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The theme is 3 years old so unlikely to be easy to update it, if it was to be rebuilt it would be a custom job as it would never (in my opinion) be accepted on TF due to it’s simplicity.

Any decent dev should be able to convert the psd into a working theme (following the latest standards).

If you didn’t want to go down the custom route then have a look at wordpress.org as more simple themes are normally uploaded there, TF items are normally more advanced design and feature wise.

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If the author hasn’t provided a working template and you’re not happy then you should be due a refund, send a support request to Envato and ask for a refund, the worst they can do is say no but imho they are likely to fulfil the request as long as they can see the item wasn’t fit for purpose.

Good luck

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What about themes that make use of the Redux framework, without the actual Redux framework plugin itself? For instance, the Ganter theme (http://themeforest.net/item/ganter-responsive-wordpress-blogging-theme/10319000) seems to make use of the Redux framework – but I don’t have that plugin installed.

I searched my code and there are several instances of both add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() functions.

What should I do?

From Redux’s post above, it shouldn’t affect the theme as it only affected the plugin version but ask the author if they are using the latest version of Redux and to update if they aren’t

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Double check the plugin (revolution slider) hasn’t been deactivated in your plugin list, you shouldn’t have lose your slides as the data for the slides are stored in the database and the images in the wordpress file system.

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most will sell elsewhere (shutterstock etc) as it’s far easier to be on 10 sites than 1 especially since Photodune isn’t as large or as famous as other sites, it comes with the territory in photography.

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yuo need a plugin such as woocommerce or easy digital downloads (or any other ecommerce system), you will then find a theme to skin the ecommerce system you want to use. The theme should only add a design and not handle functionality in your case.

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you need buddypress support which some themes offer, this will then give you the social media aspect for WordPress

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haha a few say it has nothing to do with the other topic but keep bringing up the same regurgitated messages…. I agree with everything DS has said,

If someone was to try and buy their way to the top, it would not be financially viable, they would get an extra couple of sales from being #1 but it wouldn’t create enough to make their “investment” worth it. To do it properly they would have to do it over many weeks and by then Envato would have become suspicious and could end up removing them from the site.

Everything is pure speculation, a few say there was an attempt at rigging the system but others believe it was pure coincedence a couple of bulk sales matured at the same time. We will never be privvy to the details between the authors and the buyers, and Envato and the buyers so you will never know if it was 100% legit deals or there were some “tampering” in regards to spreading the deals out.

Using the new sale tracked app, you can see theme 1 has out-sold theme 2 every day except the bulk day, this shows that buyers are buying the theme they like rather than the one up the top, without going back a few weeks and checking sales, 2 probably has had an increase in sales due to the new position but it doesn’t look enough to be able to say that it’s enough to keep them there. Now if they had paid to put their item at the top then in my view it has been pointless as they haven’t succeeded in the quest, they may be #1 but their sales haven’t increased to reflect that position.

I personally wouldn’t waste thousands of dollars on my own items if I didn’t think I would see a return on my invest, a return is a profit which outweighs the cost and risk of doing the “job”. Unless someone is completely brainless or just has too much money, they wouldn’t try and game the system as the disadvantages far outweight the gains.

I’ll say this again until one of you that are still defending this answers: Are you saying it’s not financially viable for book publishers to buy their way onto the NYT Bestseller list? That the sticker saying they’re a NYT Bestseller means nothing to consumers and the book’s sales even after they are no longer at the top of the NYT Bestseller list?

Your theories of it not being financially viable have already been disproven by other similar industries. It happens, and will happen here if we don’t discourage it by not including bulk purchases on the top files list.

Buying your way to the top of the bookseller list is different, there is huge marketing appeal from it, it would be in every newspaper, bookshop and in magazines, there is a benefit to doing it. On Envato the benefits are much smaller as it’s a closed shop business, there is not national press coverage, no tv interviews etc.

Look at the sales stats, so far it’s not been financially viable for the author to do it, there hasn’t been a pickup in sales to make it worth the effort. If it has happened then there is not a lot you can do about it is there as it’s happened, and if it has Envato would be kicking backsides so it doesn’t happen again.

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.and why those industries don’t count bulk sales on their top lists.

the industries have a “partner” who do all the counting / leaderboards (e.g. billboard chart).

Envato run their own, Envato are a business, Envato are going to publish the bulk sales as it makes the items look better, also works in their marketing, More sales = more exposure for Envato.

I swear some people forget the fact Envato are a private company and they have to look after their own interests, hiding the fact someone has spent $100k on themes would be suicide, it’s a great way to go “Hey, this company trusts us to build their sites”.

If someone wants to buy the top spot, let them as they will quickly get banned and lose everything, Envato aren’t stupid, they will spot the trick a mile off and kick the author to the kerb.

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haha a few say it has nothing to do with the other topic but keep bringing up the same regurgitated messages…. I agree with everything DS has said,

If someone was to try and buy their way to the top, it would not be financially viable, they would get an extra couple of sales from being #1 but it wouldn’t create enough to make their “investment” worth it. To do it properly they would have to do it over many weeks and by then Envato would have become suspicious and could end up removing them from the site.

Everything is pure speculation, a few say there was an attempt at rigging the system but others believe it was pure coincedence a couple of bulk sales matured at the same time. We will never be privvy to the details between the authors and the buyers, and Envato and the buyers so you will never know if it was 100% legit deals or there were some “tampering” in regards to spreading the deals out.

Using the new sale tracked app, you can see theme 1 has out-sold theme 2 every day except the bulk day, this shows that buyers are buying the theme they like rather than the one up the top, without going back a few weeks and checking sales, 2 probably has had an increase in sales due to the new position but it doesn’t look enough to be able to say that it’s enough to keep them there. Now if they had paid to put their item at the top then in my view it has been pointless as they haven’t succeeded in the quest, they may be #1 but their sales haven’t increased to reflect that position.

I personally wouldn’t waste thousands of dollars on my own items if I didn’t think I would see a return on my invest, a return is a profit which outweighs the cost and risk of doing the “job”. Unless someone is completely brainless or just has too much money, they wouldn’t try and game the system as the disadvantages far outweight the gains.

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