I DO AGREE that there needs to be an objective standard to pricing. Why is it $45 is a good question as compared to the $25 themes.
Yes, I too would like a break down of pricing criteria. Surely the reviewers are given a series of guidelines to follow when attributing prices. Why not make that publicly available?
Usually with Wordpress themes on Themeforest, the more expensive ones either have more features, better documentation, or better admin panels. I bought one for $30 and one for $35, and the $35 one had better documentation and a better control panel. I would imagine the $25 themes would offer less. This $45 theme offers more.
Many thanks for the clarification. That does sound about right.
Can you point out which other themes that cost less have some built in functions like this theme ?
Sure, Green Mills is a prime example. It’s more of a CMS than a blog and comes with a lot of add ons:
Green Mills is is a nice and powerfull, but lightweight Wordpress theme with some exciting features, like blog pages, portfolio pages, integrated lightbox, and more. The theme comes with five different color schemes, standard, green, pink, dark and dark blue.
Green Mills provides also a post gallery feature, simply activated by a custom field. Upload some pictures and display them in a fancy way on top of a post. The gallery is improved by Mootools, also navigation, the lightbox and some more features
CMS Style powered by Wordpress Dropdown Navigation improved by Mootools Integrated Lightbox Portfolio Page Blog Page Slider Google Analytics ready Theme Options (Logo, autorotating slider, etc)
The latest WordPress theme for sale on TF is priced at $45. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great theme by a talented designer, no question about it.
However, perusing the list of latest themes, most are selling at $25 and many are just as well made, required just as much effort, have just as many functions and are just as complex.
So why the $20 difference in price? It may just be a simple error of judgement. At the very least I hope there’s a good reason for it, and I hope TF will clarify the criteria that lead to that judgement.
Transparency on pricing would go a long way in helping developers and customers understand exactly what they’re getting for their money.