If I understand correctly, you are selling HTML and WP themes with PSDs included. And on your personal website, you are giving PSDs of that theme for free. Since you are selling items on TF exclusively, you cannot give away any parts of that theme for free / sell it anywhere else. Not sure if you could do this if PSDs were not included. Lets wait for officials
Umh, that makes more sense. Let’s wait for a definitive word about it.
Maybe the answer to my question is not so obvious. We are currently releasing on our personal pages the original PSD project of a WordPress theme we are selling on Themeforest. Today we have received an email fro Envato support about “Exclusivity Breach”.
In a few words, they say that we are selling the aforementioned items externally to the Envato Marketplaces (that’s not true because the PSD is free to download) and we have to remove the items available for sale or for free on the other sites immediately and if we do not take one of the above courses of action within the next 15 days, they will disable our account for violation of membership terms and conditions.
I was just reading the discussion about lite versions and the consequent Updated WordPress Variations Policy. There you can read that “The only exception to breach is when the theme has been rebuilt for another platform (eg. WordPress vs Drupal).” In my case I am releasing an item belonging to a separate category so I am convinced that I am not violating Envato policy.
I will be happy to remove the free PSD, but I think that the staff should first clarify the matter.
You can use my items too if you like them.
I keep them because, in my opinion, they are not simple boxes, they’re part of the design.
Hello priteshgupta, I think your theme is not so bad. But, as you’re a new author on TF, I suppose you should consider that you have to make a top-quality theme to get approved, because there are thousands of good themes on this marketplace. That means your theme must be almost perfect in any single aspect and respect some basic webdesign rules.
For example, the first things I would change are: align logo to left, add more space between titles and paragraphs in the blocks just under the slider, improve visual hierarchy of typography and of the elements, etc. A good website must be clear and readable. You can surely make it better! Don’t give up!
Hello to everyone, today at 5.00pm the themeforest team approved my first template for sale.
In 4 hours I sell 7 of them. Unfortunately, most of purchasers are pirates. Infact, in my analytics I discovered illegal redistribution of my file on [removed]
So, I googled [removed] and I discovered at least 6 hosting services where my template is illegally redistributed.
I opened a ticket on Envato and tried to report the abuse in everyone of the hosting service I found my template.
I worked 40 days for creating a template that is sell for 12$ (my part is just 6$!) and in less than 4 hours you can already find it for free online. Is this fair?
Waiting for your opinions… p.v.
Thanks everybody. It’s very kind of you!