As a buyer of themes here, 95% of the time I go straight to the HTML tab or the Wordpress tab, and scroll down the page from there. The other 5% I might do a search or browse what’s new, but that is not a big factor on my buying decision.
Also I will never buy the first theme that I think will fit the bill. I will browse till I find a couple that I like.
For Wordpress themes, because I am moving over from ExpressionEngine, and not fully versed in WP yet, I read through the comments there, and if there are a lot of complaints, I shy away from that theme.
I may not be typical, but just thought I would share my experience here as a buyer.
I have heard back from Support:
Thank you for your message to Envato support. I downloaded and tested the ‘xxxxx’ template with ‘ClamXav’ and it’s reporting the file ‘jquery-ui-personalized-1.5.2.packed.js’. This appears to be a false positive from ClamXav as that particular script is relatively common (it’s used to create a tabbed interface) and does not appear to have any offending code within it. You can see this particular script in action on Nettuts+...
Something that simple would have been a welcome message from the get go, rather than “contact someone else”.
I have blocked out the name of the template, as I mentioned early on, I was not positive about it, and do not wish the author any negative exposure.
Thanks Japh & Jami
ThemeBlvd, you could not have known this, but I do not pirate, not even a little. The files were downloaded from here. Also to double check I did redownload the file on my macbook air (second computer) and re-scanned. It is possible that both computers are affected I guess, but I have them both scanned with current virus definitions and other than the zip file which I have not opened, both have come up clean.
It’s not the Trojan that really bothers me. I have not installed it on a server, so no harm done. It is the fact that I contact support, they passed the buck to the author. I just heard back from the author & he said Envato would have caught anything, so don’t worry.
Kinda makes me wary of future purchase from here.
I ran a Virus scan on my Mac & it came up with a Theme that I bought here, but never ended up using (Client changed their mind). ClamXav scanned the zip file that I downloaded & said it was infected with Trojan.js-75
I googled “Trojan.js-75” but couldn’t find out if it is malicious code, or just a false positive form the Virus scan.
I contacted support to tell them, and they just said to take it up with the author.
Seems to me that given they run the market place they should take more of an interest in the items being sold through their website.
ThemeForest has given a thing that has made me such a pancake head for counting my hard work with epileptic squirrels in my pool, but I
We have a 15 Mbps download speed, and there still is an annoying flash when we rollover the logo. I’d recommend a sprite. You asked for opinions & that seems to be a common one. Sorry you don’t like it.
That’s how I would do it too. Is there a better way?
Doh, checking the source – why didn’t I think of that