IMHO it looks a little shady but it’s all above board…
In the long terms deals like this will help other Themeforest authors, users to the webinar will be told the theme is for sale on Themeforest and they will go look around TF and could potentially buy other themes (the webinar is aimed at web designers) so going forward it’s very good for X but also every other author.Get our of your little self centred bubbles and see the huge benefits stuff like this can do, and start looking at opportunities for stuff like this, you may never get 2000 sale deals but you could be able to get smaller 50/100 theme deals.
Looking for bulk purchases to make money is all fine and great but all we are asking is – do not allow it to influence popular rankings and total sales since as in this case surely – it can easily be used to influence the buyer by increasing ranking in popular list and sales count.
Using a mini KB and Desk ticketing system. It’s worked wonders really. Keeps things nice and simple on our end, though we do get a couple of repeat questions (in which case there’s a KB article made for it).
ThemeBeans – how do you ensure that the person opening the ticket actually has made the purchase? I checked your support system but could not find anything that suggests that you are verifying the purchase.
Glad someone brought this up. I hate shortcodes myself as an author (except for some common elements like buttons, tabs etc.) but I have no choice since I have not figured a way to solve these problems -
1) Most buyers prefer to use the WYSIWYG Visual Editor in WordPress that simply messes up the page layout, tossing the divs and spans into all sorts of places. Some line-breaks here and there can avoid it to some extent but really requires some serious testing and hoping that users will be careful when editing.
2) Without shortcodes users do not have a way to structure the content, tag the content, “compartmentalise” it – it is a way to know what’s what and what’s starting/ending (again when using Visual Editor). This leads to confusion and Ex: When I create a pricing table or a team member and it is one of the several in the page, without shortcodes it’s not easy to figure out if a particular content belongs to to a certain pricing table/team member or the next one.
3) Shortcodes can help avoid unwanted line-breaks and empty p tags (often when you have multiple shortcodes working together).
I guess many authors end up using custom post types or shortcodes (with a page builder of some kind) to solve some of the above problems and avoid support issues. Any thoughts on how to address the above would be appreciated. Thanks
Congrats Kailoon. Wish you a very happy married life!
If an author wants to abandon a product and not provide the support and updates they’re promising on its sales page then they should withdraw it.
By withdrawing, you are guaranteeing that users will not receive any updates and possibly support too. I don’t think any of existing buyers who already bought the item will be happy with this line of thought. New buyers, at least, can make out from comments and update history whether the item has been abandoned before purchasing.
You seem to have potential to improve. You just need to incorporate some new trends like, wide full-width sections, more modern grid system, negative spacing, Bigger typography and some unique ideas. I would suggest, you to study some of the popular designs on dribbble and learn from them.
But as I said before, you got the potential, it is just little more hard work.
That’s good stats. Thanks for sharing Kailoon. Besides, is that your child in the avatar?