Wow. Good stuff.
You guys and gals are all just swell. Thanks all!
“Haha” is that all old items already freezed on homepage for 4 DAYS! This like get featured for a week and all this themes “featured” for free and get a lot of sales for this days with this cheating opportunity. Now when all 4 days submitted items will be reviewed they does not get ANY chances to get on homepage (first items in queue) they will go out of homepage in minutes! This is not fair for all other authors. Some authors get 4 days on homepage, and some new items will not get even minutes on homepage now!
Noted. Next year I’ll submit everything a few days before Thanksgiving…
Thanks all – it’s been quite a hoot so far. Lots more coming from us
@Webbu – Congrats boss!
@FlatKing – Appreciate that – maybe within another year…would be phenomenal.
Today I’m proud to announce that the ThemeBeans team has reached our our next monumental goal – marking $100,000 in total sales.
I remind myself every day that I would not be doing what I honestly love without the support of both the this little team and everyone who’s ever downloaded a theme or plugin from ThemeBeans. That’s so many individuals who have invested in our philosophy of quality, simplistic and headstrong WordPress themes & plugins. So unreal. So thankful.
Thank you all. Rich Tabor
Hey Shivam, I think this should go in the Item Requests section.
I’ve always felt that way and have been holding strong against the shortcode fury. I don’t include any shortcodes through the theme itself, though I do have a UI plugin and a social plugin (both external) – which generate shortcodes (basic elements/social icons).
From my point of view, the reason the majority of themes in today’s market utilize shortcode “builders” and the like is simply because of today’s market. Themes tagged with “layout composer”, “unlimited page builder” and such have been selling because the perceived value of those themes is much higher than others. Unfortunately from a ok developer at least, I feel that these types of themes cause far too many problem, leading to more unhappy customers & more support requests – a loss in both ways.
Templates aren’t difficult to make, theme types of themes are built with the “do what you want” mantra – but lack the intuitive & simple implementation that can be achieved by more “focused” themes.
All in all… Page-builder-esque themes tend to do well > Developers will keep making them > Maybe (hopefully, but not likely) this trend will end.
Just some thoughts