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Monkify says

You should contact the website you got it from for support. This really isn’t the place to be posting your support questions on a theme, especially when you didn’t even purchase the theme from ThemeForest.

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||+520775|novalex said-|| Hi! My first HTML template just got rejected, but the reviewer’s reason was vague so I don’t know where to start changing it (I don’t blame him, but right now I could use all the help I can get). The e-mail said “Your template does not provide the necessary design quality to compete in the marketplace at this time and it will need significant improvements before it’ll be ready for sale.”

Here are a few screenshots. (the template is supposed to be a modern, minimalist, corporate) http://i41.tinypic.com/35jl1cj.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/339pvm0.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/2md3o8z.jpg

Any feedback would be appreciated.

As a rule of thumb, if the reviewer was vague then you probably have a lot of work to do. Just for future reference.

1. Make sure all of the resources you use (ie. type, icons, etc.) are all free for distribution. I see some custom icons and that font is not standard, but can’t tell if those are free for commercial use or not.

2. Your theme lacks a theme. The name suggests it’s an environmental/aid theme, but the design itself is pretty standard. Seems more like a framework than a full theme.

3. Study your design fundamentals a bit more. There’s some stuff in your design that says to me you’re pretty new to this. Such as justifying the paragraph content (the human eye reads better with aligned-left text). Same issue goes with the headlines for the paragraphs.

4. Could also use some contrast for emphasis on content and division between content. Using dark colors on a dark green doesn’t provide enough contrast for the content to stand out.

Overall.. I’d study design a bit more before submitting again. It sounds harsh, but ThemeForest is pretty strict and you need to have a good understanding of design to get accepted. Even if you are just good enough to get accepted, it doesn’t guarantee you’ll get sales.

Practice more on creating something for a specific need. Sure you can do a general business theme, but you always have to bring something to the table if you’re going to get sales. Sure, a lot of people get sales from generic stuff with no special features, just a lot of features.. But I’d encourage you to aspire for better. :)

Hope that helps and good luck!

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||+520741|laranz said-|| I too need it badly, any kind heart man/woman who had invitation please invite ;)

I am a prospect in dribbble, http://dribbble.com/laranz

Thanks,

Being a part of Dribbble isn’t about people just being kind and handing out invites. You have to be a skilled designer to get an invite. Not sure if you’re a designer or not, but you definitely won’t be handed an invite without at least showing some of your design work.

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Monkify says

Any plans to redesign the marketplaces anytime soon? I’d love to hear some info about this. Some better user-friendliness for customers to increase conversions would be nice.

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Because they spread illegal content (like our themes) for free.

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||+520204|Zanzad said-|| Most of the new theme in themeforest is responsive web. Is non-responsive web still has a future and the market in the TF?

I think that’s hard to say. It’s really only become such a popular thing recently due to the increase in the mobile/tablet market. It will definitely become more widely adapted this year, but I don’t think fixed-width is going away completely anytime soon.

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Monkify says

To share without the frame simply go to the demo and click the X button to close the frame and then you’ll get the actual link without the bar or ThemeForest address. :)

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||+519660|ThemeProvince said-|| Hire someone else to do it for you. :)

Says the guy with a silver paw haha.

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It really depends on how well you develop the theme. Having no errors occur will dramatically decrease the amount of support questions. Also take into account that if you require customers to take certain steps to do a specific thing with the theme, you’ll need to properly explain it. If you don’t, you’ll end up getting a lot of support questions asking things like “How do I change this?”... Sometimes this is inevitable, because not everyone is a WordPress guru. It pays to make it right the first time.

Our first theme received a ton of support questions and people getting pissed because we had some errors the first few weeks. Our second theme had essentially no errors and our support forums are practically dead zone, only pre-sale questions really.

If you get big enough to where you can’t handle the support questions and develop at the same time, by then you’ll probably have enough income to hire a couple support people.

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||+519636|sy4mil said-|| So guys, I’m not seeing any new items in the BP category for quite some time now..

Are there any reasons for this? I thought they sell quite well and TF advertised it as being one of the most popular searches.

Anything to do with the intricacy of system, price point, exposure etc? Would love to hear some opinions on this. :)

Cheers

The number one reason being people have to experiment with it before they feel like they have a product worth selling. With business themes there’s a general set of specifications that makes it more standardized for creating, which is why you see so many. Also the fact that people often create a general framework that they can easily change and re-sell.

Plus BuddyPress incorporates a lot of different features, so it requires more time to develop for anyway. Bottom line, the BP category isn’t going to get near as many submissions as magazine/blog or the business category due to this.

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