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OriginalSounds says

Hello

I want to upload a site template but I have a few questions crossing my mind.

First, do I have to provide a live preview? I currently don’t have any host to put the preview in, let’s say I found somewhere to upload my preview and gave themeforest the URL, how would I keep the files reserved? You know, these are all theme stuff (HTML, CSS etc) and people can download the whole template by clicking ‘Save page as..’ or via various ways. Does Themeforest supply any protection about this?

Secondly, am I allowed to use free JS libraries such as lightbox in my theme?

And the last question, how does the whole process go on? I could not find any step-by-step instructions as to how to upload things. eg where I should put the documentation, psd and source files and where the main files should be, how things should be named and arranged, a good example of documentation, the principles of item rejection etc.

Please clarify me.

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Dary says

Hi,

Yes, You have to provide a live preview, Try to upload it on Dropbox

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manuelvega says
1 – You need to host the site to provide a preview
2 – The pack of your file to download must not contain images, you must have the necessary permissions to show the images on the preview.
3 – TF provides a iframe with a lock type but can be removed, it is obvious that anyone can get any file from your site .
4 – Yes you are allowed to use free JS libraries in your theme .
5 – The documentation can be in documentation folder in the root of your pack , like
  • css
  • js
  • img
  • documentation
  • file.html
  • file.html
  • file.html

if you know what i mean :P

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OriginalSounds says

3 – TF provides a iframe with a lock type but can be removed, it is obvious that anyone can get any file from your site .

That’s scary. :|

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OriginalSounds says

By the way, what about preview images? Is there a criteria under which we upload them?

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kriskorn says

I think this is what you are looking for – http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/352

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Skywarrior says


3 – TF provides a iframe with a lock type but can be removed, it is obvious that anyone can get any file from your site .
That’s scary. :|

Don’t be. If somebody wants to steal your theme it will even if its WordPress, there are loads of warez sites. If you theme is good it will sell regardless :)

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