6 months gone, no improvements in the wild. It’s way about time!
rktic saidNot true in the least Big plans are under way to greatly improve Marketplace functionality. An entirely new search will be a big part of those updates. Thanks!
Thank you both, guys.
Hm, so it’s equally frustrating for theme providers around here as well? What a bummer. Rough guess Envato is making enough cash-money with their things as are and won’t change a thing anytime soon…Where’s the competition?
Finally found something – thanks for your input!
Hello theme developers,
for the last week i’ve been clicking through hundrets of themes around here and would like to give a little feedback about my impression.
First and foremost, the amount of amazing themes is mind boggling! I’ve been tempted to hit that purchase button various times which already is a good thing. Unfortunately i didn’t yet. Why?
-Many themes are available up to Wordpress version 3.1-3.2 but there is often no statement about supporting 3.3 and further version updates.
-A felt number of 9 out of 10 themes aimed for blogs/portfolios lack support for post formats. Given the fact that creative people by nature will most likely be avid Youtube, Vimeo & flickr users i imagine it’s a very sought after feature. That’s why many creatives choose Wordpress for their portfolios but still have a Tumblr-account. Silly, eh?
-Support for custom post types means that – if you already have a site with lots of content (like in my case) – the user has to migrate posts from i.e. a category to a custom post type. I’ve seen countless amazing theme related options but never anything that would make the end-users life a bit easier in this regard.
Hope you can gain something from my impressions – keep up the good quality!
Thank you both, guys.
Hm, so it’s equally frustrating for theme providers around here as well? What a bummer. Rough guess Envato is making enough cash-money with their things as are and won’t change a thing anytime soon…
Where’s the competition?
I’m currently looking for a premium theme that is good at the discipline of being a portfolio but isn’t shorthanded on the blog-side. After spending all day around here i finally give up. I stumbled upon many awesome themes with lots of options, but most of them were only powerful Portfolios while suffering at the blog counterpart.
If you are a theme developer with something in your portfolio that fits these needs:
-full support for post formats -a few templates for standard posts -the usual shortcodes -configurable portfolio section -2 columns preferred -social network timeline would be awesome.
Please, please – contact me. Very sorry, but given the sheer amount of themes available, the browsing and filtering possibilities at this marketplace are simply poor. Or i wasn’t lucky enough finding what i’m looking for.
In hope for positive feedback Ronny