Ouch, rinse your burnt fingers in some cold water, listen to the feedback from the head chef (reviewer) and try again
Sometimes it’s best to just cut your losses and move onto something new
Although saying that, requesting IE8 compatibility is not that unreasonable. But if it’s not in the contract then you don’t need to do it.
Not tried this with OptionsTree but with SMOF you can translate theme options by going to “WPML > String Translation”, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Translate texts in admin screens »”, tick all the options you want to translate then click “Apply”. Now when you go back to “WPML > String Translation” the text will be in the list ready for you to translate.
“Visual SEO UI /UX Responsive Design Director 2.0” sounds about right to me
I don’t think its quite as simple as more themes being uploaded = less sales, though it may be a factor there are so many other things I can think of which could cause a drop.For example:
- A newly uploaded theme in direct competition with one of your themes might be better than yours so your sales will drop
- Maybe you didn’t give your item enough relevant tags, I think most buyers find products via search rather than purchasing what they see on the homepage
- It may just be that there’s a drop in demand for the item you’re selling due to factors unrelated to Themeforest
- Unless you make an extremely popular item I think sales do tend to slow down after a while, but as long as you keep making good items I personally find sales generally stay at least at the same level or better
I think one of the problems is graphic designers who don’t understand code. In my opinion you can’t call yourself a web designer unless you can at least code the HTML /CSS part of your design. Sometimes some aspects of a design simply don’t translate well into code.
On the other hand I’m sure there are plenty of lousy developers out there who do just skip design details to save time/money but this mostly happens when you hire the super cheapo guy and in this case its fair to say you get what you pay for
They say free subscriptions are available for theme developers on their site so I don’t see why not. I recently built a WPML compatible theme, I couldn’t be bothered to wait to get a free developer copy so just purchased it then got a full refund after I finished developing. As long as you request a refund in something like 30 days they’ll give you one no questions asked.
I think the fact you achieved it with only two items is rather impressive, congrats
I think its pretty crucial to have an options panel, from my experience people are generally quite lazy (or short of time) and prefer to set stuff via an options panel rather than doing coding
I personally use: https://github.com/sy4mil/Options-Framework
I’m far from being a PHP expert and I find it easy to use.
I’m just starting out as an author and I’m doing it full time for now as I got made redundant from my last job awhile ago and didn’t really feel motivated to look for another one.
To be honest you can’t control any job you work in especially if your just a regular employee, I don’t think working on ThemeForest is much riskier than any full time job. Compared to many freelance gigs I’d even say its more stable.