Tagged: Community Themes
May 6, 2013 at 6:50 am #39511TreefungusMember
I was wondering since Studiopress have so many different themes and on top of that they are all free if you got the pro packages are there a market for community child themes? I know that there are already some community themes but if there is only like 10 clients ready to buy them then effort you put into it will clearly not be rewarded at least not financially. Its always nice to get compliments on theme but we all have to make a living.
What is your thoughts on this?
TreeMay 6, 2013 at 7:16 am #39515AnitaKeymaster
If you are a designer you can clearly design your own child themes and market them on your website just as a lot of other designers do. You are not stuck with just the themes from Studiopress or Community. You can use the Genesis Framework to create your own child themes... custom looks, etc. which will be marketable.
Love coffee, chocolate and my Bella!May 6, 2013 at 8:17 am #39527SusanModerator
Both Anita and I provide support for some of the community marketplace themes, and based on the number of questions we receive from users each day, each of those community themes are popular, so if you are interested in creating and selling your own child themes, I wouldn't look at it with the view that "only 10 clients" will purchase this theme. You may only have 10 clients yourself, but as Anita said, if you offer the theme for sale on your own website, and market the theme (even free through FB and Twitter), you could conceivably find yourself with more than 10 people interested in purchasing the theme.
Like anything else, you need to do your research as to what will sell. For example, even though I am a Pro Plus member, I will buy a community theme as soon as it comes out if I like it, even if I don't have an immediate plan to build a site with it.May 6, 2013 at 8:30 am #39528TreefungusMember
Thank you for your replies.
Susan when you write that you and Anita both provide support for some of the community marketplace themes do you mean your own or others too? Just wondering if people come to Studiopress for help on community themes. Just seems support should be provided by the creator of theme. Perhaps it is just because the buyers are not fully aware that it is a community theme?
Appreciate your feedback.May 6, 2013 at 8:50 am #39533SusanModerator
I customize and create sites, but have not developed any of my own child themes for sale to the public. 🙂
The community marketplace theme developers provide their own support (whether it be a forum or e-mail support). Like the StudioPress help portal, the community theme support is generally for set-up or technical issues. People who have purchased the community themes should seek support from the theme developers, but anyone is welcome to post their customization questions on this forum, as it is a community forum, and not "official" StudioPress support.
I provide support for the Pretty Darn Cute themes (Modern Blogger, Adorable and MomPreneur) and for the Restored316 themes (Craftiness, Inspired, Vintage). Both of those theme developers use an e-mail support system.
Anita provides support for the EightCrazy themes (Innov8tive, Fabric8ted and a couple of others - sorry, Anita - I can't remember them all off the top of my head). Support for those themes is provided via both e-mail and a forum that the theme developer has created.
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