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Did you somehow miss this one? – Use-your-Drive | Google Drive plugin for WordPress – http://codecanyon.net/item/useyourdrive-google-drive-plugin-for-wordpress/6219776

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There’s always someone willing to work for what amounts to peanuts. What follows is that the client then says – “I paid $200 for this?! What a POS!”. Too often but not always, you get what you pay for. ;-)

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Having used both Joomla and Drupal as well, I don’t blame ThemeForest’s audience or think this behavior is necessarily limited to TF. It may just be because these other CMS platforms have simply failed to market themselves / cultivate a ecosystem (with a future) as well as WP has to the masses as an easy to use CMS. Drupal is my favorite between these two. However, I use WP because clients love it and that’s where the money is right now.

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Can I contact you directly?

Yes, you may. Please feel free to contact me using the “Email” section of my profile page which can be found here (while already logged in ThemeForest) – http://themeforest.net/user/WPWiseOwl

After you’ve purchased the theme on your own account, you can also contact Ed from his profile page / email section here – http://themeforest.net/user/SwiftIdeas

I’m fairly familiar with the code / framework used by Neighborhood / Dante. In fact, if you look at the change log for a recent update to the Dante theme, you’ll see I’m credited there – http://dante.swiftideas.net/changelog/#v21

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Im even more stuck now as I was before lol

Sorry, about that. Hopefully the following helps…

+1 to the underscores site that contempoinc suggested.

Redux is an theme options framework alone that gets included into a theme rather than a theme framework itself. Also check these out (for examples of how to implement / use bootstrap 3, redux, woocommerce, etc in a theme)...

http://roots.io/

http://shoestrap.org/

http://jointswp.com/

http://themefortress.com/reverie-5/

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As much as I really like WooCommerce, it can be a (very) heavy / overcomplicated solution for a simple digital downloads store. There’s less code being added to your site with EDD, so there’s less of a chance for issues to sneak up on you. You might also see a performance benefit too. If the payment processor you’ll use is also already supported right out of the box, EDD probably is the way to go. For “enhanced” EDD theme support (unless you’re building it by yourself), you may be limited here.

However, WooCommerce has a more diversified extension library and usually is supported out of the box by many Themes. So, if there’s an essential feature you need that’s not offered by an EDD add-on but is already available in WooCommerce (the core plugin or an extension) then you might be better served by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is more geared towards virtual / physical items but works pretty well for downloads too.

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Perhaps you making it too hard on yourself. The passwords you want are probably too easily guessable by individuals, hackers, bots or all of them. Allow me to introduce you to a (free) service that has meant to an to remembering passwords for many (myself and clients included).

Works with all major browsers and is available on all major platforms including mobile ones . No need to remember passwords regardless of their complexity. The service below is not the only such (free) service but is definitely one of the best imo.

https://lastpass.com/
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I am am a designer, i work now on 2 templates and i search for a developer to slice the template for me and make 50% each of the revenue.

Good luck with that. I’ve seen many inquiries like yours and is 50% often too much to expect if you’re simply offering the design. If you don’t expect to do any coding or customer support then expect to get only 20-30% of the revenue after Envato takes their cut.

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Obviously, I have had more experience with WP than any other CMS platform. You’re probably also already aware that WordPress themes are the highest in demand on ThemeForest since these days it’s a much larger target market than say Joomla or Drupal.

Don’t pick a framework for just for it’s features. The more features, the more bloat. The more bloat, the more complicated it is and the more conflicting causing potential it has. While not always the case, such bloat can cause (sometimes serious) performance issues. Picking a framework for it’s features is somewhat like selecting a house for it’s appliances.

Instead first ask yourself, what kind of grid system you want. How many columns / how wide. For example, I never use anything less than 12 columns / 1170px or anything larger than 16 columns 2560×1600. Seek these details out and you’ll find that there’s many grids that are limited to just the small 960 grid which is getting older by the day. You don’t want to a something that has an old grid system because it’s got little if any future flexibility.

Hints: The Warp 7 WP framework accesses the webhost file system using direct PHP calls instead of using the recommended WP ones. This seems pretty lazy to me but not everyone feels the same. It also causes security issues on various hosts that your buyer might be using thereby making it your problem when it fails to work. The Gantry framework typically makes use of the MooTools (jQuery alternative) that I’ve seen cause multiple conflicts with 3rd party plugins. This is a carry over from their Joomla development and doesn’t always work well with WP’s built-in core jQuery.

I am still ignorant of so much but just know your theme’s foundation (if you didn’t build it yourself). There are too many frameworks available (even just for WP to go through each one here). So, try your best not to be ignorant of any unknown (known are fine if you can live with them) dragons / gremlins possibly lurking in your chosen framework with and you’ll be very thankfully you took the time to have a look around. ;-)

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No, you can’t just take someone’s works change it a lot and call it yours. Using either frameworks would earn you a rejection here. For example, just so you’re aware even with the so called “Developer” license of Headway you aren’t given the “right” to redistribute the framework itself for resale purposes unless you do it on their own marketplace.

Another thing, any framework that actually grants resale distribution as a right but also expects you to distribute your work as a “Child Themes” is in IMO a bad idea since the end user now has little recourse but to modify the child theme, potentially loses their changes with each update. The proper thing to do would be to either build the theme from scratch using a custom made framework or any framework / foundation that lets you create a proper parent theme so that the end user can use a child theme for custom styling / modification purposes.

If you’re looking for shortcuts to the path of wealth here on ThemeForest, there’s not many legal / ethical ones (if any). You say you’re a designer. So, make a totally custom PSD design and submit it to TF. After it’s been approved, then code the PSD into HTML. Once that’s approved, code into a WP theme and get that approved. You’ll learn a lot along the way and you’ll know that you got started the right way. You don’t have to submit a PSD / HTML theme first but to submitting a WP theme as your first item could turn out to be quite the daunting / discouraging task without having more experience.

Even if approved, after you’ve sold your item then you should know how to support it. Do you want to know your item well enough to help your buyers with them problem. They usually can’t / won’t wait weeks for you to figure it out (possibly because you don’t understand all the code in your theme). Short-terms authoring isn’t very profitable around. You need a long-term plan.

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