Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about Microthemer, buying and selling Micro Themes, and becoming a Themeover affiliate.
What is Microthemer?
Microthemer is a premium design plugin for WordPress that allows non-web designers to customise the appearance of their WordPress theme down to the finest detail. See the Microthemer product page for video demos and feature list.
Do I need to know CSS and HTML to use Microthemer?
No. Microthemer has been specifically designed for use by people who don’t know HTML or CSS.
How do I use Microthemer to edit a regular WordPress theme from scratch?
Blank Slate Micro Themes are the answer here. A Blank Slate Micro Theme provides a way for non-technical users to edit a regular WordPress theme without having to define CSS selectors (code) – these selectors are already in place (behind the scenes). Selectors target (select) a specific part of a website. So a selector with the label “Images” would target all images on the website. If you wanted to give all images on your website a solid black border with a width of 5px, you would simply locate the “Images” selector label and then choose “Solid” from an options menu, enter “5″ into the “Border Width” field, and then finally use a colour-picker to specify the desired black colour. It’s as simple as that.
What if there isn’t a Blank Micro Theme available for the WordPress theme I’ve installed?
If there isn’t a Blank Micro Theme available for the theme you wan to edit (and you’re not willing to switch theme) you do need to learn a little bit of CSS. But only a little bit. Furthermore, Themeover has created some short tutorials that teach you everything you need to know to customise the appearance of ANY WordPress theme.
What’s the difference between Microthemer and Microloader?
Microloader just loads Micro Themes. Unlike Microthemer, It doesn’t have a user interface for customising the appearance of a theme. It has been designed for people who just want to buy an alternative skin for a regular WordPress theme and be done with it.
Do you provide support for Microthemer?
Yes. We have a Customer Support Forum where you can get free support.
Buying Micro Themes
Will a Micro Theme affect the functionality of my regular WordPress theme?
No. A Micro Theme only affects the appearance of your WordPress website from a visitor to your site’s perspective. That’s one of the draws of Micro Themes. Regular WordPress themes generally have some form of bespoke functionality. Micro Themes provide a way of hanging on to that functionality while still being able to give your site design a fresh makeover.
Do I need to buy Microthemer before I can install a Micro Theme?
No. You can download Microloader for free. But you won’t be able to customise your Micro Theme. For that, you do need to purchase Microthemer.
Authoring Micro Themes
Do I need to buy Microthemer in order to author Micro Themes?
Yes. You can purchase Microthemer here.
How do I learn how to be a Micro Theme author?
See our Selling Themes section.
How much do I get paid when one of my Micro Themes is sold on the Themeover marketplace?
We pay Micro Theme authors 40% commission. Micro Theme authors will earn over 50% commission on Micro Themes that are purchased as a result of a their affiliate referral link.
Do I have to offer support for Micro Themes I sell on Themeover?
No. We handle all support requests via our free customer support forum. However, if a customer informs us about a cross-browser compatibility issue with one of your Micro Themes, we will ask you to fix the error.
Can I create Micro Themes with Microthemer and then give them away for free?
Can I sell Micro Themes somewhere other than the Themeover marketplace?
Is it OK to create a Micro Theme for a regular WordPress theme that I didn’t create?
Yes. Your Micro Theme will contain your own CSS definitions and (optionally) background images.
How much do I get paid when a customer I refer purchases an item from Themeover?
We pay 40% commission for Microthemer and 20% commission for Micro Themes . That’s $3 for micro themes and $18 for Microthemer (assuming no discount promotions are applicable when the customer makes their purchase).
How do I become a Themeover affiliate?
- Register (free) as an affiliate
- Get your unique affiliate links/banners from our affiliate area
- Publish your affiliate links/banners on your website.
- Earn money when someone you refer to Themeover makes a purchase.
What’s your affiliate payment threshold?
Our payment threshold is $50. We pay our affiliates via PayPal directly into their bank within 40 days of their commission balance reaching $50. If an affiliate earns less than $50 over the course of 12 months, they can request payment for whatever amount they have earned after the 12 month period.
Why do you wait 40 days before paying affiliates?
We have to wait at least 30 days because we offer our customers a 30 day money back guarantee. This leaves 10 days for us to deliver any pending payments. However, we aim to get our payments out as soon as the 30 day mark has passed.