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themeboutique says

I submitted a ticket related to this topic over three weeks ago (48391), but I keep getting the standard “we’ll forward it to the appropriate team member and get back to you” reply when I check on the status of my ticket. Could somebody from Envato please take a look?

There are two very successful authors here at Envato who are selling a “custom” version of a popular mega menu plugin for WP. This plugin does not offer an extended license, however the theme developer is selling a custom version of this plugin (packaged with the theme) and marketing this custom version as a “lite” version in the theme description. More information can be found in ticket 48391.

Will this still be allowed per the new exclusivity guidelines? Can I sell a “custom” version of a module to theme developers off-site, and still offer the “pro” version at CodeCanyon via regular license? Any input is much appreciated. :)

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themeboutique says


Hi morfi,

The following format is working for me:

http://marketplace.envato.com/api/edge/%username/%api-key/recent-sales.json
It looks like you just need to change /api/v3 to /api/edge. :)
My question is in how i can find kind in recent-sales?

My bad, I see what you mean now. ;) You’ll need to load both statement.json and recent-sales.json if you need the kind value from statement.json, and then use array_merge to combine the values into a single array… this seems like the easiest way to use values from both arrays:

$statement = file_get_contents('http://marketplace.envato.com/api/edge/USERNAME/KEY/statement.json');
$statement = (array) json_decode($statement);

$recentSales = file_get_contents('http://marketplace.envato.com/api/edge/USERNAME/KEY/recent-sales.json');
$recentSales = (array) json_decode($recentSales);

$values = array_merge($statement, $recentSales);
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themeboutique says

Hi morfi,

The following format is working for me:

http://marketplace.envato.com/api/edge/%username/%api-key/recent-sales.json

It looks like you just need to change /api/v3 to /api/edge. :)

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themeboutique says

This conversation is only relevant in the WP category, where item saturation is a real issue, but the “problem at hand” is much larger than item exposure. There are WP themes that still sell 40+ copies a week, with thousands of sales, and you never see them in the top sellers.

At the same time, there are WordPress themes in the top 10 that weren’t always in the top 10—it took them some time, updates, to make it to the top. Clearly, being in the top sellers your very first week isn’t required to be successful. Instead of calling for new item categories, why not take a step back and ask what could be done better?

It seems that most WP authors rely, for the most part, on other people’s development work to be successful. Buying a VC/Slider license, and then integrating these plugins with a HTML template, does not automatically make you competitive… nearly every WP author already does this, so every theme offers the same features. The problem isn’t necessarily a lack of exposure, but a lack of quality—most WP authors are submitting very similar products, with the same plugins, and have nothing unique to offer.

Even with a new “multipurpose category”, customers are still going to buy from the more experienced developers because they create superior products. Period. :) If a car salesman is offering a 1995 Ford Taurus for the same price as a 2014 Audi A4, most people are going to take the Audi.

I don’t see how creating a special new category will solve anything, the market speaks for itself. Customers will buy what they want to buy.

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themeboutique says

I also think it will be a USA vs. Spain final, with Spain winning it all. Spain (without Ricky Rubio, by the way) nearly beat Team USA during the Olympics when Kobe, Durant, Carmelo, LeBron, and Love were all on the U.S. team.

The players on the Spanish team have been playing together in international play for a long time, this isn’t their first rodeo, while the United States’ team has a lot of new comers. When you look at Team USA, it seems like more of a “B team”—I mean, come on, Mason Plumlee is on the roster? I understand that the guy played for Coach K at Duke, but he doesn’t even start in the NBA. :p Spain is going to be tough to beat!

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themeboutique says

I really don’t understand why people are calling for a consolidated support system here on the marketplaces? Support forums for each author here at Envato? Why?

Envato is clearly overstepping boundaries here, essentially treating treating authors as if they are employees, and you want to give them more power? No thanks, keeping support off site and developing a relationship with customers is far too important to hand over to big brother. Envato already has enough control, they don’t need more… people really should consider this when they ask Envato to develop an integrated support system. ;)

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themeboutique says

Will Envato Support also be required to resolve support queries within 72 hours? ;) It seems a little hypocritical to expect this from authors when Envato’s own employees struggle to meet this requirement.

Different issues require different amounts of attention, if somebody posts a support ticket on Saturday morning that requires significant attention, it may not be possible to resolve the issue as early as Tuesday morning. Weekends make the 72 hour policy kind of tricky…

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themeboutique says

1. What happens if a buyer purchases the support pack, then acts like they own us? There’s a fine line between support and customization, and buyers most of the times cross that line and DEMAND customization as it would be support!

This is a great question, I was wondering the same. Personally, I have no interest in selling “support packs”—what a customer deems support worthy or a bug may not in actuality be a bug, or require attention from the theme/plugin developer.

I cannot count how many times a customer thought an issue with Drupal core, or a 3rd party module they’ve installed from drupal.org, was related to “the theme”. Most of these people don’t really understand what’s going on under the hood, and are in no position to tell developers when support is or is not required.

I think the new support pack / six month policy will help a lot of authors, especially larger teams with a support staff, but something like this isn’t appropriate for every situation. I really hope Envato makes the support pack voluntary. :)

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themeboutique says

+1

Making the rating comments (and author replies) public would also be nice, and offer benefits to both the buyer and seller.

For example, when shopping on Amazon, it’s not uncommon to find a product with most ratings in the 4 or 5 star range with a seldom few 1 and 2 stars bringing the overall rating down to 4 stars. I read the customer comments pretty much anytime I buy a product, the customer feedback really is the most valuable piece of information on the page.

When the customer giving a low rating leaves a comment like “doesn’t not work, this product like suckz man, want my muney back wtf”, it’s hard for me to take them seriously and I’ll disregard their opinion when deciding if I want to buy the product. At the same time, lower ratings will sometimes provide beneficial feedback that will protect the buyer from making a purchase they will later regret.

Why keep this information private here at Envato? If an author gets emotional and leaves a disrespectful comment in response to the buyer’s rating, their sales will be affected. If somebody finds the author’s reply inappropriate, they can flag it for review.

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themeboutique says

Wiggins is the best prospect, but I think the Cavs need to win immediately to make sure what’s happening with K. Love and Minnesota doesn’t happen with them and Irving in a few years. So I think they’ll probably take Embiid or Parker.

As a lifelong resident of Minneapolis, I can assure you that no sports franchise will find a way to screw things up like a Minnesota franchise (no matter what sport). There was already bad blood between K.Love and the Wolves before Flip Saunders took over last year, and honestly, he deserves better.

I really think the Cavs have a decent chance at keeping Kyrie on board. It’s much easier to make the playoffs in the east, they have a top pick, and there are of course rumors of LeBron returning to Cleveland when is contract in Miami is up (which would be awesome :D ).

Miami has a lot of old players—Ray Allen will retire soon, and Shane Battier and D.Wade likely won’t be able to perform at the level they do for much longer (I would argue that the Heat have already declined, compared to last year). The prospect of LeBron leaving town in a couple of years seems realistic!

I’m sure the result of the Pacers/Heat series will have a big impact on the free agency situation, hopefully Indy can pull through this year. ;)

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