Posts by jonathan01

2405 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
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jonathan01 says

Greetings, all WordPress blog articles can be categorized and listed using a widget in any sidebar. You basically have the pick of any that has the features / design you are looking for.

I hope this helps.

Jonathan

2405 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

Careful as removing an item and re-uploading isn’t actually allowed so I would get confirmation of everything via a ticket with support so you have things documented in case a reviewer doesn’t allow the item.

Jonathan

2405 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

Buying a plugin at full price as an individual sale includes a license and updates when released – when you purchase a theme with a plugin included you receive only the plugin files and not a license or indeed access to that plugins updates. Therefore this seems like a clear mis-advertisement if the theme is stated as being the same perceived value for the plugin as buying in a theme vs buying the plugin individually. Basically it’s not the same therefore the value is not the same therefore it is mis-advertising.

2405 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

horrific.

2405 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

Because every site I’ve ever created for a client they ALWAYS come back and say they want to roll their sleeves up and change the position of everything, colors and need a layout builder.

Oh no wait, yup never had that in 15 yrs they prefer no options they just want to copy/paste from word or leave the site exactly how I created it which was to say perfectly constructed for their requirements which was the whole reason they hired me to make their website in the first place :)

2405 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

As Cubell correctly states the advertising of $500 of plugins for free is actually false advertising. You do not gain the same ‘product’ by a plugin being bundled with a theme as you do not gain a license for that item which is essentially what you are buying with a digital product.

2405 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

Authors this battle will not be won, it’s all about profit and market share for Envato, not you.

Here’s a funny thing however, one of the top selling items of 2014 on another marketplace is a WordPress theme, that is average in function and style in comparison to here on ThemeForest, and is priced at $175. Think about that for a while.

Pretty much what VisualKicks stated above is on target:

“WordPress has changed a lot over the years, so you need to change as well. I would highly recommend you start increasing the gap from the bottom up, not from the top down. Understandably you want to keep your marketplace competitive (priced lower than the competition), but the only freedom you’re giving the content creators is the choice to ‘publish here’ or ‘publish there’.”

2405 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

Remove ad campaigns as part of the Elite program, reduce the ad spend by 50% provide that as a cash bonus to Elites – they can then decide to either invest in their own campaigns / ads or pocket the money. Everyone is a winner. I’ve suggested this for about 2 yrs now as the ad campaigns do not work, it’s just a waste.

2405 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

The fact that reviews aren’t displayed is completely ridiculous and undermines the whole system.

Why even have a review system if you don’t display the individual reviews? An anonymized, detail-less, aggregate review system is nearly as worthless as no review system at all. Has there been a statement from Envato as to why they don’t follow the lead of literally every other popular review system (yelp, google, facebook…) and display individual reviews with the chance for the author to respond to negative feedback?

The fact that authors have to screengrab individual positive reviews to include them in their item descriptions, are unable to respond to negative feedback, and that each review – whether well thought out or utterly devoid of logic – counts the same toward the score makes me question whether this is the place I want to buy or sell themes.

Authors have complained since it was introduced over many many threads and have tried to gain traction with Envato to no avail. Envato have only ever stated that currently they have no plans to change anything and are simply monitoring things for the future.

You can basically read that as it will not change.

2405 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

You need to explain exactly what you mean?

  • In what way is it broken?
  • What is the message?
  • What did you upload?
  • Did you upload the entire download without unzipping and following the instructions first?
  • Are you sure you purchased a WP theme and not a HTML file?
  • Are you using WordPress on your own domain name and hosting or are you using WordPress.com?
  • If WP.com then no themes apart from those offered on WP.com can work with their hosted solution.
Hopefully you can get some help once you explain a little more.

Jonathan

PS – no need to use ALL CAPS as that’s like screaming and yelling.

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