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QBKL says

Hey guys, at a first glance Runway looks amazing!

Is Runway localized? Are there translations available/built-in? If not, would you consider a service like Transifex or something similar to crowdsource the translations in a more straight-forward visual way? I for one joined them recently and already worked on translating to Romanian a few plugins (Redux, Customized Related Posts and work in progress Easy Digital Downloads) in my spare time. Would gladly help out on Runway too.

If you think of any other way, shoot me a message through the author profile form and we can talk more.

Cheers, Alex

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QBKL says

Very nice feature and as doru said, function over form, finally!

Looking forward to the next stage, the real stage of AUTHOR teams, and that is collaborative items, split earnings etc. While having a support team is great, having a safe and trusting system in place for authors teaming up/splitting earnings is even more awesome.

Thanks for the hard work guys and looking forward to the evolution of this new feature!

Alex

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QBKL says

Here’s our translation status as done by the community: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/redux-framework/

Guys, thanks for putting so much hard work into this. Haven’t used Redux on any official projects to far, but I was really happy to contribute to the Romanian translation. Great that you posted the link. Been at it yesterday and now there’s just one more string to be translated, but somehow the original English wording makes my head spin. :)

“Must call in of after the “plugins_loaded” action.”

Can this be interpreted as being the same with: Should be called after the “plugins_loaded” action ? If so, then I’ll add it and finalise the translation.

Cheers, Alex

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QBKL says

“there are other items which deserves the same price”

See, that right there is a completely subjective statement. Each person puts their own value on creativity and creativity means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

The reviewer might not have the same opinion with you, and there’s not creativity check list that you can review or price an item after. You can price it objectively on technical terms, but the reviewer will also have their own subjective influence on the template’s pricing / approval etc.

I myself believe there are quite a bunch of $35 themes that deserve more, maybe even $55 despite not having e-commerce features or whatever else? Why? Because the creativity level on those $35 theme surpasses the one found on many $55 theme, in MY own personal opinion. But I’m not the one pricing items. Just like me, a reviewer will have their own opinion to fit into the pricing, aside from simple technical features.

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QBKL says

Quantity != Quality

You can cram up 10 features in different orders in 100 PSD’s, or deliver the same 10 features in 1 or 2 PSD’s with the best possible arrangement, offering a good visual guideline and a starting point. First option won’t be better by default. It would only be a “marketing gimmick” to display versatility to less-savvy potential customers, and that doesn’t really need to add to the price.

In a lot of cases, “best-selling” on TF means “how many features”, not necessarily the quality of execution or the sense they make in a project. Unlike customers’ choice, the pricing also accounts for things like file organization, design cohesion and so on, some of them being “features” that customers have access to only after they’ve downloaded the PSD file, yet the reviewers get to see them first hand and apply the pricing based on all these factors.

PS: Also, for God’s sake, it’s $13 versus $12, not $24 vs. $12. It’s ONE DOLLAR, no need to panic about it. ;)

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QBKL says

I do notice top items advertise a lot but really a lot, there banners keep popping up everywhere i just want to know are they doing that a lone?

That’s not particularly a proof they advertise “a lot”. And even if they do, other people won’t see those ads with the same frequency you do. You see them more often due to Google’s Remarketing campaign types. These ads keep targeting you based on cookies and terms relating to themes, ThemeForest or previous theme and author pages you might have visited in the past.

Regards, Alex

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QBKL says

You got it wrong. Both index.php and front-page.php are default templates in WordPress, part of the basic template hierarchy of WP. The rules don’t tell you that you only allowed to have a blog-like homepage. You are allowed to use whichever one your theme needs, but you MUST use them for their appropriate roles. front-page.php is basically a PAGE template, the one that would take priority as HOME over any other page/archive, while index.php should ONLY be used for the archiving roles. That said, you should not modify INDEX in order to display a static page that becomes home page. Why? Because a lot of other templates deeper in the hierarchy inherit the index.php code unless you create special templates for them ( archive.php, category.php, search.php, single.php, page.php and so on). Keep index for archiving, front-page. for or a custom tpl-homepage.php for your home and you should be safe.

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QBKL says

First of all, you should not “include the plugin files in the theme”. You can include them in the package and use TGM plugin activation to suggest the user to install/activate the plugin upon theme installation. You can install both local (from the package) or online hosted (repository or elsewhere) plugins. You can get and read about TGM here: https://github.com/thomasgriffin/TGM-Plugin-Activation

There are more choices in terms of frameworks out of which Runway looks good to me – http://runwaywp.com/

You can also have a look at Titan Framework (don’t know how well maintained it is thought) – http://www.titanframework.net/

In terms of which should you use? Ask yourself how complex are the options your theme will support and be honest with yourself, do you really / do your users need all of them? Most times you/they don’t and you can easily go with WordPress’ customizer which is pretty darn easy to use and has support for a lot of options type and for those unsupported by default, there are code samples all over Google and GitHub.

Good luck with your first theme,

Alex

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QBKL says

Also, the download directs to their website where the license is listed on this page: http://uxkits.com/pages/license

There are restrictions in place but all can be waved by their written permission. “Unless you have been granted prior, written consent from Eric Miller Design, Inc., you may not [...]”

Wait for their reply.

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QBKL says

Tom, I think that as long as you build your layout along big blocks of text and only consider the columns as an added bonus for users with better browsers, you can pull it off. Not sure that they fit in all kinds of templates/layout, but they sure look amazing in magazine-style templates/themes.

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