The quality of themes and plugins in the wordpress repo are getting much better, and many of them are free. Could that be hurting ThemeForest and CodeCanyon?
Looking forward to it, and thanks for letting me help beta test
blitzgeek saidAny clarification over this? This may happen.
And again – that’s why i asked: If an update breaks the website/installation….what will happen? Do i receive help in such a case only if i own a support pack? That would not be logical.
Why buyer should pay for a bug?
Buyers need to understand the time it takes to keep a theme updated with their parent frameworks. For example, WooCommerce themes or plugins are dependent on two separate frameworks: WordPress and WooCommerce. Those frameworks are updated frequently for security and enhancements purposes. Sometimes an update from them totally crashes the theme or plugin which means more time has to be spent by the author to fix. If an author abandons their theme or plugin you’ll start to see functionality break over time, sometimes within weeks. Since this is an ongoing battle and I’m happy to see that authors are finally going to get a little compensation for the extra work it takes to keep updated.
Hope that helps explain a little bit. Have a great Monday!
I am interested in adding this to my plugins – would love to try yours out
Congrats on getting picked Sarah
1) No, they can only have the current version of the file. If you push out updates they would have to purchase a license to receive them as it doesn’t show up in their downloads section. 2) This gives you a chance for people to get to know you as an author with the hopes of them looking at your other items. Some suggestions are to make sure to brand your documentation, demo pages and anything else that’s customer facing. Remember that your free file might be the first time they’ve been here and they will probably remember you because you gave them something for free.
Hope you get lots of exposure!
Good first couple of days, now silent…