Posts by themepunch

63 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+6 more
themepunch says

Hi,

sorry to be not very helpful right now but we are in a very slow communication with the german financial authorities (postal mail).

What we did was to explain the way our transactions work with the Envato marketplace in writing and additionally gave them a translation of the market terms.

As soon as we get results we will post them here.

Cheers, D from ThemePunch

63 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+6 more
themepunch says

We would like to explain our situation that is currently happening for EU authors.

Along with probably all other european authors we explained the concept behind the envato marketplace to our tax advisors as being commission-based:

1. A buyer pays envato money 2. Envato provides the buyer with the authors product 3. Envato pays the author his commission

That being said, since the start of our endeavors on the marketplaces many years ago (themepunch, damojo) we never paid VAT (Umsatzsteuer in Germany). How could we? We recieve absolutely zero information about our buyers due to the anonymous nature of membership on envato marketplaces.

Recently, the German financial authorities have requested proof from us for why we think we don’t have to pay VAT. A simple statement in envatos TOS, saying that a buyers sales partner is envato and not the author would have resolved this dilemma in a heartbeat. Instead, envato claims that buyers DIRECTLY purchase products from us authors which, like many of you have stated already, absolutely does not reflect the reality of the situation.

We have not responded to the financial authorities yet in hopes that envato will update their TOS to help us authors out of this mess.

This is what happens if nothing changes: We will be forced to pay 20% Vat for many years of authoring earnings on top of the regular income taxes. Thats 20% of roughly $ 2.000.0000 of earnings plus potentially big fines, which means that we are in real trouble.

Even if we somehow managed to survive this by borrowing money from our banks, selling cars and houses, etc., it isn’t even the biggest problem.

If envato decides to continue going down this road, they will have to add VAT to the item price of every EU author and make all buyers sign up with their real names and addresses. Cubell had this summed up nicely already: It will be an accounting NIGHTMARE to handle all those invoices, basically making it impossible to do for a 3 person company with 4000+ sales every month.

Other EU power elite authors might be in an even WORSE situation, having earned much more.

Seems like the dream of being successfully self-employed has finally ended.

Input is highly appreciated …

63 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+6 more
themepunch says

Hi,

in order to sum up the situation, all corresponding links and plugins from our perspective we have created a dedicated page on our homesite.

http://www.themepunch.com/home/plugin-update-information/

Cheers from your Team @ ThemePunch

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63 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+6 more
themepunch says

I have followed the advice and downloaded the Delaware theme from my account, unpacked the zip file to find and instal via ftp the rev slider files to the WP RevSlider plugin file, but when I return to my WP dashboard it still shows the RevSlider plugin running version 3.0.7?

Hi,

please submit a ticket at http://themepunch.ticksy.com with your wp and ftp credentials, and we take a look for you on the issue !

Thanks a lot,

ThemePunch

63 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+6 more
themepunch says



Name: WordPress KenBurner Slider Plugin (kbslider) Tipe: Arbitrary file download Versions : ALL http://site/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=kbslider_show_image&img=../wp-config.php http://pastebin.com/u/MF0x_ Credits go to: MF0x and Daniel Pentest

the Ken Burner WordPress version was removed from the marketplace over a year ago. The WP backend was developed by another author who is not in our team any longer, so we also removed it when he left our company.

If you still happen to use this old plugin, we can provide an upgrade for you on another product instead. In that case please contact us via our profile form: http://codecanyon.net/user/themepunch#contact

Best Regards, ThemePunch
Thanks for mentioning this, but I’ve just encountered a website with Ken Burner, and people should be aware of this issue also, if they haven’t moved to Slider Revolution already.

You are of course right, we are already putting together the fixed version, and make it very soon available for anyone. Thanks for the heads up again ! We informed Envato also and asked them to inform all our Customers who purchased the file.

Will post a link here with the fix asap !

ThemePunch

63 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+6 more
themepunch says

Hi there

I am actioning the email I received about this. The email states to re-download the theme and copy the revslider to overwrite the old one. I did all this and I then checked the plug-in version in WP admin and the version # did not update so is still v2.3.3

It also says to confirm the versions are secure. How do you check this?

If you wish contact us via our profile page or via a ticket at http://themepunch.ticksy.com and we can take a look on your installation and help you with the update if needed.

Thanks a lot,

ThemePunch

63 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+6 more
themepunch says

hi i acquired betheme the version 4.2 upgrade is coming including security slider revolution?

Version 4.2 is safe. The last known vulnerability issue was present in version 4.1.4. From 4.1.5 you are safe already. Current version is 4.6.0

63 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+6 more
themepunch says

H? I got this email but download is not available: http://screencast.com/t/H7aHdw13zIoR

Please contact us via our Profile page or per ticket and we will provide you an update.

63 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+6 more
themepunch says

Name: WordPress KenBurner Slider Plugin (kbslider) Tipe: Arbitrary file download Versions : ALL http://site/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=kbslider_show_image&img=../wp-config.php http://pastebin.com/u/MF0x_ Credits go to: MF0x and Daniel Pentest

the Ken Burner WordPress version was removed from the marketplace. The WP backend was developed by another author who is not in our team any longer, so we also removed it when he left our company.

If you still happen to use this old plugin, we can provide an upgrade for you on another product instead. In that case please contact us via our profile form: http://codecanyon.net/user/themepunch#contact

Best Regards, ThemePunch

63 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1M+ on Envato Market and is now a Power Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+6 more
themepunch says

Is the actual fix to update the plugin? Or is the plan to not use the plugin at all I am seeing mixed messages.

The fix is available since February 2014, and the Plugin is safe to use. We are now at version 4.6.0 and 4.6.1 will be released very soon.

Please always make sure that you use the latest stable version of all your plugins to have the latest bugs fixed, have the most latest features available and to have the best compatibility with your current WP installation.

Thanks a lot,

ThemePunch

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