Some facts that you should probably consider
- It’s 1 year and half old now
- The chances of it getting approved aren’t that high, I’d rate them quite low actually. So you’re asking someone to pretty much gamble, which isn’t the definition of an experienced developer with quality work, nobody like that will gamble with your template.
- 50-50 isn’t suitable for PSD vs WP partnership. Almost no developer with experience will ever accept that. If you find someone and he’s experienced and very good coder, you may consider yourself being very lucky or he has too much money already
The first refferal username counts, it doesn’t matter if the author adds its own ref in his URL, it won’t override yours.
Just as I thought, no reply at all for the whole duration of this. Not that I would’ve expected anything else….
Maybe this is a new feature of Envato elite program? I’m also curious about this..
I’d hope not. Decreasing the value of our items IS NOT THE WAY TO GO. What next? Avada 50% discount? Like they’re not already poorly priced.
And of course we’ll probably get a reply from the staff AFTER the promotion ends, when there’s nothing that can be changed. Let’s hope not, but if this happens, we’d better get used to these “promotions” globally
It might be a new promotion feature. In that case it’s a welcome step and Envato should use their subscriber list more often, but to promote deserving items, not individual authors.
what? 50% discount is a welcome step? What’s next? Buy one, get 5?
edit: can anyone send me the author name privately? I’m curious
I’m on a decline too. While it may be true that I haven’t released themes as I used to do in the past, I’m observing the sales of the other items as well, ThemeForest is pretty much turning into templatemonster If the traffic is the same, then the amount of items is way too high. They showed no interest in doing anything what would benefit the authors that are working here full-time and I can only assume that sooner or later most of us will go somewhere else, if anything better pops up. And it will. It always does.
Everybody is tired of these huge, monster multipurpose themes having the same price as normal themes and that’s pretty much killing the marketplaces, but Envato couldn’t care less, as long as they get their share.
I’d say they could clean up the marketplaces a little bit too, old items that either look bad or are not maintained / supported in any way and don’t bring value to the end user can be removed.
There’s a bug for soft rejected items. The preview image doesn’t show up. The URL has the “Access denied” message. https://image-tf.s3.envato.com/files/57055319/unrealestatePNG.__large_preview.png?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJYG5ROGJ6X7Z3M6Q&Expires=1752191904&Signature=Wo0kbH6hXB8QYmS2KpKCUPSzKl0%3D And this happens for all the soft rejected items.. I need those images to re-submit the items, as I don’t store the preview / icon for each one of them.
Also please add a download link for those items as well, as it’s a crucial feature that’s missing and we’re forced to create the URL ourselves using already-approved themes. (or there may be some other way that others use, anyway, that’s not the point)
Check my “Sura” theme, it’s probably one of the closest things you’ll find on the marketplaces, as far as I know. There’s no front-end submission, but that’s pretty easy to custom code if you have a coder.