Well, not all of you are… but a LOT of you are doing it wrong. When you upload your Sweeter Home theme to the theme browser on the Sweeter Home server (that’s the list where others can view and download your themes) a screen shot of your theme in edit mode is automatically added as the theme preview. The problem there is that your theme is now presented to others like this:
Not so good. Using this method you’re not presenting how your theme actually looks in active mode.
Here’s what you should be doing when sharing your themes:
- When you’re ready to share your theme with the Sweeter Home world, choose an active screen that looks great
- Hit the menu button and press More
- Press Screen Capture
- Make sure Use as Preview for upload is checked
- Press Save
- THEN go into Edit Mode and upload the theme immediately
Choosing a good preview that really represents the best your theme has to offer is the difference between getting 20 or so downloads, or thousands of downloads like the themes below.