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kriskorn says

Hello zun1989,

You basically need to create HTML/CSS/JS/PHP files for you template – the latter are optional, a documentation and that’s about it.
For file preparation you can have a look at this article. http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/352

Themeforest free file of the month is right now a site template and it is from an Elite author. http://themeforest.net/item/full-moon-html-template/150595?WT.ac=free_file&WT.seg_1=free_file&WT.z_author=agurghis

You can download it and have a look what is included so you now what to include. You can also check any item form the Site Template category and read its description. Usually most of the authors have included the features of the item. This may help you when you are creating your item.

All the best,
Kris

// Feel free to ask, if more questions have arisen.

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kriskorn says

I’m probably going to be all alone on this, again, but I think it’s a step backwards. WP is trying to get away from being just a blog and this goes the opposite direction. The last three years of development were focused on adding better functionality to be recognized as a CMS, why not show that off.

It’s not just the blog first style without sidebars by default. The colors and organization also bother me. I was unsure what to click or where it would take me. Having each post type a different color is fine in theory, until you see it. It confused me more than anything. I’m still not sure what I was seeing at times. When I clicked one of the post titles it took me to a page with a yellow background. I was thankful it didn’t have much text because it would not be enjoyable to read several paragraphs on that background color. To me this is more of a gimmick than a usability improvement.

I suppose the description I would give for this design is, it’s different. Just keep in mind that different isn’t the same as good. Even the TF reviewers would have rejected it. ;)

You are not alone, my thoughts exactly… In my opinion it is just some text on differently colored backgrounds. The community has shown how capable the CMS is and they only show off some post-types.

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kriskorn says

Hello hbustosg,

Please contact the author of the theme via his/her profile page http://themeforest.net/user/luisvelaz

Kris

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kriskorn says
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kriskorn says

Sent an email to you! :)

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kriskorn says


Thank you for the feedback. It seems that only I (maybe someone else also) think that the “New Items” section produces items which aren’t unique in any way – authors try to be on the homepage just for the sake of exposure. If that section wasn’t there, then authors would put a lot more effort into uniqueness and try to be better than their competition. I am not saying that my design is 100% top notch, not at all. To be honest (talking about the homepage), I like the header I made and the rest of it isn’t probably the best, it is just to give you an idea.

Would love to know what some of the staff members think of this thread. Would it be possible that the marketplace had a different approach to the homepage ? This could only work with a better search system of course.

Have a nice evening,
Kris

Hi Kris! Just to be clear, i didn’t mean the ‘quality’ of the design, more about the items that need to be there for a commercial site like this.

But i get your point about the uniqueness of items and i praise whatever solution that will make authors try to make better and more unique items! But you’ll always have to keep in mind that it’s a marketplace which needs to sell their stuff, and not a museum with only the most beautiful creations which will never leave their place ( as in get purchased ).

Allthough i don’t think it matters super much to be on that homepage nowadays, as it’s one day or two at the most lately. So creating quick non-unique items for those couple of sales in that small timeframe it’s on the homepage will only destroy you in the end.

Better search: +1

I know you didn’t mean the quality. :)
We were and we all are on the same page – Themeforest just needs a better search system and a little bit of modernizing the site = design & code. So it could be viewed and used on mobile devices.

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kriskorn says

Thank you for the feedback. It seems that only I (maybe someone else also) think that the “New Items” section produces items which aren’t unique in any way – authors try to be on the homepage just for the sake of exposure. If that section wasn’t there, then authors would put a lot more effort into uniqueness and try to be better than their competition. I am not saying that my design is 100% top notch, not at all. To be honest (talking about the homepage), I like the header I made and the rest of it isn’t probably the best, it is just to give you an idea.

Would love to know what some of the staff members think of this thread. Would it be possible that the marketplace had a different approach to the homepage ? This could only work with a better search system of course.

Have a nice evening,
Kris

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kriskorn says

Should be a good one!

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kriskorn says

Would you care to explain ?

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