I think that’s absolutely ridiculous! I read through the comments to get a better feel of the problems I may encounter. If there’s nothing but positive comments then it’s all just a lie!
There are SO MANY bugs with [name removed – forum rules] theme and their support was absolutely horrible, yet that was one of their major selling points on the item description page. You’ll notice that theme has been completely removed with the excuse, “An update is coming.” They’ve been saying that for MONTHS!My point is this: I think it’s completely fair for us (the user, the CUSTOMER) to voice our opinion with zero censorship from Themeforest or the theme author to help one another make this enormous learning curve (web development) a little smaller. People are going to purchase a theme regardless, they might as well buy right the first time.
If your comment adds to the discussion, or intelligently brings to light an unknown issue, I think it should be fine. If it’s just a begrudging complaint though, you shouldn’t leave it in the comments, but instead report the item if it’s a valid reason.
Personally, I’ve never seen such comments get deleted myself, so perhaps you are using the wrong venue (commenting system) to report/complain about items. The Envato staff are very resolute in keeping this marketplace in line with quality standards, so using the reporting function is your best bet for a solution.
It is also worth noting there are tons of ‘bugs’ people ‘find’ that are really just user error. The first thing I recommend people do is go back and check the documentation. I know that’s how I’ve fixed many issues I’ve had. I’m not saying that’s what you are doing, but it’s very common – just check out any comments on items, many will be saying something doesn’t work, and the developer explaining why, and it’s almost always user error.
I think a lot of people build their own frameworks for use in their themes. As far as using 3rd party frameworks, though, perhaps, as long as it is licensed to allow it. Don’t quote me on that, though…
I could say “Yeah I’m 100% perfect at HTML/CSS/JS/PHP” and likely come off as cocky and a liar, or approximate the true objective values, let’s say 85%/85%/65%/65% and either be seen as an incompetent fool or not good enough.
What do you guys think of these things? Is there a ‘right way’ to them?
You don’t need every single combination in it’s own file… As long as you include each you should be good, just make sure the customization features are reflected in the documentation.
Most themes have alternate layouts for the homepage, some of which undoubtedly don’t have big sliders on them. Most people opt for that to be the main page though, because a lovely photograph/image is nice too look at, and tends to help sales.
This company is terrible. I too purchased a template from Theme Forest and then later learned it is not compatible with Wordpress.org. I asked for my money back a few days ago and have not heard from the company. THey definitely deceive their customers and I will never recommend their templates. I suggest they refund me or I’ll have to share my experience on other sites.
If it is a WordPress theme, then it should work fine. It sounds like you might have purchased an HTML template, which is not the same thing. That is clear from the separate categories.
Did you consider asking the designer of that website? They are in the footer.
The amount of bandwidth you would need is mainly dependant on 2 things:
- The amount of traffic you receive
- The amount of content your traffic needs to download
Both variables can vary widely. You need to determine those yourself, using filesizes of design elements, pages, etc, and projected number of visitors. There are a million other sites like that, though, so I don’t think you should get ahead of yourself on the estimations of visitors.
Ok – that’s v reasonable. I have not seen many with actual functionality that is not included. Must not be looking hard enough
To be fair, I exaggerated a little when I said a lot. I have noticed a few myself, and I don’t really keep up with submissions, so I imagine there are more… Either way, this definitely seems like a zero tolerance thing.