Posts by ChapterThemes

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ChapterThemes
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Well if it was up to me all that data being send from apps on your phone to the app store and app copmanies should stop immediatly – but who am i to say in such a big business world – stoppid that is already to late and also most people just don’t care.

I don’t know if Envato has any rules on tracking item-user information about the used settings of a theme or something.

You’re right about the survey – best guess is to put in an option which askes the theme/plugin users if they want to help keeping track of some data: ‘Yes (you can always turn this of inside the settings)’ – ‘No, leave me alone’

If choosen yes: Do your magic.

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That would be a totaly wrong thing to do automatically without asking.

What you could do, like some plugins do, is ask for permission to send some ( and explain what ) information to the theme author – but i think most of the users will disaggree.

A Analytics code would be a very bad idea, since you also get detailed ‘private’ analytics information from other sites – i don’t think users like that.

Maybe a way is to create a user database and send an email to ask your theme users to fill in a online survey ( the way WordPress does from time to time ).

If i speak as a user: i always disable all kinds of tracking for plugins etc.

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Yeah DocBlocks are of good use.

Only i don’t always use them in a good standard way – don’t want to spend time on such a thing while being busy braining on some code – so it’s usualy only a single line describing a function or something.

But i guess if you want a good detailed documentation you just have to spend some time on it :)

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git :)

Yeah git is good – but i mean a more representative public way, also for non developers to read. A sort of Presentation / Guidelines / Developers documentation site.

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Anyone perhaps knows a good theme for keeping track of the development for example a plugin?

To keep a nice clean and clear summary of all functions, hooks and a changelog.

Or perhaps a plugin/service for such thing?

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After all those years, if (some) customers are still confused whether they are buying an HTML Template or a WordPress Theme on themeForest, then it’s obvious that there is a “userExperince/interface” design problem that still keeps the situation confusing for them.

I partly agree – but still:

There are clear categories like ‘Alles items’, ‘WordPress’, ‘HTML’. If i’m looking for a WordPress theme on a site i’ve never seen before: i look out for a section or link or something that indicates ‘WordPress’ and ‘Theme(s)’ – that’s just plain logic.

So – if some rookie WordPress user, totaly non interweb-savy visitor, comes here for the first time – then yes, i can somehow a litte ( little ) understand why one is looking in the wrong section.

But playing mister ‘I know my way arround WordPress’ and then trying to install a HTML template as a theme: pffshh – well, not THE smartest person in the world…

So in this case – it’s more a rating system failure than a TF interface problem.

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Pff some people are just so plain stupid..

That’s the only thing that comes to my mind when reading such a thing. They deserve a wake-up bitchslap while shouted with a megaphone at their ears: ITS NOT A THEME!!

The buyer states for him/herself: “Fairly experienced with WP” – well i think such a person should see the difference between a HTML template and a theme.

This rating needs to be removed for sure.

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If you don’t have at least 200 000$/month for advertising the is no any way to promote your items.

hahaha really? The sad thing is that there really are ‘online marketing’ and ‘google pro’ componies selling this nonsense.

The budget is so not true, but i can’t tell if things like adwords or other ways like buysellads are any good for theme promoting. I see those little ads on sites like smashingmagazine and so once in a while – but don’t know if they work.

But 200k – no way

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Agree! Stupid author spam hoping potential buyers will visit their profile page and items by leaving those anoying messages everywhere

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LOL – IE8, hell no – shouldn’t even cross your mind :)

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