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billyf says

Hi Guys! I am a buyer in Themeforest. I am planning to use a Wordpress theme on 3 websites. It’s regular website is for 55 USD but extended license is for a whooping 2750 USD. The latter is simply not possible for my budget.

Is it possible to buy two more instances of same theme for a discounted price (regular license), because I already purchased the theme once?

Thanks!
Hi, you don’t need an extended license for this. You just need 3 separate regular licenses (each for one domain name). You can read more about the license details here : http://themeforest.net/licenses
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billyf says

It will be rated in a few days’ time. Sometimes it takes a while for them to evaluate it, it happened to me in the past.

If it’s still unrated at the end of this week, perhaps you should open a ticket to the support in case they missed it out.

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billyf says

Hey, is there also a way to show your template in different devices, like desktop, tablet and smartphones, in elegant manner ? :)
I think this service is what you’re looking for : https://placeit.net/
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billyf says

If the percentage is the amount of evaluation done on your theme, it should start from zero, but that’s not the case. You can start at any percentage, sometimes more than 50%, so I think it has greater correlation to the number of items to be reviewed before yours. Reviewers can’t spend days to check out just 1 item. They can decide within minutes if it’s a hard reject with obvious issues, but the uploader still sees the progress bar filling up slowly over days.

The design is the first aspect a reviewer will check (and the first impression for visitors / buyers). If the theme is rejected due to lack of features / functions, it will be stated as lack of uniqueness (although this can also be applied to designs, but if you have a special feature / function in the theme, that automatically makes it unique, right?).

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billyf says

If I have not mistaken, the progress bar only shows where your theme is in the queue, not the amount of evaluation done on your theme.

If you want to get some feedback, I think the spacing is not adequate at areas around the headings. There are also inconsistent spacings at other parts, such as some products’ name / price area. The typography can also be improved with some other fonts and better hierarchy.

The overall design also doesn’t stand out from the rest of approved items in the marketplace and using disproportionate images is a big no-no, what’s more when you are using them at the main slider which is where a visitor will first see.

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billyf says


First, there are obvious spacing issues. The navigation is not lined up with other elements.
Tanks for your reply and your advices but can you please tell me more about the ‘spacing issues’spacing issues’ i don’t think i got it ?!!
I have only highlighted 2 spacing issues. There are more than what I’ve shown in the image. http://oi62.tinypic.com/magcnt.jpg

Still, I think you should first check out other items in the marketplace before fixing anything in your template.

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First, there are obvious spacing issues. The navigation is not lined up with other elements. The logo is also not attractive and the overall design is like a salad with different design styles all mixed together. I think you should also read more about typography, about proper selection of font face to fit the usage. I think studying the designs of recently approved themes will be helpful for you.

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billyf says

Hi,

I think everything looks too ‘bland’ and crowded. I can only see rectangles of different shades of solid colours and nothing more (except the shadow around the main container which I think is too much). There is nothing unique about the theme.

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billyf says

No, I don’t think it will be accepted. It is not unique and there is alignment issue between ‘Subscribe’ button and the input field. The black border is also uneven between both sides of that area. There is also a ‘mysterious’ horizontal scroll bar which is not needed at all. The alignment of the content is also not good, the whole content is skewed downwards rather than centered vertically. There are also other issues which I haven’t mentioned.

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billyf says

When you say: “Typography and spacing” Do you mean that I need to make bigger spaces, smaller spaces or that they are uneven ?

All of them, at different places. There’s not enough space for the section for blog posts, uneven spaces for section titles and too much space for the table. It is not only limited to what I have mentioned, but there should be consistent and adequate spacing for each element of the page.

As I have said, it is the design of the buttons which is not attractive, not because it is different from others. You are mixing different styles of buttons (compare the ‘submit’ with ‘buy’, for instance) and there is no consistent design (why is the ‘buy now’ button under ‘standard’ styled the same as a hovered button, and yet the style of that button itself doesn’t change at all when hovered? This only adds confusion to users)

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