Hey Loopy, I guess it depends on what you are looking for really, our latest theme would suit a physio/therapist I suspect. Maybe if you put together a wish list of features and functionality and shared it here then you could get some suggestions from authors and other customers?
Holy moly Tom congrats! You deserve it
Congrats, you should convert some of those to WordPress too!
If you change the description you need to hit the “Save Changes” button first before you re-upload the item and re-submit it as pressing the “Submit files review” button does not save the entire page.
I was just about to write a forum post about this!
This kind of post is fine on someone’s blog somewhere as it’s their personal opinion and they have every right to that. However, I think it’s confusing to be featured on Envato’s market blog as potential buyers will see this as gospel and probably not even notice that this is a random guest post from someone.
The blog post author is clearly hooked on Visual Composer. Sure, it’s great, but when it’s not needed or authors have another page builder in place or simpler solutions… disregarding a theme based on lack of VC inclusion is a little bit daft.
Sometimes items sell like hot cakes, sometimes they don’t. That doesn’t mean that a low sales item is poorly supported or full of bugs, it may just mean that it’s niche or it got released on a particularly busy week where 40 new themes pushed it right off the first pages and it barely got noticed.
Let’s not even mention the fictitious pricing model, I’m sure many $38 or $43 themes are fully compatible with Visual Composer, but don’t include the plugin in the theme. Apparently these are to be disregarded because of that.
High sales = great support is also probably bad advice. Yes there is more impetus to be on the comments more and support items but what are the facts behind this? Many authors have low sales compared to ThemeFusion but work hard to support everyone in a timely manner (often minutes rather than hours) and have never had a single complaint about support time. If a theme suddenly gets really popular with mega high sales and support explodes – at first support times may be slower than one of the smaller theme authors.
Envato should be focusing on what makes a theme great regardless of bundled plugins and sales. Explaining how to interact with an author and ask questions before purchasing, look up their support model, check out the comments for the item you like and checking themes for speed and future proofing.
Basically, +1 Tom
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