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neutrico says

I need to ask because I cannot see any clear declaration on this topic elsewhere.

Question is:

Is this allowed to use code which requires PHP 5.3?

( namespaces, DIR magic etc. )

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Siddharth Staff says

I need to ask because I cannot see any clear declaration on this topic elsewhere.

Question is:

Is this allowed to use code which requires PHP 5.3?

( namespaces, DIR magic etc. )

As long as this requirement is clearly noted, I don’t see why not. The newer versions of PHP bring a lot of niceties that I think will benefit a lot authors.

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nilmusiq says


do we need to make all shortcodes as plugin
Not all. The list of what is accepted and what’s not has been listed and disseminated earlier. My Google-fu is a little weak—I’m trying to find the exact link as we speak. I’ll post back in a second.


what abt custom posttype do we have to make that also as plugin.
Ideally, yes. This way the user will still have access to all his/her data.


can we include plugins in seperate folder without using tgm.
No, it’s recommended to use TGM or an alternative for dependency management.

Thankyou very much master.

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metrothemes says

Thanks for update :)

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neutrico says


I need to ask because I cannot see any clear declaration on this topic elsewhere.

Question is:

Is this allowed to use code which requires PHP 5.3?

( namespaces, DIR magic etc. )
As long as this requirement is clearly noted, I don’t see why not. The newer versions of PHP bring a lot of niceties that I think will benefit a lot authors.

Excellent! Thank you :)

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PixFlow says

Thank you for update guys.

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ThemeManiac says

So putting all together in some kind of the plugin is not mandatory yet? But is in favour of excepting the theme? tnx

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ThemeVillage says

These are wonderful and very welcome updates! Thanks!

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graphix2html says

Quick Q.

-But a pre check before -

In Envato Licensing pages it says :

Our Extended License allows use of the item in one single end product, which you or one client may sell to end users (charge end users to access or use the end product). Distribution of source files is not permitted.

With new TGM or alike tools the theme developer is making the plugin to be used as it is and distributing the source.

Again You must not permit an end user of the End Product to extract the Item and use it separately from the End Product.

After deactivation of theme any TGM or alike installer will leave plugin there. You cannot force delete as user might already own their own license. While you are simply allowing user to extract the item!

All those new rules are conflicting with your own licensing rules.

So you would either pull back the plugin shortcode etc part from your new rules

OR

will not allow the themes use those plugins (which means your half market has to change their themes and let down their clients)

OR

You will allow CodeCanyon items to with reselling rights. As they are now being sold by theme authors.And you will grant this right to all the authors or members bought extended licenses until now. (Basically your new rule says that)

We have a theme which is not sold in Envato marketplaces utilises your former license guides where no user can extract plugins from theme/framework. (its a pity the theme which is now world wide known is not in your marketplace BTW)

So question is that if you allow TF authors distribute CodeCanyon items like that should mean we also can distribute them right?

Or you are forcing your authors and us to do something which is strictly forbidden in your licensing terms. :)

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graphix2html says

Well I think it will not be replied before the new years.

Envato should really clarify the terms of licensing so that we can make business right. The terms you issue on the topic does not only effect TF authors but also authors like us who do not use Envato marketplaces.

If you allow TF authors to distribute plugins then you should allow us too. We have already sent emails to the plugin authors asking their permissions and we have their permissions. However things need to be clarified before we take a step and make promises to clients.

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