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guuthemes says

Any news from staff?

We’ve had some feedback from Ivor and Kailoon (appreciate it guys), who mentioned it is something that is getting looked into. Here’s hoping!!

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guuthemes says

If you are giving away anything nice, could we have a link? :kiss::kiss:

Just a ‘Ghost’ theme – Writr, that I no longer sell on TF, nothing special :)

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guuthemes says

Thanks Gareth. Just having one of those moments ;)

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guuthemes says

Not calling out the theme, but damn, some of those designs look familiar :(

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guuthemes says

Things like this will be the death of themeforest in the long run, this needs to stop

Thou speaketh the truth!!

and also…

Buyer: “Shall I purchase this theme which is X price, or do I go for the one that is ONLY $10.00s more, and gives me 300 different homepage variations? Erm, that’s a tricky one?”.

Sorry back on the cost thing again ;)

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guuthemes says

Hi,

This is possibly an uber-dumb question, but are we allowed to give away products that we no longer sell on TF?

thanks

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guuthemes says

Ooh. You can’t call it Shizzle…can you??

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guuthemes says

...but I also need to make a living for me and my partners so I’ve also tried a few bigger themes.

And I have followed the same route too (on occasion). You have to, to put food on the table, and to compete in a market (the TF one) that has changed drastically in the past 12/18 months or so.

The knock on effect that makes me upset, is the effect this is having on theme designers. The design quality/originality in recent times has fallen. The cookie is truly cut on many, many occasions. But for a lone designer/dev do you want to try your hand on a more regular basis, niche designs, minimal designs? Not if you’ve got to earn a living :( So they resort to the same old, same old, and creativity is stifled there, and then. Easier to take the safe option this time around hey?

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guuthemes says

The voice of reason in all of this madness has spoken ;)

That is what I’m aiming for in my themes moving forward, and did do for a time, until my head got turned. The majority of themes have turned into monsters, admittedly they sell tons, but monsters all the same. Buyers logic of what a WP theme should truly be, has been skewed drastically. And we, as designers/developers are the guilty party.

If he had passed on, Mr Mullenweg, would be turning in his grave.

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guuthemes says

Shortcodes, CPT. Yup.

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