I can see two possible outcomes of this situation. A massive response from the community clearly indicates that the progress bar was, in fact, useful, and a vast part of authors never thought of it as ‘broken’ – perhaps only inaccurate.
If the person who took the decision to alter the way in which progress bar works is high in the chain of command, we can expect they will defend their decision no matter what, simply to prove that they ‘can’ and they are consistent. I once worked in a company where the managing director acted in a similar way. It led nowhere and was destructive for the whole organization.
On the other hand, anyone who follows this thread can obviously see that we would love to see the number of items in the queue, because we need it. It may be a rough estimation, it may only show the amount of days remaining for our item to be reviewed, something, anything. I can’t possibly imagine that it isn’t feasible. I even volunteer to write the necessary code myself, if it helps (i know it won’t). My feeling is that this particular point of view reflects the general attitude of many authors here. Envato, don’t throw out the baby with the bath water.
I haven’t had any sales for 5 days in a row now. Can’t remember something like that happening ever before.
Or if release time is such a huge factor for fully dedicated authors ( some authors need to be aware when a product goes live as promotion campaigns and stuff like that might rely on perfect timing ) why not let the market regulate itself. What does that mean? Well, you do your stuff, review the items, approve/reject them per case. If an item is approved, place it in author’s portfolio as “Approved” and give authors the option to go “Public” with the product whenever they see fit. If I plan a release “campaign for Thursday” but the reviewers only push my item on Friday, I, as author have the option of delaying my own launch till next Thursday, or come up with a new plan for a next Tuesday release. That would make a lot of people happy.
Couldn’t agree more. That’s the best idea in this thread so far.
@Parallelus, you lucky bastard Some kind of deity must be watching over you. Ask for a dedicated badge from Envato.
Welcome to TF, and good luck with all your future submissions!
To start with, try to improve the following aspects of your design:
1) Typography – try to use consistent font sizes and typefaces 2) Use of whitespace – there’s a lot of uneven spaces (distances) between various elements, e.g. latest properties carousel
Don’t get discouraged if your item doesn’t get approved straight away. It’s quite common for all authors to have several rejections before the item is finally accepted.
I believe you can freely use images from pixcentral.com – they are public domain images, which means you can do anything you like with them (also, sell for profit).
Rather low sales for me this month.
Well, that’s just something i would do after receiving such review. I’d create a separate template file for my one-page layout and tell buyers to “use a static page” with that template as their homepage. There are probably some more creative ways to approach this problem, perhaps someone else can come up with a better solution.
Don’t get discouraged, first of all. It’s rather normal to have your items rejected several times before they are approved.
To answer your question, you should create a regular index.php that will display latest posts, just as it’s stated in the above description. Include all custom layouts in separate template files. Also, read the codex links provided by your reviewer.