Seems pretty awesome – well done!
Edit: I recommend asking a moderator to rename this thread to something that’s gonna attract more people to have a look, as opposed to just another ‘I want feedback’ thread. Great plugin
I dunno if it’s the right way to do it, but as I can’t edit the title (that I know of), I’ll ask a staff reply.
I wanted to share a small and very useful plugin that we just released.
After we released a new product, we’ve very often thought about getting in touch with our clients. That can be for many reasons: support, feedback, marketing…
However, we don’t want to be too intrusive, so it had to be integrated to WordPress default look and feel.
We have been working on a plugin that does exactly that for the last few weeks. It’s called Remote Dashboard Notifications and it’s available on GitHub and WordPress.org. The plugin will allow you to push short messages in the users dashboard through your own site (which will work as a “server”). The notifications will appear as admin notices (hooked on admin_notices).
You can find the integration instructions on GitHub. This plugin is very new so feedback is welcome.
It seems that the function
has_shortcode() is not used properly as the second argument (required) is missing. You should contact the theme author for support, this should be a pretty easy fix.
One of our latest theme got rejected and I wonder if some HTML tags considered invalid by the W3C validator are allowed by ThemeForest.
For instance, here are two useful but “invalid” HTML tags:
The X-UA-Compatible meta
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">The first one is a meta tag that you place in your header to let Internet Explorer know to use a certain rendering engine. In my opinion it’s still useful, and it is still being used by the HTML5 Boilerplate. There various ways to Fix Bad value X-UA-Compatible, but none that applies to HTML templates. Is this meta allowed by ThemeForest? If not, what am I supposed to do? Just remove it?
The HTML5 pubdate attribute
<time pubdate>2009-08-30</time>I thought that the pubdate attribute was or is still used by Google. Is it still recommended to use it? Or did it finally got removed from the HTML5 specs?
Looking forward to reading your answers…
We are looking for a skilled & creative webdesigner. We are used to work with WordPress. We’ve developed a lot of WordPress sites for clients, and we have a few quite successful plugins on sale on CodeCanyon.
We would like to work in partnership with a creative designer for themes as we don’t have much in our portfolio. We have a lot of experience with front-end development and WordPress integration. The only thing we need now is a creative designer. The designer would only produce PSD files. No HTML integration.
Here is the way we would like to work:
- You design all the required PSD files
- We slice them, turn it into HTML templates
- Finally we integrate it to WordPress
When we say commissions, we talk about the net profit on each sale. Hence, the current commission rate on ThemeForest will be considered the base (100%).
- PSD Templates: we get 0%, you get everything (of course)
- HTML Templates: we get 50%, you get 50%
- WordPress Theme: we get 60%, you get 40%
Payment of the commissions would be made at the end of every month via Paypal.
If you don’t do HTML integration, just PSD design, we think this is a fair deal. One more thing: HTML templates & WordPress theme will be uploaded under our name and we will link it to your PSD template (we will agree on an information box to include in the description of all items we will work on together).
We are looking for someone to work with on a long term basis. I hope we can find the perfect partner If you’re interested, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We could be interested in working with you for WordPress integration. You can see our portfolio on our profile page.
I like your Ordo theme. It looks really neat, simple and elegant. If you’re interested, we’d like to have a look at your code.
I was wondering lately how do you guys deal with themes updates.
Here is what I think: when you need to update you theme, it’s annoying for both items reviewer and customers.
- Items reviewers mush have plenty of new items to check already. And let’s say you have 2 updates coming in a short amount of time, it might get them bored.
- On the other hand, it’s a lot of work for clients. They might get the Envato e-mail notification, maybe even an in-WordPress notification if you integrated the Envato update notification script, but they still have to go to ThemeForest, log-in, download the latest version, upload it… A lot of work, especially if the guy is not a pro
So how do you deal with that? Do you just let the users do the work (that’s what I’m doing at this time) or do you have better solutions?
I just released a new support plugin on Codecanyon. This WordPress plugin can be used for “regular” support, but it is also compatible with Envato marketplaces. Based on the Envato API, the plugin can verify a purchase license and inform you if the user did actually buy the item.http://codecanyon.net/item/wp-awesome-support-responsive-ticket-system/4619686
I also think online documentation is much easier to maintain and update. I think it’s in the best interest of the user to have an updated doc instead of a maybe outdated one in the ZIP.
Also, as GravityDept said, if you can include an FAQ and/or knowledge base, it’s an even better value for the customers.
Could Envato give an official position on this?