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New Theme - Let's Talk!

Hello Everyone!

As you probably know already, we have a new theme in the works for SEOLads and our other marketplaces.

We know there are a few bugs and things that need to be fixed, but you shouldn't worry about anything, we are working around the clock to get everything done so you have the best experience possible.

We know that change can be scary, and even confusing, but just stick with us and you will notice a change for good.



Why did we update the design of our marketplaces?

That's simple.

  • We changed in order to keep up to date with design trends.
  • We added features that have been requested by the buyers as well as the sellers.
  • We thought our original theme just needed a facelift lol.

We know there will be people out there that will complain about the new theme, but you need to understand that getting complacent online will just be your downfall. If you're not evolving, you're just killing your own business, and we want to be around forever so you can have access to the best freelancers possible.



If you really want to revert back to the original theme, you can do it by following AliProSEO's advice:
If you don't like the new theme and wants to migrate to the previous theme of SEOLads then you should follow the below steps:
  • Click on your profile image.
  • Go to settings
  • uncheck the Use the new theme (the one you are currently on
Done you are now on the previous theme.

But all the users will be migrated to the new theme permanently within 30 days.

NOTE: If you don't like the new theme you can always revert back to the original one


Here is how you can switch themes, NOW WITH IMAGES! YAY!!!!

(On the new theme)

Go to https://www.SEOLads.com/settings

Click on "Communication"

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Then scroll down and uncheck the box you see here.
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If you have any questions or concerns, please post them below, but please read through this discussion before posting so we don't flood the comments section with 56 identical posts lol New Theme - Let



Thank You,

Tommy Carey

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sanfora

now i tried to go back to old theme but there no way

i tried to click on settings but there no option to uncheck use the new theme

any help?



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ajaxmehedi

same problem here.where the uncheck option?



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khaledahmed

Go to setting page. Then select communication then unchecked Use the new theme (the one you are currently on).
And refresh your page.



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djqb031

Tommy sometimes change doesn't mean to be good for everybody so i suggest you to give people option to choose between two themes, not pushing them in new layout. For example even YouTube want to push people to their new YouTube Studio but they extended option to people who still want old YouTube control panel. Please make some sort of voting system and listen to users on your website. I am here since 2012. and i am really against pushing people into new layout without opportunity to choose between old and new one. I think any kind of pushing without option to choose is not good. And remember, sometimes changes are not necessary good as you might think. Anyway good luck with your job, you are really giving your best to made this platform more healthy place for everybody, but please don't push so hard with this sort of changes. Thank you!



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TommyCarey

You can switch back to the old theme if you want.

Go to your settings page https://www.SEOLads.com/settings and click on the box that will revert you back.



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idealmike

This thread is awesome!! haha =D

This thread + the new theme from certain angles, aspects, scenarios, features and benefits. Of what could be and looks like a shining beacon of great positive change on the horizon that could grow the population to bigger levels. Given a chance!!..

Call me an optimist! But for the theme I think potentially, I hope with some confidence, definitely possibly maybe it could fulfil a purpose and its meaning and potential. I don't see why not.. As long as and especially still if it's easier for buyers. It's all about the buyers. Making it easier/better for them. Of course the sellers need a good experience too. But I see the potential in it and for both sides benefiting from it in the long run. Despite a possible few bumps in the road...

Even though it has it's setbacks for some, (really not sure how it would impact sales tbh time will have to tell..)... it looks like it has the potential to go on to become a positive thing for all / the marketplace (in the long run). I mean it's worth a shot if it does I guess? I understand there's more to it like the other reasons for a change. To keep up with new web standards etc. To get a face and all that. I don't think it will really harm the site at all in the long run since the site could look much worse and just as much people would still use it.. lol.. It's not really about that as much, the look etc, as much as it's been a place to freelancers to get hired or to find someone to hire. As long as that is made as user friendly and as swift and easy as possible, if not more, then the better I say. Yeah it's all about as long as it's easier for buyers and improves the population then definitely!

For me personally I actually like it and sort of prefer in some ways as it's just new and I like new things! I find it works just as easy for me on desktop and mobile. More or less... Some things more others not. I noticed alerts don't open in a popup anymore and forwarded me to the alerts page.. That sucker can take a while to load or used to noticed it I never visit that page if I can help it and I've got military grade RAM haha! I'm not sure how much more of yours it would eat forwarding everyone to that page all the time either lol. But yeah, that was like okay.. Still the theme is sort of swifty to use. More less is more, but a bit strange. Like when I go to my sales or orders page I don't want to see that big menu first I just want to see my orders and that straight away. Some other little things like that. The menu was another thing oh and the way orders pages are displayed. Oh and my services page wouldn't let me scroll to page 2 it kept saying not found! My first bug reportings sir.

