12 Creative Ways to Promote your Theme

While quality is the key factor in how well a theme will sell, there are many techniques and tips one can follow to help increase the chance of a sale. Taking a little time to promote your work and your themes is sure to be reflected in your number of sales. Today, we will go over 12 creative ways to promote your ThemeForest themes.


jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 13

Today, I’m going to show you how to submit information to a database asynchronously – using PHP and jQuery. We’ll be primarily working with the $.ajax method.


jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 12

Today will be the first part of a 2-part series. Ultimately, we’ll be drawing information from a database to create an advanced tooltip. Today, we’ll start with the layout and the basic functionality. It shouldn’t be too different from what we did in Day 11. In Part 2, we’ll use jQuery to call a PHP method asynchronously, and then populate the tooltip.


Important Notice About Payouts For Authors and Referrers

Important News

Yesterday authors should have received an email informing them that there will be a change in payouts effective from the 1st of January 2009. The email notice said the following:

New earnings payment system

As of January 15th 2009, you will be provided with a new feature allowing you to automatically withdraw your final earnings balance for the month.

For example: If you select this option on January 16th, then a withdraw request will be automatically submitted for your total earnings balance up until January 31st at 11:59:59pm.

For those members who like to withdraw their maximum earning each month this tool will be extremely useful – no more missing the payment request cutoff by mistake!

The original withdraw system will also remain in place, allowing you to continue to withdraw specific amounts from your earnings balance.

Please read this additional post on the new maximum earnings feature for more information.

New payment date

As of January 2009 all of the months earning payments will be issued on the 15th of following month *.
For example, all earning withdraw requests from January 1st to January 31st will be paid out on February 15th *.

  • December withdrawal request processed on 1st January
  • January withdrawal request processed on 15th February
  • February withdrawal request processed on 15th March

This new payment system will save authors time and will allow Envato to continue to make timely monthly payouts to a variety of account types. Thank you for your understanding while we make this transition and for your continued support.


*If the 15th falls on a weekend or public holiday, the payment will be made on the following business day Australian Standard Time (no exceptions).

We apologize for any inconvenience while we make this transition to the new payout date. Recent site growth and increased incidences of attempted fraud have made it necessary to implement increased payment processing time. Please direct any questions, concerns or comments to this thread where they will be reviewed and answered by staff.

Again, thank you for your understanding and support.

jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 11

Have you ever hovered over an image and seen a larger version pop up that moves parallel to your mouse movement? I’ll show you how to mimic that functionality today!


7 Ways to Enhance Your Theme Using PHP

Recently, Jeffrey has been doing an awesome job covering the client side aspect of theme development by taking us on a “jQuery for absolute beginners” journey. While we often use Javascript and JS libraries such as jQuery and mootools on the clients side, its nice to incorporate some server-side functionality. This is most often accomplished with the easy to learn web language known as php. Today, we will cover some unique ideas and tutorials to help you incorporate some php functionality into your themes.


jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 10

It’s time to start digging into jQuery AJAX capabilities. Today, we’ll start off as simply as we can. We’ll store information on one page, and then load that specific information from another page! We’ll accomplish this by using jQuery “load()” method.


jQuery for Absolute Beginners: Day 9

In today’s video tutorial, I’ll show you how to resize text every time an associated anchor tag is clicked. We’ll be examining the “slice”, “parseFloat”, and “CSS” Javascript/jQuery methods.


We Still Have $5,000 to Give Away!

Last week the team at PSDTUTS put together the very first web design week where author and Envato founder Collis shared a lifetime’s worth of tips, tricks and ideas. The week culminated in a giveaway for US$25,000 that will be hitting the sites early next week. ThemeForest authors, get ready for a big week! You can find all the tutorials and articles from web design week on You can find all the tutorials and articles from web design week on PSDTUTS.

But, we still have $5,000 left to give away! Pay a visit to PSDTUTS $25,000 Giveaway and fill out a quick form to get your free $10.

100,000 Marketplace Members, and a Surprise Giveaway!

It finally happened. Yesterday, the Envato marketplaces passed the 100,000 members mark. Though it’s just another number among many, it represents an unprecedented landmark for all of us here at Envato. Please join me in an electronic toast congratulating the creators for a job well done.

Congratulations to “MediumJones” for being our 100,000th member! He’ll receive a surprise bonus of $250 into his account to spend across the marketplaces.

Here’s to another 100,000 members and many more marketplaces!