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Dream-Theme says


From the author perspective: without shortcodes it’s impossible to implement complex layouts. All themes will be simple blog templates. Like it or not, but if you (as a buyer) want multifunctional themes – you’ll have to live with shortcodes.
No,

Page builder and shortcodes are different. Visual Composer is not a truly page builder. It’s tool use shortcodes.

My page builder and I think there are some page builders will not use shortcodes. All layouts , widget data will be save to post meta and when loading frontend , it will get post meta and display the correct layout with widgets.

Also my page builder will not save anything to post content (the shortcode saved directly to post content ). It mean it will display custom layout + widgets if editor used page builder. If the theme was deactivated, it will display post content.

That’s the way my page builder will not make the page content being clutter when use theme or not.

The point is : there are some authors think page builder built by shortcodes. Because they think visual composer is standard . However the page builder could be build without shortcode and post content. Visual composer is not standard,it’s nightmare and bad product for who can build a simple page builder.

I have to disagree. [As far as I reckon] You are saving page structure in some proprietary format. Be it .XML or any other thing all you do is safe same stuff with different code. While shortcodes are native to WordPress. From this perspective they are much more save and reliable.

And, sorry, but you have no moral right to say:

Visual composer is not standard, it’s [and so on]

Moreover saying such things about your/our fellow authors work is inappropriate and prohibited by this forums rules. Please consider removing this bit of your post. Thanks!

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Dream-Theme says

From the author perspective: without shortcodes it’s impossible to implement complex layouts. All themes will be simple blog templates. Like it or not, but if you (as a buyer) want multifunctional themes – you’ll have to live with shortcodes.

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Dream-Theme says


Also it is biggest junk yard with pirated content, porn, etc.
looks like the description of the internet :)

True! :D Yet you’re probably have not seen VK from inside.

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Dream-Theme says

Also it is biggest junk yard with pirated content, porn, etc. We’re not adding it to our themes only because of it.

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Dream-Theme says

Don’t waste you money – buy an iPad. I know what I’m talking about since we use various devices to test our themes.

All android tablets are utterly sucks.

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Dream-Theme says

+1

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Dream-Theme says

@All,

Looking at few pages of discussion, looks like our time wasted with self centered suggestions and attacks :|

ok!

Agree! Sorry for being part of it. I’m off.

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Dream-Theme says

Actually I meant that you might,ve been 2 or 1 have the changes been introduced :). So the proposed changes should affect positively all new items regardless of their position in the top weekly.

Honestly I doubt that it wold change things that much. I have what I believe to be a good understanding of why different themes in TOP 10 are in their places. Number of sales is very important but not the exceptional key factor. I’m referring to Kriesi again – he already described situation earlier in this thread.

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Dream-Theme says


... I’ve shown you couple of absolutely new items that got to Top 10.

Why should these items settle with the position the have? They may be higher in the ranks if the traffic distribution has been more balanced and the changes we are discussing have been introduced.

Please stop pointing to new items that have success and made it to the top weekly charts. Their sales are undermined as well by the current flows of the site. So how do you feel being number one or two :)?

If those files are good enough they will end up even higher next week!

And why should I “stop pointing to new items that have success and made it to the top weekly charts”? because it proves somebody wrong? :)

> So how do you feel being number one or two :)?

Actually it’s 3. It’s cool, but tough. Because you need to evolve fast to stay there. Much faster that you do before initial theme release.

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Dream-Theme says

Look I’ve been selling here since 2007, I saw ActiveDen start from nothing, to something huge.. and as the top seller there I experienced all the flaws and learnt how they work in my favor. The exact same thing applies to TF.. except TF is much larger than AD ever was. I’m probably the only ELITE who will speak openly about the flaws, because the marketplace I was on is now dead, otherwise anyone else who is Elite and selling well, will keep quiet and point out other reasons why new authors struggle to have good sales.

I’m not saying that you are completely wrong. I’m also not saying that all is fine on ThemeForest. I just don’t agree that things are THAT bad. I also consider some of your ideas as too radical. That’s it.

P.S.: In the authors quiz that took place some weeks ago (about the Elite program) I mentioned that there’s lack of communication between Envato and authors. And that it’s not the best time for new author on TF, because your item can be buried beneath low quality clones.

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