100% agree with Dream-Themes.
This is exactly where we’re at with one of our older themes. There are massive improvements that I’d like to do, without making tons of changes to the design. Seems that Envato isn’t going to support any paid major updates anytime soon.
A quick question – is Envato going to further participate in the discussion, or was that blog post the final word we’re going to hear about this topic ?
Awesome! I’d love to see “Top New Files” under “Popular Items” in each dropdown category too!
As you all know we do not currently allow “bundling” and selling of multiple different WordPress themes as one item. We do however allow variations that provide flexibility and versatility, including alternate layouts, alternate skins, and alternate demos that showcase theme features and functionality.This makes perfect sense.
If I create 10 very clean themes with 10 separate demos, I can’t bundle them together and sell them. However, I can merge them, add a “Pick your Theme” dropdown in theme options, add a bunch of options , mess up the code, make it difficult to customize with because of all the options getting in the way – and voila, a new multipurpose theme for your bunghole!
I’m not concerned about this at all as an “Themeforest Author”. I don’t care about “fair competition”, I know what my customers are, and I’m happy that I don’t get the “multi-purpose kind of peeps”.
However, such decisions heavily impact the WordPress community as a whole . It’s sad to see Envato not taking any action as the largest theme selling marketplace in the World.
To other authors who like to keep it clean, all I can say: Keep doing what you’re doing. Some day this is going to escalate so far, that regular users are going to avoid anything that even resembles a multi-purpose theme. ( And even then Envato isn’t going to care, because the buying trends are going to shift from multi to single, but they make their 30-50% commission anyway )
That said, as others already said, I’m not surprised about the response at all.
1. New Item
2. Wordpress Theme
3. From last Wednesday to Saturday, but not 3 whole days. Was about 60 hours in total.
The review queue progress bar is long gone. But that doesn’t mean that we ( theme authors ) can’t share information about our experience about the waiting times. I think it would be cool if we could keep this topic as a fun place where to share your queue waiting time with others.
Before you post we should agree that complaining isn’t going to do any of us any good here. I’m sure the reviewers are working as hard as they can. Be objective.
Let’s keep it simple:
1. What Kind of review ( New Item / New Item with a Soft Reject / Item Update )
2. Item category
3. Approximately how long did it take for your item to be reviewed ( submit & outcome dates appreciated )
4. (optional) – Outcome
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In the real world no web designer makes $100 000 a month profit off single websites, but Envato this is possible.
What percentage of Themeforest authors are making 100k+/month? Yes, – there are a couple of peeps making serious money, but what about the rest? You know – the people who aren’t building “doitall multipurpose themes”.
I think it really comes down to being able to extend these levels infinitely. I think when colored paws were created, it was hard to imagine an author reaching the top tier level let alone dozens of authors. Those authors would then have no where to go from there. So as these levels are being reached more quickly, there had to be a way devised that would extend the badges without creating a cap. Having said that, it makes sense to do away with the color system entirely and shift towards a number system which can be extended must easier and give authors more room to grow beyond those previous limits.
That does make sense and occurred to me as well, but the progress bars still don’t look that good, especially if you’re stuck with them. However, it could have been solved with simply “more power elite” icons.
I guess that people at Envato were right – “they’ll get used to it eventually”. I’ll just have to get used to it too…