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billyf
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Clicking your link brought me to an adult website (or was that a superimposed advertisement, I’m not sure but I have ABP). Please make sure there is no malicious code anywhere in your web host.

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billyf
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I am not the Blog theme author yet. So I am just curious what’s the best Blog theme? Ahh BTW, the best theme that I would like I will buy it.

I think your description is a bit too vague to give any recommendations. Are you looking for a minimal / special / mega / whatever blog theme? As a theme developer, I think you know there’s no single ‘best’ theme by definition because the ‘best theme’ always depend on the context.

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billyf
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Items at ThemeForest have their own pricing tier, which is why most items with similar features have the same price. You can check this article for pricing information but the HTML pricing structure is not listed anywhere.

So, unless your item meets the criteria for the pricing band, it won’t be changed. Nobody knows what are the criteria for HTML items though.

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billyf
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Congratulations, have a look at my items too :)

Thanks.

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Well, this means your design is not bad but not unique enough. I think your portfolio hover effect is not bad, and that’s about it. Everything else can be found in other similar templates.

There are few UI problems too. For instance, you shouldn’t allow scroll zoom for the Google Map embed when you have it span across the full width. There should also be a way to close the navigation menu if clicked accidentally without having to go to one of the links. The slide down effect for the navigation menu background is also too slow. You should either show the menu after the animation, or make the animation faster so that it wouldn’t look like the website is broken when the menu appear without background.

Clicking portfolio items should show a lightbox with higher resolution image, or link to something else. When I clicked on it, I was brought to the top of the page instead.

Overall there’s no major design issues but it just feels ‘generic’ (or you could say there’s no ‘feel’ to the template). That’s what the soft reject message means.

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billyf
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I don’t think you can use WordPress.com, not because of Envato’s rules (yes, Envato, not Evanto), but WordPress.com does not allow you to use custom themes built for WordPress.org software. So there’s no way you can have a working demo for your theme hosted there.

There are also some companies offering free web hosting which gives you free subdomains as well. I wouldn’t recommend using them since the server will probably crash when your item is listed at ThemeForest’s homepage, but just to let you know such option exists if you don’t want to spend a single cent, and you can Google for it if you need more information.

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billyf
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Oh, I was thinking that you got blank homepage. In this case, have you tried deleting the theme folder and upload it again? You might want to contact the author if the problem persists. After all, this is a general forum and usually nobody will reply to item-specific support questions. Good luck!

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I just did an installation for a client. There’s an importer provided (Qode Import) where you can install all the demo content with a click. Make sure you have WooCommerce activated if you want the shop pages.

As for plugins, just like all premium plugins bundled with themes, you won’t have the activation key to receive updates and you can only rely on the theme author to publish the updates. Those plugins can be found at CodeCanyon, so you can purchase them there if you want.

Perhaps it’s just that you have been buying these mega ‘multi-purpose’ themes. They are definitely more complicated than basic freebies since there are lots of options to configure. If you buy those simpler themes here (i.e. those which aren’t advertised to be multi-purpose or have lots of options), then setting them up is quite easy.

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If you never downloaded the theme while it was available you can get a refund i think, do contact envato support. Best regards
Why refund ?! Customer bought a product and using it, Just no support anymore.
Please be patient for restore the item, The author is currently working ( I’m sure! )

No, if it hasn’t been downloaded, the buyer hasn’t ‘used’ the theme, so it should be possible (and reasonable) to ask for refund. Envato does keep track of how many times we have downloaded our items, and we can only download an item for 50 times before we need to create a support request to extend it.

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When one of your orders gets re-assigned, the service is automatically removed and you will have to contact them in order to be back. And no, they are not giving priority to theme authors, as I’m a theme author myself and haven’t had anything recently. :)

I thought ‘First Dibs’ is automatically activated if an author registers for express installation service? I’ve just joined it on Monday and haven’t received any jobs till now although I’m also accepting other authors’ items to test out how it works.

Not sure whether it’s because of the influx of new service providers like me, or it’s ‘normal’ not to have any jobs for days / weeks as a service provider there.

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