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wpCanyonThemes says

This ended up as a long post so I’m hoping someone will actually read it.

Anyway, I agree with most of the new requirements.

Confusion

From what I read in this thread it seems that most authors think the complete functionality should be in the plugin. I’m quite sure that’s not what Envato had in mind. Taking the portfolio as example all you should do is register (CPT, taxonomy, custom fields) in the plugin. The front end output and the CSS and JS goes in the theme.

The problem is that after a user switches to a different theme he can’t easily access the content that was in the previous theme’s CPT. Doing with a plugin ensures they can still access it.

In case I misunderstood them and they do want everything in a plugin, they need to rethink this and get help from someone who actually knows how things works.

Envato made plugin

Let’s take it a step further, instead of creating a mess with a bunch of plugins from different authors, let’s make only one plugin.

Taking CPTs as example. Not many are used, portfolio is the most frequent, there’s also events and a couple more.

What I’m suggesting is a plugin made by Envato. Everything would be disabled by default and enabled within a theme if the theme needs it (similar to add_theme_support()).

Your theme will have a portfolio feature? No problem:

tf_add_theme_support( 'portfolio' );

What this function will do is tell the plugin to add the portfolio features to the theme. It doesn’t add anything in the front end, only the backend.

What it would do is register the CPT, custom cat and tag taxonomies and a couple usual options for a portfolio, which can be disabled like this for example:

tf_remove_theme_support ( 'portfolio-options', array( 'link', 'other_option' ) );

You want to add some more options with custom fields? Not a problem, there are some hooks available or simply add your own metabox, it’s the same as it would be if you made your own CPT.

Envato, this won’t only keep all the data accessible after a theme switch, it’ll make transition between 2 TF themes incredibly easy.

Authors, this won’t limit you in any way, you still have all the freedom to do whatever you want.

This can be done for other areas as well, such as shortcodes for example.

One plugin to rule them all.

Page Builders

Some functionality should remain in themes, one of those are page builders, something I’m quite familiar with (I hope at least one of you knows why).

Pretty much everyone has one now, if they all moved it into a plugin, there’s a 100% chance something will go wrong when the theme is switched and the new theme also has a page builder.

They all pretty much work the same way. Best case scenario, the page builder from the previous theme will be accessible in the admin but it’ll do nothing in the front end because the other one will overwrite it, not quite useful. Worst case (and quite possible) scenario, everything brakes.

And the page builders are used on a couple pages, pages that have very specific layout. If they’re switching themes they’ll want to change those pages as well.

Trust me, leave the page builders in a theme, no sane developer will do the enormous work to make it kind of compatible and do all the support that comes from that for $35 profit per sale.

Another thing, Out of 3700+ customers, not a single one asked me about the content composer after switching a theme, and half of them purchased 2+ years ago, so a lot of them switched themes.

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wpCanyonThemes says

Is that in Pirot? That place is so familiar to me. The driver teacher used to lead me there (or to a similar place) to practice precise driving lol

Aren’t you from Belgrade. What the heck were you doing learning to drive in Pirot :)

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wpCanyonThemes says

Keep improving your design skills and in a couple months when you look back at this one you’ll know it wasn’t good enough.

There’s a few odd things as well. For example, why are the blog posts centered, why is there an edit graphic on the left of the post titles, why does sidebar + content = 11 columns instead of 12, why is there no portfolio single (at the moment the portfolio functionality is just simple gallery)...

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wpCanyonThemes says


Ford Mondeo ‘98 (sorry, don’t have a better picture).

Getting a Mondeo ‘03 in 2 months.
Nice parking place. :P

The parking was easy, i just crashed in there, the unparking was hard, a crane had to get it out of there :)

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wpCanyonThemes says

Ford Mondeo ‘98 (sorry, don’t have a better picture).

Getting a Mondeo ‘03 in 2 months.

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I wanted to update you guys to let you know I’m working with Slobodan and team right now to resolve this issue. It’s a bit complex but I think we’re very close to having this 100% resolved, I’ve also contacted some other staff members to do my best to speed things up for you. :)

Thanks again for speeding this up Drew. :)

Just a little suggestion, if this was not a mistake, i think the rules should change a bit, because deactivating an account is quite a big thing for something like this. I think putting the item in question in soft-disable mode is enough. Then he gets a reminder email every 15 days (of course, completely automated system). No need for disabling the account at all in my opinion.

It’s our duty as authors to select the assets we use. In case we mess up, I don’t see the point of waiting 150 days :P

But no worries, I have a rule of thumb. Anything that’s soft disabled needs to be fixed in under 24 hours. Regardless if it’s a freshly uploaded file or not! These things are not to be postponed, especially since the asset thing has been discussed for the past months, posted on notes, posted on the forums, reposted on the forum, etc etc.

I have nothing against the soft-disable of the item. My issue is with disabling the whole account.

(that’s the answer to what you said before editing the post :) )

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wpCanyonThemes says

I wanted to update you guys to let you know I’m working with Slobodan and team right now to resolve this issue. It’s a bit complex but I think we’re very close to having this 100% resolved, I’ve also contacted some other staff members to do my best to speed things up for you. :)

Thanks again for speeding this up Drew. :)

Just a little suggestion, if this was not a mistake, i think the rules should change a bit, because deactivating an account is quite a big thing for something like this. I think putting the item in question in soft-disable mode is enough. Then he gets a reminder email every 15 days (of course, completely automated system). No need for disabling the account at all in my opinion.

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wpCanyonThemes says

purethemes – Thanks. Even if it was 20 images, i think an author should be told that if they do not replace the images in a week for example, the account will be blocked. But blocking it out of the blue, that’s unacceptable.

PixelousThis is the image

Bluntaxe – Exactly. Thanks.

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wpCanyonThemes says

Most of you know me, this is an old account, the current one is WPScientist. But as you can see http://themeforest.net/user/WPScientist it’s disabled.

One of our items has a copyrighted image in the demo, and it got soft-disabled (which means when we change the image they’ll put it back up) and that’s completely fine, it’s the rules. That happened 4 days ago.

Today (12 hours ago) our account got disabled and the notification email stated this:

“You have recently received notifications that some of your items have been disabled for intellectual property concerns. Due to the number and nature of these potential concerns, we have had to disable your account.”

Yes, it was “recently”, 4 days ago. About the “number” well it’s one item and as far as i know only one image in the demo.

We then replied to the email explaining the situation (4 days and 1 image in 1 item) and we were told that it’ll be reactivated in 1 hour, which was 11 hours ago.

After a few hours we sent a new email and a tweet, nobody answered us. After a few more hours we sent another email and still, no response.

Normally i wouldn’t come to the forum and bitch about things like this, but our account is disabled for 12 hours now and since we have no updates from the Envato team i decided to write about the situation here and hope things will speed up.

In my opinion account should not be disabled because of issues in only one item, it got soft-disabled, it’s not on the marketplace. And again, only 4 days passed since then, authors should at least be notified few days before disabling the account.

We’re losing money, customers think we closed the business and i’m really pissed off about this, so please put yourself in this position before judging me for coming to the forums about this.

Regards, Slobodan

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wpCanyonThemes says

You may want to check out Disco, which automatically generates YouTube playlists for you based on genre/artist/song. Cheers.

LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnekPXRBjZU&feature=BFa&list=AVGxdCwVVULXemBQiZfYS22d7ihTcvRXPP&lf=disco

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