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hi chilly_orange,

i just sent you email.

Thank you

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Avada won’t be this high if envato not placed popular item on that top position. and now as you said, avada already have very large user base and marketing method, even without envato it will still survive. Divi just an answer from elegant themes from system that create monster themes like avada, X and other themes like that. in the other hand Avada it self born because of this system.

other category? it will be the same. one item dominating, they will always on top. update their product regularly, create what you said “most known / trusted author”. it just mater of time until all category sucked only on their popular category.

i believe those popular item placement destroy overall community driven marketplace in long term. Right now, envato is slave of their top & most sales item. Envato eaten by their own system.

But you also can’t blame buyers who purchase Avada, X Theme, Enfold, etc because they’re best sellers. Basically they see that everyone else is purchasing it and do the same. Thus, to do well, there needs to be differentiation.

In comparison, Divi came out of the blue when Nick of ET got tired of churning out themes on a regular basis. After all, ET was known to be some low quality theme provider with lousy code back then. Only those without a budget would get. But Divi changed all that :)

Same with Woothemes. They had regular, uninspiring themes until they brought the Jigoshop guys over and the rest is history. And now they’re owned by Automattic

The market is always receptive to something special. You don’t have to out “layout” Avada or Enfold. But you can build something like LayersWP by Obox or better.

no, i don’t blame anyone for this case. but i believe this kind of system will destroy overall marketplace ecosystem especially for author.

on my previous themes, i able to sell more than 250 item a week. so i already understand about differentiation or unique feature. unfortunately i did so much experiment and take too much risk that causing my item won’t say too long on popular item.

im here not yawning about my item get lower sale. but i wonder why envato should take those move (focus too much on popular item) when they understand that it can destroy the community. i remember envato said they are strong because their community. which community is that? popular item community?

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several years ago, i remember those popular item button is on the most bottom of wordpress drop down category. now it come to the top. it make people tend to buy popular item rather than browse to category related to their need. now sales is sucked only to most popular item.

http://web.archive.org/web/20120101082752/http://themeforest.net/
+1 this is a very valid point, even me whose a buyer and an author, I tend to only click on popular items, I believe you re 100% correct the placement definitely sucks the traffic and keeps people from discovering other items.

It is a vicious cycle. But themes like Avada and X advertise and not rely on TF alone. Plus most buyers tend to buy them as they update their themes regularly and get better with each update.

I ran a poll on Facebook, in a group for Wordpress users. Interestingly, most people voted that they have been burnt before by TF themes, and prefer to stick with established/popular themes instead of buying from a less known author. Any thoughts?

p/s: Avada just did a complete rewrite

Avada won’t be this high if envato not placed popular item on that top position. and now as you said, avada already have very large user base and marketing method, even without envato it will still survive. Divi just an answer from elegant themes from system that create monster themes like avada, X and other themes like that (multipurpose). in the other hand Avada it self born because of this system.

other category? it will be the same. one item dominating, they will always on top. update their product regularly, create what you said “most known / trusted author”. it just mater of time until all category sucked only on their popular category.

i believe those popular item placement destroy overall community driven marketplace in long term. Right now, envato is slave of their top & most sales item. Envato eaten by their own system.

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1) Don’t blame it on the pricing. Even if you increased the prices of multipurpose themes, it won’t help themes that aren’t innovative enough

That’s like saying “Increasing the price of a Bentley from $35K to $300K would have no effect on Toyota sales”, which ignores basic economic principles.

I understand your desire to be able to buy a Bentley for the price of a Toyota, but that doesn’t mean that Toyotas are not innovative enough. It just means Bentleys are priced incorrectly.

That’s not true. I’ve enough theme licences to build two hundred plus sites, each with a unique theme :) Plus I get new themes for free on a regular basis :)

However, if you raise the prices of multipurpose themes too high (after all, the layouts are done with a page builder, no?), what would then be the crossing point for buyers to move over to themes like Make Plus, Divi, Canvas and the likes?

Finally, if we’re talking about Avada, X, Enfold and the rest of the best sellers here, can’t any theme author do the same layouts with VC or some page builder?

base in experience when building multipurpose themes. even if you able to build something better than avada, you may not be able to sell better then them. I even believe if divi released on themeforest, it won’t get so many sales (if they are normal author like us, and don’t have marketing material like email subscriber, blog review or other)

btw we also feel sales drop in several month back. i personally believe the problem is because tendency of people that look at popular item instead of using search feature or browse using category.

several years ago, i remember those popular item button is on the most bottom of wordpress drop down category. now it come to the top. it make people tend to buy popular item rather than browse to category related to their need. now sales is sucked only to most popular item.

http://web.archive.org/web/20120101082752/http://themeforest.net/
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PhpStorm, because it having great integration with several version control

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first, he not even ask. second, its not that easy.

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our latest item (jmagz) have very different design that other themes. on landing page, we have side feed that is actually integral part of the themes and we don’t have option to disable it.

an user give us rating 1 because we don’ have option to disable side feed. while by design, we don’t have those option. we are never advertise those feature on our themes, but people still rate because we don’t have those feature. is it fair rate?

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Dear envato staff who doing review. can you please accept my latest updated themes (jkreativ themes) i notice that i bundle wrong file. so its very urgent for me to get our queue themes review get accepted.

Thank you

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Thank you, i just send request for rating review question

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i get user who just give us 1 rating. but it seems their complain is not reasonable at all. they say that their website go blank, but when i see it, its working perfectly. they ask no support, just straight 1 rating. i see this user just registered on themeforest and then leave bad rating.

can we ask to remove those rating because their complain is not reasonable?

Thank you

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