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Brad West
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Download Page now working

Post by Brad West » 23 Jun 2016, 10:48

Just a quick heads up I have tried to find a fresh download of Suffusion and there seems to be an issue on Wordpress.org.
https://wordpress.org/themes/suffusion/

Thanks
BW

Colin
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Re: Download Page now working

Post by Colin » 25 Jun 2016, 01:28

Brad

See http://aquoid.com/news/

You can still download it from the zip link on this page https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/29988

Brad West
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Re: Download Page now working

Post by Brad West » 25 Jun 2016, 12:34

Thank you Colin,

I just must have missed that post. Sorry
I have been using Suffusion for a very long time, I use it on virtually every site I have and recommend it to others often.
I have never had an issue especially with security as I have had with other themes I have used in the past.
This has been a fantastic ride with this theme.

I know the theory and why Sayontan has done this for free for all these years. But I wish there would be some reconsideration.
Re-wright the theme at some point, my themes are version 4.4.9 ..... Release a 5.0.0 version and people can pay $1.00 or $2.00 to get it.
That won't break anyone and with over 1,000,000 downloads the little cash could turn big. I have about 20 sites I would be more than willing to pay a couple bucks each to get updates are you kidding...

Just a thought I know time is money
Thanks
BW

Colin
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Re: Download Page now working

Post by Colin » 25 Jun 2016, 13:17

Brad

I am in the same position as you. I have well over 30 sites all running Suffusion.

Sayontan has a full time job and a young family and the time necessary to re-write all the Suffusion options into the customizer is an enormous task. From his post on the trac ticket he has neither the time or the inclination to do the update. I suspect it would necessitate many changes that would make it in effect a completely new theme.

As I said in another post about this the WPTRT write the rules and enforce them and have no appreciation for the likes of us who are happy with the way things are now.

mbrsolution
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Re: Download Page now working

Post by mbrsolution » 25 Jun 2016, 18:53

Hi Colin and Brad, I am also in the same situation. I would love for the theme to be included for downloading in the following url http://aquoid.com/news/.

So this is my humble suggestion, keep the download link in the above mentioned URL, which is the official website. Don't need to update or rewrite the theme, just keep it as it is and only update and patch any code to complement new WordPress coming if needed. This would make everyone happy including Sayontan ;)

What do you all think?

Oh and about the $1, $2 dollars charge suggested by Brad, I am all for it. I am even willing to pay $5 for each version. I am currently running 8 sites with Suffusion Theme.

To tell you the truth I think money would not be an issue for the majority of us to pay. But bringing the theme down would definitely make us very sad ;(.

This line of text is for Sayontan, what would you like us to do to help you?

Kind regards
Manuel Ballesta Ruiz
http://mbrsolution.com

drake
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Re: Download Page now working

Post by drake » 26 Jun 2016, 11:58

I am very sad... I take this somehow personal... While this forum will stay alive I will try to come and help people to solve the problems with this brilliant theme.
Unfortunately this breakage come along with my own life problems and I have no power to stop the cancer, nor in the life or in WordPress....

To conclude, I am with Colin and Manuel to sustain a PRO theme... The customizer can work for themes which change only the colors or fonts, but not for frameworks as Suffusion... I am happy with Suffusion Customizer, so I am happy to recommend the theme for each of my clients. I will be happy to help to keep the theme up-to-date with the new WP versions. Maybe we can have the first PRO theme almost free... 1000000 users maybe deserves this.

fathergeek
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Re: Download Page now working

Post by fathergeek » 19 Oct 2016, 13:09

I would gladly pay $100 to keep Suffusion up and running. It has become the backbone of my site - and to be frank - I don't want to move my site over to a new theme.

I would rather stay on the theme I have and financially support the developer who created it.

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