Posts by meanthemes

66 posts MeanThemes
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  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
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meanthemes says

Hey there!

We’ve just had our theme approved http://themeforest.net/item/preface-a-wordpress-theme-for-authors/8980635

A Theme just for Authors.

66 posts MeanThemes
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
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meanthemes says

Packed with <3 all the way from Melbourne town :) Hope you enjoyed that Tim Tam slam!

Loving the Tim Tam slams! I can’t believe how quickly it arrived!


Are they still including the letter which explains how to eat Vegemite without dying from the taste? :)

Well Dan did hide the Vegemite inside the travel cup, so at first I wondered whether the cup had biohazard protection capabilities to protect the world from the Vegemite, as I couldn’t get the lid off!

We did crack open the Vegemite last night and tried it. My wife likes it, I like it as much as Marmite, which is not at all!

... Thanks everyone else for the congratulations!

66 posts MeanThemes
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
+7 more
meanthemes says

Thanks everyone!


Well done! I see they’re still including the Vegemite :D

Yes they are! Although they do sell it in the UK, we’ve never tried it!

66 posts MeanThemes
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
+7 more
meanthemes says

Yes! Now put on the T-Shirt, and pour ice water on your head :D

Just so everyone knows, this is in relation to the Ice Bucket Challenge that Tom challenged us to! (in case it sounded a little weird :) )

66 posts MeanThemes
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
+7 more
meanthemes says

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Just want to say thanks for the Elite Care Pack, it’s a great way to celebrate 3500 sales on ThemeForest :)

Cheers, the MeanThemes Team

... Oh and by the way we’ve already tried the TimTam Slammer – yummy!

66 posts MeanThemes
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
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meanthemes says

Whether you like the new badges or not, this is really bad for someone just trying to find out what the badges mean… everything is locked and greyscaled, maybe a link to see the badges in all their glory would be useful?

^ That’s what I see as a non-signed in person :(

66 posts MeanThemes
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
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meanthemes says

This is a fantastic idea and I’ve just found out that one of my items is trending, with only a handful of sales – probably because of all the excited people on the comments!

But… you don’t know an item is trending from your portfolio and you don’t as a customer know an item is trending at all unless you use the search.

Are you planning on bringing trending icons to all views? Homepage/Listing/Portfolio or is it only for search?

I’m not sure how many people use the search over just trawling through the relevant category pages but it feels like the extra “exposure” boost for showing a trending item is going to pass a lot of customers by that don’t use the search.

66 posts MeanThemes
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
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meanthemes says

We removed most of the !important rules and now the theme has been approved :) thank you everyone for your response on this thread. Thank you so much Ivor and review team.

Congrats, glad you got it sorted :)

66 posts MeanThemes
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
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meanthemes says

If a plugin is causing an issue, you can always use…

body .pluginclass { color: red; }

That is usually a simple way of removing the need for an !important.

66 posts MeanThemes
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Won a competition
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meanthemes says

I’m not quite sure how the queue works to be honest.

A couple of weeks ago we added our first HTML template, it was in the queue for 6 days and we then added a Ghost theme to the approval queue.

The Ghost theme leapfrogged the HTML template and was released a whole day earlier, very strange indeed.

If everything is lumped in the same queue, then in theory the HTML should have been approved first and then the Ghost Theme a couple of days later.

However, I think that the queue is dealt with in batches, so someone will hit all the WP items and then the Ghost items and then the HTML items and then PSDs and so on, they won’t jump from one category to the other. In theory, this is more efficient than having to jump around CMS’s/software but it can be a bit baffling to the author waiting patiently for their item to be reviewed.

I think the suggestion of a release window is fantastic, but what I think the authors really need to hear is a transparent and comprehensive answer from the ThemeForest review team or a spokesperson (with all the facts).

I don’t think anyone here is trying to lay blame at anyone’s feet, they just want to know the process.

When you’ve got authors with over 10,000 sales on just 5 items, I really think its time to listen and be proactive about supporting them and answering their questions in the fullest manner possible.

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