I would like to see some features back/changed (new bump rules huh?) =D but do appreciate and like some of the new features like the stats that's cool / interesting... I think we all asked for them a while back? How long does it track/record for and can I create reports from it? And couple other things were nice too and thought the front end looked nicer than before in some ways. Plus like the ways services and freelancers page etc were listed, the sorting options, as well as inside orders / sales pages etc.. And I liked the new step by step process of adding new services etc too. I could probably get used to it without it killing me if I had to. But I noticed that after a while of using it, some features I wanted to use weren't available to me in it and I wasn't finding I was liking some elements and the whole management processes as much / as efficiently? Not sure. I've actually ended up reverting to old theme myself for now.. shhh =D

Was waiting for a thread like this or where we can make bug reports and make suggestions and requests for features etc. Obv in the hopes that yeah, that would all happen! Would be good if we can get some hardcore seolads'ers to trial out the new theme and give it a good shake and see what breaks sort of thing to get the kinks and creases ironed out as they say! I say yes to that and do get those missing features back in you can. I'll have to give it another go myself and make a note of anything else I'd like to see added / readded / changed.. But yeah, wait see what other people say and as of yet if any have anything I'd love to hear it as I'm sure would the team. Release the kraken! I just hope that it's for a good reason and works out positively for the site/marketplace and everyone here in the long run and into the future.

For others then though, not liking it so much so far. Or so it seems so far? I'm hearing some back beat from some that seem to be struggling and worried about the new theme changes and fearing for the future because of it all and that's understandable. You're fearing the worst and not seeing all the positives and potentials and the bigger picture maybe. Call me an optimist lol Just my take... Are you not a little excited and intrigued about it as well though? Like look at the bigger picture. If it does work out well you might immediately at first for a while. Like when there's any bump in the road (they come and go all the time? but in time, they would pick up though because of it. If that was the case. Then that would be a good thing worth trying to do..

Probably because of the new theme/features etc. And of course, go on to improve sales etc in time because of it. I mean, that's the whole point of it at the end of the day let's say it. To add more relevant features for today's web users etc. I keep saying that but how true actually is that like? It just figures.. Just to improve the site and attract more people, connecting more buyers with more freelancers. Making it easier for them better for us. It's gotta really be all about the buyer. So that go on to make more sales orders and revenue from it in the long run down the road. If that's the case, and that is how it turns out then bring it on! It's just that it and if it's just that it needs that refinement and ironing out and good bug feedback and reports, suggestions etc from people using it for that to happen. Which yeah, is a bit of a bump to take and get to grips with but is worth going over a few bumps if it means going down a better road in a better vehicle then so be it!!! =D

My actual experience was a sort of oh sweet! A new theme to try out this sounds uber futuristic. Enables it and mooches around. I'm like oh wait, mmm, well, this is interesting / different. Tries it for a while. Looked nice front end and dashboard looks good everything I need and stuff, could about get around and do stuff as normal. Though did find and do have some certain features missing. Felt a bit unusual too. I wasn't doing well with the notifications... and order processing and that was alright and could do it all pretty much. But just them features I needed/wanted. So eventually switches back to old theme.. Ah this looks more like home. Hello beautiful familiar somehow more easier to navigate navigation menu and hello compact lists and certain features and abilities. You're all swifty with me just as you are. Never change please. Don't ever go doing anything crazy like changing the look and or theme of the site. Ever. Only crazy people do things like that and not mega bright companies that know a thing or two about a thing or two. Yes, it's not broken and therefore it doesn't need fixing.. Ah that's sort of better again in a way, I can get around and get things done much quicker now despite trying on that little number properly. It was okay for a while but missed those features I have so got used to and become so adjusted to just the way they are. Ah well, at least I can use the site as before again now as I liked to use it and do all the things I wanted to do, as I wanted to do them. Even though I have this yearning for some of the features and things I've just seen.

