already know that this will change a lot of things, for example PhotoDune will take a big hit from that, people on microstock forum already talk that PD is such a small player that they simply won’t bother with it because of the new changes, and many will remove their accounts. Other microstocks do it in ‘proper’ way. This is really sad.

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