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Monkify says

Who is flagging all of these posts? :|

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Monkify says

Now we have one more thread to exaggerate the role of ratings and comments. I feel safer as long as everything is public / minimal which exists as of now.

Clearly you don’t care to improve if you feel it’s even possible to exaggerate the role of ratings and comments. There’s always room for improvement and if you’re not always improving your work, you’ll be left behind at some point.

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Monkify says

I think virtuti’s a bit on the harsh side.. But my advice would be to design something for a specific usage in mind and then add different features onto it after that. If you have something specific in mind, you’ll know what content will be useful and what won’t. Designing all of the content in “lorem ipsum” and laying it out before knowing what content you want will end badly.

So perhaps “redesign” for an existing business and then afterwards convert it into a theme. It will be much more inspirational and unique this way.

Good luck!

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Monkify says

Me and my partner are working on a sort of “content pack” that we’ll simply add to every theme we create with custom widgets (ie. calendar, lists, etc.). We’re curious what you (the customer) feel is important in terms of widgets and small shortcodes for any theme you purchase. Or what you feel could be useful (such as a custom Twitter widget).

I’m sure all authors could benefit from this :)

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Monkify says

Pretty much all of the best selling themes had tons of features to start. Most of your publicity will be the first month of releasing a theme, so it’s best for it to be top notch and note-worthy from day one.

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Monkify says

ThemeForest sets a price, but you can contact them to get it raised/lowered if you feel like they may have misjudged your themes quality/features.

Also expect to get denied the first time. There always seems to be something that they want you to improve/change. Hope for the best, expect the worst. :)

The release date depends on when they review and approve it. It’s hard enough to predict when they’ll review it, so I’d make sure everything is as good as possible before submitting. That way if they deny, it will most likely be a small issue that you can fix and re-submit the same day or next day. That will make it a bit easier to attempt releasing it with a more accurate time frame.

Good luck with your theme and sales!

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Monkify says




I have all of the ” A State Of Trance ” Podcasts. Literally, all of them! So, I just put them on shuffle! Last but not least, Radio21. A local dance radio in our country. But to be honest, i’d rather watch a movie. Works much better with my head. :P

What kind of movie?

Sometimes I watch movies too. Yesterday, for instance, I watched a Discovery Channel’s documentary, it was “Next World” episode. Really inspiring. :P

Well mate, to be honest. It doesn’t matter. I usually just let them play on the second screen and ignore them completely. Mostly need to see it two or three times to get what’s happening. But it’s far better than just working without anything else.

Don’t get me wrong, I truly love coding and my job, but sometimes, it’s mind wrecking! So a movie in the background, some good music in the background, anything to wonder off to for a minute or two from time to time is more than welcome! I work more efficiently this way, I’m not stressed when working, and my work quality is greatly improved in the end! :D

Wow! When I’m working, I can’t leave from my keyboard. It seems that I loose my inspiration/concentration. I don’t know. I’m looking for something to help me to study/work better – but it is hard.

By the way, do you have an idea to help me?

My suggestion would be to make your workspace into only for working. If you go into a space that you only ever work at and nothing else, you’re more prone to working. So it helps by eliminating distractions whenever you want to work.

I’d also get in the habit of making daily goals and a strict routine if you really find it hard to focus. That way you’ve got a concrete plan in mind of what needs done for the day and you’re a lot more likely to get it done.

Music or anything else really doesn’t have much to do with it. Certain things can just make it more enjoyable while you do it.

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Monkify says


My question is somewhat relevant. How do you guys deal with people removing the “design by me”?

Well, in this case all support questions are referred to the ‘designer of the theme’.

Just kidding :-)

Many theme buyers are professionals who create websites for their clients. I don’t mind if they change the copyright. They paid for the template, and they can do whatever they want with it.

So long as they don’t actually e-mail you asking how to remove it haha. Good luck on getting me to respond to that one.

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Monkify says

Very odd that they removed the theme with so many sales and also took down support and seemingly no news on it, or if they plan to setup their own theme provider website.

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Monkify says

Congrats Enabled, welcome to the family. :)

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