Hey, I just wanted to update anyone who was interested in this topic. I emailed support and got the following message back:
I agree that it would be a neat system. However, such an arrangement would have to be solely between the designer and coder. We can’t really get involved in those kinds of agreements specifically. With that said, many designers create threads on our forums for this very thing.Thanks! Jeffrey Way
Hope that clarifies any questions anyone has! It did for me personally, as I was curious if this sort of exchange was allowed. Glad to hear it is!
And to make it a little easier to avoid miscalculations or payment fraud attempts, I just realized, both parties are able to see the amount of times the theme was sold. This is a little reassuring for me because it would be obvious if my partner only paid me for 10 themes selling when in fact 20 have been sold.
Still, it would still be a little confusing when you try and incorporate the payment percentage differences between authors. I guess, you would most likely split the amount that the account selling the theme makes…
@dotmac: I would think that the reviewer for Themeforest would take a look at the original PSD theme before they reviewed it. It should be obvious that the “coder” failed to add a large component (such as a jquery image slider or a drop down menu). With Themeforests high standards, I think it would have to be up to the TF reviewer whether the template is accepted, and if it was, then they obviously saw it as a theme that is “sellable” regardless of anything that may be missing.
I like the idea of the FreelanceSwich job posted too, very interesting way to link the two sites together.
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Yes, I agree. I would be very nervous that my partner would run off with the money. Not to mention, I would have to create multiple accounts if I wanted to work with various authors.
I can take a design and code it into a functional HTML /Wordpress theme really quickly and there are tons of PSD designs on here that I would would love to covert. I would really like to see a feature implemented that made this possible.
I imagine that it would work like this: When someone uploads a PSD , there would be an option to “allow this theme to be converted by other authors”. Then someone can download it (for the normal price), code it, and upload it again with a feature to choose the original author. Themeforest would then automatically split the profits based of the theme’s price and the authors individual percentages.
I wonder if this is allowed (having joint accounts like that)? Perhaps someone from Themeforest would be able to clarify this. It would be a really great feature to have something official put in place though.
I like coding designs from PSD documents and I was thinking, with all the PSD designs that never make it into production, it would be cool if there was some sort of system in place that would allow someone to code another authors design and split the profits 50/50. I have no idea how this would work or be set up, but I just though it was kind of an interesting idea none the less. Just wanted to see if anyone else found the idea intriguing.