It will be hard to understand it without a glass of a good wine
There is a bright future for a niche themes, even on ThemeForest with all multi-purpose themes published recently.
that much upfront???
Visual Composer and Live Composer extended license prices are ridiculously low comparing to the features and advantages you get. Authors put months of work into these builders and ~$100 for the right using it is nothing to be honest.
The Theme Foundry are selling their themes with “Typekit® out of the box”
You can also easily add your own custom Typekit fonts if you choose. Both premium fonts are included out of the box. There’s no need for a separate Typekit account.
So companies like Typekit can have agreement with theme developers, but I believe it depends on your sales volume.
I love reading Dan Counsell’s emails and his latest post is very close to what I feel after theme published on ThemeForest.
Refresh. Refresh. Refresh.
The app went to number 1 worldwide, but nothing lasts forever. Over the coming days and weeks it sank down in the charts as newer apps were released and featured. It had a week of riding high in the charts, then the inevitable drop came. It’s crushing to watch your app free-fall out of the charts. It’s as if your mood is directly tied to the chart position of the app. I always get a post launch lull, it’s horrible. I call it post-launch depression (PLD). I’ve not heard it openly talked about before, but it exists. I know it does, because I get it after every launch. Perhaps you’ve experienced it too.
Releasing an app is like a drug, it gets you hooked. You want to feel that manufactured high again. The adrenaline you get from shipping a product is like nothing else. Reading the reviews, seeing where it lands in the charts. Hoping it gets into the top ten, reading about it in the press. Secretly wishing it’s a number 1 hit. I never get tired of it.
What about you? Do you suffer from this too?
Coffee helps me a lot, how do you switch?
Still want to hear from the Envato staff on all the question posted regarding paid customization services and links to the plugins other recourses included with a theme.
It doesn’t support opacity though.
I was developing a theme powered by Visual Composer for a several months when I saw Live Composer published on CodeCanyon. This very day I deleted my theme completely and started from scratch with Live Composer. Theme development took me twice long but it was a right decision. My very first theme is in the top for a month now and 75% of the success is in LiveComposer. My buyers just amazed what can they can do with it and I already see people who bought my theme second time for a new project. Without page builder and specially LiveComposer I’d have no chance to deliver this level of flexibility.
Live Composer is very slow, but if we are talking about functionality you just can’t compare it to Visual Composer. It is the next step in the builder’s evolution. As I can remember the Visual Composer was very slow too but they re-coded it from the base around Backbone.js. I hope that Slobodan will be able to stop working on themes soon and spent 100% of his time on Live Composer and hire more coders to help.
Sorry for such a long message.
Hi and thanks for these articles,
Can you please explain if there is ANY acceptable way for theme authors to promote their paid theme customization services (not provided via envatoStudio)?
Hello, we are looking for a pro WordPress developer to support our theme. We already have one support member but she works on basic tickets and pre-sale questions. Your work will be to solve the tickets with complex issues (wrong server config, unexpected errors, etc.) or customization requests (install and config W3TC plugin, customize some pages, deliver new functionality).
You need to have an experience in WordPress, theme and plugin installation/customization, theme development, html/css, jquery.
It’s a full-time position, but we can agree for 5-6 hours per day too (depends on your productivity).
Please send us your experience description with links to the latest projects you did and what exactly was you role. Also include the salary you expect to have and how many hours per day you can work for us.
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