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zun1989 says

Hello everyone, Actually i haven’t quite joined themeforest but i am interested to join soon.

I wish to contribute in the site template section.

So my question is :

What do i need to get started?

I mean i am blank absolutely.

I can produce decent html/css sites and thats about it.

So any pointers and help would be nice.

Thank you

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kriskorn says

Hello zun1989,

You basically need to create HTML/CSS/JS/PHP files for you template – the latter are optional, a documentation and that’s about it.
For file preparation you can have a look at this article. http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/352

Themeforest free file of the month is right now a site template and it is from an Elite author. http://themeforest.net/item/full-moon-html-template/150595?WT.ac=free_file&WT.seg_1=free_file&WT.z_author=agurghis

You can download it and have a look what is included so you now what to include. You can also check any item form the Site Template category and read its description. Usually most of the authors have included the features of the item. This may help you when you are creating your item.

All the best,
Kris

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zun1989 says

Thank you so much for your response. One more question. I have noticed most of the templates which are coded gives a live preview. And i assume i have to buy a server for hosting my templates to showcase their if i am not mistaking. Can you suggest something based on that or correct me. Thank you again so much.


Hello zun1989,

You basically need to create HTML/CSS/JS/PHP files for you template – the latter are optional, a documentation and that’s about it.
For file preparation you can have a look at this article. http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/352

Themeforest free file of the month is right now a site template and it is from an Elite author. http://themeforest.net/item/full-moon-html-template/150595?WT.ac=free_file&WT.seg_1=free_file&WT.z_author=agurghis

You can download it and have a look what is included so you now what to include. You can also check any item form the Site Template category and read its description. Usually most of the authors have included the features of the item. This may help you when you are creating your item.

All the best,
Kris

// Feel free to ask, if more questions have arisen.
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kriskorn says

Yes, you are correct. A hosting is needed. There are numerous threads on the forums about best hosting, but a lot of use MediaTemple. There is also Dreamhost, Go Daddy and a lot of others. If you are a Dropbox user, then you can even use this to present your live previews – Host a Website with Dropbox

If you plan to release WordPress themes, then I suggest you get your hosting from WPEngine.

Good luck,
Kris

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