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  • Re: Announcing the OZONE premium theme

    Ozone is now responsive. :) Some parts are still WIP, Vanilla doesn't always play nice with attempts to make it responsive.

    hgtonightfr3em1ndfreelancingcare
  • Re: New Premium Theme: Silicon!

    @hgtonight said:
    This looks great!

    I created an account to look around, but I don't think the mail server is set up right. Do you have a test account for logging in an looking around the entire frontend?

    Whoops, my bad. It should be working now, but I'll create a test account anyway.

    [edit] Account credentials are test/password, but I don't want to allow the account to post, so it's not super useful.

    UnderDog
  • Re: Latest premium theme for Vanilla forums: Nexus!

    @Anonymoose said:
    Vanilla users are on this forum mostly, and don't care if you sell on ThemeForest or somewhere else, we are ready to buy from you, but not on ThemeForest's terms.

    They are, but I only get traffic from this forum when I first announce the theme. After that initial promotion (which never yields very many sales anyway), I depend on month-to-month sales (which even now are pretty regular even though most of my themes have been out for years).

    With my first kid on the way in September (yay!) and our desire for her to have one stay-at-home parent, even that little bit of extra income per month helps us out loads over the long run.

    peregrine
  • Re: Latest premium theme for Vanilla forums: Nexus!

    @Anonymoose said:
    Except the website owner does not "sell" the end product, even if he allows people to access a website for a fee, that is not a "sale" of the product.

    Actually, it does. ThemeForest defines the end product as what you build with the item you buy. So the theme is the item, and with the item you build your forum. Your forum is now the end product.

    The item is what you purchase from the Envato marketplaces. The end product is what you build with that item. Example: The item is a business card template; the end product is the finalized business card. The item is a button graphic; the end product is an app using the button graphic in the app's interface.

    With that definition in mind, the licensing now makes sense, because if user need to pay to access your forum, they're paying to get the end product. The end product IS your forum, so any content hidden on your forum that requires payment means you need an extended license.

    If the end users need to pay to see the end product, you need an extended license. There can be more than one end user as long as there is only one end product. Example: A website that requires money before you can access the content

    You can sell other products FROM your forum, or place advertisements, but you can't restrict access to the forum itself (the end product).

    peregrine
  • Re: Latest premium theme for Vanilla forums: Nexus!

    @businessdad said:
    AFAIK, the extended licences applies to products that one intends to sell. That is, if you package the theme with a product and sell the product, then the extended licence is required. If you charge users for accessing a forum, the regular licence is sufficient.

    I wish it were so, and even had to double-check the ThemeForest FAQ, but alas:

    If the end users need to pay to see the end product, you need an extended license . . . Example: A website that requires money before you can access the content.

    But yes, you are right that I don't set the prices myself.

    R_JUnderDog