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Jump Start 2.0 RC1 – Get it before it's gone!

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  • #21477
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Thanks everyone for all your testing and bug reports from beta3. The first (and possibly only) release candidate is ready. From your downloads you’ll see Jump Start 2.0-RC1 available for download.

    Important: Download this latest Jump Start 2.0-RC1 release as soon as possible, to make sure you have it before it goes away!

    This may be the last version before the official 2.0 release. I’m working hard on everything needed for the release, which I’m really hoping to get up before my wedding in mid June.

    Changelog

    Aside from some re-styling for bbPress topics and the addition of the “Naked Page” template, this update is mainly just little bug fixes from 2.0.0-beta3.

    • Added ThemeForest update system.
    • Added “Save Options” button to individual sections of Theme Options page.
    • Added “Naked Page” page template, which outputs a standard page without content background.
    • Added option to style bbPress pages like new naked page template, see Appearance > Theme Options > Plugins > bbPress.
    • Added theme debug info to output in <head> of site, see here.
    • Moved viewport meta tag closer to top of <head>.
    • Improved responsive display of Tabs element and [tabs] shortcode.
    • Improved thumbnail link hover icons.
    • Improved extendability of HTML5 output of background videos.
    • Improvements to bbPress styling and compatibility.
    • Allow “Display Width” of image element to override 100% responsive CSS fix for when within equal height columns.
    • Fixed: Header text option not outputting correctly with more than two icons.
    • Fixed: Product columns selections in WooCommerce theme options.
    • Fixed: Chat post format is supported, but wasn’t registered.
    • Fixed: Image center alignment issues.
    • Fixed: With ThemeForest update system, disabling backups didn’t work.
    • Fixed: When logged in, frontend lightbox will now display over admin bar.
    • Fixed: Sanitize out quotation marks when saving Google font name in typography Theme Options.
    • Fixed: Simple slider captions sitting on top of linked image slides.
    • Fixed: “Read More Text” option for post list and post grid builder element and shortcodes.
    • Fixed: Allow themeblvd_grid_class() to pull proper class for a 1/12 or 1/10 column, when given an integer representing number of equal height columns; previously only allowed integers 1-6.
    • Fixed: Minor issues with notices when saving framework admin pages in WordPress 4.2+.
    • Fixed: Missing closing HTML tags in mega menus.
    • Fixed: Minor HTML5 validation error in Promo Box element.
    • Fixed: Security vulnerabilities from add_query_arg(), see here.
    • Updated to Bootstrap 3.3.4.
    • This topic was modified 5 years, 1 month ago by Jason Bobich. Reason: Jump Start 2 is no longer being published on ThemeForest
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  • #21478
    mike-se
    Participant

    Hi Jason!

    Congrats on the upcoming wedding.

    Will you be offering some sort of a developer license to make life a bit easier?

    #21481
    askwpgirl
    Participant

    Thanks, Jason!!! I’m so excited for you to have this on Theme Forest. I think it will be a big hit!

    #21482
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    @mike-se Thanks! This will be all taken care of through Envato licensing. I won’t have control over any of that. In “early 2015” they were supposed to do a lot of restructuring with how theme licensing/support/updates are purchased. This hasn’t happened yet, and details of late from Envato on this have been vague.

    @askwpgirl Thanks!

    #21484
    Bethany Siegler
    Participant

    Thanks Jason, not only for the Added “Save Options” button to individual sections of Theme Options page, YIPPIE, but for all of it.

    We’re very excited about seeing it on ThemeForest.

    One question, will we have to replace the license on the old Jumpstart 1 sites or will our old license number still work for potential patch updates?

    Angela: Thanks for the heads up about this RC!

    #21485
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    One question, will we have to replace the license on the old Jumpstart 1 sites or will our old license number still work for potential patch updates?

    Yes, but primarily you’re thankful for the button lol

    Yeah, it’ll be a completely different update system that pulls from Envato servers, which I use in all my other themes. The old Jump Start v1 license which was pulling updates from my servers will no longer be relevant when using Jump Start 2.

    In the current jumpstart-2.0-RC1 — Go to Appearance > Theme Updates, and you’ll see the new page asking for ThemeForest username and API key. Once on ThemeForest, this is how the updates will come in.

    #21486
    Bethany Siegler
    Participant

    Ha, you know me so well, really I can’t be more excited for that dang Save button!

    And, well, we are happy for you, too (ha). We wish you the best with the launch when it happens. And, the wedding (of course!), and well, all the other things going on for you.

    But good to know about the updates.

    Thanks!

    #21488
    Darryl Schmidt
    Participant

    So I read this as: the one year license that I just bought for the WP Jumpstart theme was really a license for version 1 and that’s being abandoned for version 2. To continue using the latest version of the product I must pay again and be subjected to a license that states I can use the theme on a single site (http://themeforest.net/licenses/standard).

    #21489
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    @darrylschmidt

    the one year license that I just bought for the WP Jumpstart theme was really a license for version 1 and that’s being abandoned for version 2.

    Your v1 license will be supported until it runs out. — When v2 goes up for sale, I will stop selling new v1 licenses. However, I will still support and maintain v1 until the last license runs out.

    To continue using the latest version of the product I must pay again and be subjected to a license that states I can use the theme on a single site (http://themeforest.net/licenses/standard).

