Thanks for your replies guys. So it seems the best way is to create from scratch. I have looked at Thematic, Starkers and Toolboxplus a few others. As a wannabee developer, it seems like i’m at the base of K2. You lot are up there at the top or close by. Okay! I’m off to read the WP codex. See you on the other side.
Wordpress is indeed a CMS . It has its own position on themeforest simply because its so popular. But its not for everyone. I have set up WP sites for clients who complain its too difficult – usually people who rarely go near a pc other than to check emails. I suggest WP to clients who will be making regular blog posts – helps google ranking too. But there are other powerful cms choices out there: Drupal, Joomla, EE, Modx, Silverstripe, Concrete5. And there’s a few hosted cms providers like Cushy CMS . Best way to cause a forum pile up is to slag off WP or Joomla lol! I like Joomla and find it no more difficult to learn. Just started looking at Drupal too. Some very nice features. We’re not living in flatlands. Choose what best fits the job. Good luck
Thanks guys. No i don’t want to sell back on here. It would be for clients only. I guess by being honest with a client that i’m using a $15 template, i need to add value and some services (cms. graphic design, plugins) to justify charging them $500 plus. Otherwise they could just buy it and pay a guy on Fiverr to set it up all for $20 lol!
I believe a regular license is fine as you are not offering the images with downloaded assets. Photodune is cheap and good quality. Envato are happy to see a member using their images. Good luck!
Hi guys, I just want to know if buying a html template at themeforest allows me to convert it to any cms of my choice – joomla, drupal, wordpress etc, or is this forbidden? While on the topic, i’d also like to know if i can customise it in the process for client needs, rebranding etc with their colours and maybe custom header etc. PS i would still offer attribution to author in footer.
Thanks in advance.
important Notes: Each item within a pack is considered to have its own license. For example, someone could purchase a pack of 10 graphic elements and use each graphic element in a different project, as long as each individual graphic element is used in one project only.Yes, i should have used the term Pack! Many items here are sold as graphic packs of 4 or more variations. That’s good to know i can use any other unused design in separate projects without any license violation. Thanks for clarifying this matter. Cheers!
Hi there, can anyone enlighten me on the following question: If i purchase a psd graphic with say 10 badge variations for $4 with a regular license, does that mean i can use each design variation one time only on a design, leaving me with the option to still use the other 9 remaining designs on 9 different design projects? Hope this question makes sense!
Thankyou all for your replies. So far, it seems that i can indeed -
“purchase a template / theme on a clients behalf, customise / brand it, and set up and charge a client for my services without violationg any envato licensing agreement – so long as i dont claim authorship or set up more than one site using said template / theme.”Cheers!
Thankyou Digitalimpact. Yes, i am simply offering a graphic design and maybe cms conversion service more than anything else plus a FB like page design package etc. I would be doing very little code tweaking. And i would leave the authors details in the footer. I might add a ‘branded and cms’d by xxx’ or something like that next to name. I am not sure that honesty always pays, but i sleep well at night! Regards