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onioneye
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Yep, I too am having these issues. Today ThemeForest was extremely slow for me at times.

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onioneye
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Hey there,

What about the new “live preview” link currently used for thumbnails being incorporated into the main preview image on the item page when the image is moused over?

Example…

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Best,

Chris

Hmmm, I like the sound of that. Good idea, Chris.

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onioneye
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+1 for the original idea. I wanted to remove one of my oldest items for quite a while now, but didn’t want to face the repercussions that come with it, so the item is still available on the market.

This is a really good idea, but an even better one is paid updates. As for now, I don’t have any incentives whatsoever to keep updating the mentioned theme, and paid updates would certainly solve that.

Paid updates equals more quality, up-to-date, non-abandoned products and happier users. Make it happen.

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I voiced my oppinion in a seperate thread. I’m very unsatisfied with the new feature. It’s completely senseless. I am a 4 year member with 100+ purchases on Envato over time.

As a customer I believe getting to the Live-preview is 100x as important as to go and see the screenshots. Perhaps on your other markets it would make more sense to link to screenshots (graphicriver), but for themes it’s very important that I can go test out the preview, see if there are issues, what functionality the theme has etc. Stuff that I can’t do in a screenshotgallery.

Anyways. Now is see the preview image is completely unclickable. Your “Share” buttons are not 100% aligned. There is either 1-2px space missing in the bottom border or top border depending if viewed from Chrome/firefox.

I don’t see the point of the share buttons taking up 1/3 of the space under the preview image. I understand ‘promoting envato’ and all. But I believe are better ways the implement some social sharing tools than right in the center of the page. Statistically, how often do these even get used? 1 in a 1000 visitors? Other than the author and friends of the author?

Anyways, would like to see the Live-preview link getting back in the preview image as before. I think this is of relevant importance for the THEMEforest market.


+1

Without customers, any marketplace in the planet would be totally useless.
Fellow Envato Staff, please listen to your customers.

And not just any customer, but one that obviously knows what he is talking about.

+1

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Hey Stephen,

can you please confirm that two of my products which I have updated in the last few days are now off your list of “offending” themes.

Thank you!

OnionEye

Hey Onioneye,

Both are marked as updated.

Cheers, Stephen

Thanks, Stephen!

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Hey Stephen,

can you please confirm that two of my products which I have updated in the last few days are now off your list of “offending” themes.

Thank you!

OnionEye

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I just noticed this while trying to recommend the plugin to one of my customers. Why did they withdraw it from the plugin repository?

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“What’s the point of repeating the item image in the modal slideshow?”

Agree that this is far from ideal. We’ve had a look to see if we can get rid of this duplicate image from appearing. Unfortunately, it turns out legacy code is making things difficult. I’ll ask one of our developers to jump on here and provide a more detailed explanation.

Long story short: Authors you’ll need to update your items manually and remove the duplicate item image from the list of slideshow images.

Given that the screenshots page used to open in a new window it made sense to upload the item image a second time so it appears on the new page. Now that we show the slideshow on the same page this duplicate image is no longer needed.

Moving forward, when uploading an item please avoid including your preview image in the screenshot .zip file. We’ve also added instructions below this field as a reminder.
Wut!?

I know, right? I keep facepalming myself in disbelief.

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“What’s the point of repeating the item image in the modal slideshow?”

Agree that this is far from ideal. We’ve had a look to see if we can get rid of this duplicate image from appearing. Unfortunately, it turns out legacy code is making things difficult. I’ll ask one of our developers to jump on here and provide a more detailed explanation.

Long story short: Authors you’ll need to update your items manually and remove the duplicate item image from the list of slideshow images.

Given that the screenshots page used to open in a new window it made sense to upload the item image a second time so it appears on the new page. Now that we show the slideshow on the same page this duplicate image is no longer needed.

Moving forward, when uploading an item please avoid including your preview image in the screenshot .zip file. We’ve also added instructions below this field as a reminder.

And what are you going to do about our request to take the user directly to a WordPress theme demo, instead of opening the preview image in a slideshow? Surely you were planning to address this?

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onioneye
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You know, sometimes I wonder if us authors are unjustifiably whining at Envato’s actions all the time, and then I see an update like this…

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