Posts by tommusrhodus

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tommusrhodus says

Is this what you bought?

http://codecanyon.net/item/photo-contest-wordpress-plugin/8320636

It’s a plugin, not a theme.

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tommusrhodus says

I’ve moved all possible aspects of my theme development process to a framework plugin, which honestly is one of the best things I’ve done, I wish I had done it earlier!

That being said, I’m still registering shortcodes for Visual Composer within the theme itself, as this just makes sense, but I do provide instructions for how users can easily move these over to a new theme (via a child theme) if they should switch themes, which I know is not a perfect solution, but neither is a plugin filled with loads of VC shortcodes for different themes, though I will definitely move these to a plugin when required.

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tommusrhodus says

Lol, I’m unsure why on earth I’ve been singled out here having not mentioned any themes personally until MuffinGroup waded in to attack my sales numbers.

Plainly: 66 full demos is unsustainable, what’s next, 300+ demos? If we get to a point that a theme needs to have 50+ demos just to even reach its first sale then this place is doomed. the point is if we’re all just trying to out-do each other on the amount of demos we can show for each product, then something is wrong.

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tommusrhodus says

@tommusrhodus Your question on this topic is incomprehensible for us. As we see, you did similar product what everyone can see at http://pivotwp.wpengine.com and you wait for an official answer because your theme is not selling so good as other? Sorry but this is a little bit ridiculous for us.

Hey MuffinGroup,

A couple of things:

1. I’m a long time fan of your portfolio

2. Thanks for the personal attack about Pivot’s sales numbers

Let me note this: I’ve been against this multiple demo & multi-style rubbish for a long time, and you’ll note that Pivot is 1 consistent style, with a few homepage demos.

Since you’ve decided to wade in and be harsh to me (despite me never mentioning any theme on here by name) let me say this, your theme has 66 demos and multiple different overall styles, can you please justify how you think this is in anyway appropriate? Of course you’re getting sales, the theme is huge and offers amazing value for money this is exactly what this thread is about.

Let’s take your average theme, 1 demo, 1 consistent style and it costs $58, your theme has 66 demos, multiple overall styles etc. etc. etc. and it’s the same price.

How can this be a fair marketplace if a theme with that much content, plugins etc. is priced at the exact same as everything else? Furthermore, how can authors be expected to compete with this? I’m just 1 guy with a large portfolio, there’s no conceivable way I could put together such and outrageously huge theme with so many demos (nor would I want to).

This is why I’m waiting for a reply on this topic, whether this causes issues with Pivot or not does not matter to me, I’m more worried about this place as an ecosystem as a whole rather than whether 1 of my themes may be classified as a “mega theme”.

Again, I’m a big fan of your work, but coming in to slam one of my themes seems a pointless attack.

Let me finish by saying that your recommendation that we “build bigger products with more options” is exactly the issue being discussed here, you’ve not described a WordPress theme there, you’ve described a full mega CMS with 1000’s of possible outcomes, all for the same price as everyone else’ simple themes.

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tommusrhodus says

Any official answer on this yet?

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tommusrhodus says

Disregarding the white background, why is the font size now so large?

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tommusrhodus says

@MVPThemes +1

It’s very clear that this model is not “the way it’s always been” and that this entire move is a money (tax) saving exercise.

Sadly it seems that any CEO can be corrupted, no matter the “community spirit” that they preach.

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tommusrhodus says

As I offered before, but no one noticed, disable FORUM for users who have less then 1 purchase or 1 sale – at least, maybe more stricter.

This punishes legitimate users though, an anti-spam solution needs to be non-intrusive, this is very much intrusive.

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tommusrhodus says

We were given the opportunity to apply to provide this service in a thread about 2 months ago, I’ve still not heard back about it, it’s ridiculous.

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tommusrhodus says

OwlCarousel, every time, it’s so useful and incredibly simple to use, love it :)

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