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boomopera
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True dat jota_themes!

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amardeep
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Looks great!!! :D

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ThemeBeans
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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
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^ agree

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

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greenline
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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
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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
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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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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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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. 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, probably it will reduce efficiency of final result.

We don’t need to remove “new items” section. We just need proper “space” handling. IMHO the old version of the home page was far better considering “space usage”.

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