As a buyer of ‘1-9’ items you need to wind it in. I’m a buyer and I’m fully behind the price increase. I see the quality of themes improving as a result of potentially higher profits for the authors (more/better authors will join the community).
I’d be very surprised if a theme jumped $30 due to the price changes, as the intention was to increase by $5-10 for the most part. If indeed what you’re saying is true, I expect either a) the theme had a ton of features added to it or b) the theme was accidentally underpriced beforehand.
Also, who cares if authors re-purpose some of their framework(s)? It’s their initial hard work paying off – that’s how many businesses work.
As someone who has spent approx. $2,000 here, I think it’s a scandal that some buyers are whinging about the price increase. Paying around £30 for an entire site, coded brilliantly and supported well, is just unimaginably good. I don’t buy themes because I haven’t got the ability to design and code them myself, I buy them because they literally save me 100’s of hours. The value on that can’t easily be measured.
Anyone moaning about an extra $10 needs to get a f*cking grip.
Nice fail on the use of the word grind, you can’t have ‘grinded’ templates, you can have ‘ground’ templates. Your URL and name doesn’t make any sense.
Maybe I’m being an idiot, but the search function on this network of site’s is AWFUL !
There used to be an option of searching based on theme name, author, etc. Now I can’t search for anything other than a pre-known theme name.
Example, I want to have a quick look at Orman Clark’s themes. So unless I know the name of the theme I want to search for, I have to find the ‘top authors’ area and look for him manually?
And what would I do if the author I was searching for wasn’t a top author?
It can’t be hard to implement something more effective; this has irritated me on many occasions…
Interesting and honest post. I’m also a very regular buyer here and I find the theme quality is generally excellent. However, there are a few stinkers out there.
It’ll be really interesting to see the feedback from up top here.
Edit: My biggest issue here is actually the number of really dull/repetitive themes that are getting released on here. I’d rather see less and of a much higher quality. Hopefully this would iron out your issue too.
WOW , I was certain I’d uploaded it and double-checked it!
Thanks so much, it’s working perfectly now!