In June this year, we started a survey about Kallyas user experience. The answers we received were very complex, and we wanted to let our users know that we care about their opinion when we build a product.
I decided to create 2 articles were to include the survey results. If the first article presented what people disliked about Kallyas and how we felt when we received negative feedback, the current article summarizes the expectations, the must-have and nice to have features, basically, the positive stuff.
The next theme update price expectations
“New Kallyas theme? I thought it was an update…’Kallyas user
Even if we wrote that this will be an update, still we did not make ourselves understood. The new update will be an update, the Kallyas users will not pay again the theme. Period. If you already bought the theme, you will receive the new version of our theme with the new page-builder without any extra charge.
“I would pay more for a developer licence ($1000 or say a bulk of 10 uses for say $250) . I have bought about 15 Kallyas Licences “Developer
‘Id live to resell your product directly and promote it simply for being so avangarde’Marketer
‘The current price seems very fair. A large price for a great product.’Kallyas user
‘If there will be History (Ctrl+Z) I will pay 200$ and more too!’Kallyas user
‘if you have backend edit I will pay more’Developer
While the large majority are willing to pay between $30 – $59 , there still are arousing multiple possibilities:
- a developer’s license needed: it seems many developers want a discount if they buy multiple licenses
- a not-for-profit organization license
- a lifetime license edition
- a higher price for a bigger package of improvements
As we are currently an exclusive seller on Themeforest, there are some constraints in regards to the pricing. This means that as long as we will be selling on Themeforest, we will not be able to have developers’, a lifetime or not-for-profit licenses. Also, for those of you who complain about having to pay the support after the first 6 months, should consider this as a good example of constraint from Envato.
The next must-have and nice-to-have features
A header builder seems to be the most wanted feature in the next update, followed by importing elements from other demos, then the library with elements and pre-designed templates and footer builder. Also, the built-in SEO and the Editing of history(undo and redo) are highly demanded features. Modifying wooCommerce options and archives from the front-end editor and creating global color palettes had over 40% of the voting. Having the ability to create archive pages, key shortcuts, WordPress customizer and WordPress theme exporter are requested by a small majority of users.
Of course, even if our developers are super-heroes, we will still not be able to add all these features from the start. So, we will make a big update, and then we will continue to improve with the above mentioned features. So please be patient…
Nice words feedback
I will close this article with a positive note from our users.
You are doing a great job!!!Kallyas User
Kallyas theme is already awesome, however I think a version with more integrations with SEO and E-commerce plugins would make this theme the first option for online sellersSeller
DON’T change the easy of use. DONT impersonate elementer. They have a few nice things you can take from them: Ctrl+Z and history, Custom post types ect. but dont change the layout and position of the edit bar.Web designer
But compared to other themes, I would buy this again and again…and again. You guys seriously have your shit straight…hands down. PLEASE keep up the phenominal work.Wev developer
A better integration with Toolset plugin and it would be the best theme ever.Developer
Thanks for always improving the theme the page editor (zion) is the best I have ever used.Kallyas user
I am loving your theme, loving working by it very easy and creative and i am a user for your theme since 4 years and i bought other themes but always return to use yoursKallyas user
We use Kallyas a lot. For me, as a WordPress developer for almost 10 years, Kallyas provides the best functionalities and customer support I’ve ever experienced so far. You guys are awesomeWordPress developer
The team are doing a wonderful job, please keep working on improvements, so we can keep renewing in the futureKallyas user
You guys rockKallyas enthusiast user
Ill think about it! KALLYAS forever!Kallyas passionate user
It is already awesome and kallyas helped me to be a better web developer. Cant wait to see the new features. Keep the good work, guys. Cheers.Web developer
Your designs are special and your works are legendKallyas user
This survey helped us shape a broader picture of what the users expect from our product. Even if the feedback was negative or positive, we received valuable information that added impulse to the process of developing the new features. So stay tuned for the new updates.
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Any ETA on when this will be released? At least a beta to move my site to the new builder, don’t care if it fails but would like to start working on it.
Hi Jorge Alberto, thank you for your feedback!
Please be patient 🙂 I know that you can’t wait to move on the new builder but we struggle to release it in the first part of the next year.
Stay tuned, and you can subscribe to our newsletter to be noticed first.
Have a great and productive week!
Laurentiu from Hogash team.
Any news on this yet?