We’ve only been using stock themes over the past couple of years, however this has become almost unavoidable as stock themes are flooding the market, leaving small web companies no option but to include themes in their business model for clients with smaller budgets.
I see. Actually with this quote I actually was refering to the few authors I noticed around the forums here on Themeforest as I discussed. Although it applies to buyers as well I think. Marketplace term and conditions are clear. And on the subject: Not all buyers are bad fish also most of the authors are really great (at least the ones I bought from). But next to buyers and authors (aka sellers) we all are people, with different personalities, from different countries . When there are issues, some tend to get too emotional, buyers and authors. My tip to all for what it’s worth: Try to seperate the issue (the what) from the way it’s addressed (the how).
ChapterThemes said+1 Fully agreed. However I think it’s good to discuss as long it’s discussed in a proper manner. We need each other and can learn from each other, but actually this applies on life itself or am I getting to deep and off-topic now?
If you don’t like the concept of stock items choose a different business model
I do agree with everything you’ve said. But the quote above also ( if not mostly ) applies to the buyers – not as much the authors. It’s a stock market – you buy, you use as is – no support required, but from most still supplied. A stock market has items with which a buyer should know how to be used ( WP install, theme activation – just the basics ). In the end there’s always one bottom line: authors do not have to give support – it’s a stock market. Allthough it’s better that they do.
Anyway, i’ll just do my best to give good support up to a certain level. For some i even do a little extra because they have some kind of nice enthusiasm which makes me want to help a person a bit extra.
And as soon a buyer gets unreasonable every whatever way, i stop supporting them.I also find it’s time to stop these buyers/author/support discussion – allthough i fully understand a buyer or an author wants to start one once in a while. But most of these discussions always start because of extreme cases that don’t happen very often. So i think it would be best to just stop complaining from both sides – Because in the end, we all need each other
“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.” - Edmund Burke+1
You do realise buyers view these forums as well? The amount of customer slagging off I read on these forums makes me question why I buy from Themeforest authors sometimes.also +1
Some buyers are just unreasonable. This has not directly to do with their lack of knowledge but more to do with their personality. A lack of knowledge and skill can be reduced if they are wiling to learn and accept from others. I can imagine that you do not want these people as your customer (I know I wouldn’t) and therefor want this additional control to ‘un-customer’ them. On the other quote, I also read the forums a lot. I know from some (but certainly not all, in fact a minority i think) authors on here I will never buy just because of the attitude they have towards us buyers. They really should reconsider to put their items on here. They call buyers web-assemblers as if we are all alike. It’s not. If you don’t like the concept of stock items choose a different business model
For what it’s worth: I was able to visit your item demo without problems from the iPhone
Fantastic! Thank you all for sharing, very useful.
http://www.bluevertigo.com.ar Great design resource
http://www.dhteumeuleu.com/index Gerard, a true artist
http://www.copyscape.com to see if someone uses your content
https://www.manymo.com/emulators android simulator (it is VERY very slow, but still….)
Some of these I mentioned before in different threads but thought they could use some extra attention
Following message appears on the iPhone:”This website is currently in maintenance mode.” Also website is not accessible on desktop iMac
Lets be fair, DMCA is the only proper way and so it costs little pain equally for everyone involved (including Envato). However from Envato’s side, there is a way to drastically reduce internal copy-cats. If Envato asks for identity proof to become an author, 90% of copy-cats wont even open their accounts. Problem solved.
As a buyer I’d say yes it does up to a certain level. The quality / exclusivity of an item is one factor. Trust is the other one. And creating more trust can be accomplished by branding (among other thing depending on the business you are in; support for example)
Does anybody know a CMS theme or rather a plugin (WP, Joomla, Drupal, Concrete5 etc) where it’s possible to set a user specific admin panel? Does such thing exist? Or is it even possible?
I know it’s possible to set user roles f.i. in Wordpress. But these a very generic if you know what I mean. Lately I noticed that often more people within an organisation request some kind of authorisation to the admin panel (for any reason or purpose & in comparison with a few years back). Some need to do full website editing and some just want to write or even update a picture or the slider or….whatever they want to do in the backend.
However not everybody who has access to the backend is a digital native or is just scared to press on a wrong button. And that’s when they do actually press a wrong button I know that in custom CMS systems this would be possible because of the customized programming. But I was wondering if the same effect could be accomplished in an open source platform fired up with any (themeforest) theme. All tips, feedback and philosophies are welcome. Thanks!!