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Why do you need Envato to implement this for you? We have been offering premium (paid) support for months, no need for Envato to be involved here…

Because i do not know there intentions, if they decide to implement it they could forbid us selling our own service in this manor, so if this is something that is coming in near future i would rather wait for there decision.

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Yes and if envato abandoned this plan we would start to offer it on our own

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Just wanted to ask about it a bit since from those burning debates it all went quite.

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Well May went to hell to be honest… last two weeks last month started to pick-up and now this week again it all went down hill.

Interesting stat that from when we started sales were quite stable and you could have predicted income quite well then from last year it all went downhill. Noticed one thing that being among the first in a certain niche is not really a way to go. Wait a bit then copy the hell out of it and of course improve it watch trends do some research and you are set to go.

I was the one that believed into multipurpose themes then went to niche now days i see that i guess multipurpose are the only one’s manageable, if you hit top list with one of them you are there in most cases to stay.

Lets be honest competition is big so you have to slave quite hard to get somewhere and to be honest not all will. I think market is getting over saturated, for clients its great, a lot of choice but for us its becoming a nightmare, you get items having from high sales to low sales and those that are high sooner or later go down but you have to support all of them but sales do not grow as you have a lot of items those days are over.

So guys an advice if you do not have payable premium support do not go to quantity. In the end it will grow over your head.

That’s just my 50cents.

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Buy host outside of India… :)

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Hello, i really doubt envato will give you your money back, authors have the right to remove the item from sales and stop supporting it. An example Microsoft stopped supporting and updating Win XP and they will not give you your money back wont they?

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Do you have a contract?

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Agreed, I am not against expanding on a niche. But this is a normal thing there are only such a number of different kind of construction theme designs that will pass with buyers once 2 or 3 different hit, everything else is relatively more or less the same, maybe enhanced and fine tuned.

To be honest, since we are among those first 3 of construction themes, it blew me away how construction themes are selling even those that are not in most popular any more. There are some unique ones but some are just well hmm…

To get back to the point all i was saying is that coding the way wordpress was intended to be it’s just not possible with everything that comes with these themes.

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My suggestion is to get as close as you can to the type of theme/niche you need/want. So if you are looking for a Magazine theme get a magazine theme or a blog theme.

People tend to get a huge theme that has everything and they use 10% of those features, why?

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Just posted this there…..

I do not know how many of you guys actually had experience with themeforest themes customers, but i can tell you the amount of extremely intellectually challenged questions/support tickets we get is mind blowing. And we are not even close to the top authors. People just want the theme to do anything and everything and have tons of plugins and the theme to be compatible with every plugin they manage to find our there. Over 50% of support issues rise of the people that do not even know how to use wordpress and we are left to educate them, why you may ask? Well because otherwise they would rate us bad, comment bad etc. And if even 1% of these users were in that poll it’s to much! Now about tf themes being on worpdress theme repository, well majority of wordpress.org themes would NOT come close to be accepted on design standard’s on themeforest.

I agree some thing should be done differently, but keep in mind when trying to actually earn money to eat, thing’s do change.

I urge someone to make a theme with everything packed that tf most popular themes have and do it properly, included the design itself and flexible enough so clients can make things “fly out of the screen an scratch there bottoms” if they wish.

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