Come on you will never get accepted if you cannot create your own work – you are right the design is different in that Avada is better but otherwise except maybe some different fonts and icons it is virtually an identical layout, header even the rollover effect is the same.
As has been said you need to create the rest of it but also:
- design looks outdated
- a lot of inconsistency especially amongst the typography and line spacing
- don’t use brand names for you logo
- when you say your “theme” – is this becoming WP? Right now it looks like XHTML (which by the way does not seem to validate properly), so it may be worth looking at HTML5 or WP
The file was removed a while back and the author reserves the right to remove their files as and when they choose. Unfortunately you are not entitled to a refund.
You have no buyer badge so are you sure you actually purchased the theme and not just deposited money to your account?
It works well as it is.
If you have been rejected then maybe try posting a link to your demo and people may be able to offer some advice to help you get accepted
If you know how to use PHP and CSS then it is achievable but will not be possible from within standard theme options.
You should try and contact the author
Yes they would fail you for it not being functional because that is all part of a website looking professional – plus a page with some text and a small image is harldy premium quality. There are millions of free templates that have that and as it is with all due respect that is to me at least what this looks like.
Again only my opinion but it looks very unfinished and lacks structure within the pages.
To me its not so much outdated as simple and lacks design flare or originality.
As for bloggers needing extra functions, you must remember that this is a marketplace and it needs to appeal to a broad range of people who may want different things from a file so the features and option become more necessary.
Bottom line (and again I mean this with the upmost respect) the design is way too basic even in html format let alone PSD which is super hard to get into as it needs to be spot on. It s not about schemantic designs – it is about functional designs that offer something unique, keeping up with web trends and are easily adaptable. Yes yours is simple (which is to me actually a good thing) but what does it offer that makes it unique or different?
Go on fiverr.com
No self respecting or half way decent designer is going to do a custom logo for that budget – even the stock one on Graphicriver are twice that
Unfortunately you are unlikely to receive help with a theme without the purchase code.
While you may well be a very genuine case nevertheless there is no way to verfiy the purchase without the buyer account.
@SmoothThemes That is EXACTLY my point.
Fine if a file is faulty etc then buyers should be able to voice their issues and low ratings WITH EXPLANATION would allow them to do this and highlight to the author the problem again and hopefully they will fix it.
BUT at the same time it has to be a two way street and authors should have the right to appeal against low ratings that are completely unfair – requiring an explanation that is visibile would allow them to do this and for other potential buyers to see it was not justified.
I really hope your (and other ones similar) get resolved.