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gmdpickett says

Hello All,

I am looking for some assistance and hoping that the community here can steer me in the right direction.

I have a client that I am working with and they have a very specific “want” for their homepage – a navigation menu in the header, as per normal, that will appear in the same location on each page just like a regular theme. They have also requested a secondary menu just below the slider on the homepage only – this secondary menu would act as more of a “call to action” section to showcase 7 different services.

This is the example site they sent to me : todaysdental.com

Does anybody know of a WordPress theme available here that has this capability? If not how difficult would it be to alter a child theme to display a homepage like this?

Any assistance you can provide either with an opinion on the level of difficulty of coding something like this into a child theme or a current theme here on TF that would work would be greatly appreciated.

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gmdpickett says

I use the sidebar search on a regular basis to try and find the files that I am interested in – but over the last 2 days when I try to search for something it returns all files.

For example – I click on Wordpress in the main nav, then in the sidebar I type in Landing Page – I get results from every category – 7248 Results!

Is there an issue with the search? Is anyone else experiencing this same issue?

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gmdpickett says

Thank you for the quick response.

Is there anyway to tell other than asking? I have one that I am working with right now and have started a new folder with the @import into a new style.css file and everything still seems to be functioning properly.

Would the site show some errors if there was going to be an issue with a child-theme or could it work for a short time and then start to show errors?

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gmdpickett says

Hey Everyone.

I have purchased a number of different themes to use for client projects. In some instances there have been requests by clients to change or alter the look of a theme.

If I have purchased a theme through TF can I create a child theme for it without the need to purchase the extended license if the theme is still only used for just that one website?

Are there any restrictions on child theme creation for themes purchased through TF?

I would like to know the opinions from the authors on this subject as well as any feedback from anyone that may be using some of the themes they purchased to create a child theme.

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gmdpickett says


Not to mention it’s human nature that with a price increase there will be an expectation that the themes will be that much better – a 50% increase in price should amount to a 50% increase in value and support.
I kindly disagree with you. Price increases are happening due to inflation yearly. The only problem here is that Envato did not care about inflation yet. My bottom line is, I wouldn’t expect more from the butter I buy, the milk I drink or the paper I sketch on just because it increases its price yearly. I hope you can follow my thoughts.

Another point is: there are already lots of authors that plan their themes well, spend days on documenting it and reply to each and every support request. What could such authors possibly do better if it was obligated in order to justify a price increase?

You can disagree with human nature all you want – the reason that we simply put up with inflation is that it’s a necessary evil. There are other websites out there that offer some great themes – and at times I utilize them over TF if I don’t find a theme here to suit my needs. You will always have buyers that are willing to spend a bit more – I find it funny that you had to find an argument in my statement when I actually complimented most of the authors on this site through-out my statement – holding a grudge will is not good Karma.

The reason that we don’t expect more out of eggs when the price of them go up is that there aren’t competing chickens laying better eggs than the other chickens, there aren’t cows that can produce a higher grade of milk if we’d be willing to pay $10 more – not to mention I get full support on each of those products – if I get home open up my milk and it’s sour I can get a full refund on it.

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gmdpickett says

I have been an active reader in the forums for quite awhile now. This is only my second post. I started a thread about a month ago looking for advice on Wordpress Theme development – and got zero response.

After reading through this thread I now understand why. The web design community as a whole seems to be getting very opinionated and one-sided. I worked in the Tattoo industry for just over a year when I decided to get out of it because of all the in-fighting, bickering and back-stabbing that was occurring. Now I see this same set of issues forming in the web design community.

Seriously people we are all a community and should really start to act like one. There are some of us that are code-killers and can develop amazing things with a little bit of jquery some html and css. There are others that have stupid crazy skills when it comes to Wordpress Theme development. It’s time to stop calling each other idiots and putting down those that don’t agree with your outlook on things.

To date I have only been a buyer on the TF site but have some items in the works to post for sale, if I can get past the Gatekeepers (aka. Reviewers)... :)

I don’t see an issue with raising the fees for a theme even an additional $10.00 – but you really do have to think about what this is going to add to your bottom line over the course of a month. Not to mention it’s human nature that with a price increase there will be an expectation that the themes will be that much better – a 50% increase in price should amount to a 50% increase in value and support.

I realize that support is not ‘required’ for TF authors but as a buyer I always check the comments on a theme before I buy. If there is a lack of response or a cookie-cutter – we don’t offer support for your question – I move on and find a theme from a developer that realizes that support is a value to bring in more business.

I recently purchased a theme and requested some code assistance. I received a response that was basically telling me they wouldn’t help. When I posted back to the comments relaying my issue in clearer words I was told that there would be a fee to fix the problem – a problem that was no fault of mine but was an actual issue with the theme. This theme has produced over $10,000 in sales for the author – not too bad for one theme out of at least 12 that this author sells.

What I am trying to say is – if you want to increase your sales there are those of us out there that utilize TF on at least a weekly basis to find themes for clients. If you’re willing to support us and give ample customer service you can stand out against those that don’t.

I would be more than willing to pay up to $100.00 for a well planned out, documented and supported theme.

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gmdpickett says

Hello Everyone,

I’m looking for some input from any Wordpress theme developers. Do any of you have any tips for development? I did some minor theme development a few years back and am looking at getting back into it in more of a full time production capacity.

What I’m looking for as well is if any of you are using a framework of sometime to speed up your development? Are frameworks even allowed for use when selling a theme on Themeforest or do the designs have to be coded without?

I am currently going back through the Rockable Press Books for Wordpress development and doing some online studying to get the coding end down – any assistance from the developers here would be greatly appreciated.

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gmdpickett says

The first site you have listed doesn’t use Wordpress it’s a custom design. The second site is Wordpress and uses the theme found here – http://standardtheme.com/

Hope that helps.

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gmdpickett says

Tommus,

Thank you for your input – I know that I have work to do on this.

No offense taken, it would be nice if the reviewers gave some form of constructive feedback though.

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gmdpickett says

msaadvertising…thank you for the input, looks like it’s back to the start!!!

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