@katehunter ; Why to eliminate the “popular Items section” which was succesfully displaying different types of items at the bottom of the homePages ? (this was a section for the best selling items from Muse Templates, EmailTemplates, LandingPages, Magento Themes, AdminTemplates etc. etc.)
That section was a great opportunity for exposure and “balance” through the marketplace (themeForest) , especially for different types of items from different categories. Instead I see a new section for “tutorials” there?
The main problem here is, if you put all the “popular” files into the same section ; unfortunately the ones will be benefiting from it will be mostly WordPress authors ; because the WordPress is already the most popular file type in the entire marketplace. For example, How can you put “popular muse templates” and “popular wordpress templates” into the same “populars” section? You simply CAN’T put all the popular items into the same section. The section I am referring to was some sort of “balance factor” for the other types of less popular item types. (There were 3 sections giving exposure to different types of items at the bottom of the homePage which was changing with each visit… Now we have a “free tutorials” section there. WHY?)
Really friends, WHY are you continuously doing these things, eliminating our vitally important exposure sources again and again, especially for items from different categories??
Just please click the button that reads “POPULAR FILES” (see below) ; there is only ONE single “email template” there, with 55 sales… Now the question is, do I really, really have to sell at least 55 copies each week to be able to be the ONLY email template displayed there? Please just have a look at the number of the WordPress files, and compare that number with the email templates or any other types of items…
You think this is fair?? Putting all different types of items into SAME “popular” section??
Friends, please bring back the old “popular sections” which was clearly giving the other item types more & more chance to be visible (There were 3 sections at the bottom of the homePage which was changing with each visit, displaying different types of “best selling” files with more reasonable numbers, thus giving exposure to each item type).That was a great balance factor and an exposure source for the authors of other item types.
But instead of this, you’re displaying truly useless sections like “free tutorials”, a huge “forum ad”, and a section that displays text like “All the themes you need” / “Know your template” / “Everything you need in one place”??? A big, huge ad for FORUMS?? Really? Come on friends, please, I mean it… Wasting the priceless homePage space with those useless sections such blatantly?? Please friends, please, fix this.
^^^ Really, friends… Why do we always have to waste our time to state the OBVIOUS??
How can you CUT-OUT a direct “source of exposure / visibility” to those items?
This is not “customer friendly” (as LoganCee also stated above), this is not “author friendly” and this is completely against user experience.
Exposure and / or Being “visible” is VITAL to authors, and if you cut them, we simply DIE.