I agree with the others, this theme should have definitely made it on the marketplace. Even right now there’s multiple themes which are riddled with errors (per item comments) and look starkly similar to 90% of the themes in the business/multipurpose category.
It’s awful how theme reviews/approvals have been lately. Try CM (dunno if I’m allowed to spell it out) – less traffic but at least you’ll get a little bit of return for your hard work and you know it’ll be accepted (no review process, just the initial shop review).Rich
Thanks for your kind words Rich, I really appreciate the support. Its more petty to me because I always try to provide great support for my items and fix all the errors as soon as my customers report them to me (4.93 average rating based on 80+ ratings) , and my previous items made it to top sellers of the week.
Not sure why TF decided to move this route and accept themes based on the amount of bundled plugins shipped with them (sometimes a theme that costs 12$ says it has premium plugins which in total cost more than 200$) I think these sort themes/templates damage the marketplace and especially the plugin providers. It turned to be a race between plugin stuffed themes – who has more plugins stuffed into their theme – wins. Sad.
p.s. I really like your home site http://themebeans.com/
Just got a response from Envato after I fixed validation errors, looks like its time to say goodbye to Envato and try to sell themes on your own:
We have reached a point where we have enough of these minimalistic designs. If your design doesn’t bring anything new to the table, unfortunately it can’t be accepted. If you want to submit any more files that falls into the similar-items category they not only have to be up to our standards, but really outperform any existing ones.
Great work, it should be accepted 100%
charlie4282 saidMost of the top selling themes here are using popular brand logos and nobody seems to complain about it and they all got accepted, so I would not worry about that.
Because the designs are copyrighted and you do not own the rights to use them especially as a part of something you are selling (even just in the preview). I know some files do it on here but at the same time it’s still illegal an we have seen a few files pulled over it.
If it is an option I would go straight to code with this design and skip PSD
I am with Alex on this.
- The biggest thing to fix is the validation. By the looks of it certainly a few of them are not unavoidable.
- The subtitles of home page sections are not all the same size?
- Definitely add more (incl. widgets) etc to the footer
- There are some nice sliders and the magnified look is cool just needs tidying up
You are absolutely right guys, I should have fixed those validation errors. Thanks for the feedback, this community rocks!
I actually hope the MOD unlocks your demo but you cant start slating other peoples’ files just because yours got rejected.
Until yours is visible again I can tell you:
- It does not validate which is an automatic rejection
- Your footer needs work
- Some of your padding is very inconsistent
- You should not use famous brand logos you do not own
- Some social icons obscured on a phone
- S0me of your typography is inconsistent
I actually agree with you that there are some questionable files on here and yours is not bad but it still needs polishing
You are absolutely right Alex, it was my mistake to refer to another theme. Thanks for the constructive feedback, really appreciate it. I did not know that validation can be a reason to automatic rejection. p.s. Here is a url for my theme so people can tell me what is wrong with it: http://earth.pinsupreme.com
I was just stunned by ThemeForest who told me that my template was not good enough for the directory: http://earth.pinsupreme.com
There are no explanations on why it does not meet TF requirements. I am staggered just because I see many absolutely ugly, duplicate and outdated themes for sale on themeforest which got accepted [link removed]
Can you guys tell me what am I missing?