It’s been a month since I hit the elite tier giving me the ad campaign and I’m just wondering if that’s a normal amount of time to wait, or if there’s something wrong. If you have hit the $250,000 gross sales mark, how long did it take you to receive your ad campaign, and/or have you even received it yet? I have not…
Mod: please change this title to “How are authors doing 1-click demo install?”
I’m wondering about this cool “1-click demo install” I keep seeing on the newer themes. I provide a .xml and .sql file for each of my themes, but it would be even better if I could provide a very simple one-click install of the demo content that imports not only the content from the demo but all of the settings, menus, and other peripheral data that wordpress cannot export in a .xml file.
Just curious if you’re one of the authors offering this how you generally go about doing this? Did you build a custom script that handles this, are you using a plugin, or is it just the .xml demo content (or a mix all all three)?
That’s what I was thinking. Just thought I’d ask in case I was ever on the other end of it and a customer proposed this question to me. Thanks for your response!
However, an author on Code Canyon recently proposed this scenario to me: he would buy an extended license of one of my themes and then modify his plugin to work specifically with my theme and then package them together as a new item on the marketplace and resell it. I am still trying to decide if this would be lucrative for me or not, but at this point I’m 90% sure I’d rather not have the $2500 Extended License revenue in exchange for giving up my code-base for him to resell.
And just in case you’re wondering, yes this is technically allowed in Envato’s updated licensing documentation
I bought an extended license of a button pack from Graphic River that I used in one of my themes for sale on ThemeForest. Now I’m doing an individual project for a client and I want to use the buttons there too, in which case I only need a Regular License. My question is, since I have already purchased the Extended License, does that cover me, or do I need to purchase an additional Regular License?
I’m definitely down in sales big time. I appreciate peoples’ responses of “it’s too early to tell”, but I also think there’s merit in asking this question. For me, it’s nice to know that everyone’s sales are down and it’s not just me, because if I’m the only one noticing a huge drop in sales then that prompts me to go check on the status of my server, whether or not any of my items have been taken down for some reason, if my demo is working properly, etc. But if it’s not just me, I’m not going to waste my time trying to figure out if there’s a reason on my end.
Bottom line, my sales are down, and I don’t care at all because it’s not just me
IndustrialThemes saidYep, it’s really slow day (even my theme which got featured today hasn’t sell), but let’s wait a week for any conclusion.
Glad to see these pricing changes finally! My sales pretty much just completely disappeared as soon as the pricing change took effect. (here’s hoping it’s due to whatever holiday everyone is talking about, although I highly doubt it…)
Congrats on getting featured! It’s good to know I’m not the only one experiencing slow sales. Good luck with sales – your themes are unique and beautiful!
Glad to see these pricing changes finally!
My sales pretty much just completely disappeared as soon as the pricing change took effect. (here’s hoping it’s due to whatever holiday everyone is talking about, although I highly doubt it…)
Great advice, thanks. Just to clarify in case you were wondering (I would be), I changed the functionality because version 1 has 5 pre-defined review types, and I’ve had hundreds of customers request to be able to create their own review types in a future update. So I had to completely change the theme to enable unlimited review types (basically had to rewrite it from scratch).
Ideally I’m going to test it as much as I can to make sure upgrading will be seamless, and originally I had planned it just to be a massive 2.0 update. However, the closer I get to releasing it, the more I realize it’s going to be a nightmare to support two completely different codebases within the same theme, which is why I’m sort of stuck now.
I like your idea about coming up with a new design, and I’ve basically done that already (see my most recent theme – LOL ). Now the problem is the 2500 customers on the other theme who want unlimited review type functionality.
To me it just seems silly that I have the updated version of the theme, and literally thousands of people who want it, but now I’m facing the hurdle of how to release it. That’s why I wanted to get other authors’ opinions on the matter. I’m sort of stuck between a rock and a hard place…
I also noticed in a lot of your categories in your main menu lead to either a blank page or a page with just one article. Adding more content to fully display the power of your theme so users can visualize it on their site would help. I know this alone won’t get you approved, but it’s definitely something that is a good idea – at least marketing wise.