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ait says

Have a look at our Tour Operator theme, it includes simple reservation/enquiry system. You can make it a base for your own portal and connect it to 3rd party reservation systems.

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ait says

Have a look at our Langwitch theme, you can use portfolio element for that purpose: http://preview.ait-themes.com/theme/langwitch/portfolio-item/modern-beauty/

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ait says

Anything that could cover support & maintenance costs would help. Here’s my idea: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/lifetime-free-theme-updates/104160

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ait says

The same happened to us. Theme was soft disabled because it was not responsive on some android device even though it was working OK an all 10+ devices that we have in the office… Very unprofessional, simple message with screenshot would do.

Disabling because of support seems like a joke to me ;)

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ait says




Nicely said, but how can we charge for Wordpress 3.9 updates now ;)
I’m not a WordPress developer, but I don’t see anything in the 3.9 release notes related to updates. How is this situation different now?
There’s a brand new WYSIWYG editor that is not compatible with the old one. None of the shortcode buttons work etc. We’ll have to fix it and then release an update to all 40+ themes.
That’s cool. You’re on the hook to fix that for thousands of buyers (who will need that fix and appreciate it) but you have to do it for free. Giant marketplace with unsustainable products.

Yea and that’s the thing. We don’t want to abandon any and any of our customers. People are still using these themes. We still support even our very first theme, but free of charge…

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ait says


Nicely said, but how can we charge for Wordpress 3.9 updates now ;)
I’m not a WordPress developer, but I don’t see anything in the 3.9 release notes related to updates. How is this situation different now?

There’s a brand new WYSIWYG editor that is not compatible with the old one. None of the shortcode buttons work etc. We’ll have to fix it and then release an update to all 40+ themes.

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ait says

Summary: charge for value.

Authors can’t (no sustained revenue). Buyers suffer (abandoned item). Envato wins (flooding new items).

If you’re not making moves to fix this for yourself and your customers, you’re part of somebody else’s strategy.

Nicely said, but how can we charge for Wordpress 3.9 updates now ;)

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ait says

But of course, this is the most sure way people buy them and envato earns. On the other side this is the way how majority of other themes die off. BTW this thread will get locked soon I presume :)

My point was not to offend anybody. I completely understand why it’s done that way. Great selling theme is a huge catch for new authors and big marketing advantage. If there were thousands themes selling equally it wasn’t such a big thing ;)

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ait says

It’s a part of strategy here on themeforest. All themeforest adverts will bring you to Popular files page that shows you always the same themes. People usually don’t bother looking for any other theme just purchase the best selling one even though there might be better alternatives.

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ait says

Hey, you might have a look at our Directory or Business Finder themes. You can disable the map and also import data using CSV.

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