I was wondering how to encourage authors to create some Joomla templates, well I didn’t find any way better than just asking this directly.
So, anyone? most of you have one or more WP and\or XHTML template suitable for this probably, so the very only required thing is to port it to Joomla and\or Drupal, which’s not very hard, and I promise to help if you’d any problem.
Yeah its amazing to me how there are so few templates for Joomla and Drupal. I personally don’t like the joomla template system, but drupal didnt seem so bad back when I made a template for a client project. I think a lot of authors just don’t like the hassles associated with these larger systems.
I would say that its just easier, and there is better support for wordpress ( codex < 3 )
I think making a template for Joomla just sucks. WordPress has a lot of documents and a great community and honestly it sells too much
I used to only do Joomla templates for ThemeForest, however, the market just isn’t there. Wordpress has more than double the install base and is a much more interesting prospect from a author’s standpoint.
I’m not totally agree with things you say about Joomla template system and the documentation. To me, WP documentation seems too childish, sorry but it’s so.
But I agree that Joomla templates here in TF don’t sell much, the reason ithat some wrong things happening here, just look at the title of the ThemeForest (that brings buyers here) it’s “Wordpress themes, HTML templates – ThemeForest”, if it was “Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, CSS templates – ThemeForest” or something like that, we could see equal markets.
Anyway, right now Joomla and Drupal themes sell for 10, 15 copies usually, so that’s not that bad, and I’ll help you, I promise!
I guess it’s just that WordPress has better documentation for general use, not just for designing the theme – it has better support and more people are skilled in this script so if anything goes wrong, you can easily find someone to help you out.
This leads people to use WordPress more often, because even if you know nothing about HMTL , you can just throw the file into wp-content and you’re done. Joomla and Drupal are just too advanced for normal people, and normal people are usually the customers here. Ergo – no customers, no need for themes, no themes
From news portal to community, from online store to forum site, from portfolio to showcase gallery, what can Joomla help you to build a niche site? I think then someone should prove it that Joomla will also can make a good sale in here. And I hope the guy is me….so stay tune…hehehe…