Posts by tommusrhodus

1606 posts How's the surf doing?
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
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tommusrhodus says

Use the native WordPress option API for this rather than external frameworks: http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Customization_API

1606 posts How's the surf doing?
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
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tommusrhodus says

Whaaattt!! :O
People have a lot of money to waste!! :O
If its really that easy, well, Imma make some big cash B)

You’re talking about a well designed card game with great illustrations and a humorous edge, tie into that a “web famous” cartoonist who’s part of the project, and very reasonable prices for getting your hands on the card game and this is simply a great product, I think the terms “waste” & “easy” is a bit of an interesting choice here.

1606 posts How's the surf doing?
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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tommusrhodus says

Hey Vibe!

Just reading through your comment now, but since I opened this thread, please let me be the first to say, I have no ill-will towards you at all, I merely think it was bad form for Envato to “re-blog” this.

Hope this thread didn’t come as a shock to you mate :)

EDIT: Your comment makes total sense, thanks for taking the time to visit this thread, as I said above I hope you hadn’t thought some of the tension in this thread was aimed at you.

Personally I’m just frustrated that Envato “re-blogged” this since it includes opinions that are detrimental to the marketplace for newer or lower selling authors, as I said in another comment, this is 100% fine for personal blogs, but when Envato have put this on their own blog, it makes it seem like an Envato opinion & guide, and that’s not great.

1606 posts How's the surf doing?
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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tommusrhodus says

The tone of this post really does portray non ‘mega’ authors as amateur hacks trying to make a quick buck. It’s really disappointing to see Envato promoting this kind of opinion.

Hit the nail on the head there mate, that’s exactly what annoyed me about the opinions of the post, perfectly fine for a personal blog, but to be reposted on the Envato blog is insane.

1606 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus says

All you need to do is contact Envato Support and ask them to reset the counter, it’s there to avoid situations of abuse (e.g: a buyer handing out their account details) so is also there to protect you as a paying customer.

support.envato.com

1606 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus says
http://marketblog.envato.com/tips/wordpress-theme-buyers-guide-themeforest/

Anyone else really annoyed by this post? A few things I noticed:

  • The author likens themeforest to a “coal mine” with only a few “gems” to be found
  • The author immediately talks about Visual Composer being included in & with themes, yet makes no guidance toward choosing the type of theme you actually need.
  • There’s genuinely a section in there that actively encourages buying Avada and any other top selling theme, and trashes lower selling themes saying they’re abandonware and the author will not support them.

Envato, why have you let this on your blog?! The points it makes are completely counter intuitive to how this marketplace is meant to run and the author blatantly trashes anything that hasn’t sold 10k+ times.

Opinions welcome on the above and on my post here as well, I just find it concerning that a post about how to choose a WordPress theme immediately mentions Visual Composer and then straight to Avada, is that really the way to choose a WordPress theme?!

1606 posts How's the surf doing?
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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tommusrhodus says

$50, minimum of 1 hour

1606 posts How's the surf doing?
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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tommusrhodus says

It is understandable that as the number of “departments” grow and expand, the spirit of giving rewards will transform into “expectation of rewards”.

When I first joined here Envato were celebrating a day in an authors honour for reaching power elite ($1m sales), now that’s been relegated to a non-advertised blog post and apparrently a 3 month wait for anyone to even really care.

This isn’t about expectation as such, it’s about a business partner following through on a simple promise after you’ve already handed them $300k+.

It’s a shame that as Envato grows it seems to be unable to follow through on some of the early promises. That being said I loved the boxes of Cheezels for my $750k package, I think we should be sent a few boxes a month! :D haha

1606 posts How's the surf doing?
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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tommusrhodus says

Lol, this happens far too often :D

1606 posts How's the surf doing?
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
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