Tag: themes

The Risks of Premium Themes for Successful Businesses

I did a review of Envato and ThemeForest last year discussing the race to the bottom and the financial challenges for both business owners, and theme authors. The focus, however, was on the existence of the marketplace in the first place and the lucrative vision of the millionaire theme author in the context of the low-cost…

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Test Drive For Plugins and Themes is Not Popular Enough

The pricing dilemma with WordPress themes and plugins is a critical problem, mostly due to the widespread race to the bottom. Unfortunately, people don’t understand the magnitude of a problem until they are personally involved and affected by the consequences. Discussing Business With Developers That’s on of the reasons why I often have a hard time…

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WordPress Products and Demos

Last year at WordCamp Sofia I gave a talk named “Choosing the right WordPress theme”. Contrary to the first guesses title-wise, since I’m not a designer at all, my topic was focused on the different sources to find a theme, based on a given set of requirements. Few of my slides were referring to the product piracy –…

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Choosing the Right WordPress Theme

My talk at WordCamp Sofia two weeks ago was related to choosing the right WordPress theme. Slides are available here. The gist of the talk was making users cautious about their WordPress sites and managing their stack properly, especially in the WordPress context. I find it quite common for users to browse for random, free…

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Theme Reviews, Guidelines and Community

I’ve accidentally started a long discussion due to a small and fairly insignificant bug that turned out to be more than enough for several major theme authors, reviewers and theme lead devs to chime in and share their thoughts. I usually try to avoid those scenarios, but every now and then the tension needs to…

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WooThemes – The Next Step

Last Tuesday evening I was hanging out with few fellows from the WordPress community. At some point of time I, Obenland, Kirk and Siobhan got into the themes territory and I shared my opinion on the WordPress theme markets and directories. Whenever my company receives a request for proposal for a small/mid-level site, we tend…

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On WordPress and Release Cycles

The annual State of the Word session by Matt covers the latest updates on the platform – usage, coming updates and new features from the past year and other valuable stats so that WordPress experts could see their place on the map and see if there are any business decisions to be taken for the next…

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WordSesh overview

Last week we had the first large WordPress ‘meetup’ online called WordSesh. It was an incredible event that was yet another proof for how awesome the WordPress community is. I had the chance to speak at WordSesh and I presented the WordPress.org Themes Directory and the process of reviewing themes. The video is embedded below…

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