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r0nka says

What do you prefer to release first, the simple HTML version of your theme and then the Wordpress version or first the Wordpress and then the HTML ?

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JayWood says

I havn’t done a theme yet, but my suggestion will always be the HTML first. For one, it’s less time consuming to do a simple HTML structure and have it rejected, then to do a full WP theme and have it rejected.

By submitting the HTML first, you’ll have the structure you want, without all the WP calls in-between. It would just seem more cumbersom to me to edit a WP template than an HTML template. Though WP themes get more for the dollar :)

EDIT : Sorry for the spellilng, I’m typing in a hurry :)

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r0nka says
I havn’t done a theme yet, but my suggestion will always be the HTML first. For one, it’s less time consuming to do a simple HTML structure and have it rejected, then to do a full WP theme and have it rejected.

By submitting the HTML first, you’ll have the structure you want, without all the WP calls in-between. It would just seem more cumbersom to me to edit a WP template than an HTML template. Though WP themes get more for the dollar :)

EDIT : Sorry for the spellilng, I’m typing in a hurry :)

Yeah but usually WP sells more so you can first release the WP version and when the sells become weak release the HTML version and linking to the WP one so it will get more exposure again. I guess you should work this way only when you 120% sure your theme will get accepted.

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Wickedshot says
I havn’t done a theme yet, but my suggestion will always be the HTML first. For one, it’s less time consuming to do a simple HTML structure and have it rejected, then to do a full WP theme and have it rejected.

By submitting the HTML first, you’ll have the structure you want, without all the WP calls in-between. It would just seem more cumbersom to me to edit a WP template than an HTML template. Though WP themes get more for the dollar :)

EDIT : Sorry for the spellilng, I’m typing in a hurry :)
Yeah but usually WP sells more so you can first release the WP version and when the sells become weak release the HTML version and linking to the WP one so it will get more exposure again. I guess you should work this way only when you 120% sure your theme will get accepted.

interesting opinion :)

But I think that most authors here release first the HTML version like JayWood say so.

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ThemeBlvd says

I always release the HTML version first because it’s the first step for me in the process of creating a WordPress theme. I figure I have the HTML theme, why not put it up for sale before I move onto the next step?

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LukeWilde says

I guess doing the html one first and getting it on here is also good to see if anyone is interested in it to see if it’s worth doing the WP version?

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Wickedshot says
I guess doing the html one first and getting it on here is also good to see if anyone is interested in it to see if it’s worth doing the WP version?

Absolutly Word! If the HTML sells bad, why should i release a wordpress version? If nobody interested in the html, the wordpress version would not sell itself.

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SaurabhSharma says
I guess doing the html one first and getting it on here is also good to see if anyone is interested in it to see if it’s worth doing the WP version?
Absolutly Word! If the HTML sells bad, why should i release a wordpress version? If nobody interested in the html, the wordpress version would not sell itself.

PLUS ! You also get to know if your design is rejected in terms of look and feel. Anyhow, a minimum level of HTML version is required to start directly towards Wordpress. If you release HTML first, you get to know the response of reviewers and buyers. i.e. if the HTML is approved, It’s worth diving into WP.

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