I agree with FinalDestiny here. They should hire more reviewers, or add junior reviewers those may do the leg work. Current review team is over-loaded.
I know some people are okay with that, but I never really agreed with this method of approving. It’s okay to review 50 items a day, it’s okay to review 5 items a day, the number doesn’t matter, it’s the consistency that matters. I would love to know that they review only monday – friday, but coming off from Friday to Thursday with no approved items and then Thursday with 50 new items on the homepage is just wrong.
The items from Friday stayed 3 days on the homepage while the first 2-3 items approved today will be out of the homepage within 2 hours.Consistency, that’s what we need. Sometimes they review even saturdays, sundays, mondays, but it’s unconsistent. And it’s because there are only 2 reviewers for a market at this scale. They’re doing an impossible job, it’s Envato that should hire at least two reviewers more.
1. There should be a limit to free updates. 1 year.
2. Obsolete items should be removed from Envato marketplaces, there are too many products those fall in this category.
3. If paid updates are not the way to go, then there should be paid support after 6 months or a year.
Great plugin, certainly will give it a try ASAP.
Hey, thanks for the update.
Happy New Year Everyone! Wish this year is going to be even better for themeforest and its authors
I submitted that theme to another marketplace and its live over there. TF is #1 marketplace and have very high quality standards. Your designs should not only be feature rich but the core here at TF is that they should be visually appealing. Improve your graphic design skills and you will be doing great.
Thank you IamHassanAli for your help and nice feedback. After making changes, I took a brave step. Deleted soft rejected item permanently and submitted it to ‘site-templates/entertainment/restaurants-cafes’ category.
Initially it was in retail category, I think I chose the wrong category first. The item is now accepted and live.
Hard lesson learned, be very careful when selecting categories
Hello,Here is recent hard rejection that I received today. http://demo.crunchpress.com/crunch-biz/
Its a WooCommerce Powered Store and Portfolio theme. I’m very disappointed, put 2 months in it and don’t know how to move forward. Please kindly share your opinion how can I improve it for resubmission.
Here is the message that I received from reviewer.
Unfortunately your submission Crunch Biz – Business & Commerce WordPress Theme isn’t quite ready for ThemeForest and requires significant improvements and changes before it can be resubmitted and reconsidered.
Additionally, we have some extra feedback for you:
Your template does not provide a unique enough design with the necessary design quality, features and options to compete in the marketplace at this time. As higher quality templates become available in the marketplace, approval requirements will increase to maintain appropriate marketplace quality.
You might consider improving your design with more unique features and graphics in order for it to stand out among other marketplace items. However, a unique design will be a key factor for approval.
I know it’s frustrating to be rejected citing uniqueness but recently, we’ve gotten a large number of template with the same overall features and presentation and we have to draw the line somewhere.
However, we do accept themes with similar structure but in condition it provides better quality in terms of aesthetic or features.
Why is no one interested in replying?
Themes for many top authors look similar to each other, just change of style (color schemes, images) etc and here you go another theme.
Why successful authors are given a soft corner in review process?