“Lite” variations of WordPress themes will not be permitted. For a theme with extended functionality to be sold as a new item in Envato Market, its primary purpose must be different from that of the standard theme and have had significant enough additions and modifications to constitute being sold as a new item.
While (theme) Installation isn’t part of the support, can I provide such service with a cost on item page? If I am the author of that theme, I certainly don’t want to miss the opportunity to earn a few more bucks by installing my own item for buyer. Let say I don’t have an account on EnvatoStudio.
Preaching to the choir here as you know Kailoon. The above comment saddens me, however, albeit true in some respects.@crelegant I choose to believe there is always hope and I see that in you
Nothing can be done now. The multipurpose trend has already been set which have changed buyer’s mind when they purchase themes. With each day passing, it going to get impossible to stop this. Envato has to take a decision, it’s now or never.@Jthemes You can be the new top 10, why not give it a try?
Are we going to see Top 10 theme authors themes with fewer options? possible?
Food for thought? Have a nice weekend
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It’s time to stop putting everything including the kitchen sink into themes. A theme shouldn’t be a bloated monster with an options panel that stretches out the horizon. This talk is a call to action, to stop making themes that do everything and start making themes that focus. Themes that are designed to meet a need, to fit a market. Themes that work out of the box and don’t require a manual you could use to hold up a table that’s missing a leg. Themes that don’t be my everything.