@theAlThemist — I did read your question, just giving you a kind heads up that ThemeForest is not a very hospitable environment for selling Magento themes long-term. I didn’t quit after one item (which led Magento sales for over 2 years BTW) but moved up to more profitable consulting beyond themes. I still maintain my item and it sells, but it’s not my primary income. The lack of interest in your offer reflects that there are better opportunities for the Magento niche outside themes. That might not be obvious to you coming from the OpenCart world, so I offered what I know.
Not available — I have bigger irons in the fire.
Seriously though, any frontend Magento dev with decent experience has much better opportunities available than converting OpenCart themes. I think you’re in for a long wait.
Just a note that Magento themes are massively underpriced at $90. They’ve never had price increase in 4 years (unlike WordPress which had two).
1,252 files in WordPress
17,822 files in Magento
It’s not even fair to compare complexity of Magento vs WordPress. Yet it’s only priced 50% higher and requires significant maintenance between releases.
Just my 2 cents, WordPress guys have it pretty easy comparatively and have gotten more generous pricing over time. Not saying they don’t deserve a price increase, but if they get another one while Magento isn’t touched I’ll be increasingly pissed.
I assume you were hired on the avatar choice alone. Off to a great start!
I, of course, understand the point on losing potential business, but if an issue is confirmed by our staff, as an author, do you really want more customers purchasing the item (and potentially getting upset over it) if it has a known problem?
You can’t be serious.
Show me one item on all of ThemeForest or CodeCanyon that had zero bugs reported by buyers. That cannot be a valid reason for disabling without giving the author reasonable time to respond.
Think of how many bugs Envato has every month, and tell me that policy is justified.
You shouldn’t care what other authors are offering for free. If you can’t sell the value of being paid for add-on services like installations or customization, then you’re probably in the wrong business. If you make that value and cost clear to customers you won’t get complaints. Maybe you’ll get fewer customers, but that’s a choice.
On the other hand…
Unfortunately, authors may not offer free or bonus items or services outside of the main download package on the Marketplaces, nor promote free items or services anywhere on the Marketplaces. Support is classified as an opt-in option and is not considered a promotional service.
Being an author here is getting weirder and weirder every day as Envato keeps prices low, expectations for support up, and pushes services (aka 90% of support) to Microlancer (I mean…Envato Studio).
The Envato 2020 plan is starting to become a lot clearer. Start strategizing authors.
Hard to believe anyone still uses SVN (cough…WordPress) given that git has massively outgrown it in popularity in the last six years. Definitely time to switch over.
If this is implemented (I don’t think it will be) then it should be optional for the author.
Showing how you give support is a huge differentiator for someone who answers literally every comment (me) vs an author that skips and picks what to answer.
I wouldn’t want to hide that, and couldn’t care less if some pirate steals a free answer. It means I don’t have to deal with him, and he’s no less of a thief.