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contempoinc says

If you’re looking to get started into WordPress, take a look at the Underscores theme its a great jumping off point for hacking apart and learning how everything works.

http://underscores.me/
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contempoinc says

Colis is coming back from the dead!! http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/back-in-the-drivers-seat/121973 Maybe now he’ll look up at the header and say “what the $%^#!!!”

So glad to hear he’s stepping back in!

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contempoinc says

I should clarify on the normal business hours (Monday to Friday)

Mon-Fri I usually respond within an hour tops, I’m constantly refreshing my dashboard checking for new comments.

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contempoinc says

I think the changes to search and sort are definitely welcome. However maybe its just me but that “3D” style is an eyesore I mean the perspective doesn’t even make sense, its like the button has been smashed upwards.

Trends can be followed but a nice solid button with some 3px rounded or squared off corners is just timeless, it will always look good and doesn’t clash with the rest of the site.

All the new changes stylistically are looking half baked.

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contempoinc says

As Envato keeps growing, and more customers flood in to buy our items, it is perfectly reasonable to expect that more authors are going to start selling here as well, which is perfectly OK. However, to keep the balance between author and customer satisfaction, there must be some kind of a system in place that ensures that selling here is actually a worthwhile investment of your time and efforts, and that the quality of items is high enough for the customers to be satisfied with their choices, instead of being seduced by “packed-with-hundreds-of-elite-features” themes, only to discover that it is a nightmare to set some of them up, and that they actually lack in quality.

As of now, there is no balance between exposure times and number of items published, and if we continue publishing so many items, it will simply get impossible for your work to be noticed and sold well, especially in the future because it could very well get worse, given the exponential growth of items we’ve had in the last year or two. On top of that, every theme nowadays feels either one page, 5MB parallax, or multipurpose (or both). Where does it really stop? Do we keep shoving features in our themes, hoping that customers will be tricked into believing that more is better?

This has to be put back in balance, and the only way I see that happening now is increasing the quality bar, and not encouraging the same old, same old. I am not saying that themes have to be super unique, but at least that not 50% or more of them look and feel the same, and that they don’t pack hundreds of features for which there are already much better plugins available in the WP plugin repository, thus tricking the customers into believing that they are getting a better deal.

Huge +1

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contempoinc says

Just a little detail, but personally I would prefer a normal font-weight over the bold one in the .page-info header. It feels a little too fat and unnecessary compared to the rest of the site (unless that was the point).

Agreed, the bold font is hideous.

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contempoinc says

Got a problem in Chrome on PC:

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contempoinc says

I’d like to suggest using the Church Theme Content plugin if you’re going to build a church theme. It has post types, taxonomies and custom fields ready to use for sermons, events, people (staff) and locations. The point is to make it easy for churches to switch between themes. And, of course, it saves you countless hours of work. ;) [Links removed. Please only post Marketplace links. Thanks! ^TK]

Great looking plugin, will definitely use this if I end up putting one together.

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contempoinc says

An update notifier, managed by Envato, for wordpress. We all know that WP is the core of Codecanyon and Themeforest. Would be great to have an unique interface. Would help a lot authors and specially customers

One already exists: http://notes.envato.com/general/envato-wordpress-toolkit/

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contempoinc says


I use a “Home” custom post type, much better than using pages so they can still be used.

This has given me a good idea… CPT “Home page layout” has the multi-select/sorter to pull in any page the user wants and handle sorting. Hopefully they would only want to pull in pages that they had filled out using the provided sortcodes.

Could you please elaborate on your version of this?

Here’s a couple screenshots of the admin side:

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