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RescueThemes says

It would be great to see some data on buyer behavior if sales numbers weren’t publicly viewable. I suspect it has quite an influence on a buyer’s decision regardless of the quality of the item or their actual needs.

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RescueThemes says

Excellent idea, Smartik!

There should be an “Awesome Feedback” badge for you. :)

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RescueThemes says

It should be a different category, probably something like WordPress Site Builder aimed for designers who create sites for their clients. Possibly it can have a different license to allow building multiple limited end products from it and the price should be much higher than single WordPress theme, so if someone wants to build a single site, there would be no reason to buy the builder theme. And finally there should be requirements to separate single WordPress theme from builder one.

Spot on. I think there can be a place for multi-use, multi-function themes. But it does everyone a disservice (buyers & authors) by comparing them side-by-side with more focused, single use themes.

Each has their place in the market but they are not comparable.

They should have a different category, higher price point, and distinct license (mulit-use?). I really like this point, MNKY.

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RescueThemes says

@ThemeBeans and @jonathan01 are right in that themes designed to be dozens (hundreds??) of themes in one are truly rotting the entire theme ecosystem.

I don’t agree that we should feel pressured to comply with this trend though as ThemeBeans suggests. Authors who focus on single use themes can still make a healthy living. I’m certain there’s a market for themes that don’t have excessive feature bloat. A lot of buyers are wise to the mess they’d be getting themselves into when they purchase monstrosities. And those that aren’t yet will soon find out.

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RescueThemes says

You need to escape all data outputs. This article explains it really well:

http://vip.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/the-importance-of-escaping-all-the-things


Also:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Data_Validation
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RescueThemes says

Really lovely idea, Scott and team. I’m in. :)

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RescueThemes says

Hey Jordan,

Can someone please review my application to be an express service provider? When this was first announced for themes installation a while ago I applied immediately (so I can install my own themes for buyers) but I’m still to hear back about this.

Cheers – Tom

In the blog post announcement it says:

“We’re still processing the applications from our last intake of Market authors wanting to become a Studio Express Service provider and expect to be in touch with them in the next two weeks.”

I’m still waiting to hear back too. :)

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RescueThemes says

Very good points, horizonq8!

I just wanted give a big thank you for taking the time to give such awesome feedback. I wish more authors and buyers would realize that theme bloat is bad news for everyone.

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RescueThemes says

Do you actually document on your item’s description that media assets aren’t included? Otherwise it does seem a bit misleading.

@gooffydadog is right too. There are so many awesome, free assets out there these days that can be commercially used. It seems unfortunate not to use them.

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RescueThemes says

There’s nothing wrong with using Roots or other starter themes like Underscores.

In fact, the Underscores starter theme is developed by WordPress devs so it might be a good idea to start from there if we’re talking about using good WP standards.

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