Fillerspace, is the approach I indicated also acceptable? If I incorporate the html as a static page then the page would also have the elements of the theme. As it is the landing page is completely different which I want to keep. Actually the landing page I’ll be using is the Esperto Landing Page from TemplateSquare.
Some guidance please: what’s the best way to use an HTML landing page I bought with links to different pages in my Wordpress theme? My client has a few divisions and I found a nice landing page that can then direct visitors to the respective pages.
The way I see it is to create an index.html for as the landing page while still configuring the index.php as the home page, but I’m not sure of the implications of this by having two active index pages.
Please advise on best practice. Thanks.
Thank you for pointing out Duotive’s theme. I’ve been overwhelmed with the new releases and I missed it. Now to find a client for it…Great job, refreshing.
As with any theme. I prefer all the bells and whistles be made available so I may choose what I want (actually my client) and leave the rest. That way I spend my time adding content instead of wondering how to get the functionality I desire- though it wouldn’t really get to that point, for as Fillerspace rightly pointed out, if the options are limited I just won’t buy it.
Authors must aim for the widest cross-section of buyers so they won’t have to waste time responding to feature requests.
I can’t remember how I found TF but it is the site where I’ve put down stakes and call home. There’s never a dull moment- from the forums where I love to read the professional banter of authors with all badges between each other and also with us buyers- to the Wordpress daily theme releases which these days just keep getting better.
I started out web designing on the side but now make a living with it full-time. There’s never a dull moment there too- meeting new clients by day, then configuring their websites by night.
One client who answered my running classified ad for a website kept asking me what else do I do. I thought he meant like email marketing, graphic design etc., but he wanted to give me a job. I’m sure I’m among the few people who’s found a job he loves because I haven’t worked a day since started doing this full time as I don’t get nervous on Sunday night!
Oh, and I told the client I don’t want to answer to a boss and don’t want a job so he said come in once a week if I want to and work from home when I want to, which is what I’m doing when I have the time. Pinch me, I must be dreaming!
Thanks Tonvie, as a matter of fact I’ve been intimidated with Magento so maybe it’s about time I face my fear. I’ll contact RaviG soon.
Niche categories have a better chance for long-term sales. Just look at the restaurant, church, fashion, etc. categories. They just have a handful of themes each. ThemeForest should encourage authors to create themes for these categories, maybe in exchange for a higher commission or some other incentive.
This is the 2nd time Ive seen fillerspace make this observation. The first time I procrastinated in commenting and the inclination passed but I have to agree. There was another thread in which I made the same observation about the need for niche themes like church and someone replied that there is no such need as it’s easy to swap images an customize almost any theme for such niche purposes.
Authors should also be observing the great percentage of buyers on TF who are not Wordpress experts by any stretch and who would rather have such niche themes so that they would have little else to do but add content.