First of all, welcome!
Like the reviewer is saying, you’ll need to improve the design significantly and make the item more unique. Remember that it’s not easy to get an item approved here on CodeCanyon, it takes a vast amount of time and energy to develop a quality item that meets this marketplace’s standards.
Personally I think the new design is sexy as hell! It’s got a minimalistic modern look with a classy twist because of the aluminium body. Brilliant, and also none of that plasticy body which everyone hates.
What I don’t like is that the camera lens is thicker than the body, which will scratch the lens more easily when it’s laying flat on a table. I’ve noticed this with my galaxy s5 as well, but it’s probably limited by today’s technology.
And the wordpress version was also just approved:http://codecanyon.net/item/wordpress-responsive-youtube-playlist-video-player/8645995
My Youtube playlist player was also approved: http://codecanyon.net/item/modern-html5-responsive-youtube-playlist-player/8619272
I agree with Ceasar. There are many items that require the absolute latest version of the browser/wordpress/php, yet they do get approved. I understand Envato wants to keep this group as small as possible, however in this case I think they exaggerating since this plugin was built exclusively to fix WP 3.9’s missing features. Rejecting this item because it doesn’t work with previous versions really makes no sense to me.
My item has also just been approved: http://codecanyon.net/item/modern-html5-responsive-video-player/8406321
Just submitted my video player, lets hope it gets approved soon
Good luck to the rest!
This is a little off-topic, but how does someone copy someone else’s Wordpress site? Sure, you can copy all of the source code, but that still leaves all of the PHP code missing which Wordpress needs for its themes. Rewriting this code is too much work (especially for an offender), so either the offender is using a non-Wordpress copy, or your friend has a security leak somewhere which made it possible for the offender to copy the source files which is pretty serious.