For those that are considering (or have been working with) Themeforest over these years then you’ll want to make sure you take notice of the update that they just released regarding the submissions guidelines and requirements for WordPress themes. And this is not a small update – it’s a major one and they’ve given the community 8 weeks to come into compliance: As this is a fairly major update, we don’t want to throw anyone in the deep end. For the next eight weeks we’ll be recommending, but not enforcing, that new and existing themes meet the standards outlined above. After that, […]
Wow. The world of infographics just got a little smaller or perhaps that’s just the feeling that I got when I was introduced to someone who creatively thought that this was not only a growing market of opportunity but then decided to do something about it. Yup, there’s a WordPress Theme for that too… Introducing, the WordPress Theme for infographics:
It seems that a growing trend among marketplaces is to leverage a combination of the following pieces of strategy: Volume – Get as many authors in as possible. Brand Names – Get significant existing theme shops to commit to selling their products. Affiliate Program – Open up an affiliate program that works. Rewards, Bonuses – Create rewards based on sales figures and community engagement. Tier Pricing – Price competitively and tier the pricing and author cut based on sales, performance. Remix a couple times and you’ve got a decent shot at making a marketplace not fall completely flat on it’s […]
Just got a press release that’s worth mentioning as it’s a really neat point of growth for both Creative Market and WooThemes who have apparently joined forces! Check out the official release announcement, which was handed to us a week ago but effective today:
The crowd funding world is not slowing down anytime soon and it’s one of the more interesting concepts that’s really taken off in the last few years that hasn’t even reached critical mass. Thinks like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are taking off and so naturally WordPress-related themes have started showing up as well. Although I’ve shared some thoughts on the general industry as a whole there’s really no stopping this train as it’s definitely left the station for good. Well, one of the better and more well-known theme companies that had a very neat offering has not only gone through a rebranding process […]
Pexeto, a developer/designer duo that builds premium WordPress themes, passed $1,000,000 in sales and earned Power Elite status with Envato. How did they do it? Wouldn’t we all like to know!
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day which means that every married man with kids (well, not all of them…) is fretting about doing something legit tomorrow. I’ll probably be at my local Target early tomorrow trying to find some crappy Mother’s Day card that means little more than the ridiculous $4.99 that I will pay for it. Hm… I can do better (and so can you)! Ok, but before that, enjoy our weekly roundup. 🙂
Apparently it’s quite possible to build a WordPress theme with only a team of two professionals and completely bankroll it to extreme profitability – like over $100,000 per month profitable. It makes you take a step back, especially if you’re a business that sells themes, and say to yourself: What the heck am I doing wrong?! Or perhaps some derivative of that, perhaps adding an expletive of your own if you wish.
After recently going through the juggernaut of a 30 day campaign myself on the veritable monster that is Kickstarter it’s been very interesting to see a ton of new players that are entering the WordPress ecosystem as WordPress-centric alternatives. Must be the soup du jour or something like that. I have a few issues with explosion of the crowd funding space and these new niche-within-niche-within-niche crowd funding sites that appear to be cropping up nearly every day – got a fascination with pottery? There’s a crowd funding community and website for you! That type of stuff, if you will. With the […]
And we all saw this coming. With all the news surrounding Envato, the GPL, and licensing, it was only a matter of time for the official announcement to drop, with the added bonus of having WooThemes join up as a launch partner: We’re happy to announce today that authors on ThemeForest and CodeCanyon can now choose to license their WordPress items through a 100% GPL option. To help us launch this new feature, we’re excited to have one of the most well known and respected theme outfits joining ThemeForest’s ever growing library — WooThemes! This is a day that many […]