Posts by jonathan01

2583 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01
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Why do you think I am spoiling things? It was a straight forward question and quite reasonable I thought. I don’t personally see what use it is to me tbh that’s all.

Also, why so defensive on someone asking for the function of a new thing you spent a week doing? Honestly, I can’t remember many folks asking for this. maybe I’m wrong, I know many over the years have asked what was the point of showing thumbs on our dashboard of who we follow, who follows us as they didn’t do anything.

I’ll crawl back in to my corner and stop asking sensible questions.
... where exactly was he defensive? You must have misread his comment, there really isn’t any other way in which your accusation can make any sense.

He said I was spoiling the excitement by asking a question – maybe you missed that bit :) My question was what did it give us new apart from being able to see the full listing and easily unfollow. Seems like that was answered above which was exactly what I was getting at – what did it give us new? Unfollow / follow easier but apart from that… just 2 pages and new tabs that now list – I fail to see, at this point, what the excitement was about – sorry if you don’t agree.

2583 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
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jonathan01
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Didn’t we have all this before?

  • Follow an author that you like to keep track of them
  • Items from the authors you follow will show up in your Follow Feed
  • Followers number can help you making purchase decision
  • Apart from this:

    Follow/Unfollow authors a lot more easily

    All the stuff mentioned in the couldn’t get done however sounds very promising.

2583 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01
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That becomes an option once / if you are accepted in your dashboard I believe.

Just be sure you read all that you are expected to do when installing themes and work out your taxes and Envato’s commission from the $50 a customer pays – works out for US based providers to be around $24 total earning. You should ensure you are comfortable with that.

2583 posts Bird is the word..
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  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
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jonathan01
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I was confused also and contacted Jami who helped me out – even if you have an account at studio you need to apply to be able to install your own themes :)

Here’s a link to the form Jami graciously provided which I missed somewhere along the line:

https://www.formstack.com/forms/envato-envato_studio_express_market_authors
2583 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01
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what use is this exactly.. I am struggling to understand the relevance?

This was just part of the many quick and cool projects that we’ve been working on as a part of CEO Hack Week. Due to the nature and the limited duration of Hack Week we can typically only bite off smaller projects that we are interested in.

Regarding the questions about usefulness, this has been a feature that was requested quite a number of times before by a lot of members of the community. It’s useful to be able to have a list of people you follow, and be able to update it, which wasn’t possible previously. We understand that some may not immediately decide to use it, but let’s not spoil the excitement for those that do :)

Thanks!

Why do you think I am spoiling things? It was a straight forward question and quite reasonable I thought. I don’t personally see what use it is to me tbh that’s all.

Also, why so defensive on someone asking for the function of a new thing you spent a week doing? Honestly, I can’t remember many folks asking for this. maybe I’m wrong, I know many over the years have asked what was the point of showing thumbs on our dashboard of who we follow, who follows us as they didn’t do anything.

I’ll crawl back in to my corner and stop asking sensible questions.

2583 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
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what use is this exactly.. I am struggling to understand the relevance?

2583 posts Bird is the word..
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  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
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jonathan01
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All great points Jami, however each time I have been contacted it’s simply because they have not even opened the documentation. They have supplied links, I visit and see immediately all they did was upload the theme, nothing else at all, I mean nothing. Not exactly excusable in anyone’s book, especially when marketed as professionals.

I agree authors should be mindful of many of your points, they are all valid. The reason I do not use TGM is simple, you don’t have to install any plugins to get it working. You can decide if you want short codes, or a portfolio, or multi-vendors. Therefore TGM in these cases isn’t necessary.

I have a clear plugin section of my docs that link directly to the plugins that we support and suggest.

We are mindful of upload limits and this is why we do exactly as you mentioned and take a theme and upload to several accounts we have to test the docs from top to bottom, test the import file for size limits etc. I’m sure many don’t and I am sure you are 100% correct that it’s not always the installer, I presume we are talking about the bloated all-in-one hundreds of pages and demos type situation possibly?

My gripe is actually with everything being connected, bad installer = bad theme. That’s an understandable conclusion for a buyer using a service would come to when in fact it could be far from the truth.

Not all installers are bad. Not all themes are bad. Not all buyers are bad. Can we all improve things, yes we can. Are we trying to improve things? Yes, by pointing out flaws in themes, services and Envato we hope to improve everyone. That’s the goal!

2583 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01
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Yes it’s fine to do this.

2583 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01
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Had this several times and each time I told them to read the documentation as they are being paid to do the job, and are apparently ‘hand picked professionals’ – not my job to teach you what you say you can already do. I wouldn’t mind we have exceptionally detailed step by step documentation. Basically it’s a joke.

The worrying thing for us authors however is that this is all part of the ‘experience’ they get from buying our themes and we have no control. So someone buys your awesome theme, you spent forever ensuring everything is perfect, spent days making your documentation, have a support center, offer installation services yourself (maybe you do, I know we do) but then Envato has this ‘get the theme installed’ and they go for it, then that person provides a bad experience but blame your theme because they are no good. Guess who looks bad – you the author.

2583 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
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I’ll join in also and say that I just had almost a 24 hr period without a single sale – I know some here have had several days of zero sales, I feel your pain.
Hi Jonathan. It’s probably just the Easter holidays. Your 24 hours of no sales may correlate to Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Just my personal hunch.

Hey Scott!

I could certainly see that however the drop was the past 24 hrs (monday evening thru tuesday evening) , not one of the traditional days off for some countries that do have these days off, plus going back over 7 years I’m not seeing a pattern like this unfortunately.

Also, this dramatic swing effect of sales, no sales, isn’t just today as mentioned above, it started happening since the new search and the tweaking of things, I can’t say it’s 100% fault here, but many signs seem to shine a light on this fact unfortunately.

Thanks for the input however, hope you are well mate.

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