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Hey there,

I’m going to jump in and throw a +1 for the preview image linking to the LIVE DEMO like it use to. That is all.

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Chris

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Okay…

I just finished updating 20 themes. sigh Hope they get reviewed before it’s too late :-)

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Chris

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Hey there,

I just got back from vacation to find out my themes will be disabled tomorrow regarding this. I’m definitely going to review and update if necessary, but I’ll need a time extension as I can’t afford to have my items disabled.

Is that possible?

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Chris

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Hey there,

I think there’s enough of a consensus here. Would really appreciate if this feature was reverted ASAP for the main preview image.

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Chris

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Hey folks. Too many comments to address them all individually. Just know that I’m reading through all your comments. I especially hear your opinions that the preview image should not open Screenshots but Live Preview instead. I was a bit 50/50 on this when we shipped the feature. I can see the case for both points of view. Having read your comments I think we might have been a bit too excited about our new screenshots feature :) I’ll have a chat to the team about it and advocate your opinion about Live Preview taking priority over screenshots. I’ll then get back to you all with a full debrief on this and the other feedback in this thread.

Much appreciated! Thanks :-)

It’s a nice feature for the screenshots button for sure.

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Chris

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Hey there,

Looks nice, but PLEASE make this an optional setting. I would MUCH prefer the preview image link to my live demo site instead of a bunch of screenshots ;-)

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Chris
Live Preview didn’t change, it’s the “Screenshots” button that did, so you should be ok :)

The main preview image links to screenshots for my items. Not cool.

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Hey there,

Looks nice, but PLEASE make this an optional setting. I would MUCH prefer the preview image link to my live demo site instead of a bunch of screenshots ;-)

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Chris

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So the best idea to get high sales is create a template or theme with hundreds of pages and demos :D

...or build something new that solves a problem that was previous unaddressed ;-)

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Hey there,

Just a heads up. It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US. Most people leave town on a mini vacation, so anticipate a very slow weekend (for US customers).

Cheers!

Chris

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Wow, can’t believe this was 4 years ago!

TL;DR

Facebook generated a ton of comments/traffic – WAY more than if I had only a WordPress-based commenting system – but it was tough keeping track of the conversation.

The long answer…

I did get a good amount of WordPress-based comments (more so than my other posts), but I have a feeling that the users who left WordPress-based comments did so only after discovering the post on Facebook. I also have feeling that the only reason most people left a WordPress-based comment was out of spite for Facebook. Had the post not provided an opportunity for people to hate on Facebook, I doubt I would have generated as much interest. This seems to be a pretty clear indicator that Facebook helps get eyes on your content. Period.

But…

I had a VERY hard time keeping track of the conversation. I actually started feeling more like an audience member than a moderator. I would visit the post a couple months later to find a small group of comments that had gone unnoticed. One user mentioned a method for getting notifications, but how you go about doing that wasn’t clear at the time.

If your main goal is generating traffic, go with Facebook comments. If you’re worried about author engagement (and content ownership), definitely go with WordPress comments.

Hope that helps ;-)

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Christopher

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