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simonswiss says



On a more serious note ( in contrast of my previous post )

In my opinion – the only way for authors to keep improving and supporting items is to sell themes on a subscription basis. New devices come out, new Wordpress versions, new browsers with new problems, etc. etc. – the only way to keep supporting items ( and doing customer support ) is with a recurring fee to access updates and support (in other words – to keep your purchase code valid).

This approach would let me:
  1. Improve my item on a regular basis ( Improve doesn’t mean ‘mo options, ‘mo features. Improve as in cleaner code, optimize and test on more devices, etc. )
  2. Keep supporting the item (again – not “forced/expected/mandatory support”, but actual genuine support)

Customers would buy a “re-subscription” and that would mean that I could eventually make more sales and help us keep motivated to improve our existing themes instead of “rushing” to build a new one. This is the actual problem in my opinion and one that I’ve been thinking about on how to solve for a while now. The current model isn’t sustainable – we always need to “build the next big thing” in order to keep sales going instead of being able to focus on what we already have.
When you think about it – every reasonable piece of software out there charges again for updates. Support is always free. ( ScreenFlow, Tower, Sublime Text, Kaleidoscope, 1Password, – just a few apps that I’ve “upgraded” recently to keep up to date )


Norris

A gem between all the comments :)
+10k – the more I’m thinking the more it seems legit!

Absolutely!

I am happily renewing my GravityForms subscription year after year without ever having a second though. I know i will get access to support and updates and i know the value of the product.

I am pretty sure buyers would also happily renew a subscription to an item licence, if the item quality and the support coming with it has left them satisfied.

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simonswiss says



PFFFFFFFFFFFF

1. I have got trend icons from VH stuff. Im glad for this.
2. I add to trend icon to my thumbnail, because this not visible in my profile page.
3. Now, VH stuff remove my trend icon and my file looks like fake.

What can i do???

a) Don’t put trending icon to your thumbnail – trending will come and go and you claiming your own version of the icon is not really the right thing to do.

b) stop posting links to your items in here – it’s against the forum rules (no self-promotion)

c) just keep positive and hope you get back to trending! :)

a) are you joking? (plz read again my comments)
b) its not a self promotion! – I do not need. Here.
c) Im positive, just do not understand why remove the staff the trend icon from my thumbnails. If they have made visible everywhere, I had not done it.

For VH stuff: Please check the history, and set back my trending files!

Thank You!

a) no, i am not joking. I read your comments and it still sounds like you’re doing something unethical.

b) yes, it is considered as self promotion. Read the community guidelines

c) to me, writing in ALL CAPS LIKE THIS and adding 4 exclamation marks like this!!!! doesn’t come out as positive, but rather aggressive and wingy.

You should be happy and thankful that your items were trending for a little while instead of whining to get the trending icon back. That would be being positive.

Have a nice day!

673 posts
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simonswiss says

PFFFFFFFFFFFF

1. I have got trend icons from VH stuff. Im glad for this.
2. I add to trend icon to my thumbnail, because this not visible in my profile page.
3. Now, VH stuff remove my trend icon and my file looks like fake.

What can i do???

a) Don’t put trending icon to your thumbnail – trending will come and go and you claiming your own version of the icon is not really the right thing to do.

b) stop posting links to your items in here – it’s against the forum rules (no self-promotion)

c) just keep positive and hope you get back to trending! :)

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simonswiss says

farts in my office :/

How often does that happen?

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simonswiss says

Wow, this is really well written. Agree with everything.

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simonswiss says



not a woman? why?
nothing personal, in most cases they create childish, cute, rounded, delicate, soft, detailed design that not suit our case I think
+1… sorry girls

Sorry but this is ridiculous and completely out of place. Dare i say such a “no girls sorry” statement is more childish than the way the badges look.

I don’t like the badges either, but the issue here is clearly not if they’ve been designed by a girl or a boy.. Come on!

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simonswiss says

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Or this one – not sure which one i see, but i definitely don’t see a “has purchased” symbol.

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simonswiss says

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Amirite?

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simonswiss says

+1

I usually respond to support questions within 8 hours, and i take pride in doing so because i love to make my buyers happy.

But par of this pride is the feeling i do it while i don’t really have to – it’s an added goodie that comes with buying my items. Making it mandatory will kill that ‘feelgood’ effect for me and make the buyer expect more and more. Not cool.

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simonswiss says

Nvee heard of codekit, any links plz?
https://incident57.com/codekit/

Basically you put your project folder in codekit and it does everything for you – Sass compiling, Js minifying, dependencies version updates and much, much more.

Check out the videos, they explain really well what you can do.

One of my favourite features (see video 2) is the auto refresh on multiple devices when saving your work – you can have a smartphone, tablet, laptop and big screen all in front of you and they all live reload / animate when you save your files.

Also, i really enjoy the ‘kit’ language when creating a multi-page HTML project – it allows you to include template parts just like if you were using php, so you don’t have to copy / paste your footer, sidebar in each template and then go through each instance when you made a change..

For $29, this is an absolute rocket of an app!

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