I haven’t worked with Joomla in awhile now that I’ve gotten so into Wordpress… but if I remember correctly…
Usually, when you install a Joomla template you upload the ZIP package through your Joomla admin panel (with joomla already installed) and it extracts into the correct place for you and sets it up in the database. Some more advanced Joomla templates comes with a whole install everything at once feature (like all the RocketTheme templates)... but generally I don’t think that’s the way your average template is.
Did the theme you purchased come with install instructions? Did it says to upload the files via FTP before installing Joomla?
I didn’t want to say that… but yes, that, too!
@juventus So I noticed you used the slogan from my Barely Corporate theme on your design layout. I don’t consider myself much of a “copy writer” but I’ll take that as a compliment!
Yes, hi. That’s temporary until I come up with one of my own. I was admiring your theme when I used it.What do you think of the mockup?
Overall, I definitely like where you’re going with it. You may want to consider doing a light version, too, that’s primarily white instead of black (basically everything inverted). You’ll probably sell a lot more having both (especially when it comes to turning into a Wordperss theme or HTML theme).
So I noticed you used the slogan from my Barely Corporate theme on your design layout. I don’t consider myself much of a “copy writer” but I’ll take that as a compliment!
That’s where my cat sits all day with me! ... right next to my forearm while I’m mousen’ it up. I guess most people that have an “L” shaped desk use one side for the computer and generally use the other side for writing and doing other activities… The other side of my desk is pretty much owned by my cat.
My two cents: this is kinda part of why it’s not just a cake walk to be an author at ThemeForest. As a designer, I actually started exactly where you are at about a year ago – solid design skill but rusty coding. I took a few months to really really brush up on my coding knowledge before I tried to submit anything in the site template category. You can always hire people to help you with coding, but it’ll never be a replacement for truly understanding your own products (and how to modify them). Believe me, if your products succeed on here, you will be slammed with questions about just about every section of code possible. It’s worth it to take some time brushing up on your knowledge instead of just trying to find a quick-fix shortcut
I completely agree with epicera. I don’t think you’ll have a lot of long term success if you aren’t totally familiar with the products you’re putting out. I only have a couple of measly products on Theme Forest, but I already get slammed with questions about how to change and customize the most random places in the code. Everything from moving the sidebar to other side to why someone’s swedish characters aren’t showing up on the Cufon titles!
But as you develop it’ll come back to you and you’ll learn fast. It’s like riding a bike! ... but with out the workout… I guess… not really…
And not to sound lame… but for resources, you can learn a lot by just reading the posts everyday on tutorial blogs like NetTuts.
Start posting items and see what sells, baby!
So I won’t be able to check my sales for those 5 hours… that could be a problem… seeing as how I sit on TF all day clicking refresh… Hmm I guess I’ll try getting a life
I think that people know TF for having a crap ton of awesome Wordpress themes, so people interested in purchasing Wordpress themes are shopping around here, not as many Joomla users.
On the other hand, if someone were to start posting some of Theme Forest’s first truly awesome Joomla templates… like Rocket Theme quality templates… It would be interesting to see how many sales they’d be racking up. It would probably help jumpstart a Joomla reputation on TF and open the door for other developers to start chiming in.