Are using search by a keyword(s), or crawling thought categories (e.g. WordPress > Corporate > Business); viewing fresh items or simply reading reviews and recommendations on external sites.
Thanks in advance for your replies!
As Themeforest has grown and there are so many themes released each week, it’s harder to keep up with the updates. Noways I just tend to mouse over the thumb and unless the theme catches my eye as something really different, I won’t bother looking at the demo…(Note to authors – make your thumbnail mouse over image visually descriptive!). I tend to stick with the 3 or 4 authors whose themes I like and provide the functionality I need.
Having said that, it would be great if all the themes had attributes that we could search on such as ‘show me all the themes with dual sidebar functionality and a full width slider’http://themesquirrel.com/ is an easier way to browse everything at once although it never seems to be either completely up to date or complete.
Just couple days ago I needed to buy a wordpress theme for some specific site I need to make, and it was pain in the you know what. Seriously how buyers find our themes is mystery it requires a lot of dedication for sure or it’s just pure luck.
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Any buyers here?
I’ve been looking for a theme to buy for over a year now and find this very tricky due to the lack of browsing for specific demands.
Imho at least half of the themes filed under creative/portfolio are more or less ones aimed at businesses. If you look at personal portfolios and blogs of creatives you’ll notice that none of them makes use of sliders. Those are definitely suitable for companies and businesses but not personal belongings.
On top of that, at least according to what i can judge from live demos and feature statements, most themes are incomplete in terms of supporting hierarchically important templates such as categories, tags, archives and search pages. What’s the use of being able to make fancy blog layouts using custom pages while not being able to carry the layout on throughout the entire site?
That’s a major bummer.
Wrote something about this issue here: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/hello-devs-using-pages-for-blog-layouts-is-bad-practise/69800