I want to add a Wordpress Blog to a content rich HTML portfolio template that I built (web design/photos/videos), but I was wondering if I really need to make the entire site Wordpress/CMS. Is that really necessary?
What percentage of Wordpress themes on ThemeForest are full CMS , and how many are just blogs added to an HTML site? The vast majority of Wordpress themes on ThemeForest don’t say “CMS” in the description. Is it just assumed that they are CMS for the entire site and not just the blog part?
Thanks! : )
Regarding the downloadable website template files that the customers will purchase, is it ok to leave links for the thumbnails and embedded videos pointing to Vimeo and YouTube? If not, what should I put in place of them?
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I’m getting ready to upload my first template and I need to clarify how I can link to videos and video thumbnails for my preview. Is it ok to link to YouTube and Vimeo directly, or do I need to put the thumbnails on my own hosting server? (obviously not the acutal video files ; )
Now, regarding the actual files that the customer will purchase and download, should I strip the HTML and PHP files of all of the thumbnail links and video links pointing to YouTube and Vimeo?
And since we’re on the subject, should I just use a generic .jpg for all of the thumbnails and photos in my Photo gallery?
Sorry if this was answered in the forums already, I looked but couldn’t find anything.
Thanks PowerPixel, already added to Favorites ; )
@RubenBristian… that’s great that it took off like that! I noticed it was “featured” and that can’t hurt. I’ve pretty much been doing what you said, going through tutorials (16 hours a day, seriously) and doing raw coding. My first theme is kinda conservative, but I plan on pumping out some sick themes down the road! Thanks for your words of inspiration! ...Just downloaded Starkers ; )
Thanks MichelleDancer! I think I’ll be ready to roll it out soon!
Aha! So basically, I can build it however I want (on top of the standard WP structure/framework), as long as I make it easy for the customer to understand, use, and update. I can see where [shortcodes] would come in handy, as well as plugins/widgets… seems like that’s the key right there.
I am working on my first WordPress theme, and I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good template on ThemeForest that I can purchase and learn from, unless someone would like to donate one LOL . Preferably a Portfolio style with a gallery/slideshow or a nice business template. I’ve looked at a million of them, but I’m afraid to spend money on the wrong thing.
I have a lot of experience with PHP , MySQL, HTML , CSS, jQuery, Photoshop, etc, and I recently learned how to custom build and custom code a WordPress theme/template, but here’s my dilemma: what I don’t understand is how to wrap it up as a package that can be installed by a customer on ThemeForest. NONE of the tutorials I’ve studied seem to say anything about that. Do the themes all come with a “Home” page and “Sample Page” and it’s up to the customer to add their own pages, menu items, and content? ...or do they modify the demo? How does that work? I’m freaking out LOL .
Thanks in advance!