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jhmattern says

So in order to sell a theme here I need to have it in the wordpress format for customers but also html just for a demo? You don’t have a multi-wordpress theme viewer on anything set up here? Honestly it’s not worth the time and effort to sale here if I need to make the same theme into html and it’s not like there are thousands of people here buying themes. I don’t have hosting and I thought this site would host the demo theme. :(

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ATLChris says

I believe they are working on this. One of the upload requirements is a theme only, zip minus all the license and read-me info. The problem is, most of the Premium Wordpress themes require custom Wordpress settings, not just activating the theme through a multi theme setup. Until this is setup, you could just get a free wordpress.com account and preview your theme on there. Just a suggestions.

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jhmattern says

Thanks for the response. How would I go about linking the demo from wordpress so people here could see it?

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ATLChris says

When you submit, there is a field to include a link to a demo. Just put the link to your Wordpress.com demo site.

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jhmattern says

Thank you! I’m ready to get started. I thought It would call on a .html file that was uploaded for the demo.

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CreatingDrew says
So in order to sell a theme here I need to have it in the wordpress format for customers but also html just for a demo? You don’t have a multi-wordpress theme viewer on anything set up here? Honestly it’s not worth the time and effort to sale here if I need to make the same theme into html and it’s not like there are thousands of people here buying themes. I don’t have hosting and I thought this site would host the demo theme. :(
Just so you know, we do indeed have thousands of buyers here! In fact, we have nearly 300,000 members! ;)

Welcome to the forums by the way!

-Drew

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jhmattern says

Wordpress won’t allow you add your own theme for free, you have to use the ones they have available. I guess I’ll have to check out a free host.

No disrespect to anyone here but the sells from even the top sellers don’t reflect that many people buying here. If I had to guess, many of the members are sellers.

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CreatingDrew says
No disrespect to anyone here but the sells from even the top sellers don’t reflect that many people buying here.
http://themeforest.net/category/wordpress?sort_by=sales_count&type=files&categories=wordpress&page=1

I guess it depends on what you mean by “many” people. :P

If I had to guess, many of the members are sellers.

Well, yea, you have to be a member in order to sell an item (joking aside, sellers make up a small part of the marketplace last time I checked) :D

In all seriousness, you may want to consider paying for your own hosting account if you are seriously considering selling designs and templates for profit. You really get what you do (or don’t) pay for when it comes to web hosting (in my experience). :)

-Drew

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BrentChesny says
No disrespect to anyone here but the sells from even the top sellers don’t reflect that many people buying here. If I had to guess, many of the members are sellers.

In fact, only 3849 of the 296391 members have ever sold anything.

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jhmattern says

Thanks guys.

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