Selling on ThemeForest ?


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PageLines DMS is truly awesome !

 

 

What are the licensing issues with the possibility of selling complete themes on ThemeForest?

 

Basically I would sell a PageLines DMS-based theme on ThemeForest and keep the PageLines in-app-store for PageLines components and add-ons.

 

Would that be acceptable to PageLines LLC ?

 

What is the exact licensing for DMS Pro ?

 

Would ThemeForest (Envato) accept that ? I am inquiring with them...

 

How does PagesLines scope up with the new ThemeForest WordPress theme submission requirements ? http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/472/85/wordpress-theme-submission-requirements

 

ThemeForest forum discussion thread: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/announcement-wordpress-theme-submission-requirements/102320

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Hi,

 

I've asked for clarification on this, but to my knowledge you can't sell on ThemeForest or similar services as all themes created with DMS are child themes and therefore, would require DMS in order to work.

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While a child theme would require the parent theme in order for it to work, there is nothing stopping selling a child theme elsewhere, a number of our 3rd party devs have their own stores online.

You would have to make it very clear in your child themes product page that DMS is required for it to work.

Test it with the free version available from wordpress.org.

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I would STRONGLY avoid Themeforest. You'll have FAR better luck in the PageLines store. Trust me.

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Also, another thing you have to keep in mind, is that THEY choose the price for your product. So if they keep pricing all your DMS themes at $39, that devalues DMS themes as a whole. The avg price for a premium DMS theme is $59. Just be careful.

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Ok , all is clearer now ...

 

I also got unofficial negative feedback from them about the In-App-Store and about the theme requirements.

 

I will have to split my products through various channels...

 

I'll make all the PageLines components (themes, plugin, partials) only available on the PageLines store

 

and I'll use my own simple page-builder for the non-Pagelines BootStrap multi-themes I've built which I'll sell on other venues such as ThemeForest

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Yeah I sold through the PL store for a long time. I branched out because I outgrew the store, and wanted to control the full experience of my users.

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Buongiorno Sandro,

 

Your best way of handling the sales of DMS child themes, sections or plugins is to sell via the DMS Store.  You need a developer's license to do that, and all products are tested prior to approval, which is why our clients are willing to pay a little more for the quality, and professional support.

 

If you don't have a Developer license yet, you can buy it via the Store.

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