ok people. is Wednesday. sales are down. what the hell is happening? last week was normal then the new homepage kicks in and all is busted. I’m struggling to not fit into “is homepage fault” paranoia but I’m losing fate here.
I’m 100% convinced that is new “homepage fault”. I’ve released a new item one week ago and now I didn’t have any sales for about 34 hours to none of my themes and of course no traffic to my sites. I repeat: I’ve just releases a new theme for one week now. So for sure is “homepage fault”. This never happened to me when I released new items…
How do I get elite with this trends
We won’t have any chances…
I still hope they’ll going to change something to homepage as they promised.
Keeping the homepage like it is now will help that small group authors with popular items to quickly reach $25 mil lol…
As I said before sales will not decrease for TOP authors like you who have at least 1 item in TOP sales in main categories. You have traffic for all your items from your TOP item. Most of all your traffic and sales does not depend on homepage design since you power elite author. For low and medium elite authors or not elite authors new homepage will decrease sales because this is only way to get traffic for items that can’t be finded from top lists. When we release new theme we got traffic for all our items from Homepage -> New theme -> Links to our other themes. This is only way to get good sales for old items. Now this way does not work, people does not see New items and can’t sort it by category with 1 click. Now we can get new sales for old items only from search, but it does not work well to find our items (search will show only top items like yours, of course you will not loose sales).
This is true. I’m not an elite and I’ve experienced the drop of sales with a new released theme. From an average of 5-6 sales / day, they deopped at 1/ day after 4 days from innitial release. This never happened to me with the older themes. And because of low traffic I suppose, I’ve just made around 6 sales to older themes.
So Envato, if you want to support only the popular authors you shouldn’t change something, but if you want to give equal chances to rest of us (including elites with no item in popular section), you should really make a change or at least put the links back.
I’ve spent some time on my latest theme, I’ve included some popular plugins and transformed some of my older shortcodes to work with the plugin included. This tooked me more than 2 months. With the sales made so far due to this change I can barely cover the money spent on third parties plugins and again I worked for nothing. More than 2 months from my life for nothing.
Please do the change back and don’t make experiments with us anymore…
Please reconsider put the links back out of dropdown list, hear our request, if you are making tests and tweaks why not test with links back and so we will report our sales and you will see the best approach. I think you are believing this is really working but is not, before this new homepage model as I said other times I had 4-5 sales a day, now I have 0 sales a day? Is this fine for you? Don’t need sales anymore?
Look how the new design ( “dropdown” for new items ) affected my sales. I’ve released a new theme one week ago and these are the statistics: first uncomplete day – 2 sales, second – 5 sales, third – 6, and after that ( when the dropdown appeared ), I’ve just made 1 sale / day. Besides of that, the sales to the other latest themes dropped as well. Every time I’ve released a new theme, I’ve made sales to other themes as well except now when I’ve just made around 4 sales to older themes.
In conclusion, Envato, I think it will be better if you renounce to this dropdown for new items and return to the old links design. This way you’ll give a chance to new items as well.
Does anybody knows if Visual Composer addons plugins should be integrated with TGMPA (as VC) or just like part of themes? Thanks
I have next custom theme widgets: Advertisment, Contact Form, Contact Information, Custom Links, Most Read Posts, Popular Portfolio Posts, Popular Posts, Recent Portfolio Posts, Recent Posts, Related Posts, Social Icons, Social Icons Alternative, Side Navigation, Twitter and Flickr.
Which one of the above widgets are theme-dependent and which aren’t except Twitter?
The ones for portfolio should be activated when the plugin for portfolio CPT is activated I suppose…
If there are another widget from the above which are not theme-dependent, then there should be a plugin for them I think. Which are the ones that should make part from this plugin and could this plugin to include Twitter widget also or not?
Thanks… This will be my last question today. At least I think…
Ok, thanks for clarifying the above things. Sleep tight!
What about custom theme widgets and metaboxes. I have 15 theme widgets in my framework including the widget for Twitter. All this widgets should be put in a plugin and the twitter widget in a separate plugin?
I also have metaboxes for every page / post below the editor with General Options for Page alignment, custom sidebars, header types etc. The same, another metabox for Backgrounds with options for every page / post header bg and color, content bg and color, footer bg and color and so on. All of these should be part of another separate plugin? There will be errors in pages because nothing from the above won’t be recognized because that plugin is not activated. How can we handle this thing?
Great Japh ! I’ve spent few days to solve the issue with new twitter API a month ago, updated all the themes since I have the option even with a shortcode and separate widget also… And now the things are changing again?... A separate plugin only for twitter which should not use cURL? Thanks guys… seems that all my work and another author’s here was for nothing…