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adam_robinson says

Hey i was browsing the files recently and i find it hard to explain the disparity between the price of the PSD files vs the HTML files vs the wordPress files.

i looked at the most recent 30 files for each category (excluding those ‘in construction’ html templates as they are priced very low) and took the average for each category:

Average price for PSD was $11.53

Average price for HTML was $13.70

Average price for WordPress was $27.80

PSD – HTML (19% increase)

HTML - WordPress (203% increase)

Why the massive difference in price between a WP version and a HTML version?, and hardly a price difference at all between a PSD file and a fully coded version that 99/100 includes the PSD file? Seems hardly worth the extra time and grief coding the template. Anyone see my point.

Please correct me if i’ve made a blunder anywhere.

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templateup says

the quality of the psd template is usually a lot higher than that of an html/wordpress theme and it also takes a lot longer to code to wp than it does to html.

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adam_robinson says

*edit HTML – WordPress (103% increase)

Yeah i know the quality is ‘supposed’ to be but i honestly can’t see that much difference. Think of it like somebody giving you £200 to design a site, then saying ill give you £38 to code it to HTML , or £206 to code to wordpress. Seems a little biased to wordpress.

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duane_ashworth says

considering the difference between coding a HTML tempalte vs a Wordpress one I think the price isn’t that bad.

You need to consider the way a WP template would be used (usuable out of the box , only needing to be installed & activated) and the difference between coding the straight HTMl & CSS vs integrating wordpress functions such as the wp loop, comments, sidebar / sidebars and backend features such as theme options and custom write panels.

There are also a few more files to edit and setup for wordpress to ensure that the template can be used easily (404, comments, single, calegories, archive & search for example)

When you take all this into consideration the price difference is justified.

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adam_robinson says
considering the difference between coding a HTML tempalte vs a Wordpress one I think the price isn’t that bad.

Couldn’t agree more. The work involved in making a WordPress theme certainly deserves a higher price. But what do you think about the difference in price between a PSD template against an HTML template (with PSD included). There’s a lot more work involved (coding, validating, browser compatibility, slicing up the PSD , etc etc) but the extra effort isn’t reflected as equally. My main concern was the little price differential between these two categories.

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jeffeatworld says

I see it as practically a whole new set of rules and tags to start using to make it compatible for WordPress.

It’s the same with E-Mail templates, which I personally think are rediculously easy because I come from that oldschool tables era lol.

I’m just grateful that I have someplace to sell my stuff :-)

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Firsh says

Do html templates sell better than their psd only versions? I guess they do, therefore the price is right too. Cpold be only a little bit more, but it’s okay the way it is now.

What about joomla?

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KeithDee says

Well, HTML template sell a lot more than PSD templates.

The highest selling PSD template (Manilla by Collis) has 216 Sales.

The highest selling HTML template (Simpla Admin by Ponjoh) has 1104 Sales.

So it probably evens itself out. I added up all the sales from the front-page of the HTML category and the PSD category;

201 sales for HTML templates between 13 December and 19 December (6 days).

187 sales for PSD templates between 21 October and 18 December (58 days).

If you calculate the PSD template sales between 13 December and 19 December (as the html frontpage contains), the total would come to 5 sales.

So, it is definitely worth coding a template.

One final mathematic thingy; (x=psd, y=html) y = 0.02x.

I hope you enjoyed my facts, it took me a while to calculate them up in my head :D

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ryanriatno says

LOL

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