@chris Gotcha – There is a reported issue with php 5.3 with 7 hosts after researching…but thanks- I just wanted to let u guys know my findings.
I sent staff reply…to see if they could sticky this
We spent hours on end lookin at all the people affected with image problem (HTTP error on upload and the size data reading 0×0. The problem lies when the WP version does not work well with the PHP version. As of today the culprit is Version 5.3. Call your host and downgrade to 5.2 or upgrade to 5,4 – and all your problems are fixed It;s a shame Wordpress doesn’t say this on a sticky
Does anyone know a opencart theme or ecommerce that is similar to a printing site where you can upload images and select quantities and paper sizes??
agent8 saidThe price increased wasn’t aimed at a time-span of a few weeks. Themes were sold at US$35+ from the day TF started. If you see some early themes and compare them to the features our themes have nowadays, the difference is drastic. That’s why price had to be, understandably, increased.
Also as i stated earlier – I honestly see all of these themes the same in past few weeks. Not a lot of WOW factor coming out lately [...]
In March April / May there was variety coming out – I look for unique things – I understand what your saying – what Im saying is I feel there is enough of the same on here already – you know when u design – Envato tells you what they need and what they don’t need – I think they need more specialty themes for restaurants, nightclubs, musicians, etc – i see those templates have sold very well. Look Ive been here since 2007 so I do watch the changes
here’s what i suggest – keeping the prices $30-$45 each. adding some add-on puchases like advanced theme support – for $15-$20 custom page design for small modifications $30 i dont know – u get my point.
all themes should come with clear instructions on how to set up homepage, add media, create pages – because each template is a little different in features – Ive bought themes that i was lost because of poor instructions – and i know html/css/php
--im just not following how they made functions work – or how they chose to set it up.
envato needs to step it up and get update notifications – or a better way to notify buyers an update has been given.
I also have noticed some themes going out way to early – needing more work – leaving the end user frustrated. I see change logs without dates as well.
Price increase is understandable – but for designers ur not just selling 35 theme to one person. envato is allowing you and us to sell multiple times on one item – so if you make really nice theme – 3000 sales of 35 dollars brings you good money.
I was buying one / two themes a week just to buy and play with. Haven’t bought one since the increase simply because its too much unless I have a designated use for it.
Also as i stated earlier – I honestly see all of these themes the same in past few weeks. Not a lot of WOW factor coming out lately – Responsive themes are great, but not much other than the typical 960 grid look – predictable menu in the header – jquery slider of some sort – then your typical 3 call out boxes-or four underneath – then some more typical stuff – then the same looking footer that everyone has. As a coder – I just go and grab code and punch it in…where are the retro looking sites that are the fad now? Where are the music themes, there are 8000 photography templates and 15 restaurant templates…look if I see a theme like that – I will pay 100 for. My point is the quality – I know the work that goes in because I’m learning quickly – where are theatre themes? Irish pub themes, racing themes, Nightclub themes – are these too hard to design? As a designer I listen to the buyers. And again I don’t see a problem with the increase… I’m just more picky now….and as a designer – I’m not feeling a lot of the product coming out – Just my feelings.
I suggest you go over to tuts plus – and take some courses on typography and color / layout design – there is a good one from Ian Yates I think – about design and layout – go watch that
Im about to get real
—- - looking over all these discussion. I want everyone to READ THIS --
First i am a graphic designer with small web knowlege. I do websites and some I get from here. I have been buying product from ACTIVEDEN when it wasnt envato labled – and it was called flashden.
As an author – the beauty is you can create a unique site that you could sell to one client for 1700 to 15,000 – probably more depending on the client. But here you can sell that same 35 site 3000 times which you can do the math – and you dont need to offer full time support.
So really I design flyers – I make 65 for one because everyone is cheap as hell nowadays and if i charge 80 they will go somewhere cheaper or download jacked copy of photoshop or illustrator and do it themselves…and it looks horrible.
Now Im getting ready to upload my flyers to envato – and they are awesome because i do them for clubs in Miami, DC etc. I will make 50 times as much because i can sell bulk
HERE IS THE REAL PROBLEM – AND THIS IS A TOPIC OF ITS OWN – the visibility of envato is so huge, all you have to do is type in themes and envato pops up and say i charged 500 for a template and did not tell the client it was a template -which is what most people are doing, and these people are the reason this place survives. Heres the thing – now you will see the same site on ten dif locations – so now its not worth anything to the client – hes like” I just saw the site you charged me for 500 on themeforest for 35.00 -BIG PROBLEM -
How about this – its no secret what the buyers are doing – 90 percent are wannabe web designers or designers not feeling like designing, or they know enough to recode some stuff but not enough to do it their selves. So now that everyone in the free world sees envato stuff – it becomes less special for the buyer and more of a 35 dollar template. And i bet most of them have bought subscriptions to tutsplus to learn to design personally and forget the template sites.
My solution is to hide envato like a treasure and do away with the 700 themes that look the same and get more quality unique themes – then charge a subscription – there are already enough buyers on here to close it down publicly and it should be insider knowlege only ( a jewel) like a secret society for designers. I dont see many restaurant themes, music themes, club themes on here….I do see 5000 web agency sites. Now i do understand that we the designers could get our site on here – and its for personal business and not designers selling your theme to another client…but thats happening.
The price hike will affect your sales – but thats people – they want the best deal. Now if you made this site more exclusive – then im sure people would not mind paying 60 even 100 for a site. Kinda like a dj record pool – where they have to fill out a form to join and are accepted…I dont know just a thought.
But i do know this – nobody wants the same site as another person – or to even know there might be one out there – kinda like walking in a club and another guy has your shirt on.
I am for the price raise because if people are reselling they can just charge 15 dollars more – no big deal – but i believe the easy access and exposure to themeforest has lessened the real value – and lets be honest not many are going to pay the exclusive price….what if I bought an exclusive site – what happens??? do you call the people who previously bought the site last week and tell them they cant use it???? think about it. Sorry for all the typos its midnight and ive been designing all day – zombie
I can say as a buyer of themes I applaud an increase – but i was like wow – when i saw it. I think your sales will dip for about a week – hopefully not. See the financial climate is bad right now but it will pick up…What I guarantee you will see is lower purchases on sites that look alike and are simple, and purchases on more unique themes – I dont understand why people keep designing portfolio/creative agency themes – there are enough already – More Restaurant / Night Club / Event / Musician themes will sell – its evident by looking at those sells. anyrate – It looks like older sites are still the old price – so people may resort to older templates. But really I think its good move for the authors in the long run.