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squaredWeb says

That’s like every second theme from about a year ago. Searching for “masonry” should give you a lot of results.

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squaredWeb says

I wouldn’t see a particular reason for it. The iPhone 6 plus display is good, but nothing special. There are displays out there with better resolution / ppi and if you didn’t use 300% so far i don’t see how the iPhone 6 plus could change that.

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squaredWeb says

Yes, the announcement was like two weeks ago. They changed the 2$ surcharge to 1$ and keep 100% of that, so you will never again get additional money from direct buy. You can read the announcement on the blog.

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squaredWeb says

Some people probably did, but envato changed their fee structure last month.

Before the fee for direct purchase was 2$ from which you got 50%-70%, now it’s only 1$ of which envato keeps 100%.

Edit: Here is the announcement: http://marketblog.envato.com/news/balanced-envato-market/

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squaredWeb says

It is actually not that hard.

A lot of themes come with a demo content file included. All you have to do is import that demo content file and voila, your website will look exactly as the demos, now its just a matter of editing the demo content to include your texts, images and so on and to delete the stuff you do not need.

Also most themes have great documentation to help you out.

And then there are always places like http://studio.envato.com/ where you can hire somebody for very reasonable prices to do the work for you.

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squaredWeb says



So can someone clarify for me?

Wordpress releases constant updates that affect security, stability, etc. A theme needs to stay current with those updates to fully function.

So are you saying that WordPress is so horrible, that no version of it is ever fully secure or stable? As I stated above … I have a hand coded static website that has chugged along just fine for over 7 years now. There have been zero stability enhancements, zero security changes, and zero changes to the code, whatsoever. And yet I’ve conducted business with it just fine, with hundreds of thousands of monthly users.

So ill ask again. Why can’t you install wordpress, import a theme, and leave it running indefinitely without any problems? I dont get why you’re “losing money” from clients. But that’s a different topic. What is it about WordPress that dictates you can’t download it, install it, and simply leave it running?

Why is my site doing just fine?

I think it depends a lot on the kind of page you have.

Obviously in a perfect world always running the newest version is the best. That being said, there is a huge difference between for example an ecommerce page and a personal portfolio page.

I’d have no problem whatsoever running my personal portfolio on WordPress 3.8 for the next 2 years, with a store however, where for example payments are involved it is highly recommended to stay up to date

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squaredWeb says

You are very welcome.

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squaredWeb says

Here is their support forum (i hope i got the author right): https://support.truethemes.net/

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squaredWeb says

So, does this mean authors are now effectively 20% slower on reaching the next author fee status?

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squaredWeb says


Would this mean I can’t sell my support anymore? What next, paid customisations, so I can’t charge for customisations anymore?

This is another problem Envato have to deal with if they insist on their policy change. Many authors already offer paid support how can you deal with this.

Please guys give suggestions for this situation. If anyone interested in reading my suggestion, it’s in the previous page … http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/item-support-timeout-gathering-more-data/140559?page=21#1109070

We should just remove the term support from the equation, it’s too open for interpretation.

Make some kind of warranty mandatory (item has no bugs – bugs will be fixed, item works as advertised, item will be updated for x months). This will also remove a lot of frustration from authors, as with the term support, of course some people will think you will do a certain degree of customizations for them, or install WordPress for them and so on. Nobody will think of those things if you change the term support to the term warranty.

Then give authors the ability to sell support, customizations and so on on a voluntary basis with their own prices (in a given range – similar to the old elite author price adjustment tool), give us a forum for that and take your 30% off of that.

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