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......... Good SEO comes from knowledge and a good plugin (Headspace2), not a theme ;)

If I may… I do not agree. NOTHING is more important then content. Good, unique and regularly updated content. Nowadays Google is not an algorithm anymore… it is an intelligence that can read and interpret what you are saying and doing… Backlinks are worthless if you got 100.000 of them in 2 days… but if you got them in 2 years then that’s gold.

... and there are so much more.

...just my 2 cents.

So basically, it doesn’t matter if the html is seo friendly or not?

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I would like to have some info/reference on this.

I suppose that themes tagged SEO friendly aren’t build by SEO professional with 20 years experience in search engine optimization, so what is it exactly that make these themes so special?

Thanks guys!

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I don’t think it’s reviewers’s job to teach you design.

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I’ve had issues with shortcode loops messing with the main loops.

If you have trouble with new WP_Query($arguments) try just using the simple $posts = get_posts($arguments); then loop over the $posts array.

edit, not sure what dd_set_query is but that could be causing the problem. Also if you do the above get_posts() loop you will have to use things like foreach($posts as $post){ get_permalink($post->ID); ... because normal template tags won’t work.

Thanks DT! In fact I found the problem, I had this : dd_set_query($portfolio_query);

Wich I removed and everything work well :)

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I am also experiencing a bug with my blog shortcode where the pagination (by kriesi) is rendered on top of the posts, instead to be on the bottom.

Here’s the loop : http://snippi.com/s/9mqdrwb

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Ok so here is one loop I have in my portfolio shortcode : http://snippi.com/s/0pzi40n

When I use this exact loop code in the index.php just to test it, everything work fine but when it’s in a shortcode it doesn’t.

I suspect it’s the “endwhile/endif” being place before the “return $output;”

What it does is that it display the code normally but then add a new box with all of the post’s content under .. pretty damn frustrating.

Do you guys have any idea what’s happening?

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I think if you make the standards to high, you will eventually end up with a marketplace where only a few designers will be able to make the grade. If that happens, then you will find more and more designs that are similar because I would believe that every designer has his/her own style. I don’t think the standards should be raised. In business, you let the marketplace decide such things. If the customers want to buy what you would consider a lower quality theme, let them. If they want to buy the higher quality theme, let them do that. Nothing is stopping you elite designers from upping the bar yourselfs. It does create more competition for you. But like you say, if you design is truly great, let the marketplace buy it.

That make a lot of sense.

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ic.. or you can take advantage and get lots of themes accepted yourself and make good $ ;)

It’s not about the money.

The thing is .. it’s always been harder and harder to get theme approved over the time .. and it’s normal. If you take a look at theme uploaded 2 years ago .. they would never be approved today.

I just think it’s been a while since that bar raised a little bit .. I am not talking about drastic change .. just make it slightly higher.

But maybe I’m wrong and every theme approved belong there. I don’t know.

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What is really low sales? Less then 100 the first month?

Well it’s not much about sales but maybe some kind of variety .. I think that some theme with low sales but unique design/features will sell in the long run .. but right now with the volume of theme approved, TF could be a little bit more strict.

Just a little bit you know, like .. approve 10% less theme than what is approved right now .. or even just 5% less …

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That is pretty awesome :)

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