But then, this is only for me as a seller I'm looking at it. I'm not sure what it would mean from a/my buyers perspective. Will it negatively effect sales and or my ability to provide a good service to people? Not sure not sure... I don't care about how ugly or clunky or hard to manage it is really. I would do it all on command line if I had to. But it's sure nice not to and better when it's easy on the eyes and my cognitive abilities and ability to accept and adopt to changes easily lol.. But as long as it's better/easier for the buyer and goes on to make sellers more sales. Even if have to swallow it. Then cool man, that's cool man I'm cool with that! =) Maybe I really should give that puppy a longer spin as it's probably going to be forced upon me eventually anyway? lol.. Will it be changeable forever? Maybe with other themes we can swap through in teh future? That would be cosmic.

So yeah I get people's qualms and that, it's bound to resound. But after a while, I'm looking at it, I'm thinking about it differently now.. As I said I think potentially, I hope with some confidence definitely possibly maybe.. And if that could happen, that would be good if it did of course! We would be singing it's praises then! But in order for that to happen, I understand you got to understand there's a process of refinement, tweaking and twerking, bashing and sanding until you get it right with/for everyone. And hopefully be a good upgrade for all. But how can they/we know unless we try it. And I always have confidence that they are in full control anyway! Always! Kind of like the Illuminati. Kind of.

It's always just the way it goes eventually though it happens it's the law of change right? Websites simply just have to change and evolve with the times over time else if they don't, they lose out on the ability to have features and benefits which web users require and demand today/tomorrow. And then they lose out. They get left behind in the dust trying to play catch up until they are eventually forced to admit that they need to modernise or get left behind! It happens! It's happening right now and we're in the thick of it! Embrace the thickness my friend embrace it! We're moving forward. We're going onwards and upwards and to infinity and beyond! =D

So sure, like any change or transition of any kind there are always going to be people who see it in some sort of negative or derisory way whether at first or at some point because of some reason(s). That's just how it goes when you upgrade and update your website. The software used, the protocols and services behind it that make it all come together. But that's just how it goes you just have to change and roll with the times if you want to survive in the long run. From a longevity perspective. It's all about the longevity of the platform that is always usually done from user orientated point of view. Even if there's some bumps in the road on the way.

You gotta roll with the punches as they say right!? And, as a website, you have to try new things see what works, what don't to find something that does even if it means putting some bees in some of your best users bonnets! Watch out for them bees! Of what is an awesome freelancer's marketplace and likely will be for many years to come. Since the SEO / freelance work employment and recruitment industry is growing ever larger and the Internet is evolving into new changed standards and you have to adapt to get with it when it happens. Try out them new things, get that feedback, see what to do in the long run. Be dynamic. Be all you can be! Be there or be square! lol..

Sorry for the long post lol. I'm just spit balling, I just wanted to say that and put that out there. I honestly hope that it helps any users out of it unsure about it and sort of say what I thought basically everyone is basically thinking..? Also say my take on it like.. Hope it makes anyone feel bit better / more optimistic positive about it. Trying to be that way about it for myself, for everyone! I think it could be a positive thing and if that does work out better in the long run because of it I that's something we can all agree on and could hope and wish for that is worth trying and seeing.

But how will you know if you don't try?

Hey, what's the worst that could happen? If it all goes south that's what backups are for!??

Bring it on see how it goes I positively hope it all works out better in the long run for everyone and the whole marketplace & freelance industry.

I think a lot of people will like the new theme just because it's new! =D

New visitors wont even have a clue anyway!

Cheers and to all your success!

Ideal Mike.



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seogurudev

new theme having bugs.
during typing or communication with buyers/seller SPACE not working.
pls recheck from ur end



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TommyCarey

We are currently working on this. I've noticed that if I start typing before the edit/customization bar above the comment section loads it will result in not being able to space my words.

You can fix this by just waiting a couple of seconds before responding or switching back to the original theme for now until this is fixed.



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NeverJoe

Consider to create dark mode, it's much better to work in a dark room or at night. Also better for our eyes New Theme - Let



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TommyCarey

Working in a dark room, staring at a screen, will actually strain your eyes and it's not good.

Now, working in a well-lit room and staring at a dark screen is much better New Theme - Let



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londonbeat33

I want to tell you: I don't have problem with new theme. Thanks



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kaushikangara

This is super cool! The new theme and its features look promising! I hope the SEOLads forum bounces back to its original flow very soon and I can already see a lot of activity in this forum



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Macolive

Great work.The theme is really lovely and cool.



