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Cubell says

Hey ChapterThemes,

That isn’t a good way of doing it, even though it works, you are altering the main loop (bad practise) and it will lead to other nasty problems, such as bad/broken pagination, the correct way to do it is to alter the loop using the pre_get_posts hook, read more here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Action_Reference/pre_get_posts

And this is also really important: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/query_posts

Hope this helps!

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Cubell says

That is one poor battered carepack :)

One question though, where do you put a shipping address? I can’t remember ever seeing any address fields on the Themeforest profile settings?

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Cubell says

I recently received a 1 star rating that made me laugh:

“Extra comments from the buyer: Epic FAil – purchased and couldn’t install because css style sheet missing”

It’s so silly I have to laugh, especially after contacting Envato twice to get it removed, and no dice :)

P.s For people unfamiliar with Themeforest themes, when you download a theme, you have to extract the contents of the file you download, the actual theme file is inside, and that is what you install, if you try to install the Themeforest file directly, you will get that CSS error. Themeforest even wrote a guide about it http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/269 :)

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Cubell says

This isn’t good, Envato.

A lot of authors will be rushing to get new exposure on every popular item they have created, as it’s minimal effort to create a “lite” version, which means the new items section will have a constant flood of “old content” products, the popular weekly items will be full of duplicates, taking away exposure to many other themes/authors and adding to item review queues.

Which means that to stay competitive, every author will have to follow suit and do this too, even if they don’t want to.

I’m all for changes and improvements, but to me, this one makes the marketplace significantly worse for everyone. Unless I’m missing something about it that makes it all make sense?

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Cubell says

After reading through a lot of this thread, if I understand correctly – Envato are now going to allow having separate items for the same product but with/without extra compatibility/integration of some plugins? If so then I have to say I don’t think it’s a good idea. I believe something like this will cause more damage/problems to the marketplace than good.

The proper way for a theme to be sold at different price points (versions) is to do it within the same item page and having multiple options, similar to how regular license/extended license do it, but even then I’d still disagree with that as we are talking about a measly $10 difference for a theme with all 3 major plugins compatibility vs one without it. Do we really want to have $45, $50, $55 versions/options for the same theme?

I also don’t think we can use “buyers shouldn’t be forced to spend more on a theme because it has X feature” as a reason, because that to me is flawed logic. No one is forcing a buyer to spend anything, if they want a product and that product costs X because it has X features, then that is the cost of the product. We are selling stock products, it makes sense that a lot of features will not be used by every buyer. If a user bought it at that X price, it’s because they think the product is worth X. If not, they wouldn’t have bought it and would’ve looked for something else.

But if Helen’s results are anything to go by here: http://notes.envato.com/trend-spotting/pressnomics-special-latest-wordpress-trends-revealed/ only 10% or less of buyers here consider price a deciding factor.

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Cubell says

Perhaps a good step forward would be to set up something similar to http://wordpress.org/ideas/ to centralize and keep track of buyers/author suggestions.

A system like that would stop some forum threads from becoming infinitely long and good suggestions getting lost in the depths forever :)

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Cubell says

I completely agree with other authors that the 4-star rating should definitely require a message too. Because if you really think about it, buyers who rate 4 stars are the ones most likely to give good and constructive feedback as to how the product can be improved.

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Cubell says

Great news, this is definitely a step in the right direction.

I also think there should be a way to flag silly reviews so that they are removed. However, I wonder if all authors will end up reporting every single 1/2/3 rating (myself included), because I can’t really think of many honest/valid reasons to leave a 1 star rating of a product the buyer can see live in action prior to purchase.

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Cubell says

feel free to add your themes here ( or drop me a line via Twitter or G+ ) and I will add them to the collection

I’d like to also suggest my Valenti theme which uses a pagebuilder I built exclusively for it: http://themeforest.net/item/valenti-wordpress-hd-review-magazine-news-theme/5888961 :)

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Cubell says

Me too :) In the new version of Ticksy you have the option to star a ticket. You could mark all of your bug tickets as favorites then..

Ah great tip, I don’t know how I missed the star feature! That will definitely help, thanks :)

I will definitely look at Asana too, looks good!

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