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Smartik says

If you’ve purchased a template, then it may be just HTML. Are you sure it’s a template and not a theme?

First what you should do is to unzip the file you’ve downloaded from TF and read the documentation. Next look in all files and just then ask for help because you probably won’t need it if the documentation covered most of the questions you may have.

Cheers. :)

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Why ThemeCheck detects it? Do you save the CSS directly in theme? If so, then you don’t do it right because you must save any custom generated CSS in wp-uploads directory.
That’s the main CSS file for the theme, why should I put it outside theme folder?
I still don’t understand how do you use the “less.inc.php”. Can you exaplain what’s the use of it? If you’re using it to pre-process the CSS , then you should use a local software that offer more options. The one I use is PrePos and it’s free.

When I say that you should save the CSS in ‘wp-uploads’ I mean custom CSS, that you don’t want to be overided on a theme update. Also, it’s a very bad practice to generate dynamic files inside of ‘themes’ folder.

Please explain what’s the purpose of “less.inc.php”.

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Smartik says

If you are looking for bloatware, go for one of them else, find a simpler theme from so many more available here on ThemeForest that just what do they should do, and does not include hundreds of useless features and resources.

I have nothing against these themes, I just think that a lot of options have a bad influence on performance and are hard to maintain.

Cheers.

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Smartik says

Every WordPress theme should have a functional blog section. This is a requirement and your item will be rejected if you do not include this functionality. Also, by default the index.php must display the latest blog posts and this is also an requirement.

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Smartik says

Thanks for your answer even though that’s not exactly what I wanted to hear :) Does anybody have any suggestion on how to fix this? That’s what the PHP less compiler throws out I have no idea how to affect the output in order to fix this warning…!

Why ThemeCheck detects it? Do you save the CSS directly in theme? If so, then you don’t do it right because you must save any custom generated CSS in wp-uploads directory.

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Smartik says

Yes and no. Yes. You can make a HTML template using PHP. That’s how I usually do. I separate header, footer, sidebar and other parts that repeats. No. You can not submit without full HTML files. Before you submit, you must compile it in a full HTML template without PHP inclusions.

So in a few words, during development you may use PHP but when you submit it on TF, it should not include any PHP codes(except for a contact form, which is optional).

Also if the full HTML is provided, you are allowed to include the PHP files as a bonus.

Best regards, Andrei.

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Smartik says
That’s right. A sale reversal is not a refund. Do not confuse these two.
A sale reversal is a transaction that has been reversed by a payment provider (PayPal, Moneybookers/Skrill or credit card provider) due to unauthorised activity on the credit card, PayPal or Moneybookers account. Transactions are reversed when the payment provider detects unauthorised activity on the purchaser’s credit card, PayPal or Moneybookers account. The payment provider investigates the account activity, makes an internal determination, and reverses the funds. They inform Envato Marketplace staff of this action, and we update the author’s statement to reflect the reversed transaction.

See more info here: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/486/49/what-are-sales-reversals

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Smartik says

I see more and more people advertise that their theme/template has support for parallax backgrounds. Well, the true is that they don’t. I’ve seen only a few items that really have included the parallax effects while others are just lying.

For Your Info: A parallax background is not a background image with CSS position fixed! Stop saying “parallax” if you don’t know what is this. Use google to get info about it, and to find the necesary resources to make a real parallax effect.

Parallax are multiple layers on each other that move at different speed on user interaction. That’s just a short definition.

And because some may not have the necesary knowledges on how to use google I may help you.
Here is more info:

Resources:

Have a good day. :)

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Smartik says

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Upside down as always. :sarcasm:
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Smartik says

Why would the buyer need to see related items if he’s already made his purchase? It’s like telling him he didn’t spend enough time doing his search, present him with a limited choice of files that have similar keywords, and then hope for the best…
Real example. I’ve purchased a T-shirt that I found in an online shop. After purchase, on confirmation page, were shown a few related products and there I saw another interesting T-shirt. Guess what! I ended to purchase another one even if I had plans to buy just one.

That’s how it should be for digital products also, but not for all. Here should be exceptions.

  • If the user purchase a photo, it may want to buy more relevant photos. Here makes sense.
  • If a user purchase a theme, then there are no reasons to display other themes. The user has made the choice, and most likely it will not purchase another theme this time. Here makes sense to display relevant plugins from CodeCanyon.
  • If a user purchase a plugin for WordPress from CodeCanyon, then it may be interested to see other plugins from the same or a similar category. Also it may also want to purchase a theme for this new plugin. Here makes sense to display a list of plugins and themes.

But showing top items from a marketplace, it’s a big NO. Here are so many beautifull themes that deserve attention and probaly are much better than these monster themes from popular section.

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