Posts by dtribble

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dtribble says

Thanks themespirit and greenshady. I will definitely dig into the new submission requirements and will take a look at the other resources you mentioned…

-Damon

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dtribble says

I’m planning on getting into theme design in the coming year. I want to make sure my themes are as bulletproof and in-line with best practices as possible.

Can anyone recommend any well-coded Themeforest (or other) themes which would be good to study “under the hood”? Any authors here (or elsewhere on the web) who have a reputation for excellent coding practices?

Thanks for any advice you can offer…

-Damon

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dtribble says

Hi everyone,

I’m considering getting into selling WordPress themes and wanted to find out more about the pros and cons of being a theme author. I’ve listed some pros/cons I thought of below. I would love it if any of you experienced theme authors could add to or comment on this list.. I want to make sure to have a realistic idea of what to expect as I start this venture. Thanks for any insights or advice you can offer…

Pros

  • “Passive” income…less reliance on constantly getting new clients/projects
  • Increasing web development/wordpress knowledge
  • Themeforest provides easy channel for selling
  • Ability to study other themes for best practices
  • Low start-up cost
  • Ability to create more themes once first is complete…multiple products
  • No deadlines, no nutty clients
  • Creative freedom

Cons

  • No clients…less people contact
  • No deadlines…must be disciplined
  • Takes a while for $$$ to start coming in…large up-front time investment
  • Lots of studying/ramping up to do
  • Must provide ongoing support/bug fixes/updates
  • Cost of incorporating premium plugins, stock imagery

Thanks, Damon

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