Although I think my latest theme might simply not be appealing to customers, it was really a shock when it vanished from the homepage after just 2 days. Thats a very very small exposure time and barely enough to end up at the popular items section. Looking at the list of previous approved items I see quite a few gems that with a little more time on the front would have easily made the popular items section but now probably wont.
So for now, a quality requirement increase might fix that problem but in the long run I am not sure if the current homepage concept will work out well.Its a little like back in the days when codecanyon didn’t exist, only that nowadays tons of html themes flood the marketplace…
I feel very similar to Kriesi on this. I often see themes that are quite nice but just off the mark. With small changes they could be exceptional. I’m not sure if changing the quality requirement would make a difference. It’s possible this is a skill or experience issue.I think it’s good we’re discussing it. There may be a solution we’re not seeing yet. My goal isn’t to push out competition with higher standards. Some of the top selling authors of 2011 weren’t even part of the marketplace in 2010 so there’s plenty of room for new authors. However, I am getting very tired of the copycat activity. If there was one area of the standards I would like to see improved most, this would be it.
You don’t need to buy as an author, they have a certification program http://wpml.org/documentation/theme-compatibility/go-global-program/
I really appreciate for this thread!
I want to share the details of the story with you. I’ve found a web site that has a good location on google search results, it’s been directly sharing our files and hosted by godady. Sent a DMCA and the site is suspended now!
I’d like to share my methods with you;
If you found a web site that directly shares your files from it’s own server space, you need to find it’s hosting first to send your DMCA . To do that; - go to http://www.iptools.com/ or a similar one - use “Resolve Host” tool - then use Whois Lookup (IP) tool - When you find the network name or hosting provider domain name - use “Abuse Contact Lookup” form to find the abuse contact address of the service provider
If you found your file on a download site; They usually hide their abuse contact address and wants you fill a DMCA form. Visit the web site and find the form, it might be in contact, abuse, dmca, support etc.
If you think the warez site that you found, generates income from google AdSense, use this form to report google https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/request.py?hl=en&contact_type=violation_report&rd=2 They usually reply back in about 10 days.
Here is the format I use, have copied from the freshkiller and sending by manually for each link Download .DOC file
Any additions, corrections are highly appreciated!
Please just keep fighting!
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DanyDuchaine saidIt seemed fine to use it for our themes. But it’s a resource hungry script and it give us a lot of support requests. We ditched it in our new theme. Forget about it. I did not use optionthree but i think that add_image_size function works just fine with any uploaded file inside wordpress.
About timthumb, is it so bad to use it? What would be the best solution to resize an image uploaded via optiontree?
forget the timthumb! I’m removing from all my themes by one by. timthumb = too many support request