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finsta2 says

I have been following themeforest for quite sometime now. I have always been debating whether or not to submit. But I have a question.

How come it seems like these are now required for a template here?

  1. It must have a slider – mainly 3 different types of sliders
  2. It must have a portfolio
  3. It must have a contact form that works
  4. It must have a blog section

Does anyone else seem like this is overkill? Not all sites have sliders, or a portfolio. Why should there be a blog page for a html template? I can see if you convert it to wordpress but I would never convert it (I just don’t know wordpress that good)

Is there a major difference in sales if you are missing one of those listed?

Thanks – Freddy

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Pixelworkshop says

Do whatever you want :)

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luckykind says

I think most of the themes here show all those option so that different types of buyers who need different features can see what those features would look like in that particular theme…

2 buyers may be looking at the same template and one of them is looking at it for it’s cool slider and blog section and another buyer maybe is looking at it for it’s portfolio section and contact form…

It’s not required that you have all these features but you’re potentially turning away customers who are looking for certain features… it’s up to you however…

as for Wordpress… I feel that average people today are wanting more access and abilities to control their own site as the web becomes more and more part of our everyday lives… and I believe Wordpress helps gives theme those abilities. That’s why more site templates are asked in the discussion areas to be turned into WP templates… there’s just a higher demand for them… which means more sales… which means more $...

If you know PHP then you’re probably 75% there to learning Wordpress…

If you don’t know PHP … I’d say start if you want to seriously development websites…

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hansv says

There are no guidlines on the content of the template. Like if it has to contain sliders a portfolio page or something like that.

The content of your template has a lot to do with the intended use of the template you are creating. If it is for a company or just a blog for peronal use…. etc.

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jonathan01 says

The difference is that this is a marketplace – as such we are attempting to cover all bases on what a potential buyer is looking for. Slider – maybe – portfolio – maybe – blog section – maybe. Don’t need any of those – fine just remove or don’t use – nice and simple.

It’s completely different than designing for a client with a clear and precise directive on what the website needs to hold as content, sections and features – we just try and include everything.

And if you are looking to try and sell here then I strongly suggest you do the same, otherwise you are reducing your potential client (buyer) base.

As for the contact form – who wants a contact form that doesn’t work? :)

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finsta2 says

Thanks everyone! I am going to the air force but I want to go to college for web development while I am there.

I see what you mean by options. I have only designed for clients and so far the only crazy thing I ever added was a calendar (thanks to codecanyon)

I understand the content management. Has anyone ever hired a wordpress coder to convert it to wordpress and document it? I bet it cost around $300 yikes might be worth it though

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luckykind says
I understand the content management. Has anyone ever hired a wordpress coder to convert it to wordpress and document it? I bet it cost around $300 yikes might be worth it though

Yikes if you only think it will cost you $300 to convert and document a wordpress theme… :) you’re talking about several hours worth of work…

If you are going to go to schooling for web development… you might as well take the time to learn it yourself and behead in class ;)

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ThemeBlvd says
I understand the content management. Has anyone ever hired a wordpress coder to convert it to wordpress and document it? I bet it cost around $300 yikes might be worth it though

$300 … haha … I’d be out of a job if that’s all it costs to turn an html theme into a Wordpress theme

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wildpeaks says
I have been following themeforest for quite sometime now. I have always been debating whether or not to submit. But I have a question.

How come it seems like these are now required for a template here?

  1. It must have a slider – mainly 3 different types of sliders
  2. It must have a portfolio
  3. It must have a contact form that works
  4. It must have a blog section

Does anyone else seem like this is overkill? Not all sites have sliders, or a portfolio. Why should there be a blog page for a html template? I can see if you convert it to wordpress but I would never convert it (I just don’t know wordpress that good)

Is there a major difference in sales if you are missing one of those listed?

Thanks – Freddy

It’s not overkill, the more the merrier :) You could also add a Cufon option: nice fonts are always a plus.

And you may want to release a PSD -only version as well (you most likely already have the PSD ready to upload in the full version anyway) in case some people get scared by the price of the full-featured version.

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ponjoh says
I understand the content management. Has anyone ever hired a wordpress coder to convert it to wordpress and document it? I bet it cost around $300 yikes might be worth it though

A complete, well done PSD to Wordpress convertion would probably cost you at least $1000. And that’s cheap. Of course, it depends on the project, but I think that’s a reasonable estimation for a regular Wordpress site.

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