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ThemeForest vs. WordPress (8 posts)

  1. dkouskou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello All,

    I have been looking into different themes and found one that I really like: http://carmen.code125.com/docs/

    This theme can be purchased on ThemeForest, which I know is separate from WordPress, but it says that it is "wordpress ready" Does this mean that one would be able to use wordpress in order to make edits with this theme?

    If anyone has insights on what "WordPress Ready" entails, that would be greatly appreciated..thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please direct these questions to Themeforest or the theme's developer. We're really not in a position to vouch for 3rd party commercial themes.

  3. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It would be unfair to ask WordPress forum volunteers to provide support for commercial themes and in-turn keep those vendors in-business.

  4. dkouskou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah I see,
    so carmen theme is different then "resonsive" which would be found under "Themes" on this wordpress.org

    Also: I am a little confused as to why this "Respnsive" Theme on WordPress has that name, when I have observed that that is a general name used to describe a whole plethora of different themes with fluidity and that are mobile friendly.

    Just checking and a little confused.

    Thanks! Sorry for putting anyone in any awkward positions. thanks for your help!

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    so carmen theme is different then "resonsive" which would be found under "Themes" on this wordpress.org

    Yes. The Responsive theme hosted here is completely free and has no association with ThemeForest. Completely different themes and theme developers.

    I am a little confused as to why this "Respnsive" Theme on WordPress has that name, when I have observed that that is a general name used to describe a whole plethora of different themes with fluidity and that are mobile friendly.

    Well, the term "responsive" isn't trademarked in any way. The theme here was one of the first responsive themes submitted to the WPORG Theme Repository and its developer simply chose that term as a title for it. As no other theme in the Repository had exactly the same title, this wasn't a problem.

    You do get these name clashes sometimes. I help to maintain a popular ecommerce plugin that has the same name as a totally unrelated ecommerce theme - which can cause the odd spot of confusion but, at the end of the day, that's just... life. ;-)

    Bottom line - if you paid (or might pay) for a theme, we don't support it here. If you've already bought the theme, then you've paid for support from the vendor - so do get your money's worth. If you're thinking of buying a theme, direct the questions at the theme vendor/developer again. If they're motivated enough, they'll answer your questions. If not, it begs the question - how well will they support the theme? Either way, we simply won't know the theme as well as they do.

  6. dkouskou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah I see..and his theme is wordpress ready, but what you're saying is that because it was created by an entirely new vendor, the chances of me gaining support would be entirely dependent on the willingness of the vendor.

    ha that is life!!:)

    And i'm truly torn between this respnsive them and this carmen theme, as carmen has a lot of interactivity already ready for me, but I am guessing i would still be able to do the same with Responsive and probably get more support when I need it, as I have seen the creator, Emile, respond many a time to questions posted.

    Thanks very much for your communication,I really appreciate it!

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The Responsive theme underwent a fairly strict coding & functionality review before it was even allowed into the Theme Repository. The same goes for all themes submitted after (or upgraded since) June 2010. As you can see, the review criteria are completely open & transparent.

    I have no idea what quality reviews apply to themes submitted the ThemeForest. Perhaps you could ask them?

    the chances of me gaining support would be entirely dependent on the willingness of the vendor

    Or the developer, yes. In all fairness, I have to say the same could apply to a theme downloaded from WPORG. The quality of themes submitted is strictly controlled but ongoing support cannot be enforced. I'd hope that all theme developers offer ongoing support for their themes but, in real life, that's not always the case here or anywhere else.

    I am guessing i would still be able to do the same with Responsive and probably get more support when I need it

    In this case, absolutely! You can check out the level of support that Emil offers for yourself via the theme's forum at http://themeid.com/forum/

  8. dkouskou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Emi,

    glad to know that the theme has gone through testing and meets these regulations. I downloaded it last night on a dummie site that I have created, and I like it.

    One of the main focuses that I have for the website modifications that I"m making is the ability to create a unique background, such that I would either be able to code in the CSS file for a unique color or that I would be able to input the color numbers in order to create a really unique background.

    And thanks very much for the link where I can view these ratings, this is also really helpful.

    I appreciate the amount of support that everyone is giving me on wordpress

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