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GJThemes says

I just saw the Joomla! 3. I really like it. I find it very promising.
But as GJThemes said we have to wait for 3.5 ;-)

Absolutely :) I have been seeing a lot of complaints though with regards to the admin structure and design, I’m one to agree. However, talking to a friend of mine, and some bits of info from other sources, it almost appears there are possible issues and they need the extra time to figure out what to do with 3.0. I’m really not a big fan of the total focus of responsiveness with the admin nor am I with the deep integration of Bootstrap, but I guess time will tell.

There’s also the deep rooted problems of lack of documentation and they are not keeping pace with the constant versions of Joomla being pumped out. Then of course the extensions….there are so many extensions not ready for 3.0, it can be quite frustrating for many users and I think we are still far away from extension developers moving on 3.0 versions any time soon.

We still have Joomla 2.5 for a couple more years as the official version and this boy doesn’t plan to change from it :)

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What grabbed my attention is that you are new to WordPress….First, I think it’s great you want to venture into the realm of WP, but I would first recommend you get comfortable with the core and basics of WordPress first. I’m not sure what your HTML, CSS, and PHP skill level is, but these are three elements that are important to know.

I would hold off on a framework for a bit, but once you are comfortable enough going that route, I would suggest trying each one out first because they are all quite different from one another and I know a few on the list you did, have high learning curves. It would be best to create your own, but if I had to choose one, I would suggest checking out Yootheme’s Warp. There’s also Bootstrap but this is primarily a front-end framework which I’ve used in both Joomla and WordPress themes.

Ultimately though, first get strong with WordPress and explore and use the TwentyTwelve theme as a basis of starting out. One thing to also consider is that the more code and scripts you put into something, the more chances things will go wrong as in throwing everything in including the kitchen sink (as the old saying goes). This means that should you start getting lots of support questions come in, you want to make sure you are able to answer and solve each issue or request that comes in :)

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GJThemes says

Yeah I agree, I would start this again from scratch. If you need more specific feedback I can do so.

I don’t believe starting from scratch is the solution…however, in the past, I’ve had some WP themes rejected with the same message and I moved them to my other site where I sold them from there and ended up making extremely good sales. I will basically do the same with this template.

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GJThemes says

Amazing…does this mean I am the first Joomla template designer to get rejected for my Preference template? Apparently the “form letter” stating “requires significant improvements and changes…etc”. So, I will let the people of the community be the judge.

http://joomla.gjthemes.ca/preference/

....when the form letters say “Significant”, it means start from scratch…

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GJThemes says

My Resolution is not to make any resolutions :zipped:

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Working with the Joomla! cms for almost 6 years, I would generally agree to hold off Joomla 3.0 until it gets to 3.5 because there will still be things with 3.0 to fix and iron out any glitches here and there. There is also the issue of third party extension developers have not caught up and many are going to be very late in launching a 3.0 version for compatibility.

People will get very upset when they discover their installed extensions are not working. I’d give it at least a few months.

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Well it’s my fault for not double checking the date on the contest, as well as getting it done sooner. There was more benefit for the contest obviously to submit a template, but I will still submit the one I am finishing up and see if it gets in. Then I need to finish the WordPress theme I put on hold to start the Joomla template when I saw the contest 5 weeks ago….

So on that note, time to get back to work here. Cheers!

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WE REACHED OUR DEADLINE AND THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER !! This particular Envato’s Most Wanted is now over! Thank you again for the excellent response and all the wonderful submissions! Winners will be announced soon and get ready to vote for the Best Files next week!
I thought this was for the end of the month as in the end of the 30th day? I didnt’ realize it was closing the morning of the 29th my time (Pacific Time). So 5 weeks lost as I was going to submit my template the end of this day. So much for that…congrats to those who got theirs in.
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Just a little curious if tf is pushing their themes on with joomla, does that mean wordpress is slowly dying?

Naw, WP is stronger than ever, we just want to spread the love! Speaking for myself, I am a big fan of Joomla and since it’s code upgrade and all that has come with the latest few releases, believe it is truly one of the best CMS options out there.

Currently Joomla has a wealth of subscription based shops out there to choose from but not nearly as many options to simply buy one off templates as needed. Hopefully a Joomla stocked ThemeForest can help out in this area :)

I also agree WP won’t be dying out but I’m glad to see the push for Joomla here because the WP theme listings are getting saturated I think. But, the idea of going after the Joomla market is a very smart thing to do….I’ve been working with Joomla more than 5 years now and there is definitely potential here at Theme Forest for it. Providing my 1st template at TF will get approved and then I can go nuts making more :) It’s actually a very enjoyable experience making Joomla templates and I’ve already started building a foundation for when Joomla 3.0 comes out in September!

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