Ok, I asked the moderators to remove my thread which was started on July 17 before WP Vicom launched but it was still listed in Google and many people have contacted me via PM and email including affiliates wondering what's up with the plugin. (I'm assuming people looked at the cached version). Again, I made a request for the moderators to delete the previous thread, they did not delete in on their own.
Based on the questions I'm getting and the fact I feel really, really bad for Michael at WPBakery who has spent years developing and perfecting his plugin I'm starting a thread again about WP Vicom.
So here's the deal...
This post is not my opinion, this is 100% fact.
WP Vicom is based (actually it contains the same same exact code) as WPBakery's visual composer plugin which has 31,000+ sales and a five star rating on Code Canyon: WordPress - Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress | CodeCanyon
Michael from WPBakery has sent out several tweets about this so it's straight from the developers mouth:
Tweet 1: 2014-07-19_1750 - MarkHess's library
Tweet 2: 2014-07-19_1751 - MarkHess's library
Now, you may say "But Mark, I talked to Vas and he said everything is legit"
Well, if you look at the WP Vicom sales page you would see a box "Professional Premium Support Team" that has a link to support.wpbakery.com: 2014-07-19_1744 - MarkHess's library
And you have the guy who owns WPBakery saying the plugin is a fraud in public on Twitter. If everything was legit don't you think the owner of the support domain listed would be onboard for this?
WP Vicom's sales page also includes all of Michael's elements on his CodeCanyon page for the plugin: WordPress - Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress | CodeCanyon
WP Vicom sales page: 2014-07-20_0726 - MarkHess's library
So there you have it...
To make things worse Vas is selling white label/PLR rights to the plugin as an OTO so other people are now selling it also.
I know many of you got emails from affiliates promoting WP Vicom. Please don't get out the pitch forks and shotguns to go after the affiliates for this.
The plugin IS awesome so that's why they told you about it (I was actually going to be an affiliate myself)...
The only reason I knew about this was because I tweeted to Michael before the launch.
UPDATE: Michael from WPBakery now made a post on the thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/internet...ml#post9371239
Michael is here... from WPBakery. First of all I would like to thank everyone who supports me in this situation. I will try to sum up everything. What Vas is doing is illegal and he puts a lot of people in very compromised position.
So why it is illegal?
1) There's no license on CodeCanyon that will allow you to simply combine multiple plugins together and sell them as "uber cool unique product". If you zipped them together, doesn't make you an author.
3) You have stolen images from our description page and are using them on your sales page. I've never, gave my permission to anyone to use them. We designed them for our own purposes. They are not in the zip file you download from CodeCanyon, you simply stolen them.
4) In your video, you are using parts from videos that are available in our Video academy, again, there are released under the license which doesn't allow commercial use. So again, you stolen them.
5) In private emails to you. I wrote: "I'm not giving you my permission to use WPBakery name in your wildcat venture. And please don't think that we are partners... We will never be partners - trust me." Why the heck you still refer to our "collaboration"? And put our good name in compromised position?
Vas is screaming on every corner that he's doing it all legally and with support from us. BS! Vas is lying... It doesn't matter how bad you want it to be legal, it still not!