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Ivor Envato team says

@jezh – Today we want to finish with Dev Docs and Scratch Theme. After this i will write an email to Envato. We created a Plugin review with Plugin Check https://ps.w.org/unyson/trunk/plugin-check-info.md 50% of errors are Plugin Check Bugs like WARNING: Found PHP short tags in file <? another 50% is functions that cant be changed with others and a lot of popular plugin use it in the same way. Thanks

PHP short tags are not allowed and your framework must not generate any Warning or Required notices.

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Ivor Envato team says

old thread much?

Yup. Locked.

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Ivor Envato team says

So can someone tell me STRONGER reason why SOME themes ARE accepted some like mines are NOT. I mean seriously…

I’ve deleted few hours ago StarTravel PSD template, will do rest soon if Envato Support will not take action on this situation. Non sense at all. 100500 multi-purpose themes accepted, mine only 2 PAYDAY themes on WHOLE marketplace with nice sales and customers interest is not accepted.

I agree with Finaly-Destiny that mine design maybe not that clean or totally cool, but it was accepted here as PSD. So what did I did as author wrong? If that would be a copy of mine previous why it was accepted even as PSD?

Hey Pixeful,

I would suggest to contact Support and talk with your reviewer. I watched the history of your items and they are full of detailed feedback. You just need to improve your designs.

Please take your time to read these articles too:

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Ivor Envato team says

Once you get an iPad you’ll never go back. Go for it, don’t think about it.

If you’re like me who likes to read/netflix-ing in the bathtub you should get this water/dirty/snow proof case – http://www.amazon.com/Lifeproof-nuud-Case-iPad-mini/dp/B00GFGF4MW/

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Ivor Envato team says

at the moment authors are using plugins as a way to sell their item “comes with 20 plugins with $2000” or “save $2000 on codecanyon plugins”....

at the end of the day it’s only hurting the marketplace, it’s the place where you can buy $2k worth of plugins for $58 which I can then use in any other site (there is nothing in place to stop me).

Envato should be about quality items and not how much stuff we can buy to upload to a theme.

That’s a good point Gareth, I assure you that I will raise this concern to the Team.

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Ivor Envato team says


Why? VC is not myn, no use for that and if competition does it and i don’t i lose.

I am not speaking for one item, this is where envato needs to go, no plugin bundling (unless part of the theme).

All CC items can be bought and downloaded by the buyers, they then get a purchase code and it stops the crap that happened with one of the sliders not so long ago, all theme authors are then on the same level and buyers get better service for their items.

I agree with Gareth, bundling plugins can open vulnerabilities.

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Ivor Envato team says

You guys should know that I’m not a fan of this practice either, I think WordPress themes and plugins should follow WordPress’ philosophy. I personally think Child Themes are the way to go.

Again we’re still in the process of discussing this matter, please bear with us.

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Ivor Envato team says

These are not just multiple demos, they are indeed “more themes in one pack”. Different home views are different variations built on the same layout. That is the point here.

Multiple themes like multiple folders of different design niches / layouts? Can you please give me an example? If you’re willing to provide information please lodge a ticket and paste the ID here, I will gladly take a look and discuss it with the Review Team.

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Ivor Envato team says


I understand your concerns.

Demo’s simply demonstrate what can be built with these flexible themes. They are no worse than demo data with loads of different pages. Essentially they are just multiple homepage layouts.

Banning demo’s will not help the small time theme-coders compete with the large theme-teams and their big budgets. That is just the way competitive markets work.

Exactly, is not different than creating multiple Child Themes (which is the way to go) and creating a landing page to advertise what your theme can do.

This is a competitive marketplace and you guys are the creative force, we’re not here to axe your ideas.

I’d like to be more open about this but we’re still in the process of discussing what’s allowed and what not.

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Ivor Envato team says

Moved to Item Discussion.

Please contact Envato Support.

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