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mlando says

I’ve been noticing that older WP themes seemed to be getting pushed back to the top. This seems to be very unfair to the new themes being released as the older ones already had their chance at the top of the listings. Now the newer themes are getting less time on the first page.

Just doesn’t seem right.

comments?

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DDStudios says

That have been talked a lot of time. It’s a bug when someone update or I dont know .. something like that .. and yeah it sucks ..

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MDNW says

I’m actually a little curious to hear an official word on this – it definitely seems unfair unless there’s a standard set of rules for when and how this can happen. It seems like pushing updated products (or pulling a poorly performing product, updating it, and re-releasing it a week later back to the homepage) just opens up a whole gnarly can of worms if it’s allowed.

Either way, I’d love to hear more about what the site admins (each site deals with this I’m sure) have to say. I’m totally fine with this if it’s on a case by case basis – but I wouldn’t mind seeing a refresher on how or why this happens. If it’s allowed (even on rare occasion), I think a lot of us would like to know it and make arguments for why our own updates warrant the illusive homepage resurrection. If it’s simply not allowed and this is just a quirk in the system, then how might one exploit this update bug ;) haha

Paging Doctor Jeffrey :)

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ChillThemes says

A separate page for updated files would be a nice addition, I’d like more exposure/feedback. My sales are dead.

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DDStudios says

:)

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celtathemes says

What you mention is a good idea. It’s a way of improving existing themes and keep the sales after a long period of time. It definitely deserves to be done.

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MDNW says
A separate page for updated files would be a nice addition, I’d like more exposure/feedback. My sales are dead.

I suggested this a while back actually – it’s as simple as a tab that goes on the homepage next to “view more recent items” and it’s called “Recently Updated Items”. I’m sure it’d be abused though – at the very least there’d need to be rules for who gets in and who doesn’t – ie: do simple CSS tweaks get updated to this page? or is there a bar for changes that reviewers have to approve?

I know I update my files on a pretty regular basis for the first month of their life cycle – ranging from massive feature additions to minor padding tweaks. Combined, these often constitute as much as 20-30 extra hours of work. I also know that a lot of authors have the same dedication to updates.

The issue right now is that some items just seem to reappear on the homepage with a new “born on” date, even though they’ve been around for a while. It might just be a bug, but it irks authors who fight hard for homepage space that first time around and still decide to maintain their products long after they’ve been pushed out of the lime light.

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DDStudios says

I’ve seen some theme with only CSS changes being reupload as completely new theme so I guess CSS update should be allowed in such a category.

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mlando says

@epicera : Good idea but I think you are right thinking that this would be abused…

This place is getting very competitive with many very nice themes available. I guess my overall concern would be to give every new theme the same chances of success. The more successful authors are at selling their themes the more likely they are to continue developing for TF.

Not sure if they can solve this issue but it would be nice to hear a good explanation or a genuine effort to resolve this.

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osigrandi says
I’ve seen some theme with only CSS changes being reupload as completely new theme so I guess CSS update should be allowed in such a category.

I don’t think you understand that the themes that re-appear on the homepage are not actually reuploaded.

If you would submit an update to any of your current themes, even with something minor as a CSS fix, chances are that once the update is approved, the theme would re-appear on the homepage.

A reupload would imply that the original theme is deleted first, which is not what is happening here.

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