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dedalx says


I want to start this discussion by saying that I created this thread just because I started to become frustrated while searching for an item to buy.

The problem now is that envato marketplaces, unlike other marketplaces online, does not offer enough filtering options.

To keep this comment short, here are my suggestions:
  1. Be able to choose a price range for you search
  2. Be able to specify a minimum number of sales/rating for the product

Some other filtering options might be included. For example, now in the search result for an item you see these characteristics: “Columns: 1, Compatible Browsers: IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Software Version: WordPress 3.8, WordPress 3.7, WordPress 3.6, WordPress 3.5, High Resolution: Yes, Widget Ready: Yes”. Being able to filter only the items that have some of this attributes via some easy-to-click checkboxes would really help.

And, a suggestion from the author point of view, when the buyer does not specify it directly you should always return for the search newly added items in order to promote them, not items that already have hundreads of sales and might actually be worse than a new one.

We have created an advanced search for you! :) Check it out.

Advanced Search for ThemeForest by Marketopia

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook & Twitter for updates and new features ;)

This is realy briliant search that should be added to Themeforest by default. Why Envato does not do this? This will encrease overall marketplace search a lot.

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dedalx says

You can’t earn money without investing money. If you want to start from free hosting all your work and sales will be as this free hosting (very bad). GG and DropBox will block your account after you will get a lot of visitiors from TF (you will get 1000+ in first days, but get block at 50-100).

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dedalx says

Hi everyone, I looking for some fresh and cool, minimalistic WordPress theme for building personal blog (Travel, Development types and tricks, Hi-Tech Products reviews & recommendations, Photo galleries, etc).

What I want to see in theme first:

1) Great SEO optiomization with support for all modern search engine features (Google rich snipets, reviews ratings, Google authorship, etc)

2) Fast loading speed (small pages “weight”)

3) Social share to all large social services for posts

4) Nice typography, good for reading

5) Clean layout, without glitches, different margins everywhere, etc

6) Some nice display for photos (post with photos/galleries)

Optional (this can be added with third-party plugins, so I will be happy if you can recommend me best plugins for this):

6) Support for ADS places to place ad banners to different places where I want to place it

7) Affiliate link builder with stats (redirects)

8 ) Support for newsletter forms (and good place to add it on site), MailChimp.com, etc.

9) Different social widjets

I understand that most of all can be achieved with plugins, but themes that have all of this “in the box” is the best, because they have added this things to fit theme design nice and I will not need to redevelop theme to made it work and look good with all plugins.

Can anybody recommend me some themes for this? (Maybe your own or something what you used)

I can see a lot of themes with interesting design on Themeforest, but I can’t buy all of it to check that SEO features in all themes is good and that all works as it should. Also themeforest search is too bad, so I can only find best sellers or best rating themes, but this is not the best themes on Themeforest (just old, not modern themes). Thanks!

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dedalx says

@dedalx Great reply! I like your policy, and I will follow some of steps in your experience. In my opinion “the ticket system” concept isn’t handy for customer. Thus I think I will prefer to use a bbPress forum with license code verification + membership plugin with payment gateway.

Controlling a forum or email when you will have 7000+ customers (as we have) is not possible. You will need to hire 5-7 persons who will work in your support team to help for every request and basic questions, this will not worst the price. We have strong rules, and this rules is not good if you just started your business and does not have stable sales, a lot of 5 ratings and a lot of good items. But when you will have all of this you can use strong rules as we have. Of course at start we help everybody, for every quesion, until we start having 100+ questions in day, most of all questions related to users who don’t even read theme documentation or don’t want to read and want free installation, etc. We can’t deal with customers like this (for free). We have a lot of users who like very much our items, our support (even with our rules). Of course we have some users (1-3 users per month) who may not like our rules, who want everything for free. They can give 1 star rating, but this is not important when we have 99% of other satisfied customers. You will have bad users and 1 stars rating even if you have done everything for free for everyone. Some people are inadequate and you can’t do anything with this.

Ticket system is the best way to provide tech support when you have a lot of requests and most of all need to sent you private data (FTP access, etc). This is not possible in forum (you will get a total mess if users start to use PM or email to send you data that you ask in forum topics). In ticket system you see all conversation and all passwords in ONE place. User use the same ticket for all theme requests. Some users post another question after YEAR of using support, and we can see what site url he posted 1 year ago, site access, etc. We don’t need to ask user twice the same questions. You can see that many big companies use support tickets.

Also checking license code is very important, because a lot of themes from TF some users download from Warez sites for free or use the same themes that they friends buy only once for a lot of sites and can ask your support! You will not know that you helping people who even does not buy your theme or illegally use it for many sites.

We have some users that already paid us for a lot of customizations for our themes on their site ($2000+ for one site for example when theme cost only 50$). And this users HAPPY that we made great customizations that helped in their business. So don’t afraid to ask additional money from your customers, good customers will be happy that you provide advanced help for additional cost (instead of basic help for FREE). Time (your and our) cost money, and people who made business (most of our themes is eCommerce) know this and understand that they can’t made good store with just spent $50 for theme. Good ecommerce site with all features can’t cost less than $1000-5000. Theme is just “starter pack”.

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dedalx says

We have strong rules for this now:

1) We don’t provide free support for any questions about customizations (CSS changes, code changes).

2) Support answer take 1-3 working days. Who want to get fast support (within 1 day) need to pay.

3) We have FAQ and don’t answer for questions that already in FAQ.

4) We don’t guarantee answers in non working days (Sat, Sun, Holidays)

5) Our ticket system require to input item license code from TF (and auto verify it)

6) User can have only 2 tickets (opened) in 1 time. If he have more questions he append it to existing ticket (this will move user in answer queue and he will wait longer).

All of this reduce support requests around twice. And increased total profit because many of users want to pay for customizations or adding features that theme does not have.

And of course you need to have good Documentation (with step by step images) and video guides (but we don’t have it yet).

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dedalx says

I think I found reason for problem:

Font file located in amazone cloudfront, and for strange reason for ME it Forbidden:

http://dmypbau5frl9g.cloudfront.net/assets/marketplace-glyphs/marketplace-glyphs-0fcf8da0bc2966d14d3fc8475484c4ee.eot%3Fthemeforest.net

Maybe CloudFront does not allow access to this files for my country or IP? Please check url for font, do you see Forbidden error as I?

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dedalx says

I see used char: http://take.ms/e42T2

I see that this is “marketplace-glyphs” font, but it does not loaded :(

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dedalx says

No problems from my side. Tested in Chrome, Firefox Win 7. P.S. I still can see your balance. :P

Haha: )

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dedalx says

During several days I don’t see icons on themeforest, I see that this is some iconic font (font awesome?) but as I see in Firebug this elements on themeforest now does not have any font and does not work.

This is screenshot of problem – http://take.ms/ISYuB (check red arrows). This related to all icons in all menus and site places.

I see this in latest Firefox for MacOS. I don’t see this problem in Google Chrome.

I already cleared cache and temp files, disabled plugins, does not help. Issue happened some days before, I don’t install anything new to Firefox (plugins, etc). Week ago all works ok.

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dedalx says

Everyone author want this, because all 1-2 stars ratings is fakes from competitors or crazy buyers, but this is not possible. Envato does not have people that will review your 1000+ new ratings per day. Themeforest only have 1-3 theme reviewers, how they can review ratings? They don’t have time to review themes in short time.

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