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Smartik says

I see more and more people advertise that their theme/template has support for parallax backgrounds. Well, the true is that they don’t. I’ve seen only a few items that really have included the parallax effects while others are just lying.

For Your Info: A parallax background is not a background image with CSS position fixed! Stop saying “parallax” if you don’t know what is this. Use google to get info about it, and to find the necesary resources to make a real parallax effect.

Parallax are multiple layers on each other that move at different speed on user interaction. That’s just a short definition.

And because some may not have the necesary knowledges on how to use google I may help you.
Here is more info:

Resources:

Have a good day. :)

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Smartik says

<— \\
Upside down as always. :sarcasm:
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Smartik says

Why would the buyer need to see related items if he’s already made his purchase? It’s like telling him he didn’t spend enough time doing his search, present him with a limited choice of files that have similar keywords, and then hope for the best…
Real example. I’ve purchased a T-shirt that I found in an online shop. After purchase, on confirmation page, were shown a few related products and there I saw another interesting T-shirt. Guess what! I ended to purchase another one even if I had plans to buy just one.

That’s how it should be for digital products also, but not for all. Here should be exceptions.

  • If the user purchase a photo, it may want to buy more relevant photos. Here makes sense.
  • If a user purchase a theme, then there are no reasons to display other themes. The user has made the choice, and most likely it will not purchase another theme this time. Here makes sense to display relevant plugins from CodeCanyon.
  • If a user purchase a plugin for WordPress from CodeCanyon, then it may be interested to see other plugins from the same or a similar category. Also it may also want to purchase a theme for this new plugin. Here makes sense to display a list of plugins and themes.

But showing top items from a marketplace, it’s a big NO. Here are so many beautifull themes that deserve attention and probaly are much better than these monster themes from popular section.

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Smartik says

Today, nobody cares about this. Everyone do what they want.
Most of the authors that violate these rules, have not read the author guidelines. I remember when I registered here I’ve read all info and completed the quiz. Now, people have no idea about naming conventions, because for the majority new authors, they are somthing new. Or, even if they have read them, they are not afraid to do what they want, because Envato does nothing.

I also hate to see and I find it disrespectful for other authors when I see messages like this:
  • “The best theme ever”,
  • “The only theme you’ll have ever to buy.”
and so on.

I feel offended and these sentences show how unprofessional they are.

Without strict rules, the marketplace will die and the authors will migrate away from here(some of them did it already).

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Smartik says

I finally decide to use Digital Ocean. It is unmanaged host and I am newbie on servers… but they have excellents tutorials, and for now I having a good experience. A good way to learn how to managed servers.

You’ll love it, and if you’ll follow the instructions from their tutorials aside with google, then for sure everything will be ok and fun.

I personally managed my server in a few hours without any sysAdmin knowledges. :)

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Smartik says

Probably a Social login integration will solve a lot of problems. For example, I do not register on every website I find on internet, but if it allow social login, then I have no problems to click the “Sign in with…” button. :)

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Smartik says

Can you explain what is this?

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Smartik says

First of all, importing demo content is not a requirement, so the reviewer shouldn’t ask to include it and not include your own solution.

Second. I think I understand why you need to delete all existing content, but it is better to make this optional. For example, if the user just want to import demo content, ask him how exactly does he want to do it. So, the user can choose between, delete or merge with existing content. Add a warning and a confirmation when he tries to perform an action and in the end everyone will be happy.

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Smartik says

I was thinking about this many many times. This will solve so many problems like access to support forums, access to documentation, tutorials, assets, etc.

A BIG +1 for this.

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Smartik says

If speed is what you want try: http://wpengine.com/
WPEngine is good, but the only thing I hate is that I’m limited only to WordPress. What if I decide later to make a theme for another CMS or a HTML template? I’m locked.
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