First of all, I wish all you guys an Happy New Year
Now, and relative to wordpress themes development, I know that a paid plugin is always more valuable to a theme, then the free plugins.
But what do you advise me and other theme developers, that are starting this business and that doesn’t have $$ to invest in extended licenses?
For example, I know that Visual Composer and Revolution Slider are awesome plugins that make all the difference in a theme, but there are other options for theme development, that can aso add value to the theme, rather than the price they have, but relative to the theme build and theme options it provide to users.
And also, as themes are getting overvalued due to plugins, is there a way that a theme without those plugins could be accepted on ThemeForest, and still have a chance to be recognized as a good theme, with a lower value?