I understand how it feels. It’s hard, but I promise you when you manage to get it accepted it will feel so good and you’ll realise that the reviewer has done the right thing in pushing you to make your template as good as it can be.
Content does matter a huge amount. This will be what varies the users use of the template, and stop it from looking too similar from one user to another. You need to think of it how the user will see it when they browse it through the marketplace. They will want to see a content-rich template so they can visualise what they can do with it.
What you’ve done so far on the homepage is a good start. I think you could improve it by including more recent work items (all with different images), making sure they link through to something, and adding a ‘recent posts’ section.
Hopefully that can help you on your way
First things first – NEVER give up. Even though it seems like you won’t get there, you’re actually pretty close. Here is my advice:
- Add more content to the homepage, and make this linkable through the detail pages. E.g. All the recent work items are the same image, and don’t go anywhere?
- Add some more page templates. This will allow users to create more unique sites from your template, which is key on ThemeForest.
Overall though, it’s a great start and I dont see why it wouldn’t be accepted with some improvements.
Keep your head up
Congrats Envato! Truly incredible!!
What browser are you using? Operating System?
It’s usually turned off because when WordPress introduced this admin bar feature, all older themes layout became broke and we started to receive +10 mails/day about this error.
If the theme layout became broken, then surely it would be better to fix the layout, so that users can use the native WordPress functionality as it was intended to be used? I don’t see a reason why a suitable fix would be to disable it?