If you evaluate a theme like that then a lot of themes here are $30K worth, so you need $20K more
- What does Kriesi do when his new theme doesn’t sell well?
- Nothing, he earned a million already, he doesn’t care about the new theme.
- And what do the rest of us do when a new theme doesn’t sell well?
- We bitch about it on the TF forum and on twitter.
Pope’s real name is John Doe.
Pressateers saidHow about a screenshot or a screencast to see how yours looks like
I didn’t even know Carrington Build existed – it looks similar to my management, but not as awesome..
I’m not like you Bobby (I know that’s not what your name is), I don’t show all of the villagers that I have chickens – because I know the villagers will try to steal my chickens.You’ll be seeing it real soon though
Pretty close with the name thou
Count me in for that what you asked on twitter
zemotion saidFor a % of sales no one would use it… how would you decide how much incisive is such component for the success of a theme?
Not sure about the selling plan, its a tough one. In one hand if you sell it per percent of sales, if the item does not sell then you get no money out of it as the fixed price will assure you a certain amount but if the item sell a lot, it is worth the percentage…
If it was me, I would go for the percentage as it is a win win position for both side and won’t scare people to pay a certain amount to first start…Anyway, keep up the good work mate. Nice one with your latest, good luck with sales.
I just think the back-end is as much important as the look and feel of a theme, it could be a huge selling point for a client who is looking for a simple way to maintained and create new pages…
Let say the component cost $500, not sure many people will go for it as you don’t know how much money the theme will make. As if it is a certain % of the sale and your theme is selling for $500, you will at least make some money out of it.After that only you know how much important a back-end is for a theme, and up to you to include or not a such nice feature
A content composer doesn’t make a back end by itself… in most cases it could require also more work for the user than using a standard method to create contents (without any ref to the wpCanyon one, that I never tried, so it could be amazing).Cheers
Check out the screencasts
The content composer is completely optional, users can still use the normal one. It’s mostly used for the homepage, that way the user can create the layout he needs.
Then again, most authors have a widgetized homepage so it’s also dynamic.
We used that “widgetized page” system in our first theme but found it to be a bit hard to manage since you don’t see the actual front-end structure in the backend, it’s just widgets on top of each other.
The content composer is similar, instead of widgets there are “modules”. The differences are that (1) in the back-end you can see what the actual structure is in the front-end, (2)the modules aren’t width limited, (3) no need to worry about the “last” column and (4) you can use it on any post/page you want.
Hope you understand the reason behind the content composer now
The plan is to improve the system soon so “modules” can be built similarly to how plugins are built and then sell to premium theme authors on per theme basis for a certain percentage of sales or for a fixed price (not sure yet).
And maybe sell it as a premium plugin, will see.