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warrenP

Well what I dislike on the new theme I dropped a line about to support.

Very slow loading specially when coming from a VPN. Our Max speed is seldom above 3mb/s.
Don't forget this is a business place, people come here to sell or to buy. Not to see pretty graphics.

I would love a different kind of action. Many sellers, mostly level 3 don't respond in timely manner. some are dropped of SEOLads over 2 months. Bring them back to live or kick'em off the board IMHO, its a waste of resources to contact people which don't even read their questions.



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reyubskrelcoes

I've figured out where most things are now, and overall I like the theme. I agree the site needed a facelift, and I think this theme is a major step in the right direction. It gives a much more professional appearance. There some things I dislike, but they are minor things. Change is rarely received well by everyone, because change is never positive for everyone. I am empathetic towards those whose experience is hurt by this theme change, but I think the majority will benefit from it, and that's all you can ask of any site.

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TommyCarey

Thank you for your kind words!

You are correct, when changes happen it usually scares people and really upsets them at the same time. The navigation is slightly different in a few areas, but the majority of the site's navigation is the same.

We're still ironing out a few things, and people really don't like that the beta theme wasn't polished, but it's to be expected and that's why we allow people to revert back to the original theme if they really wanted to.



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kash2u

There is no go back to old theme option.

I like the change, but we need sometimes to use it freely.



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khaledahmed

Go to setting, then select communication then unchecked Use the new theme (the one you are currently on).
And refresh your page.



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kash2u

Geart man, Thank you sharing it.



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MikenaKarl

Hey, Thanks For sharing even I Didn't got the theme settings...!



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djqb031

you will see by your website earnings how this pushing to new layout will impact that. I can bet website earnings are dropping and will drop as a result of pushing people to this.



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topclassseo

Sir at the time of delivery zip file is not uploaded and in the delivery box all the words are joint at the typing while use the space bar also.



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yamuqetou

seolads.com Old Them Very Nice Look Am Happy Old Them

New Them Bad Look



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TommyCarey

Well, the new theme actually looks a lot better, you may just not like it because you were so comfortable navigating the old one.

Changes can be scary and confusing, but you can always revert back to the old theme if you'd like New Theme - Let



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WinnersPBN

The previous theme was a breeze and the new one is complicated and confusing. It is our humble personal suggestion as SEOLads stakeholders that instead of trying to perfect the new theme, SEOLads admins should speed up the previous theme. No offence but the new theme is making SEOLads look like a Fiverr clone which it is not. We have seen several unsuccessful websites with the themes that just look like the new SEOLads theme but we cannot recall which of those websites was successful.

Please make SEOLads great again, please revert back to the old theme. We are still using the previous theme and we believe that we will keep using the same as long as we have the option to.



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djqb031

Couldn't agree more with you.



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TommyCarey

You can revert back to the old theme if you'd like, you don't have to use the new one if you don't like it.



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TheRealRio

i dont like it to be honest, i got used to the layout and features of the old theme and it was easy to use

new one looks more like a typical blog

also how do you top up your balance on the new one?



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SArfrz

First of all, I loved the Design, especially the Homepage with Top Categories.
But I had to revert back to the older theme because of some issues I would like to list here:
1. Can't upload .xls, .txt files
2. Can't see Buyer Ratings on someone's profile.



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TommyCarey

That's understandable New Theme - Let

We're still working on some back end bugs that will make life a little easier for our users once we finish New Theme - Let



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dennyfar

cannot bump 3 services in 1 time with this new theme :'(



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TommyCarey

You can revert back to the old theme until this little bug has been fixed.

We're currently working on this.



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skulllover

u know what, this new them is too bright + it messes up everything regarding my bank n paypal. now my country dont allow me to buy anything from this site!



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TommyCarey

Redesigning our website wouldn't stop your payments coming in. If you contact your bank or paypal they can give you a more detailed answer as to why your payments aren't going through. You could also have some infractions and your account could be temporarily disabled for payments, if that's the case you can contact the support desk and see what you have to do in order to lift the infraction.



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skulllover

not everyone have much time to go through all those process ok. esp when u dont even know that some country bank is kinda messed up when it come to online banking, why dont u just used the old theme n no need to burden ur user with the new theme



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w3095

youcan'ttypecomentswithspacebetweenwords-1stproblem
imisstheoldthemealready1timeusingit



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TommyCarey

Are you still having this problem?



