+1 for FlatKing, he’s a great developer and a great guy
About the demo address. Do you think it could be on one of those “free” hosts? I know it sonds like cheap!!! I’m just looking for the best way to get started in this “world” without paying for unnecessary (or wrong) things…
Hosting is not unnecessary, you’re selling a web based product, your buyers need to be able to view this.
As Charlie said, you can get going with a (half decent) web host for about $30 per year, you’d recover that from 2 theme sales.
You can’t sell a professional product if you don’t present it professionally.
Make sure that your WordPress theme .zip is not multiple folders deep.
Also if you don’t have a demo address you’ll be rejected straight away, you need a demo address to even begin the review process, never mind get any sales. It really should be marked as required.
Here’s a post on what to expect from free hosting, but also a couple of suggestions at the bottom: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/free-wordpress-hosting/
Just out of interest, the graph above, is that the amount of activity on your forums by month, or amount of new posts by month?
I work entirely by myself so it would be great to get an idea of the amount of support people are having to cope with.
+1 this is a definitely needed feature!
Awesome! Well done Charlie and obviously thoroughly deserved Community & Forum Superstar, nice!
I’m also thinking about this, I started off here doing WP Support for an Elite and I know how demanding it was, so I’m a little worries now about passing that over to someone else, any other people got comments about their experiences so far? All responses so far have been great