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deemeetar says

Hello guys, I’m just about to upload my theme to themeforest and it is my first. So i really can’t decide how to make the documentation, should i make instructions for installation, for page making and so on, so if any of you guys who had sold good amount of themes, can you please upload one of your theme documentation? I really need in real world example, because the wiki documentation template is kinda general, and I rally want my first theme to get approved.

Thank you, Dimitar.

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ChillThemes says

Here’s a few of my documentation files, these two apply to WordPress themes. http://itsmattadams.us/documentation/eloquent, and http://itsmattadams.us/documentation/virtuous

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psd_elite says

bump.. does anyone have an example documentation? I see the documentation “template”—but I’m curious how in depth the actual documentation should be.

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Enabled Moderator says

bump.. does anyone have an example documentation? I see the documentation “template”—but I’m curious how in depth the actual documentation should be.

Picture yourself as a buyer who opened photoshop 4 times before in their life. Now explain to yourself how to use your file! :)

Small documentation – more or less 3 star rating for your file even if it’s pure awesome!
Deep documentation – less support questions, 5 star rating ;)

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psd_elite says

Hi Enabled, thanks – solid advice :-)

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Enabled Moderator says

Hi Enabled, thanks – solid advice :-)

When I first started on Flash Activeden, I used to do the same, vague documentations, support questions were pouring in! So I started taking extra time for each file I build. I have documentations now that expand more than 20/30 pages if needed even more, but my items are always clean and I don’t have to waste countless hours weekly explaining to someone how to change a logo! :P

In the end, you’ll realize it’s not wasted time, it’s actually the best thing you could do! Noticing you don’t have any files yet, I suggest you build solid documentations. Quality products, quality documentations, quality reputation! Good luck! :)

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psd_elite says

Hi Ivor, thanks that’s ridiculously handy!

Enabled: Yeah I haven’t submitted yet but plan to this week. I observed some of the support questions so I definitely want to include helpful documentation on my first and future submissions. I can imagine the hardest part are the initial submissions :-)

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ChillThemes says

I thought I would share what I use for my documentation, it uses Bootstrap 2.1.0 with a few modifications. You can download it here.

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