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digitalimpact says

Totally agree.

How is it even possible that prices we’re bumped and the quality bar was lowered? Buyers now expect even more quality for their money but instead, they get the opposite. Lots of mediocre stuff to choose from.

Is quantity the new goal for this marketplace? Last time I checked, I saw a coming soon page and I looked at the date twice, thought that old ‘republishing to homepage’ bug was back…

Something really needs to be done about quality…

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Dream-Theme says

Hi @dream-theme, quality of our items is important to us and we do our best to make sure every item reaches these standards. If you have noticed any items that have issues or are broken, please contact support so we can fix and resolve these problems. We don’t want authors to sell items that are not 100% and it is within our interests to maintain a high quality of items across our sites. However, we also want our community to be able to ask honest questions, ask for feedback and learn from each other, no matter what level their skills are at currently. Thank you for your feedback on this issue. :)

Carmen, this is a standard reply. And we both know that :) IMO , the fact that you already have a standard reply for this type of questions – is already an answer.

I’d got my answer. Mod, please lock or delete this thread.

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AMcDermott says

This is a reason I sometimes buy older themes with lots of sales – and lots of testing from those who have gone before me. Assuming the author has been good with updates, most bugs have been long since reported and fixed.

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naspos says

One of the biggest problems I ran into is the issue of themes being sold “as is”. To me that the theme receives no feature updates but it does receive updates for compatibility with the newest version of the CMS . In our case it is Wordpress. Our servers get attacked constantly and the theme designer is telling us to use Wordpress 3.0!

Are you kidding me?

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ParkerAndKent says

One of the biggest problems I ran into is the issue of themes being sold “as is”. To me that the theme receives no feature updates but it does receive updates for compatibility with the newest version of the CMS . In our case it is Wordpress. Our servers get attacked constantly and the theme designer is telling us to use Wordpress 3.0! Are you kidding me?

Well, that’s a problem with that developer. Very strange btw, because I don’t see why if the theme works with 3.0 it shouldn’t work with newer version.

Backward compatibility (to older WP versions) is another story, but new WP version shouldn’t break anything.

Many of us check the compatibility with the new releases and update the themes in the same 24h the new WP version is released. If the theme is well developed, we don’t need to edit anything from version to version… we just check to be sure everything is fine.

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naspos says

unfortunately for whatever reason a link like this:

http://www.domain.com/wp-content/themes/domain/theme/classes/timthumb.php?src=http://www.naspos.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/orangevpos-500.jpg&w=200&h=200&zc=1

would produce an image now it shows an error “access denied”

yeah the developer made a very well developed theme but they refuse to make sure it is compatible with the latest version of Wordpress. i complained to Envato and they refused to do anything. The theme is still for sale.

Thing is now that we need 3 more themes and we are staying away from the developer group entire cause of this.

the worst thing about it is that in the beginning their theme didn’t really work well with a lot of plugins. these were obscure ones, these were major ones with half a million to two million downloads and these plugins weren’t alternative when it came to their theme.

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AMcDermott says

One of the biggest problems I ran into is the issue of themes being sold “as is”. To me that the theme receives no feature updates but it does receive updates for compatibility with the newest version of the CMS . In our case it is Wordpress. Our servers get attacked constantly and the theme designer is telling us to use Wordpress 3.0!

That’s the kind of thing I hope to find out by reading the Theme Comments before purchase – please help your fellow buyers by (politely) questioning this on there :)

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naspos says


One of the biggest problems I ran into is the issue of themes being sold “as is”. To me that the theme receives no feature updates but it does receive updates for compatibility with the newest version of the CMS . In our case it is Wordpress. Our servers get attacked constantly and the theme designer is telling us to use Wordpress 3.0!
i just posted saying that they expect ridiculous things. That’s the kind of thing I hope to find out by reading the Theme Comments before purchase – please help your fellow buyers by (politely) questioning this on there :)
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Dream-Theme says

Mod, as a person who started this thread I ask you to lock it. It has fulfilled its purpose.

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KingDog Envato team says

Locked per Original Poster’s request

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