    For v2, which is essentially a brand new theme, yes, you will need to abide by ThemeForest licensing rules. However, Jump Start v2 (as all my other themes on ThemeForest) will be released as full GPL.

    This will all be explained more clearly upon the v2 release with a video I’ve prepared, which will give people almost an entire year to make their way to the new product.

    #21490
    Wendell Harness
    Participant

    How will the developer license work though? As I understand it, ThemeForest doesn’t really have a developer license in the same way you offered it with WPJSv1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any product on ThemeForest that offered licenses for use on more than 1 site. I think that’s where Darryl’s concern lies.

    Sorry, I’m not trying to turn this sour — just looking for clarification. 🙂

    #21491
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    @harnesstech This all part of a year transition period to get the product over to ThemeForest, which means all licensing and terms will be handled there through the marketplace. Unfortunately, no there isn’t any developer license currently at ThemeForest.

    #21495
    Darryl Schmidt
    Participant

    I really feel like WP Jumpstart was promoted and sold as one thing and now you’re going in a completely different direction, which is at odds with what I believed the original intent to be.

    I’m trying real hard not to read something into this that might not be there or be your intent, but it really looks to me like you’re turning your back on your current clients and attempting to use ThemeForest as the scapegoat.

    From the FAQ located at wpjumpstart.com/faq:
    —–
    How many websites can I use Jump Start on?

    The Jump Start WordPress theme and any other products sold on WPJumpStart.com are licensed under the GNU general public license.

    So, this means your purchase grants you permission to use our products on however many websites you want.
    —–

    I understand that situations change, but these are your words as you wrote as part of your business to your clients.

    #21496
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Please believe me that my intent is not to abandon or turn my back on anyone. Let me explain.

    I really feel like WP Jumpstart was promoted and sold as one thing and now you’re going in a completely different direction, which is at odds with what I believed the original intent to be.

    From the start, Jump Start has always been a highly extendable GPL theme meant for people to build their designs on. This is not changing. Now, the theme has been re-skinned for more modern design trends and will offer many more features for end-users, which developers can choose to disable. So the product has not been abandoned, but grown into something much, much bigger.

    And with such growth, I am choosing to move the product to ThemeForest to reach a much wider audience. However, because of Envato’s exclusivity rules, this prohibits me from continuing to sell it at wpjumpstart.com.

    I understand that situations change, but these are your words as you wrote as part of your business to your clients.

    When the last v1 license expires, it will have been about three years with the same pricing structure and terms in place for customers. These are terms for year-long licenses being sold, and I am honoring every purchase made to these terms. Jump Start v1 will be maintained, patched as needed, and supported until the last license expires.

    #21497
    askwpgirl
    Participant

    Hi All,

    I have been working on a presentation called My Journey Through a Forest of Themes to describe the good, the bad, and the downright ugly of WordPress Themes I’ve experienced since starting in 2007. The good are few and far between, and the excellent are like rare birds.

    Jump Start is one such rare bird. It’s been really fun to work with and no frustrating bad coding or poorly-developed strategy to overcome.

    I have spent thousands of dollars on themes over the years, including Thesis, Genesis, Elegant Themes, WooThemes, and so on. Aside from going all DIY and using something like Underscores, I’ve really just loved using Jump Start.

    Before Jump Start, I purchased many of Jason’s themes on Theme Forest and stripped them down, simply because I appreciated his coding style. If Jump Start had been available on Theme Forest like it’s old half-sister Prime Time was on Mojo Themes, I would have gladly purchased it there.

    Theme Forest is the best place for a solo theme developer to market and sell themes. Otherwise, theme developers have to develop a full-scale marketing model, hire staff, work out selling and distribution systems, etc. in order to maintain viability.

    Here’s a breakdown of pricing among the other big name themes companies and frameworks:

    StudioPress – $400 unlimited sites, unlimited support or $60/site unlimited support for that site

    Thesis – $200 unlimited support however, you have to pay for $32-40 per site you put it on

    WooThemes – $400 unlimited sites, 1 year of support — must renew at $200/year for support

    Elegant Themes – $90 per year or $250 one-time

    Jump Start on Theme Forest – approximately $60/site with unlimited support for life of the product

    I am happy to have my clients shell out the $60 one-time fee to install Jump Start on their sites. It allows them to get support as needed and not have to rely on me to renew a license each year.

    While Theme Forest does not currently have a “developer” option, I don’t know of any other good options for solo theme developers to get their themes out there and have the ease of sales, distribution, and updates. I’m glad to support Jason in making this move, so Jump Start can continue as a viable product. It’s still developer friendly and competitively priced. I imagine the next few years are going to be very interesting in the WP theme world. Things are changing very fast.

    Angela

    P.S. Please tweet me @askwpgirl if you are going LoopConf next week in Vegas. I’d love to meet up.

    #21500
    mike-se
    Participant

    What @askwpgirl wrote.

    The cost for any Theme Blvd license is a non-issue compared to the quality, support and time savings we get. Jason sure deserves to cash in after all the fantastic work he’s put into Jump Start.

    #21501
    askwpgirl
    Participant

    @mike-se – Yes! I don’t think price is an issue at all. And, I know people have a knee-jerk reaction to Theme Forest, but it makes sense for many different reasons. The new product has more end-user features, so it can have broader appeal, and Theme Forest provides good sales/distribution/update system.

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