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jota_themes says



I thought it is a best practice to have only one searchbox on a page/section – there are 2 search boxes on the homepage (the smaller header one and the huge one in the banner area). That’s confusing, don’t you think?

Agreed, both search boxes have the same functionality so they’re just duplicates. The smaller one has limited space for filters, so since we now have a giant search bar, we could have better filtering.

If we type the word “psd” or “photoshop” only.. and we sort the results by sales we get top selling WordPress and HTML themes.. but what if the user was specifically looking for psd or photoshop files?

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Yes it seems like an obvious logical way to search, but why it has not been implemented yet?

Maybe Envato wants buyers to filter after the initial search? If we think about this approach it does potentially showcase more unique items up in search, cause well, depending on how deep we want to search we can still do it if we are not happy with the results, so the giant search bar with no filters makes every buyer only scratch the surface lightly, engaging the general search first, with an option to dig deeper.

This does specifically apply to Audiojungle, so Im sorry for that.. why you may ask.

Im happy with search at the moment, cause unlike web themes, where you have something thats either black or white, eCommerce or a wedding theme, music genres bleed into each other and it is sometimes difficult, even for authors themselves to classify their products with justified precision. Something is pop, but not exactly rock, but who cares.. “maybe I’ll have that one actually”. – Are the words that I want to hear the most. And the general search for AJ like I described already works for us best. Lets not forget that in the end it is in fact a jungle. :)

I agree what you say about audiojungle. Makes perfect sense. But definitely not applicable to themeforest for example. Its either WP or Joomla or Drupal etc..no doubt about it.

I don’t see why all marketplaces have to have the same search and functionality and categories even..They are so different like we just talked here..makes no sense at all someone ends up loosing if one tries to fit them all in the same thing.

For themeforest this approach with the categories in the search would make perfect sense.If you want you can always leave “all” so you dont get it filtered..

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boomopera says

True dat jota_themes!

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amardeep says

Looks great!!! :D

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ThemeBeans says

Does anyone actually use that large search field on the home hero section?

I just don’t see that being used often. It’s no different from the search field right above it. It would be substantially more useful if those links right above it “for HTML, Email, WordPress, PSD, Joomla, Magento and more” filtered the search if you clicked on them.

I would never consider searching site-wide for a WordPress theme, if I had to filter through all the other categories first. The single most effective search field on the site is the categorized search on the category pages (screenshot:http://thmbns.co/Wy9V). Any others are practically useless.

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Australia says

^ agree

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Enaudi says

maybe its too much air for so small logical content, i talk about header with search bar

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greenline says

Whoa, so much analysis on the changes on the front page :)

Not all people use this homepage to see the new items.

For instance, to check daily the new items, personally I go to Themeforest -> All Items because from there I can see also the ratings, the sales and I can click easily the preview button without going through the items details page.

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VF says

Not all people use this homepage to see the new items. For instance, to check daily the new items, personally I go to Themeforest -> All Items because from there I can see also the ratings, the sales and I can click easily the preview button without going through the items details page.

+1 Same here.

Also as a long term plan, it would be good to discourage buyers to spend time on home page but push them into All Items or Category based listing pages. I guess if all the new item thumbnails removed from home, it would be possible to set a new trend of high traffic on All item / Category listing pages. The problem is the transition period will require risking a lot of new item’s exposure.

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Bedros says


Not all people use this homepage to see the new items. For instance, to check daily the new items, personally I go to Themeforest -> All Items because from there I can see also the ratings, the sales and I can click easily the preview button without going through the items details page.

+1 Same here.

Also as a long term plan, it would be good to discourage buyers to spend time on home page but push them into All Items or Category based listing pages. I guess if all the new item thumbnails removed from home, it would be possible to set a new trend of high traffic on All item / Category listing pages. The problem is the transition period will require risking a lot of new item’s exposure.

But if visitors can’t see those category links, they can’t click on them right? ;)
I am curious to see when will they put our good old category links back on top of the “new items” section, instead of hiding them with a dropDown.

Edit: Is there a Guinness World Record Degree for the biggest Search Box?

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VF says

But if visitors can’t see those category links, they can’t click on them right? ;)

We may actually ask Envato to remove new items from home page and replace the space with big category buttons with small description (don’t be surprised, this may work better for new items). Of course this requires some info from staff such as – “which page currently causing sales for new items”, “how much % of initial sales caused by current home page thumb click through” etc so that we may pre determine immediate side effects. To request something, we first need data. Since staffs have data in hand, their decisions should be efficient and ensure long term consistency (in theory). The more we deviate their original plans and request patch works, probably it will reduce efficiency of final result in the long run. Any way, I am off from this topic.

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