Posts by tommusrhodus

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tommusrhodus says

YES BUT YOUR PSD WILL LOOK PRETTY RUBBISH

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tommusrhodus says

+1 to the suggestion that authors should have the option of auto providing that install service to their customer, before they are sent away to a 3rd party.

Yeah, we never heard back about this as well, I’ve marked this for staff reply (again).

Cheers! – Tom

EDIT: Here’s a reminder:

Personally I’d like to offer an installation service like this, it’s something I’ve considered but never really wanted to offer on my support site.

Can you please include an opt-in in the author settings so that anyone going through that button for one of my items comes to me through the Envato Studio form? I know my themes better than anyone else, can install them quicker, and to be honest if Envato Studio are handling the payment etc, then $50 – 30% for me is perfectly acceptable, and also makes me happier as an author that this button exists on my files.

Please make this happen, you’ll get happier Authors and happier Buyers if we have an opt in for this, because we get a cash top-up and Buyers get the theme installed by the author that made it :)

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tommusrhodus says

Your first file was released 2 years ago, you’re not a new author ;)

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tommusrhodus says

Minimum price set by Envato, free to set higher by author.

This is the only situation that would work, but, it would create an inconsistent marketplace experience for buyers. Personally I prefer Envato to handle this subject.

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tommusrhodus says

However Wordpress was getting updated from 3.8 to 4.0 (in few days maybe….) in few months and recent themes should at least as you stated work smoothly with the last WP release! :-)

Definitely! Though not all themes will need an update for this :) For instance I’ve just checked my entire portfolio for the WordPress update, and 0 of the themes needed anything doing :)

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tommusrhodus says

And a theme with less than 6 months old and with sales and well rated… not getting updates something wrong in my opinion…. Do not you agree? I respect your opinion. :-)

Well, this depends entirely on what the updates are for, if the theme has bugs, and it’s not being updated to fix these bugs, then that’s not good, but if the theme is running smoothly, it’s entirely the authors choice whether or not to update with new features etc.

I assume however the theme you’re talking about likely has bugs that are not being fixed.


Envato business model is good enough both for authors and clients. There are other business models out there…

The business model is great! However, if I have a theme that is bug-free and stable, but is not getting great sales, I have no real incentive to update it with new features constantly, simple because this does not bring me any additional income.

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tommusrhodus says

I can answer this :)

On average I do at least 1 new theme per month, whilst thoroughly support and updating my older themes.

The reason I keep up with at least 1 new theme per month is very simple, it helps to sustain sales across the entire account :) A new theme release also increases the sales of your older themes as well!

Regarding updating older themes, I do this too, but for those of us who aren’t blessed with a mega seller (see Avada) updating an older theme actually holds very little monetary value, simply because:

1. Envato does not let us charge for updates ( this would make more themes be updated more often, if Envato charged a subscription for updates or similar )

2. Sales numbers do not tend to increase after updates, even very large updates as well, I have done enough updates like to to have the metrics to show that this very rarely makes much difference.

Anyway, the new theme scenario is possible to maintain, you just need to make good quality themes and have a proper support setup in place, it’s possible to tick all these boxes as long as you have the right work ethic and perhaps a support team behind you :)

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tommusrhodus says

I think it’s the first month that an author uploaded the first file on that account, though I could be wrong.

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tommusrhodus says

Little warning, that user account seems to be associated wifth a lot log pirate sites if you do a quick search.

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tommusrhodus says

Added it on a few themes a while ago, no-one asked for it when I stopped doing it, I’d say since then I’ve had a max of 5 people in about 10,000 sales asking for it, in which case I just show them what to delete :)

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