Thanks very much for the quick replies. Hmm so if this person wants the extended licence of my HTML template obviously he wants to develop a wp theme and sell it isnt it?, otherwise why could anybody buy an extended licences of an HTML template?
You could use the extended license to build a website and then charge a subscription to access it. The regular license does not allow you to charge users to access it.
fillerspace saidWell, moved here from Pakistan (Im algerian ). And staying here in Makati for 3 years.
uziiuzair saidWhere did you move from? My wife is from Cavite, but we live in the US. We just bought an oceanfront condo In the Philippines. Hopefully we’ll retire there in a few years!
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Cool! Good luck fighting the traffic in Makati!
Wow. I did not realize there were so many filipino authors here
Moved here a few months ago, so I have no clue what everyone is saying (in tagalog)
Where did you move from? My wife is from Cavite, but we live in the US. We just bought an oceanfront condo In the Philippines. Hopefully we’ll retire there in a few years!
What kind of bank doesn’t allow international transactions? I could understand flagging it as potential fraud if you don’t normally buy from non-US merchants, but once you verify that it was you, they should allow it. What if you need to travel? Will they let you use your card then? I have never had a problem using my US credit cards with Envato.
Correct me if im wrong, But I am not allowed to mention the name of a theme I have submitted?
Probably not a big deal, considering it is not approved yet. In general, you can get away with mentioning something vague like “my first theme” or “my most recent item” instead of saying the actual name.
The question is not what makes a theme special. The question is what makes a theme sell?
Those are indeed two completely different questions. In the context of my post, special meant a theme that would make it to the popular files list (particularly the top of the list). If you build a theme, how could you make it special enough to rule the popular files list for a year? Your second question is much easier to answer. Anyone can make a theme that sells a few copies a week. Just mimic every other business/portfolio theme out there and match the features.
Here’s my advice based on my experience selling on codecanyon…if you do sell on themeforest, I would suggest really putting the time and effort into creating something truly special, because the last thing you want is a mediocre selling item. Once you have an item out there, you’re going to start getting support requests and item reviews/ratings. You aren’t required to support items, but it’s a good idea to do so to keep the ratings high. Unfortunately, for an item that just has a few sales, you will spend more time (which == money) supporting it than you earn from the item. It is better to spend that extra time coming up with a theme that is good enough to make it to the popular files list, because then you’ll earn enough to make it worth your while. The million dollar question is what is that x-factor that makes a theme special? I wish I had the answer to that question, but I can say that in the 5 years I’ve been a themeforest member, I’ve seen a handful of revolutions that moved the theme industry forward. First, there were options panels, then sliders, then shortcodes, then responsive themes, then page builders. For each of these major advances, there was a flagship theme that introduced it and stayed at the top of the popular files list for a year. If you can predict the next revolution in themes and build that flagship theme, you could make millions. If instead you just mimic what’s already out there, you’ll just have another mediocre seller that is expensive to support.
If you are developing a complete app, go with the framework. If you are developing a stock template for sale, go with what is easier for your buyers. That would be jQuery.
Try to look in unexpected places. For example, look at interior design books for color scheme ideas. Look at magazines or brochures For layout ideas. I would not suggest looking at the popular files list.