Posts by GJThemes

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    Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market Located in Canada Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
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GJThemes says

Thank you for offering this bounty for Joomla Developers. As a customer of this network, I’d like to see more Joomla Templates that support JomSocial…. Also, I’d like to see more Joomla Templates that supports a module for playing a video playlist in a slider on the front page. Thanks!
JomSocial would be a nice addition to Joomla templates here and haven’t seen the push for this yet but perhaps this contest will. JomSocial is a very large extension and requires a lot of time to customize it in addition to the Joomla template that would also need time to create as well. But, what I am planning to do is make a template with JomSocial at some point here.

I see that themeforest (Envato) is putting their eyes on the Joomla platform which in my opinion is a good move to push the need for building up the marketplace with templates. I’ve been working and using the Joomla cms for over 5 years now and have designed templates, but the one I am doing now will be my first for themeforest, providing they approve it :) But many more to come if they do!

As for the module you mentioned, you should be able to find an extension at the Joomla extensions directory on the .org website.

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    Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market Located in Canada Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
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GJThemes says

lol… maybe it was me who was on the catnip…makes sense, especially when I didn’t even see those sub categories on the sub category. Although, I wonder how many people coming to the site knows this. It’s more obvious when you click on “WordPress” and see the full inclusion of all its sub categories and then see the sub cats, the Blog/Magazine being one but not realizing there’s another level to that one in particular.

Thanks for pointing that out about the additional level :)

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    Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market Located in Canada Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
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GJThemes says

Can someone explain to me why TF has a combined Blog/Magazine category for both the WordPress and Joomla parent categories? I think someone has been nipping at the catnip to believe these are the same or even similar in any way or form. The fact is, they are totally different like night and day.

I strongly believe this needs to be separated because if a person comes to look for a “blog” theme and they are having to go through pages upon pages of “magazine” based themes, it can be quite frustrating.

So who does one have to talk to about getting this corrected?

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    Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market Located in Canada Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
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GJThemes says

Unless I missed it somewhere, when I submit my Joomla template(s), does this mean it’s automatically entered into this contest, or is there something I need to make the request on upload/submit?

I’m looking forward to this (with my 5 years of Joomla experience :)

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    Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market Located in Canada Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
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GJThemes says

Off-topic: Just checked out your themes, IMHO , Biosphere, for example, is much much better than most of the crap they approved recently.
Thanks rvision…I think my Biosphere was a bit too unique, lol. But I guess in the end, TF is Envato’s site which means they can do what they feel works for them because it is a business. Although, as it appears, there are some concerns from authors, both new and elite. Perhaps some of the things everyone is bringing up in discussion might create cause for change by the Envato team. I’m just finishing up one new WP theme but I won’t be submitting it to TF because I’m going to sit back and watch things here for a while and see what happens. In the mean time, it’s another theme for my site portfolio :)
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GJThemes says

Funny, had the same thought yesterday.

Although I think my latest theme might simply not be appealing to customers, it was really a shock when it vanished from the homepage after just 2 days. Thats a very very small exposure time and barely enough to end up at the popular items section. Looking at the list of previous approved items I see quite a few gems that with a little more time on the front would have easily made the popular items section but now probably wont.

So for now, a quality requirement increase might fix that problem but in the long run I am not sure if the current homepage concept will work out well.

Its a little like back in the days when codecanyon didn’t exist, only that nowadays tons of html themes flood the marketplace…

I also have to agree here…it’s interesting because a friend and I were talking about this not too long ago when I mentioned there appears to be a growing problem where so many themes are being released, I think one day there was 11 about a week ago.

Unfortunately, too many themes and too many lower quality themes (oxymoron when rejection emails mention “not to our quality standards”) are flooding the marketplace, which affects everyone. The problem here is that the incentive to new authors is diminishing, especially if you are on the front page for a very short period of time now and sales are low, not to mention 50% commission. Not very enticing when some take 2, even 3 months to make a theme.

I agree quality standards need to be increased, and perhaps a review team that includes more than 2 people who are qualified for the specific theme or template being submitted, as in specializing with WordPress, specializing with Joomla, specialize with the others. But not to simply look at a theme visually and make a subjective choice, but take it further to actually “reviewing” the coding standards, visual design, theme documentation, creative uniqueness (I mean lets not make every theme generic), and more.

Getting knocked off the first page so fast does become a problem because it’s the same thing as getting into page one results of Google; you lose your page 1 position, guess what happens to your traffic!

For myself, I’ve had 4 WP themes rejected, but here is the interesting thing….I sell them on my own website and actually making more than the newer authors are making here, so again, where is the incentive for authors now… Before it wasn’t the case…such as trying to catch up to Kriesi was and is still impossible :) You got in the right time, lol.

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GJThemes says

Just a quick response to the Themeforest notice on my reply post…and for others to know there was actually nothing wrong with the post as I was simply saying to igneousc that they can contact me from my website contact form with additional for the request. I’ve sent Themeforest support asking what was wrong, so not to fear nothing bad was said :) Perhaps it was the fact I posted my website here…so on that note, igneousc can send me a response to my GPixels profile at themeforest instead with a message with any added info regarding your theme request :)

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GJThemes says

Feel free to contact me from my profile page http://themeforest.net/user/GPixels

Best Regards, Andre

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GJThemes says

hehe…keep preach’in! Absolutely, but I think it would take many others to also agree and give their input :)

I also just thought of another change…lose the reCaptcha on logging in…that is the most irritating thing ever to have to keep refreshing it and strain the eyes to read the letters.

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    Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market Located in Canada Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
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GJThemes says

I was just exploring the Theme Forest website and I noticed a couple of things that I would like to suggest and see if anyone else agrees?

1. The WordPress themes have a combined Blog/Magazine category, but the problem here is that there is a major difference between a blog theme and a magazine theme. I believe this should be separated into their own categories.

2. Comments (and Item Support) are a little strange how this is setup because it appears the comments on an item page are being used for support questions. Call me crazy, but the comments should really only be “comments’ about the item. For support, I would think a separate dedicated tab to submit support requests to the author from the item page would be a lot better as it goes direct to the author privately if any info needs to be provided by the buyer or author. So on an Item page, you would have the Item Details, Comments, and a Support Tab. The support tab could just simply be a form to submit the questions (via email).

Does anyone else have input on this or alternate methods?

Cheers!

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