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Sell WordPress themes on ThemeForest: Which items should be included in the production package?
Being a WordPress topic writer, there are many ways you can organise your WordPress topic package, but ThemeForest examiners adhere rigorously to the topic entry requirement and uncommitted recommendation. This article will show you how to create your demonstration package for your topic, what to consider and what to not do.
You are welcome to search the comprehensive topic submit requests, but you will not find a description of what exactly you should include in your topic's output package. Instead, we get the information we need from the ThemeForest Upload Item Dashboard. Select WordPress in the drop-down menu; you will be redirected to an interface for uploading.
First skip the Name & Descriptions field and contact the Data field. First, you will be asked for the 80x80px thumbnail filename. The next thing you see is the thumbnail of the topic. You should be very cautious about the size and labeling of this area. For more thumbnails, make them with the same screen size as the primary thumbnail, and make sure your data is no larger than 1900px in both width and hight.
You should add your thumbnails to a seperate zipped archives even if you only have one previews now. Rename the previews folder preview.zip. You should integrate all necessary end users data here, except thumbnails and thumbnails.
The last one is the updatable themes zipped itself. It is the data set that can be uploaded by the user to WordPress to begin using your design. In general, what we've been covering so far is everything you'll find from government resources on packaging product files - the remainder comes back to best practices and suggestions.
Then, make a directory in the Uploads/WordPress/Themes directory with the name of the topic and the _pack prefix, just like this name. Make multiple child directories in this folder: A few more directories and subdirectories will be added to the main directory Themename_pack, but let's take a look at the directories above.
Whether your design has more than one demonstration or just one demonstration, you need to add your demonstration file to your package, even if you have a One-Click Demo-Import function or ready-to-use templates directly from your design. We will have a situation where a user will need a hand demonstration copy.
When your design contains more than one demonstration, make each demonstration within the master demonstration directory individually. Attach all necessary data to each demonstration. As an example I include: seperate chml files: all. yml, post. yml, pages. yml, etc. widets. like: the widget importer created with the Importer & Exporter plug-in. options. json: the theme optional panel settings import file. e.g.: the web page
I' m using reducxframework to build the design options pane - if you're using another options pane frameworks, it should have some kind of import/export feature. slider1/2/3. zip: the slider revolution `IP file'. I' m using the revolutionary slide control to make transparencies for my designs, so I'm adding all the slide controls I made with the topic in the demo.
Every topic author has their own hooks and short-cuts to make it easy and prolific for customers to use their topics. Sometimes, for example, a users needs to activate short text rendereding in the text Widget, activate SVG uploading to use a customized symbol fonts or SVG log files, or make HTML5 video interoperable across browsers - all these jobs can be done with ready-to-use small block codes or WordPress action and filter.
I' m adding a TXT for each " life-hack " in the directory above named sinppets, with help commands in the help files. This is where you can integrate any extra resource you want to add to your design. This can be customized theme-specific symbol scripts or archive photographs and video that you bought for the topic demonstration and that have the right licence to incorporate into your business model.
There are no restrictions here as long as you do not violate the subject submit requirement for licensed data. When your design contains premier plug-ins and you have a so-called "In-Stock-Usage-License", you should insert the plug-in IPs here. I regularly record Slider Revolution and WPBakery Page Builder for example.
Insert the following in the themesame_pack folder: However, the requirement to submit ThemeForest does not make the inclusion of a sub-topic obligatory, but is strongly encouraged. Obviously, when you embed a sub-theme, it should be encoded with the necessary defaults. E.g. it should have the name yourthemename-child, the contained data should contain at least one function. Php data, a screenshots, page number and the styles. type name. type number data filename.
If your children topic is empty, these data are sufficient to make it easier for your customers to get in. When your sub-theme expands the primary topic, the features. file should contain at least the following: at least your headers should be in the headers of the filename: Topic writers are no longer obliged to add off-line document-it is suggested that you host your own on-line document-making it public and placing a hyperlink to it in the article description-but you can still add off-line document-if you wish.
It' more a question of preferences than a strong policy, I rather attach a PDF book. Change log file is an important way to make the evolution of your topic completely clear. It' another file that I included in my own themes package (but not in the productive edition, since it's for my own use only).
It is strongly recommended that you collect all denial points that your topic receives after filing. Gathering a refusal record for each topic is good practise and will help to enhance all prospective work. Let us take a last look at the directories and directories we have contained in the themefolder_pack: It' just getting to the point where you can finalize the file you can send to ThemeForest.
Choose your theme folders and generate a zipped document with the same name. Then copy these two zipped archives and switch to the Final-files directory. Now open the Final-files directory and insert a previews directory into it. In addition, include all previews we have already reviewed. Generate the thumbnail. zipped archive from this directory.
Put the png/jpg data into the folders Final-files. Now you have all the necessary data to be uploaded to ThemeForest: zip, youtheme_pack, zip, the previews, zip and the preview thumbnails. Here, I've added a mixture of suggestions and requests for submission of WordPress topic templates to ThemeForest.
You can still reject your topic in some way, but if you include all the necessary data in the right way, you will make the reviews a little easier. The next article will teach you how to make the most of the demonstrations of your WordPress topic. Finally, many thanks to ThemeForest Reviewer Rich Tabor and Scott Parry for reviewing the facts!