We’ve been reading all your feedback over recent days. We’re really sorry that we didn’t do wider consulting before posting the new requirements. It’s one of our priorities to improve our comms and feedback with the community, and it’s clear in retrospect we could have done better here!
The guys are busy reviewing the requirements based on your feedback, as well as clarifying requirements where you’ve had questions. We are also looking at timelines to make sure any changes the requirements impose on your new items are very reasonable. You should hear from us within days on this.
It’s really important to us that we do not negatively impact your existing theme sales. We will not be reviewing existing items for at least six months, and when we do there will be plenty of warning, a lengthy transition period, minimal downtime and lots of support from the Review team.
Our goal as always is to serve you in the best way we can. We reckon clarifying WP theme requirements will ultimately do that, with your input, as well as ensuring ThemeForest stays the best in the business
Thanks for your patience, and watch this space for amended requirements and reasonable timelines for new item requirements soon…Helen
So existing themes will have a 6 months grace period. Wouldn’t that be an advantage?
So themes already released with tons of shortcodes and other features will clearly have a longer period to gain sales, over the new ones who will just have to see the impact of the new standard.
Why not use a 6 month grace period for all themes( released or future releases). Details:
Let’s say you get a start date like 1st of August 2013 and until 1st of February 2014 you will approve and also send notices to users to update to the future standard. So if an author releases a theme and it is approved but doesn’t meets the future standard you will send them notices to do that until 1st of February 2014.
Therefore you are creating equal chances for everyone.
I don’t think they will give you the name in a public forum. Anyway you should ask the support for names and such.
Although this is a common problem we all face, my suggestion is don’t take it seriously.
I have followed this post, and honestly i find the theme + plugin method very risky. A question for staff:
What will stop a buyer to reuse the plugin’s we create for a certain theme into another?
Does anyone think that buyers will consider that clause 9 in regular license forbids that? I think that is rubbish as you can’t verify a buyer to see if that clause is respected.
Even now, there are users that buy a theme and use it 3 or 4 times without buying additional regular license.
My two cents, consider very carefully the steps you take with the changes you want, cause my guess is you will see the effect on the market sales. ( hopefully this will not affect us too much and not on long term, but i am sure it will do damages )
Usually when we go on the Earnings Page and click on any month, we will see each day of that month and the number of sales per day.
Now it seems that it doesn’t work. Was this feature removed?
PS: Tested on Firefox and Chrome( Win 7 and Win 8 )
KingDog I do apologize and I kindly ask you to close/lock this thread.
I never understood why the big authors are so rare in replies on the forum. Now i figured out why.
After spending time and thinking about it i consider that i find that the best decision is to not file a DMCA and not punish anyone. If i am right then in the end the number of sales will prove it.
As the final message to this thread: I apologize to all authors that i have might offended and wish you all a wonderful life and an amazing upcoming new year!
I cannot tell you how sad I am right now
First of all, these type of accusations should not be posted on the item wall, dragging me, Themeforest, the community and Mediacreed themselves through the mud. It is beyond unprofessional.
Second, I have NOT copied anything from Mediacreed’s amazing Synergy template, the themes have some similarities, but they serve the exact same purpose, and are of the same style. For instance, why would I move the sidebar to the right or top, just for the sake of it, not to be accused of?
There are tons of completely different features and styles between the themes, Synergy is HTML5, Asgard is not. Asgard is crawlable, Synergy, I assume, is not. The inner pages are completely different, I have masonry layouts, Synergy doesn’t.
And honestly, I have seen tens of themes like these two, even on Themeforest, cannot see why all the fuss is about, resolving to some members like Virtuti directly abusing them! That is beyond spiteful, to say the least.
Finally, even if there was an issue, this is between Mediacreed and me, nothing to do with others, if they feel so affended, they can sue me, I will support my work, I have worked tons of hours on this, and will not tolerate such accusations.
And last of all, Mediacreed, you have even purchased my theme (I have NOT purchased Synergy), check every bit of my code, I am sure you won’t find anything similar, I have developed this for scratch. End of story.
PS: Ben Sheppard is a friend on Facebook, he is not an affiliate or anything, he simply gave feedback through the development progress.Nikos
Dear copy user,
I did not contact virtuti. You are very wrong. Virtuti did what she thought and she posted her own opinion.
Also KBR Media posted his own opinion. Now it is clear to me that you used Synergy as a reference and tried the easy way by copying as much as possible.
How is that the Gallery Preview is the same, How is that Portfolio Preview is the same( except the buttons ) Show me another template like that pretty please.
Anyway as i posted on my comment:
<quote>But you did flagged my comment. Why?
You didn’t copied the code but the design and look and animations you already did.
Anyway the item will prove if it is worth it. There is a compensation law in life. How you do is how you receive. Life and buyers will give you exactly what you deserve.
Good Luck with sales. See you in 1 week.
mediacreed saidYou’re concentrating on the wrong things now. Don’t let this control your life and the way you use your precious time.
Seriously thinking to make an outside website for this.
Yes you are very right. I won’t concentrate this, believe me that i will make it just for fun and i will have fun while doing it. Will i do it now? No
Will i do it this month? No. But there will be a time when i will have enough of this copy users and believe me that authors will gather and will have enough of them.
Thank you for your opinion!
There should be an option for items, something like a title “Shameful clone of the original theme: ORIGINAL_THEME_LINK ”. Thing activated after valid complains are filled.
+1000 You have made my day with that suggestion. Seriously thinking to make an outside website for this.