Honestly I think it might be good from the buyers perspective but not that great for the authors. It’s just going to get difficult to get some sales. Let’s hope this turns out to be a good feature for everyone unless envato decides to go back to the previous one. Or Atleast it should be hidden and user can expand if needed. But as they land on the page, the first thing you will see is how many ONE stars are there.
For me – apart from the obvious – attractive design, well coded, flexible, and a few nice extra features such as sliders and page builders…it’s how often the author updates their theme and how good their support is.
I’ve just had to remind one author that they haven’t updated their theme that we purchased to use the latest versions of bundled plug-ins (they’re 14 versions behind) – it’s months out of date yet they’re happily releases new themes and leaving their old ones to die.
Occasional buyers on Themeforest will be enticed by a pretty layout and masses of features but savvy regular purchasers – the one’s authors should be targeting – will be checking out the authors support and update history.Despite having bookmarked this particular authors new themes for future purchases, I’ve now removed them due to the bad support they’ve demonstrated for the older theme I’ve already purchased.
Awesome response! Thanks
So really what makes you decide to spend your hard earned money to buy a theme. What are the most important features that you look in a theme before you click the purchase button.
Thanks everyone in advance for your response
Thanks for this info
Definitely a scam. Majority of piracy sites laugh at take down requests.
Also if someone does download your theme illegally then you can sit back and laugh.
1: They get no updates. 2: No support. 3: Those who upload the themes usually add in their own malicious code ranging from a simple tracker to having the ability to completely hijack the website.Only morons download paid themes for free off a pirate site.
Five STARS for you Robvenom! Thanks
First, themeforest will do nothing against piracy, so don’t expect anything. Also, those guys who sent you this email are just trying to make money from you. Once your file is uploaded on such sites, its almost impossible to get it removed, so in that case you will lose your money also. And finally number of times your file is downloaded illegally does not mean lost of your sales. Most of the people just downloaded it cos it was available to download, if they would have to pay, they won’t.
Ok it makes sense. THanks