Sorry, but I don’t follow it.
You have to upload a ZIP file containing the main files for download, and then you have to upload the WordPress theme ZIP alone?What does the buyer download?
The customers only downloads the main zip. The theme zip is optional and is not downloaded by the customer, it is only used to provide an auto update option to previous customers in their WordPress dashboard.
Basically when you upload a newer version of a theme, if you include the optional theme zip, all the previous buyers of the theme will see an update notification in their WordPress dashboard, providing them with an easy option to upgrade the theme.
I can tell you that the first concern you mention is not a bug. I can’t find the thread now, but one of the devs mentioned that it is just fine for that extra option to appear everywhere.
Hmm, seems a bit strange to include an installable WordPress theme with a Forum, E-Commerce or PSD Template. I’ll have a hunt for the post, cheers!
I noticed what I believe to be a couple of bugs with the item submission form.
- No matter what upload category I choose, there is always a field for an “Optional WordPress Theme”
- Selecting the Misc category results in a “Whoops, Something Broke!” error page
I’m not sure if the first one is a bug, I just thought it should only appear when submitting to the WordPress category.
The second bug seems to have been reported before a few times with the earliest report being about 3 years ago, not sure what’s up with that.
Looks like an interesting article. I’ll have to add it to my ever-growing “to-read” list, thanks for the share!
For every task I complete, 2 more tasks come to mind and get added to the todo list.
@SplitV ain’t that the truth!
Before I know it my todo list is as long as my arm!
Nice challenge, will be interesting to see if you can do it! Good luck!
@agusmu is spot on!
(1) The PHP code is licensed under the GPL license as is WordPress itself. You will find a copy of the license text in the same directory as this text file. Or you can read it here: http://codex.wordpress.org/GPL
That states that the PHP and ONLY the PHP is GPL , meaning it can be used legally provided your item inherits the GPL license. I wouldn’t say it was very moral, unless you asked permission first.
If true, this makes me sick. I remember hearing a few months back that Reading Room Ltd had charged the Information Commissioner £585 for a favicon and I thought that was bad!