Updating the current standings.
WP Engine is still the strongest WordPress brand, followed by Woo Themes and WP Tavern.
Reference for the methodology:
ps. would you like this tool as a part of managewp.org?
Brainstorming about effective ways to monetize our theme business for both users/devs I figured out that child themes might be a good way ( WooThemes model ), does anyone else try it and is happy to share thoughts ?
My concerns are :
- Selling Child Themes on top of a popular free theme means you might not be as effective as selling a pro version ( financial wise ), you would sell it cheaper and don't know how many people will get 2+
- Selling Child Themes on top of an already premium version makes me worry about the distribution, let's say you have 20-30 new paid user per day, with a 5-10% conversion rate and a low price tag ( about 30% of the premium theme ), you can get a 1.5-3% increase in revenue which seems a bit low.
I was going to share this as a post, but really it's more of a question for me. This looks like a huge undertaking, but at the same time, it's a Kickstarter for a theme. But a theme that comes with a client portal? I'm not sure where these guys come from or what data told them this was the niche they needed to hit.
So, in the end, what do you all think? Gold or Junk?