Maybe a more strict author test would help the ques or a practical test from the review department, i would imagine the review ques are full of work from people who have no experience in design at all, people who have used photoshop for about a week and think they have what it takes but really the work they produce is nowhere near good enough to be here in a number of ways, ending in rejection after rejection. These people cause delays to the designers who make a living from here and have experience of the design process.
Not meaning to sound harsh
It good to see other moving through the marketplaces, this year i want to actively earn more money so need to be more serious in my design adventures. it really is hard to find time how do you all do it.
18 hour days, 7 days a week developing our first theme for themeforest and hopefully get my work accepted here, already in codecanyon and have stuff in the que for audiojungle.
Depends how much work you can do yourself, if I was to rewind back a few years and do what you want to do on basic WordPress knowledge I could see you spending $100-$200 on a theme and a few plugins, nowadays I would custom make most of it
I would personally build it myself so I know how it works, how I can make it better and for the general experience! Depends how WP literate you are
lol the cheek of it!
To be honest, you could break this website down to a basic WordPress theme with a few plugins. The file submission side of things (the most complex part I can invision) could be handled by our Author Submit Plugin: http://codecanyon.net/item/author-submit-file-wordpress-submission-plugin/3771346
Building a whole new system for a site like this could start getting costly, working with a few premium plugins and a decent theme will cost you a lot less and allow you to customize to your hearts content
not at all, i put plenty of confidence in my work its how the files are presented and how the reviewers see them as being helpful and easy to the buyer which may be the problem, its one thing to design something which only yourself will ever use, its another to design something which is for a market where people need full editing capabilities of your work and directions on how to do everything. what i see as easy enough for me to edit may not seem easy enough for a buyer. in which case i may have failed on the documentation or how i organise layers, i dont know as ive never designed for a market like this so i expect a rejection in the first instance, i dont see it as a confidence issue i see it as learning.
12 days for my fist graphic submission, im expecting a rejection so guess its gonna be double the time to be accepted
Much larger market of WordPress customers compared to script buyers. Lots of people can install a WordPress theme and set it up easily compared to manually installing a PHP script that could need a ton of work. Plus WordPress is easily extendable and any problems you can find a massive team of WordPress experts available to help almost anywhere!
i would say no because of the trademark, facebook allow you to use the name when referencing however the likes of pioneer may not, but i may be completely wrong