The Marketplace Growth Team is constantly analyzing data and looking for new ways to help you earn more revenue. The Growth Team recently examined the WordPress category and uncovered a gem: multilingual themes are outperforming single-language themes. In fact, multilingual themes have on average 3 times more sales than non-multilingual WordPress themes. This is a remarkable discovery and a testament to the global reach of the internet. To help you create the best multilingual theme possible, we’ve partnered with OnTheGoSystems, the creators the WordPress Multilingual Plugin, WPML. WPML is a commercial product, normally costing $79. You are invited to receive a complimentary developer account for WPML, so that you can make your themes and plugins multilingual-ready. To apply, visit their Go Global Program. When completing your Go Global Program application, be sure to enter the link to your Envato profile in the designated field.
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In 2011, Adobe released a beta version of Adobe Muse. If you used Muse back then, you may recall that it was rough around the edges. Fast forward two years and Muse is now a much better product. Our research has shown that Muse presents a small, but growing opportunity for authors. Today, we’re announcing the upcoming launch of Adobe Muse Templates in Themeforest. As an author, you should see the Muse Template category in the author dashboard. The submission guidelines will be released on July 3, 2013 and we will start accepting your submissions shortly thereafter.
Here is the launched category: Adobe Muse Templates
I got this: “Additionally, we have some extra feedback for you:
please provide details item description. After editing, click save, resubmit.
This Ecwid template should look like its a natural part of the site/template
This Ecwid template must have custom images.
Please resubmit to Site Template category.”
What are custom images in ECWID template?Only custom ecwid images that I noticed are vegetables when editing ecwid widget. Should I left it in my preview?
Here is an example of a custom Ecwid image:http://kb.ecwid.com/w/page/15853278/How%20to%20change%20your%20minicart%20icon
I wanted to create theme for ecwid but their widget outputs everything in table(default) based markup, so it would be harder to customize the look and feel. Anyone knows ecwid table-less markup output solution ?
Yes, there are limitations to this platform, but I’m sure you will be able to innovate despite them. Some rules can be bent, but not broken . What we’re looking for in this EMW are themes that utilize a custom skinned Ecwid installation that fits the design of the theme.
If you haven’t already, check out Ecwids KB on changing the look of Ecwid: http://kb.ecwid.com/w/page/15853257/CSS%20Faq
Hi Shane, i am going to create a wordpress theme for ecwid, but wanted to confirm that do we need to integrate the following api too ?
Product API Order APIor we can do it without so that only the shop works in the theme and rest all is managed at ecwid only.
Hi kamleshyadav, You’re not required to use the Product API or Order API, but doing so won’t hurt . We will accept themes in which Ecwid is controlled through the Ecwid.com dashboard. Just make sure that the Ecwid portion of your site follows the same design as the rest of the template. If you need information on customizing the look of Ecwid, you can find it here: http://kb.ecwid.com/w/page/15853257/CSS%20Faq
One question about html ecwid templates. Should these templates have some kind of functions that are achieved by “ecwid css files” and is there any plugin or something for that? Or it can be just plain html/css template without real functionality (that can be added later in cms)?
Your site template should have other pages such as an about page, contact page, etc. Your Ecwid theme should follow the design of your site template and feel like a natural extenstion of your template. Ecwid themes are customized using CSS that is updated through the Ecwid Dashboard. You can find more on that here: http://kb.ecwid.com/w/page/15853257/CSS%20Faq
I apologize for my uncompleted answer. I want to say that I totally agree with Ivor’s idea. There should be option “css framework used” and menu with most used frameworks to choose from like: Bootstrap, Foundation, Skeleton… with version number. In that menu could be listed also: “no css framework” or even “custom css framework” because some authors have their own frameworks. I would also add possibility if other css framework is used that isn’t mentioned in menu, it should be added in (there could be empty field for that for example).
This section shouldn’t have to be possible to change without reviewing so it has to be moved in part of “edit” field in item dashboard that goes to reviewing before it is changed. There isn’t even a reason for this info to be updated except if whole item is changed but in that case it goes in reviewing process anyway.I hope my suggestion is helpful.
This is good stuff. Thanks for the feedback
I would change the wording from “Compatible With” to “CSS Framework Used”, add zurb.Foundation, Skeleton CSS , Bootstrap, etc and ditch the version numbers.
+1I don’t understand why would only one framework be mentioned when there are several others that authors here use as well.
The events that lead to this post caused me to turn on my tunnel vision. Simple human error. If you read my response to Ivor’s idea, you’ll see that his input was helpful in helping me see the bigger picture. Responses like his is why we should all ask for feedback. If you have any suggestions on how best to handle frameworks, please share it. And any feedback on the solutions mentioned here will be welcomed.