Posts by Bebel

602 posts Themes and Graphics
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Bebel
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I don’t get the new fee structure. Will I earn the same amount per sell or less or more? Super confused…

602 posts Themes and Graphics
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Bebel
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I would guess 80% is rejected. But just a guess.

602 posts Themes and Graphics
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Bebel
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Hey,

Seems like a regular update with all pros and cons ;) we are in general more excited about new features than afraid of the work related to updating our themes. I am really looking forward for the plans for mobile in wp 4.x… :)

602 posts Themes and Graphics
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Bebel
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They respond within 72 hours for sure, ha ;)

602 posts Themes and Graphics
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Bebel
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Hey man,

You need to buy a buddy press theme then. Just browse for it here on the marketplace and you will find plenty of options.

602 posts Themes and Graphics
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Bebel
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Hey,

It’s a 30/100. You won’t make this theme being accepted by tf. Keep improving and maybe team up with a designer and you can make it next time ;)

602 posts Themes and Graphics
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Bebel
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On a more serious note ( in contrast of my previous post )

In my opinion – the only way for authors to keep improving and supporting items is to sell themes on a subscription basis. New devices come out, new Wordpress versions, new browsers with new problems, etc. etc. – the only way to keep supporting items ( and doing customer support ) is with a recurring fee to access updates and support (in other words – to keep your purchase code valid).

This approach would let me:
  1. Improve my item on a regular basis ( Improve doesn’t mean ‘mo options, ‘mo features. Improve as in cleaner code, optimize and test on more devices, etc. )
  2. Keep supporting the item (again – not “forced/expected/mandatory support”, but actual genuine support)

Customers would buy a “re-subscription” and that would mean that I could eventually make more sales and help us keep motivated to improve our existing themes instead of “rushing” to build a new one. This is the actual problem in my opinion and one that I’ve been thinking about on how to solve for a while now. The current model isn’t sustainable – we always need to “build the next big thing” in order to keep sales going instead of being able to focus on what we already have.
When you think about it – every reasonable piece of software out there charges again for updates. Support is always free. ( ScreenFlow, Tower, Sublime Text, Kaleidoscope, 1Password, – just a few apps that I’ve “upgraded” recently to keep up to date )


Norris

A gem between all the comments :)

602 posts Themes and Graphics
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Bebel
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Hi guys ... Last but certainly not least is to remind everyone that one of the key goals of this change is to reduce the amount of support work for the majority of authors. We strongly believe reducing the unsustainable lifetime support that many authors provide down to 6 months will help a lot. Being far clearer with buyers about the definition of support and its acceptable use along with managing their expectations through the site and purchasing experience will go even further.

We won’t have an exact definition of support and its acceptable use straight away, so we’re definitely keen to hear your thoughts on both of these.

Thanks again for your feedback so far.

Hey, thanks for tuning in.

I appreciate the goal to reduce the amount of support work for authors but from our own experience and from what I read here in the comments the 6 month period and 72 h respond time etc. won’t help. I will not repeat the reasons as they have been written down more than once.

If you r e a l l y want to help us how about you put those plans on hold and start a discussion about how support etc. should be handled? It might take a while but at least you could create something authors could actually agree on. Sometimes I have the feeling you guys are too afraid to have an actual discussion and come out with the real arguments for your decisions :-)

602 posts Themes and Graphics
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Bebel
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It is silly asking for 72 h support when you guys can’t manage the same support with a million dollar business on your side ;)

I do assume Envato tried to do something that is beneficial for all sides but this seems like a not well thought through move. You should have started a discussion on the forums asking authors what we believe would be good or not. That might be much more work and much more inefficient but I guess it should be worth it.

so,

+1

602 posts Themes and Graphics
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Bebel
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Hey,

the theme simply isn’t good enough for the marketplace yet, you need to keep working on it. There are many design flaws:

Contact page: why all of a sudden green strokes around the input fields? Why is one of those thicker than the others?

Social icons in footer: on mouse over the color doesn’t go over the whole icon – there are still white spots

Posts: http://demo.artemix.ir/hope/slaags-recent-educational-trips/ image’s spacing is off and the main body text’s spacing is off too. Read some tutorials on typography and spacing and you see how to improve here!

The theme is also missing many many features. Compare your theme with other submissions from the Blog category – you have to be at least as good as the latest submission!

The site is missing for example:

  • google maps on contact page
  • contact page variations
  • portfolio
  • gallery
  • post and page variations: full width, left sidebar, right sidebar
  • custom post types for video and audio etc.

It seems like you have talent but you have to learn more about design and then code a more complex theme. With a bit of practice you will do just fine!

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