Posts by tommusrhodus

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tommusrhodus
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Not a bug, this was actually my suggestion. You can start developing your themes using 4.3RC. 4.3 is scheduled for August 18th. https://make.wordpress.org/core/version-4-3-project-schedule/

Amazing! Thanks Ivor :)

1755 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus
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A big congratulations guys!

1755 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus
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themeforest-9997523-mist-multipurpose-html5-responsive-template.zip

That’s a HTML template, not a WordPress theme, it will not work with WordPress

1755 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus
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I would support a link to allow the review modal to be auto-open, but it’s pretty unethical to already have 5 stars selected.

1755 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus
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One thing I’ve always found funny about the GPL vs Split argument is that Automattic preach that every WordPress theme must be GPL only, and indeed the premium themes they sell on wordpress.com are GPL, however they’re completely locked into an admin-less system so it’s not possible for anyone to ever get to the actual theme files and redistribute, unlike the themes sold here etc.

Overall, definitely an interesting one to keep an eye on!

1755 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus
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What a customer expects is a reply like “oh, what a nice theme! I’m a theme developer and I’ll consider to create a theme similar to this one, thanks for your idea!”.

Offering a clone of a famous and award winning site is neither a nice idea, nor should a customer “expect” that any theme developer would take this on of their own volition. Perhaps you’re expecting the level of response you’d get if you ordered a custom job in the $1000’s.

1755 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus
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What cars do the Power Elites drive?.. I’m curious :)

UPDATE: Just got myself this:

1755 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus
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i have always thought, and surely i am wrong, i see now, that this was an important thing in marketing the theme, you know ‘more than 600 google Fonts included…’

This is the thing though, one of the big issues we have on TF is that we’re advertising features that realistically aren’t needed by buyers, does a buyer really need 600 fonts to choose from? I’d say only 1 in 50 purchases ask me about fonts, I point them to the above plugin and then they’re happy.

Is offering 600 fonts to choose from simply more likely to confuse a buyer, or cause further styling issues? I’m sure people will argue for either side.

1755 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus
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I tend not to offer font selections in themes, typography is a big part of a design so it’s hard to then offer out 500 fonts (plus the speed implications)

Though if a buyer really feels they need to be able to change fonts, this plugin is ace: https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-google-fonts/

1755 posts How's the surf doing?
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tommusrhodus
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Who knows, maybe it would sell much better under your belt :)

I’m sure it wouldn’t, you did a fantastic job and the sales reflect that, you should be very happy to not have to share, the hard work paid off :)

Congrats on elite mate!

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