Try FTP , it should work. You have to unzip the folder and make sure that it’s only the theme folder that’s uploaded. Most (if not all) downloaded themes have the actual theme folder inside the zipped folder and many users mistakenly attempt to upload the original downloaded zipped folder via Wordpress and therefore get the error.
Wow, I was just thinking that same thing a few minutes ago and coming from both veteran TF authors and new, for example Kriesi’s new BroadScope and DM Themes CircloSquero (which looks like a runaway success).
How are you uploading- via Wordpress or by FTP ?
P.S. Serious stuff aside, maybe the one thing you got right was the girl in the red bikini
OMG , you have to be joking. I’m a theme buyer but they’re absolutely right my friend. Credit to you that you’ve put in many hours of hard work but in my opinion this is so not up to TF standards. Where do I start- the fonts, the layout, the menu itself. You say ‘oodles of options’, where are they? How can I demo them? Are there any shortcodes, alternative home pages, skins, backgrounds, social media links etc.?
I’m sorry, but if you put this alongside Periodic theme or Link by wearepixel8 and peerapong the difference will be clear. Options are great but if the theme’s overall look is sub-par then the options won’t matter. As a theme buyer I go for the look first to determine if the theme will be a good fit for my client, then I check the features hoping all are there. If not, I ask for them or try to live with them, or look for another theme until I find a compromise.
My advice is to go back to the drawing board in Photoshop or have a designer create one for you, then slice it up and add your options.
Who is Kriesi on TF? Hello!!!!
I imagine angels singing whenever Kriesi is mentioned .
They’re talking about his new BroadScope theme.
As an exclusive buyer I have to agree with you. I make it a point of browsing the documentation and comments of a theme for 2 reasons: first so I can find the solution I’m looking for so I can quickly move on, and second, so I don’t look stupid when the answer was already there.
I would like to add that I’ve observed that many questions are from Wordpress newbies who are still in their creeping phase and not able to figure out small problems that a more experienced user would. It’s no fault of their own as I was one such novice myself and still learning too, but I see how they can take out their frustrations on the author.
Personally I wouldn’t mind a system to have a confirmation that they we’ve read the documentation- provided that the documentation is top notch to begin with.
Yes buyers react negatively but by far, for me, the author who best absorbs and deflects negative criticism (and he has so many great themes) is Feleep and he’s always chipper even when reprimanding, ha!
Hi all, I recently have had clients who are not yet ready for full fledged E-Commerce but need instead the functionality without the checkout process, i.e. a ‘catalog’ mode. What’s the best approach, is it simply a case of using a portfolio theme to achieve this, or using E-Commerce themes and disabling the checkout feature?
Granted it would be better to use an E-Commerce theme without the checkout if the client has real plans to upgrade in the near future, but for clients who simply want to display their products maybe the portfolio themes will do? If it’s the latter case there are so much more Portfolio templates than E-Commerce on TF, my job would be heck of a lot easier!
I agree with cippo, for what’s described my minimum would be $500 US. The lowest I charge for a basic 5 page Wordpress themed site is $300.
As a theme buyer, in addition to what Jeff said, I always look at the attitude of the author in the comments about his/her theme, how much they are listening to their customers, accepting feedback and answering questions, replying to feature requests and being an all around good sport without being a doormat to ridiculous requests.
There are quite a few authors on TF who display this attitude and it’s no wonder they continue to do well and I’ll look at their new work first before I go taking a chance on a new author.
For a brand new author with a small portfolio, I ALWAYS look at the comments to assess their attitude and would take a chance on them as long as the theme fits my needs.