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simonswiss says

Here’s the link to my theme for the competition entry:

http://themeforest.net/item/flatdown-coming-soon-modx-theme/7486021?WT.ac=category_thumb&WT.seg_1=category_thumb&WT.z_author=simonswiss


A big thank you to the Envato staff that was very efficient in resolving the contradiction i mentioned above. On Easter saturday too!

Happy Easter everyone :-)

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simonswiss says


Question to the envato staff – would a “Under Construction Page” MODX theme be accepted?

The theme would be just a single page with a countdown, with no other pages. The reason behind using MODX would be that every single bit of the page (colours, text strings, icons, signup form validation messages etc) can be manipulated from the theme options, so buyers with no HTML / CSS skills could just customise the page from the theme options panel.

Are there some sort of minimal requirements for MODX themes (multi-page, blog, etc) or would that sort of theme have a chance to be accepted?
There are no minimum requirements. A landing page is fine.

I just got hard rejected for the following reason:

“We appreciate that you took the time to make this theme, however we’re looking for more complex MODx themes at the moment.

Thanks for understanding”

What gives?

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simonswiss says

Yay, next paw in sight!

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simonswiss says

Great, thank you for the answer!

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simonswiss says

Question to the envato staff – would a “Under Construction Page” MODX theme be accepted?

The theme would be just a single page with a countdown, with no other pages. The reason behind using MODX would be that every single bit of the page (colours, text strings, icons, signup form validation messages etc) can be manipulated from the theme options, so buyers with no HTML / CSS skills could just customise the page from the theme options panel.

Are there some sort of minimal requirements for MODX themes (multi-page, blog, etc) or would that sort of theme have a chance to be accepted?

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simonswiss says


... It’s a very close race with the ability to split commissions automatically.

Statementer can help you if you like to calculate split earnings:

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WOW! How cool is that.

How many other magic tricks like these do you have to share with us? :-)

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simonswiss says

Hi guys,

I don’t think you ordered ThemeForest. You actually purchase ONE item from the ThemeForest marketplaces, which sells a gazillion different templates and themes created by different authors.

Themeforest cannot help you with theme customization, especially if no one knows what theme you have purchased.

On the top right on the navigation bar, hover over your username and select “my downloads” from the dropdown menu. There you will see the theme / template you purchased. Click on it, and you will be able to contact the author via their contact form or in the comment section.

Before commenting in the comment section, check if the author is providing an external support forum to manage their support requests!

Good luck!

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simonswiss says

There is no way to ‘set’ a fixed theme structure. I call my sidebar content ‘sidebar’ but you might call it ‘theme-sidebar’. There are no templating rules and this is only a very basic example. The total freedom of MODX does affect it’s usefulness for existing sites as a theme. MODX themes will work best for new projects and fresh installs.

Maybe Envato should come up with a set of theme structure guidelines to follow, so buyers know that when buying a theme from ThemeForest, they should be able to transfer their current content fairly easily by either migrating from another TF MODX theme or by following a step-by-step procedure..

Of course we will include the theme structure in the documentation, but still if all themes have a similar core setup, it would probably be a good start.

I guess the reflexion is the same than the ‘phase 2’ WordPress theme development guidelines with custom features in plugins instead of theme, to achieve just that: a smooth transition from one theme to another.

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simonswiss says

I am pumped about this. I literally just discovered MODx a couple of days ago via this thread. Being a front end developer with limited PHP skills, this seems like a great CMS for me!

I have played around for a couple of evenings and i realised the potential power of the beast!

Still a bit confused as how a user can buy a MODx theme and apply it to his existing MODX site, since it seems the mojo of MODX is to create your framework how you want, in a flexible way.

The endless possibilities of combinations between chunks, templates, snippets make it pretty much impossible to have a theme applied to an already existing site structure. Am i missing something?

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simonswiss says

.. says they just need the basic structure of the WP site, and they will create the pages / WooCommerce products themselves so the price tag is cheaper…

...and then 6 months down the road hassle you on skype mail and facebook page because you slowly stopped answering all their all too regular

just a quick question i need this fixed asap can you please help mate??

Ahhhh, feels good to let it out. I had to!

Now let’s see if that great thread takes some steam again lol :)

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