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vahid Staff says

I hope the USD is doing well against the… wait, what is the currency in Russia? Of course, the Ruble.

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vahid Staff says

vahid, you mention price reviews, those will be price increases, right?

Well… maybe apart from yours :-)

Seriously, I’ll need to double check, but I don’t think any item price has fallen.

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vahid Staff says

Long overdue update on this project:

Snow has been cleared from the desk following KL and we’ve seen movement again on this project. Yup, we attached skis! :-)

New pricing structure finalised, each reviewers each reviewed entire wp library, results merged together with some controversial items under going a further price review due. A final new price has been selected for each of the 1700+ WP themes. We’ve drafted the notes post and now finalising details with the review, support, community and dev teams. We normally have our marketplace meeting on Wed mornings (Melbourne time) so we’ll be checking over details and a dev (I think Lucas) will be coding up actual import of the .csv file with all the changes. I’ll get another update either tomorrow or Thursday indicating when the change will go through.

This has probably been one of the most thorough price reviews we’ve ever done. I certainly never through it would take this long. :-S I guess that means our next price update (no idea what or when) can only get faster. Right?

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vahid Staff says

<feeling of someone walking on my grave>Its late at night.</grave>

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vahid Staff says

Hey guys – the reviewers did their job long ago. Unfortunately its been stuck on my desk which has been snowed under since the KL meeting over the last 2 weeks. Yes literally there is a meter (or 3 feet in the old system) of snow on my desk. Really. 1 meter from hot and humid KL :-)

Thanks for harassing me about this! I’ll be looking over the data and then we’ll schedule the price changes to kick in.

Have I been vague about timing… yes somewhat. I don’t want to break another promise :-P

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vahid Staff says

I’m so sorry Ivor – that kinda came out wrong. :-D

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vahid Staff says

Hi Everyone – I think this is a case of where I should have piped up earlier. Sorry for keeping quiet on this for a little too long.

I just checked my archival system (aka gmail search) and the team began to consider reviewing how we price items in the WordPress category as of 29 February. Bless the leap year for giving us extra time to look at these important issues!! :-)

Since changing the price on items on this category has a dramatic affect on so many of our members we’ve been taking this very carefully – reviewing data and getting lots of internal input.

For historical reasons we’ve ended up in a situation where virtually all items get priced at $30-$35. The same price since we first launched ThemeForest. But now, as many of you have rightly pointed out, we have some amazing items including features borrowed straight out of the Starship Enterprise (like the teleporter :-)

We tried initially to merely tweak our current pricing but after the last weekend we threw hands up and decided it just wont cut it. So we’ve decided to throw it all out and start again.

Jarel and his ninja team of WordPress reviewers will be systematically combing and trawling through the entire library of 1600 items over the next several days reviewing each item inorder to determine a new price based on our updated pricing system. We’ll then be cross checking the results to ensure we don’t end up with any glaring discrepancies across the library.

Yes. I admit it. Our reviewers are only mortals. There will be some inconsistencies – never fear we will beat them out with a frying pan. :-)

So with luck there will be a Notes post alerting our community of the change (including all the juicy details I seem to have somehow neglected to add here) by the end of the month.

Ok – back to finding that theme with the teleporter function. If only search allowed you to filter for items with the ‘teleport’ attribute. Sigh. :-O

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vahid Staff says
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vahid Staff says

Hey folks,

I want to reassure everyone that payments WILL go through as per normal.

Same as last month. Same as last year.

One of the development team (Pete) is current having a look. While I don’t have technical details at this point it appears to be a bug related to day-light savings which just ended (Winter is coming) here on the East side of Australia.

We’ll have updates as they come through for those of you that are fascinated by this type of thing.

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vahid Staff says

Just recalled this thread and went to try those two searches again.

Trucks – 15 pages vs 4 pages now before the spiky pineapples show their face.

Isolated Trucks – 4 pages vs 1 page before they appear.

So – the library vol has helped (x2.5 larger) as well as some tweaks to search. We’ll be working further improvements to search starting around May-ish but I think that might be more around the faceted search though there will likely be some improvements to relevancy.

Lots to do!

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