September 24, 2013 at 2:56 am #63943
Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask or address this or it has been asked already. I tried searching.
I may be being a bit dense here, but with the site change I cannot seem to find where to purchase Community Themes?
I can see some in the showcase, but on the old site we could purchase by using shop for themes. Do we need to go to each developer site now?
September 24, 2013 at 9:45 am #63976
I am also looking for Community Themes. Also, what about updates to the Community Themes? Are the Community Theme files in our download area the latest versions?September 25, 2013 at 12:20 am #64052
It looks like the Community Themes are now called 3rd Party Themes, and are listed alongside the StudioPress themes.
See: http://my.studiopress.com/themes/ -- the first theme is (in)Spyr, and it has a blue "Third Party" flag on it.
And yes, I'm still poking around to see where they moved some other stuff I used to reference
September 25, 2013 at 12:28 am #64053
Yeah, I noticed that. Seems some of them are, but for example I didn't see Legacy. Perhaps we'll get some clarification. I'm really liking the new site, just have to dig some more!
September 25, 2013 at 12:38 am #64056
I also noticed under My Account that they don't separate the active themes from the discontinued themes anymore, so if you'd purchased Legacy through SP, that should still show up in your account.
If not, it looks like it's still available at Wes' Appfinite, but now I'm curious what other themes may be retired soon.
September 25, 2013 at 12:42 am #64057
Indeed, I already owned Optimal and was looking to pick up Legacy for a project and that's what prompted my initial question - I guess we'll have to go to the individual dev's sites; I did like the convenience of the market place as far as browsing for themes.
September 25, 2013 at 5:40 am #64063
No response to this issue? I don't see a lot of community themes anymore - Cre8tive Burst, Adordable, Glitter and Lace, etc...September 25, 2013 at 10:48 am #64091
The Community theme Marketplace has been closed, so you'll have to go to the developer websites to purchase the ones that aren't listed anymore. Also check http://bylt.me.
Here's a tweet about it from Brian Gardner the other day:
September 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm #64134
Huh, I didn't know that.
Now why not put that in a blog post on Studio Press, or send out an email about through the mailing list? It's not that big a deal, I've been buying themes directly from ZigZag and Appfinite after I got a chance to play with the ones they had made available here (I just noticed that Megalithe isn't available here anymore), and I've bought directly from Themedy as well.
It would just be nice to know that now we must go to other Genesis child theme shops in order to expand our selections
Having a list of Studio Press "Recommended Theme Shops" might be nice too... something that takes into account load speed, security and features and have in an at-a-glance format, perhaps. Uh-oh... my own personal listmania is starting to kick in... must... resist...
September 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm #64137
So I take it that any Community Themes purchased in the past available via the download section here will not be updated? Wish I'd have known that before I purchased them.September 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm #64139
Well, I wouldn't necessarily say that. The Community themes you've purchased should still be in your download list whether or not they're still for sale here at StudioPress. And I would hope the developers will send the updated zip files to SP when they are released so everyone can have the latest version. I had a theme for sale in the Community Marketplace and when I released a new version, I emailed it to SP and they added it to the downloads here.
September 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm #64147
A head's up for some better form of communication would have been since since I send clients to the community site to shop for themes, along with the StudioPress main page. I don't know if it's just me, but my male clients would always choose a theme from Studiopress while my female clients would always choose a theme from community developers.
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September 25, 2013 at 4:33 pm #64174
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We also had a link on our site to the Community Theme page. I'm sorry to see the page eliminated.
Maybe someone here has a page with links to the major (and minor) Genesis vendors that they will share?
There is a list here: http://darrylbueckert.ca/ but I don't know how current it is.
DevSeptember 25, 2013 at 5:11 pm #64185September 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm #64202
I think SP is making a mistake in closing their community theme store. A framework needs a collection of child themes as part of its eco-system. One of the reasons we standardized on Gen was the large number of themes available (we came over from the Elegant platform.)
Eventually there will be someone who will open a Gen theme store and invite the developers in and take a reasonable cut. It would have been smarter of SP to keep the store then let it go out of house to someone else.
Michael Corleone: My father taught me many things here. He taught me in this room. He taught me; 'keep your friends close, but your enemies closer'.
I wonder if some of the more popular developers who had offerings on the community store are unhappy enough to maybe quit developing for the Gen platform and maybe go somewhere else... Pagelines, Woo, Thesis, etc.? I hope not. Many web design firms have hitched their wagon to the Genesis 'star'... and if it flames out ... in the short term... it will take them (and us) down with it!
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