Inside the Mind of ThemeForest’s Top Selling Author

Kriesi is ThemeForest’s top selling author; he, last month, broke the record of most sales in a single month, across all of the Envato marketplaces! It’s even more shocking when we consider the fact that he’s only 27 years old!

In this interview, we’ll dive into his work process, and hopefully steal some tips and inspiration!


Ask JW: A Plugin to Make Important Announcements

Today’s Q&A comes courtesy of Frederico Gonzalez, from Twitter. He asked if there was an easy way to add announcement bars to the top of his site, much like the one on ActiveDen right now (assuming you’re not logged in). Luckily, as you’ll find, it’s quite simple to whip up a jQuery plugin that will make these announcements a cinch to add.


Record-Holder for Most Sales in a Single Month…

Record-Holder for Most Sales in a Single Month

An enormous, awesomeness-filled congratulations goes out to ThemeForest’s very own, Kriesi! Last month, Kriesi smashed the record for most sales in a single month, across ALL of the Envato marketplaces, as he accrued a whopping 954 sales! This makes him a superstar among superstars — and at twenty-seven years old, I’m in awe of such talent. Please join me in sending out a much deserved congratulations to one of our very own: Kriesi.


Free File of the Month: November, 2009

Free File of the Month

With the closing of every month comes the arrival of a new free file! This month’s template comes courtesy of DDStudios. Please join me in thanking him for providing us with this beautiful PSD theme for free!


New Featured Author of the Week: MarkDijkstra

  • Author’s Username: MarkDijkstra
  • Member Since: March, 2009
  • Location: Netherlands


New Featured Author of the Week: simonbouchard

  • Author’s Username: simonbouchard
  • Member Since: February, 2008
  • Location: Montreal, Canada

How Come?

Simon only recently began actively selling on ThemeForest. Though he’s been a member of the Envato marketplaces for nearly two years, he only became an official part of the ThemeForest community in August. With that said, he’s already accumulated an impressive 500 sales, which is a fantastic accomplish for any author, let alone a first-time author.


Are you Following your Favorite Authors?

If you like the work of a particular author, why not follow them? By following authors, you can see their newest items on the right hand side of the home page when you’re logged in. It’s an easy way to keep up to date with the newest and best items on all the marketplaces every time you log in.

How do I follow authors?

To follow a particular author, simply visit their user page and click the Follow button on the right hand side. Once you are following an author, you will begin to see their items for sale on your home page within the grid to the right hand side of the page. Simply click on the thumbnail to view the full item page.

If you no longer wish to follow an author (ie. no longer see their items on your home page), go back to their user page and click Unfollow. Simple as that!

How can I encourage others to follow me?

If you’re an author, having as many people following you as possible is a great way to gain lots of exposure for your files! If you want to request that members follow you, you can use the Follow Link:[usernamehere]/follow

All you need to do is place your username where it says [usernamehere] and any member who clicks on the link will automatically be following you!

Please ensure you make it clear what the “Follow” link is for whenever using it.

More questions?

Don’t forget to refer to the Envato Wiki if you have additional questions.

All of the BAD Articles in the Envato Network

It’s Blog Action Day! Considering the fact that Envato created this wonderful event, it’s only appropriate that all of the sites in our network participate as much as possible! Here’s a list of all of our BAD related postings today!

This post is part of Blog Action Day 2009, a worldwide initiative started by Envato founders Collis and Cyan Ta’eed, now being run by Blog Action Day exists to change the conversation on the web for one day by uniting thousands of bloggers around one important issue – this year, Climate Change. It’s not too late to register your blog and participate.


New Featured Author of the Week: Settysantu

  • Author’s Username: settysantu
  • Member Since: July, 2008
  • Location: Hyderabad, India

How Come?

Santosh Setty has learned one of the keys to earning as much as possible on the Envato marketplace: frequency. Few authors are able to submit quality items as frequently as he. As a result, each day, he can look forward to sales from any of his 30+ available items.


Working with the New “Envato Marketplace Items” WordPress Plugin

Just a few days ago, Envato’s very own WordPress ninja, Derek Herman, released a new “Envato Marketplace Items” plugin for WordPress. Now, with only a few minutes worth of work, you can display your recent files, popular files, and even files according to a specific category on your site. Not only that, but you can additionally attach your referral id to each item and earn 30% of your referred user’s first deposit!

In only a few steps, I’ll show you exactly how to implement this plugin into your own project.