What error did you got?
@ jremick: this does make some sense, but honestly I’m worried about the theme flood that this may bring (I’m just talking about Wordpress, but this applies to other CMS’s too). If your idea is to give the buyers that choice I do understand that, but would it be possible that these theme versions don’t come to the new files? I mean they will appear on each author portfolio and they can advertise them to their clients, but they will not appear on the homepage and on the latest releases.
I don’t know if this makes sense for you, but this whole “versions thing” would not be a problem form me if you follow this suggestion. I don’t know if other authors feel like this too.
Welcome back! I hope you can shift some of the current policies and overall marketplace direction. Not too much honestly, because I think generally it is going in the right direction.
Anyway here’s something that I would like that you have a different opinion of what jremick just said http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/lite-versions-of-existing-themes-are-we-really-doing-this/119821?page=7
Best of luck with the “new” position! We all want it
I really don’t understand the reason for this. And I really made an effort to understand
Don’t we all agree that the marketplace already has more files approved that we all want? And with all it’s not just the authors… Buyers also agree that there are too many similar themes. This is just another door that opens for more similar themes.
Please take a look at this page http://themeforest.net/item/udesign-wordpress-theme/253220/support
This is a general forum. You should place these questions here http://themeforest.net/item/eventcamp-responsive-one-page-marketing-theme/5053790/comments
jremick saidHere we go again…
I just wanted to clarify that we do not want to allow multiple versions of the same theme to be sold for the same platform unless they have distinctly different purposes and have a significant set of differences. So a “lite” theme vs “standard” theme would not be allowed. However, an eCommerce version of a “standard” theme, built more specifically for eCommerce functionality, etc. would be allowed to be sold separately from the “standard” theme.
Taking this approach is beneficial for the whole community vs prohibiting across the board.I hope this helps clarify, everyone!
I’m sorry, but if Woocommerce or some special feature is added to a theme why don’t you just review the price? This has happened with some of the current best sellers (Avada and Salient at least) and it seems to me that it is a better approach.
I mean, the number of themes being released is already higher than we authors would like, so why leave the door opened for more “new” themes? And like I said before, what is the problem of just reviewing the price?
I think and hope that the support tickets that got that “yes, that is allowed” answer are less valuable than the item that was removed yesterday. This should mean that the current policy is NO to lite/heavy versions of existing files.
People are always complaining that the marketplace is saturated so pleeease let’s not go this way. Fingers crossed