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“Install” is probably not a proper word for that additional service, but it’s used because it’s easy to communicate to non technical buyer what needs to be done.

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IMH opinion you will need to optimize the server (in my case nginx) to get good performance. Hosting is cheap these days, and if you plan of running a business, 100$/month shouldn’t be a problem. If you have 4/8 gigs of ram everything should run smoothly.

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Also make sure you always have space for the scrollbar, because on some of the slides the scrollbar appears and on some it doesn’t , so the content jumps.

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body:before {
content:'';
position:absolute;
top:0;
left:0;
width:100%;
height:100%;
//other properties
}
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All I understand from this “bulk purchase” issue is that the Popular items page is considered very important for success on this marketplace.
So that means that the marketplace is kind of broken. Popular items shouldn’t be a key to a theme success, as demonstrated with a lot of great themes that are nowhere near the popular items page.
PIP (popular items page) has the same themes for months in row , and those themes are not the reflection of the current marketplace condition.
Apple store has the same problem, and there are a lot of developers that are stopping developing for IOS because they can’t get their foot in the door. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9390665
So yes, bulk purchases are easy way to get some exposure, in it can be shady business.
So I propose to eliminate the “popular files page” completely, and break it down to categories.
Global Envato sales won’t be affected , but the distribution of income will be more evenly spread.
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I think there was a discussion about this a long time ago on ActiveDen, and then it was decided that it was not allowed. So that part about “incentives” was added to item promotion guidelines.

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Basically you have visual composer in there ,and your theme looks like many other themes that are using it right now. So probably reviewers don’t want this type of themes here anymore. Also, horrible animations and loading times.
Have you tried to test it on a mobile device ? Make sure you do.

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Their conversion rates are bad, avoid them if you can.

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It’s pretty obvious that themes with multiple demos are essentially bundles. They are running multiple WordPress installations to accommodate that kind of functionality. Multiple installations should be forbidden ( I know it’s hard to force something like that), but if you can’t make all those changes with one installation, then it’s not really one theme that you are selling.

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Question to authors: In case of “paid” updates, how would you go about supporting a theme, when not all customers have the same version installed ? Because I’m guessing you would still offer support even if the customer is not on the most recent version of the product? I think that would be a nightmare.

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