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Fahmida87

I face many problem in SEOLads new theme.please let me know how to I go back old version on seolads.

Thanks



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TommyCarey

If you look at the first post, the original post, it will show you how to get back to the original theme.



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backlinksok

The problem with new theme is the new video tag introduced in service description.
The old video tag is not compatible with new theme so if you switch to new theme you will not see video in description.
The question is:
Is the new video tag compatible with old theme version?

if yes I can edit my service with new tag and my video will work, otherwise I remain to old theme.



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TommyCarey

We're constantly working on the new theme to get it to 100% amazing. If you're seeing a problem with the new theme, it's likely on our list of things to fix, but for now, you can switch back to the original theme if you'd like New Theme - Let



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QuidTask

Is it only me or the new theme doesn't display user's country flag?
It is missing, i don't see a flag anywhere and i think this is important information that should be displayed for all users. I always prefer working with US and EU based Freelancers only...



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TommyCarey

You can always switch back to the original theme for now since the new theme doesn't show flags at the moment.



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AgentSmith

theme have bugs when create new service i cant upload more than 2 photos also text editor have bugs when i use Uncordered List



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TommyCarey

We're aware, thank you.

We still have some things to work on regarding the new theme. You're basically working with a BETA version of the new theme and helping us if you want. You can always switch back to the original theme if you'd like New Theme - Let



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Seorobiul34

What can be done if you give bad recomendation please say please. I took a job without any refill, and I refill it, he gave me good feedback, and then he gave me bad suggestion. AdminNot doing anything about this. I told the administrator that after decrying the recommendation, he did the order cancellation. Well, the order cancellation, I do not regret it, why not delete its bad recommendations. Even though he is not a buyer, he is a seller too. Is it the right to harm one?



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TommyCarey

Well, this is a discussion about the new theme, not a place to post about sales and negative experiences with a customer.

Please open a support ticket here to help resolve your problem: https://SEOLads.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new



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lisajonesfts

I have balance in my account but when I order I do not see the option of "Pay using account balance"
either in the old theme or the new theme. Now how do I order using my account balance?
Can the tech team work on this?



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TommyCarey

Have you opened a support ticket for this yet?



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lisajonesfts

Here is another bug:
I switched to the old theme. When I wanted to place an order - I got the option "Pay using Account Balance" but when I choose
extras, that option disappears.
Can the tech team work on this?



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TommyCarey

Are you still having the same problem with the "Pay using Account Balance" not showing up?



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lisajonesfts

I was able to do it in the old theme after a little struggle.
But I do not know about the new theme.
I am not going to raise a ticket because I prefer the old theme.



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TommyCarey

Ok. I wonder what the problem was on the back end. Maybe we fixed something and it removed the balance option. Glad it's fixed for you now New Theme - Let



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Vladimirpak90

When I hit go back on my browser, I got this error Confirm Form ResubmissionThis webpage requires data that you entered earlier in order to be properly displayed. You can send this data again, but by doing so you will repeat any action this page previously performed.



  • Press the reload button to resubmit the data needed to load the page.



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Vladimirpak90

Confirm Form ResubmissionThis webpage requires data that you entered earlier in order to be properly displayed. You can send this data again, but by doing so you will repeat any action this page previously performed.



  • Press the reload button to resubmit the data needed to load the page.



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djqb031

And I am pretty sure that SEOLads will drop with stats after that push to all users on your website. So let people choose, or at least try to listen, let people vote, try to be responsible and try to communicate with all users.



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TommyCarey

You can choose between the original theme and the new one.



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Sandeep3894

For example even YouTube want to push people to their new YouTube Studio but they extended option to people who still want old YouTube control panel. Please make some sort of voting system and listen to users on your website. I am here since 2012. and i am really against pushing people into new layout without opportunity to choose between old and new one. I think any kind of pushing without option to choose is not good



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djqb031

Don't copy my words (you friendly individual).



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TommyCarey

No need for name calling.



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JohnFaw

This is not good theme!



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TommyCarey

Do you want to elaborate on your opinion a bit more?

The feedback we're getting via the support desk is overly positive. New users love the design, a lot of buyers and sellers love the design, so overall it's pretty good.

Yes, there are a few people posting in the Community Discussion area that aren't a fan, but you have to remember we have a massive user base that isn't posting anything. Remember, people who are happy with a change or experience are less likely to post something positive than the angry people who don't like something lol.



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