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Rewroc says

Agree with most of the people. Sad, but right decision.

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OrangeIdea says

My first purchased items was – CSS: Noob to Ninja. It would be very difficult for me to learn without them. Sad.

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MikeMoloney says

Sad news, but does this make room for a vector marketplace? :) Just a thought.

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Zeplix says

While I can’t say I didn’t see this coming (I’ve made posts guessing at this over a year ago), I must say, I’m quite sad. As one of the authors there, I still made several hundred bucks a month on my tutorials, had set up referrals, link building, and so on. Many many hours spent. I also gotta say, a 1 month notice isn’t a very long time.

Some of the comments over on the blog post are a bit cynical I must say. Almost to the point where you’d say “Lets close down ThemeForest, people can learn to make their own websites on TutsPlus!”

The Marketplace provided a great place for smaller tutorials to be sold (20-40 minutes, for instance), whereas the TutsPlus website is focused on very long (2+ hours) tutorials. Saying that it didn’t really sell would be rubbish too, as I have well over 1000 sales from the Tuts+ Marketplace, and over time have made quite a bit of money.

I find it confusing though, that Envato chooses to outright close the marketplace, instead of simply choosing not to focus/update it anymore. Surely it’s still a revenue source? So far this month, I’ve sold 2 tutorials every single day.

If nothing else, I feel it’s a GREAT shame, that the marketplace closes down LIKE THIS. At the very least, I’d have hoped for something like a “Big BlowOut GoodBye Sale!” with 50% off on everything or something, to at least give the Authors one last revenue boost. Not simply closing it down, with a simple blog post and tiny forum post. In fact, if I hadn’t randomly dropped by the forums today, to have a look at the ThemeForest forums about some coding, I’d have never even heard about it. Not even sending an email out to the Authors there?

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htmgarcia says

This is very sad. I read some author’s complains about losing their items published there. I think this will good for Envato (as someone point here), but bad for the authors.

I hope after this, Envato open a CMS Tuts (or at least Joomla Tuts), because without Tutplus the Joomla community would be sad.

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ToivoMedia says

If nothing else, I feel it’s a GREAT shame, that the marketplace closes down LIKE THIS. At the very least, I’d have hoped for something like a “Big BlowOut GoodBye Sale!” with 50% off on everything or something, to at least give the Authors one last revenue boost. Not simply closing it down, with a simple blog post and tiny forum post. In fact, if I hadn’t randomly dropped by the forums today, to have a look at the ThemeForest forums about some coding, I’d have never even heard about it. Not even sending an email out to the Authors there?

I guess they feel closing a marketplace is bad publicity, so they’re keeping it as quiet as possible.

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pezflash says

The funny thing is that Tut+ gets more sales than ActiveDen.
Guessing which is next…

Also, 3 or the 5 top authors on Tut+ are in-house. Curious decission, as almost 60% of sales incomes has returned 100% to Envato.

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EladChai says


http://graphicriver.net/forums/thread/closing-the-tuts-marketplace/86792

that’s on graphicriver.

we don’t go there :zipped:

LMFAO… :D:D TF boy :P

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Zeplix says

The funny thing is that Tut+ gets more sales than ActiveDen.
Guessing which is next…

Or 3DOcean? Honestly, I don’t think it’s a matter of sales, I think it’s that Envato would prefer not to have “competing products” so to speak. I understand that, it’s a fair enough business descision, but it’s still really bad news for all the authors there (personally I’ll be losing out on about $400-$600 a month, and all I get is a forum post?).


This is very sad. I read some author’s complains about losing their items published there. I think this will good for Envato (as someone point here), but bad for the authors. I hope after this, Envato open a CMS Tuts (or at least Joomla Tuts), because without Tutplus the Joomla community would be sad.

The first part of your post pretty much sums up the situation. The second part… well, you could be lucky and get some tutorials in the Tutsplus site I suppose!


I guess they feel closing a marketplace is bad publicity, so they’re keeping it as quiet as possible.

While being incredibly rude to all the authors, yes.

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ToivoMedia says


I guess they feel closing a marketplace is bad publicity, so they’re keeping it as quiet as possible.
While being incredibly rude to all the authors, yes.

Sure, I wasn’t defending them at all.

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