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ChapterThemes
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I think it’s ridiculous if they actually require to include their own toolkit in the themes. I hope this better be a misunderstanding..

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pixelentity
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Exactly, why is that required ? why authors have not been informed about it ?

We already have update capabilities in our themes using just the class-envato-protected-api.php, why we should be forced to use the toolkit ?

To just hook in the WordPress update system is way simpler and more reliable than using the toolkit and its custom Theme_Upgrader class. It just requires few lines and we even released a class that other authors are using in their own themes.

Envato should just release (or sponsor) a plugin using the very same hook method. There’s no need for a custom Theme_Upgrader class. The plugin will be able to update all themeforest themes installed by the buyer at the same time, regardless the author.

The api allows that, we already tested and it works.

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KrownThemes
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The api allows that, we already tested and it works.

Of course you’ve already tested! :D

disclaimer: the statement above is a compliment

On Topic: +1 to what he said

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pixelentity
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Here’s the plugin
Unlike the theme bundled class, the plugin also works in network installs.

Here’s how it looks when there are theme updates available

Updating a theme video

i used a couple of other authors themes i had purchased myself a while ago, hope they don’t mind being visible in the shots. If so, let me know and i’ll remove them.

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digitalimpact
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That’s a cool and very useful plugin, @pixelentity.

But is editing wp-config.php the only way for a customer to get it working? I mean, some don’t even have a clue about installing a theme, requiring wp-config.php editing seems pretty advanced. Or, perhaps I misunderstood ?

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SwiftIdeas
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We also had this response in our latest submission. I remember the toolkit being introduced a while back, but it was never brought up as being an issue for not including it before this week.

From our last few releases it does seem that requirements are sometimes introduced without sufficient notice to authors.

- Ed

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pixelentity
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But is editing wp-config.php the only way for a customer to get it working?
nope it’s not, but i’m way too lazy to add admin options for that.

after all, it’s something they will set once and never need to change again, even when switching theme.

btw, the class uses some filters you could hook to provide custom username/api values by fetching them in your theme options page.

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pixel-industry
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Envato, instead of adding useless rules every single day WITHOUT ANYONE REQUESTING THEM, try to actually do something useful, in the past there were lots of suggestions, first thing being the comments section which is a pain in the *.. The search system sucks, copycats are added everyday without anyone actually checking it.

C’mon Envato, it’s not our job to be detectives and check all the themes everyday on each approval process.

Can’t you find something useful to do?

+ 1000000 :D. Can’t agree more.

Btw this new library/plugin is required, because we’ve got rejection a day ago because of that. Also we discussed this in a different thread, flaged our message for staff reply and there is also no answer.. Very unprofessional from them..

Did anyone solved this and submitted theme that was accepted?
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bobural
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Envato, instead of adding useless rules every single day WITHOUT ANYONE REQUESTING THEM, try to actually do something useful, in the past there were lots of suggestions, first thing being the comments section which is a pain in the *.. The search system sucks, copycats are added everyday without anyone actually checking it.

C’mon Envato, it’s not our job to be detectives and check all the themes everyday on each approval process.

Can’t you find something useful to do?

+1

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ChillThemes
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These unwritten rules definitely need to be written, or are reviewers just making things up at their own discretion? I certainly hope not…

And I don’t want to integrate something that is a plugin, let alone a plugin I’m not responsible for, into my theme.

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