Today we’re announcing the beginning of some changes to the “Popular Files” and “Popular Items” pages on Envato Market.
As part of our drive to make Envato Market faster and more flexible, we’re launching a design refresh and some structural changes for the “Popular Files” page under All Items, as well as the “Popular Items” pages within each category.
On the “Popular Files - All Items” pages of each marketplace, two options for the ‘Top Sellers’ will now be available: a tab for the past week, and one for the past month. The URL for these pages will also be changing from “.net/page/top_sellers” to “.net/top-sellers”.
For “Popular Files - All Items” and “Popular Items - by Category” the “Top Authors by month” sidebar will change to Featured Authors and will display the past 5 featured authors.
Item cards are also getting a design refresh so that they look like the larger item cards you can find within the ‘Featured Files’ section and search results already present across Envato Market.
In addition to these changes, the sub-navigation for “Popular Items - by Category” will get a design refresh but the functionality will remain the same.
When will this happen?
From today you’ll notice these changes within 3DOcean and PhotoDune. This is the first major change to these pages that we have made in a long time so we’ll be watching closely to see how they impact the behaviours of customers. Our intention with these changes, as with all our changes, is to improve the purchase experience for customers and author earnings.
There is no action required by authors but you may wish to update the information used on search results and category pages to ensure it reflects what you would like to appear on the Popular Items pages. If all goes the way we hope, we will roll these changes out across the other marketplaces in the coming weeks.
These are big changes and you may have questions or comments. We’ll be actively monitoring this thread for the next seven days, responding in batches to your questions. Please remember our community guidelines as you post.