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Gareth_Gillman says

WordPress themes are $40+, you bought a HTML template which isn’t WordPress compatible, you will need to contact support, get a refund on your purchase then buy the WordPress version

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Gareth_Gillman says

Yeah seems so, Ticksy is reporting the verification isn’t working

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Gareth_Gillman says

Have a look at the Elite page for the cool benefits, the others are new badges, new banners on your profile page (item by elite author) and you feel satisfaction in you have done a good job

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Gareth_Gillman says

Graphic & Motion Designer

Media designer

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Gareth_Gillman says

P.S. Oh and a reply to @Gareth_Gillman. Who would buy the theme without page builder and complain that there’s no page builder in it? :) Exactly!

Only 1 persons has in my case, but it wasn’t a complaint more of a “will you be adding VC”, I personally hate them and refuse to buy a theme with them, the ones I have bought with page builders I have found are poorly coded, poorly implemented and a resource hog on the server.

I do need to check out some of Tom’s themes though, not had the need yet.

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Support take around 5-7 days to respond due to the number of tickets they get

In your downloads section do you have flatsome or flux in there, could it be that you made a mistake and bought the wrong theme.

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Guys stop talking bullshit. People are buying themes with Composer or other page builders because they are convenient. Yes, they can be buggy and the output code is far from being beautiful or perfect. Nobody cares. Page builders are much more convenient than messing with old-school text shortcodes.

I do the support for an elite author and in 200+ tickets I have sorted for them, how many people have asked why the themes don’t have pagebuilder?

1 person, that’s in nearly 10k of sales, you ask most buyers why they bought your theme, it won’t be because it’s got a page builder, it will be down to the design or features, page builder is a buzz word and most buyers won’t even know what one is let alone how to use it!

A saying I use a lot for my clients is KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid – page builders are not simple or easy to use, they are a pain in the backside for users and authors.

If a theme needs a page builder then there is something wrong with the theme, a theme shouldn’t need to use a page builder for the user to build the site how they want, it should come straight out of the box.

The author I do support for has revolution slider, has multiple layout and extra bits like columns, the theme uses an admin panel so the user can turn the item on or off, uses theme sections to build each “part”.

When I was looking at building themes for TF I was going to go down the VC route but now I won’t as there are far better ways to build content for the site.

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Gareth_Gillman says

can be. I just do not understand why the author refuses to create a template for wp

There can be a large number of reasons including:

- time, the themes may only be a hobby and doesn’t have the time with their full time job to be able to do it

- experience – they may not know WP well and have no intention of learning it (see above)

- need – they can’t see the need for a WP version and don’t want to dedicate months of work for little return.

If the author refuses then you have 2 choices:

1) Build it yourself (not that difficult but a lot of time needed)

2) Pay someone to do it for you

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I personally hate VC / page builders, they are so buggy (from my experience), they aren’t easily moved from install to install and just aren’t very user friendly.

I can see the benefit for people new to WP but a theme shouldn’t need to rely on a page builder to make the content look nice, it should be the same with or without the editor (using shortcodes).

I don’t even think that most buyers want or need a page builder, it’s just the current buzz word and they think they want it to seem like they are upto the latest trend.

Page builders should be used as an extension to a theme not to be the actual theme.

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By default they do e.g. http://themeforest.net/item/scene-magazine-theme-for-wordpress/full_screen_preview/8987445 but one of 2 things happened:

1) You Envato bar was closed (which then goes to the authors website)

2) The author is overriding the Envato bar to go straight to their site (it’s better for browsing imho).

The Envato bar includes the buy link and most themes will include it somewhere as well, but it’s not always visible.

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