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siredesigns says

I was also thinking, I am sure SiteBase and dtbaker have had requests like I have had to customize our application and add features. I was wondering, can there be a customized plugin sections for current scripts on CodeCanyon? For example, I get a ton of feature requests for Clivo and QuickTick. I would love to give the option for users to purchase these upgrades as well.

Additionally, you could have an extra Tab on the Item Details page for “Upgrades” or “Addons”, where it lists the upgrades and a price for them.

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siredesigns says
A premium standalone Paypal / Authorize.net gateway ;)

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siredesigns says

Just bumping this as I think political themes would be something that the first author to create would really generate a lot of revenue :-)

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siredesigns says

GPL , yes, you can. Just leave their copyright wherever they currently have it. That’s what GPL is for :-)

Open source icons, yes of course you can use them without giving credit (Though, you should). However, if it is creative commons, you must link back to them. And again, if they say free for commercial use, then that’s acceptable as well.

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siredesigns says

I customized WP E -Commerce, and can get it to suit any needs practically if you would rather just outsource the job to someone else :-).

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siredesigns says

I read something about this. The best method is to find scripts that already incorporate this. I remember the functionality went something like you described above, where it would ping a server using a specific API , sending its license as well. The server would give it the OKAY , and the software would work fine.

It would ping the server once a week, and if for some reason the server was down, it would still work for an additional few days, assuming enough time to get your server back up. After that though, it won’t work.

I’ll try to find the script. I would be up for the challenge of developing this as well, but the new version of Clivo is priority one :-)

Edit… Like these? http://www.spbas.com/ http://www.protectscripts.com/ and http://www.phplicensescript.com/pages/products.html

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siredesigns says

Definitely cool idea! I am a little worried about people easily just duplicating or copying the code. I take it the ‘Live Preview’ will probably not be included. Is it possible if the Demo could just be a simple video example? I guess we could do that currently anyways.

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siredesigns says

I might be interested in helping you out as well. Click on my profile, and scroll to the bottom and you should see a form. Go ahead and fill that out and I’ll receive a message via email.

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siredesigns says

I know we have started the Plugin’s section and it is open to any extensions, but I have a few questions with it’s arrival.

I find it very odd and monopolistic that only one user has themes that were all ready and submitted to ThemeForest for the new “Magento” sections, also being the most expensive at $82. Also, another seemingly mundane Magento script is selling for the most expensive of all scripts on CodeCanyon! ($47)

I understand anyone can add their themes and scripts, but is anyone asking where this specific Category came from, especially considering that no one on the New Plugins Category recommendations page was asking for this and it’s the only plugin category listed?

Magento is great, but it is by no means the most popular ecommerce solution, first turned-to among authors like ourselves, nor the highest rated. In fact, it’s a feature creep, intricate and extreme overkill for most projects (Unless we have a client who has a $10,000 budget and wants to start selling thousands of products…in which case, why would he turn to an $80 template?).

Isn’t it a sign that if there is only one author contributing to a category that is is probably unpopular? It seems to make much more sense to me if we had a Tumblr or even ModX gallery.

Just my two cents. Anyone else seeing this?

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siredesigns says
Hey guys. It’s important to note that support for your items is not required by Envato. Though, obviously, with that said, we highly encourage it—especially when it comes to a code marketplace.

Though, more than individual support, it’s essential to prepare and continuously update a base documentation or FAQ for your buyers. You don’t want to be answering the same question over and over. :) As a rule of thumb, if you’ve answered the same question more than about twice, go ahead and update your FAQ accordingly.

Between providing endless support and creating theme scripts and components, I want the latter from you! To do so, a high quality FAQ guide for your item is essential.

+1. I do agree with this, of course we will always users who don’t bother looking at the FAQ ’s, nor the comments, and just go straight to emailing you, and only post a negative comment when you did not respond within 25 minutes of their email..

Also, what about the skew in pricing between if we sell the template design that our web application users, and the cost of the entire application itself?

I feel like these web applications, especially from Sitebase and Dtbaker, and at times myself, are going for way too low, hence the hundreds of purchases from apps like Dtbaker’s newsletter and ultimate client manager. I guess I am just confused at the pricing model, that sells the script for $15 when someone easily values it at at least $50. And with the release of the Magento themes going for $80+... it’s just confusing.

Again, a lot of these issues stem from the pricing and author rates model Envato uses. It encourages many, broad, mundane, mediocre scripts to be created, while keeping the enterprise scripts out of the market.

Has Envato ever thought of having the authors set the price? Maybe just test this method for a month, check the monthly sales/revenues, and then evaluate whether to keep it or not? I guarantee this will keep Authors happy, which is Envato’s goal.

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