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QBKL
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Maybe some skill-based badges? Only giving some examples based on ThemeForest as other markets promote their own skill sets, but how about this:

Based on a predefined number of sales and only counting the sales number of the items with 4+ or 4.5+ overall rating and from a specific item type in the author’s portfolio something like: WP Expert, HTML Expert, PSD Expert.

Of course “Expert” can be anything else: Ninja, Wizard, BestSeller, Champion, whatever sounds better.

You can either give this one time once that person reached a minimum of number of sales for that item type, or make it tier based: 100 sales, 500 sales, 1000 sales etc.

Other than that, I fully support tommusrhodus’s idea of having tier badges for customers that take time and rate/review items. It encourages the authors’ and the market’s evolution.

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I don’t think you’ll be rejected for having the styles preloaded. Think about it, by default a stylesheet contains more information than what you’ll see on certain pages. No one argues with that. JS on the other hand should be enqueued as CodeBrewery said, as it can affect your site’s performance heavily in certain cases, performing unnecessary actions and checks and so on.

And you can use echo in your functions, as long as you sanitize/escape it. You don’t need to use returns and echo only in the end file.

function test() {
    $test = "Whatever";

    // if you do
    echo esc_html( $test );

    // or as below
    esc_html_e( $test, $domain );
}

test();

This should be perfectly valid as the escaped echo still comes last in the execution chain.

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@bennieblanco, it has already been discussed a few posts back and the staff behind Unyson have said that they are working with the Envato team to fix all issues that might make a theme using Unyson not pass the theme check review.

Also, Envato’s staff’s reply states that things are quite advanced and we should have a decision, which will most likely be positive, soon.

It’s all been made clear through the last post and is not something “against” Unyson. There are some rules in place that a theme using Unyson has to pass, just as one using Redux. It’s a process and at this moment it depends less on Envato, I’m sure, and more with Unyson as they are working very hard I assume to align with Envato’s regulations. Simple as that. Pretty sure as soon as everything is cleared up Unyson will be the first to let us know we have a “Go”.

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QBKL
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Space travel but, more realistically, learn Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.

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QBKL
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Have you purchased the slider plugin from CodeCanyon or are you trying to activate a copy that has been provided “in bulk” with a theme from ThemeForest?

If it’s a version shipped with a theme, it doesn’t come with individual licences and you should only use it as-is, within the theme that included it.

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You don’t need to enter your licence code anywhere to activate it. Keep that email and licence code safe and that is all. It’s your proof that you have purchased the theme and you can use it.

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That’s why posting a design on these forums where those helping publicly with suggestions might be in good faith, but those that just view might not, is not always a good idea. Always keep in mind that people are friendly, but at the end of the day, everyone is here to sell and make money, not necessarily friends.

If indeed you had something unique and great, I feel for you! Just be careful next time.

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Can we use http://materializecss.com/

Since its licence is MIT, I do believe you could use it, BUT it only supports IE 10+. Envato hasn’t yet dropped support for IE 9 (and I don’t believe they will any time soon), so I don’t thing it will pass the review process since it only support 10+.

You could try asking support if there might be an exception to this rule considering this is a “novelty” competition. If you ask, do post the reply here as others might want to know too.

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QBKL
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As the OP said, they already have the theme ready so there’s no point in going through the PSD, HTML approval process.

crunchmanju, go ahead and submit the theme. I mean, what’s the worst that can happen? Get rejected and not go on sale with it? And if you don’t submit it yourself it’s just the same, it doesn’t go on sale. At least by submitting it you have a chance to learn a few things about the process and requirements of ThemeForest from its reviewers.

You’ve worked 3 months on it. The alternative is to let these 3 months go to waste. I wouldn’t if I were you.

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Regardless of how you view the past, I think it is now fairly clear to all authors how Envato Market sees itself and where we want it to be. I think the more productive conversation is around what you think would be additive to the site given this understanding.

All fine and good, except you don’t take into account that your whole user and item base has been build around that policy which was… incorrect? You’re asking users that you attracted with that approach to simply accept and move on and help integrate this new platform policy. Problem is a simple “we were not clear, sorry”, doesn’t help a lot of the users here.

You say the new platform model will be great cause it puts authors more in the driver seat. Which is good – since and only because you added new features that they really need control over – but you don’t account for the fact that probably a lot of users came to Envato to leave the driver seat to you and just focus on building items. You also don’t account for the fact that authors are not really blooming with trust in what regards new tools that authors really need and particularly in the development speed of Envato and its priority list. It took how many years to get a shopping cart and the faceted search?

Just saying, a simple “sorry, we were not clear” doesn’t make the winter spring. If you want this fixed and embraced by the authors, you need to give something back and that should be new features, faster release cycles and so on, cause by now authors have only had their throats stuffed with changes that they either didn’t ask for, or didn’t need or simply dislike.

Things are pretty simple. Authors joined Envato because they loved it for what it was. They don’t particularly love these changes and we all know that people are change resilient. Give them reasons to LOVE these changes and you’ll earn their trust back.

That said, looking forward to a more open communication with the community about new features on how to make this change better for everyone! Good luck!

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