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duane_ashworth says

just had one accepted with 3 style variations and 2 color variations , so yes it’s possible

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duane_ashworth says

I’ve applied for membership a couple of times but still haven’t got an invite , if anyone is willing to part with one it’d be appreciated.

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duane_ashworth says

use the wordpress 3 menus to link to a page that pulls all of your posts from the tutorials category.

Shouldn’t need a plugin for this , just a custom template with a WP loop that pulls all of the posts from your category.

get to know the wordpress loop some more and learn how to make a template for a page and you should be sweet.

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duane_ashworth says

I used the same thing in a recent theme, if I interpret your request you want to add the class name of the category you’ve selected to your li .

this is what I used to get the same effect

$var = strip_tags(get_the_term_list($post->ID, 'taxonomy', '', ',',''));

you should then be able to set your class

class="<?php echo $var; ?>"

was this what your after ?

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duane_ashworth says

I’ve been playing round with one of my templates currently for sale and have basically redone a good portion of it , I was wondering whether I should look into just updating the current item with a new design or should I upload as a separate item ?

Just trying to think of how to approach this , the design of the template has changed and I plan on implementing new features , but should I keep it under the same name or change it and submit a new item ?

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duane_ashworth says

i believe that when you change your homepage to a static one wordpress uses the index.php or home.php to provide the template for that page rather than the one you include in your pages properties.

Maybe make sure that the conditional appears in one of these pages to make it work.

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duane_ashworth says
Some good suggestions here guys, but I would like to point out a few things.

1. Hiring more reviewers will not benefit anything besides speed

Yes, having more reviewers may increase the time in which an item is reviewed. But we already have some of the fastest review times in the industry, and I don’t think speed on new items is currently an issue.

Having more reviewers per section will not increase consistency. If anything, it will decrease it. Coming from VideoHive, where up until last week was run by one reviewer, I know that the less people looking at a section the more consistent the section is. Only because if there’s only one guy per section. That guy has seen every file that came in, and knows if something looks similar.

Regarding a second set of eyes, we do have three reviewers. And while they work on their own sections, if one thinks a file could use another review, the file is held and the review team jumps the boundary of their section to check it out. Adding a peer review to every file would significantly increase the amount of time it takes to get your file reviewed. And we all know what happens when the review process takes too long.

2. Providing more feedback with item reviews

I see this issue arising often, not just for ThemeForest, but for all marketplaces. The problem is that with more feedback comes longer queues. And as the review team has mentioned before, its not their job to teach authors how to design or develop. Its their job to determine if a file is suitable for our library. If a file is on the edge, they will, tell you what you can do to get it accepted. But if a file needs a lot of work, they shouldn’t need to explain every element of design fundamentals to get your file accepted. It sounds harsh, and I don’t want to be harsh.. But it is the truth.

Mark , I kind of feel that your second point contradicts your first, if there were more reviewers providing better answers (not holding someone’s hand , but at least points out what was wrong in what places) then the queue times would be around the same.

While it’s not the reviewers job to get right in and dissect and document everything thats wrong with a submission, in all fairness to the time that has been invested and the time that should be invested in the review then a better set of answers should be given , currently it’s only in points of design / development interest, but it would be better if these points were given along with an explanation as to where these problems have occurred ( what’s gone wrong and where) so that it helps the designer / developer rather than infuriating them.

I’m not sure whether reviewers understand this , but I do believe that in some cases submitters are generally blind to any problems that may be included with their submission , this should be obvious seeing as they have submitted it as a completed work.

To be told (in a very general way) that there’s something wrong often confuses the submitter especially if they have sought prior review by their peers and find that the one point of acceptance believes otherwise.

I also believe that some good could be bought if Themeforest was to provide some form of guide as to the types / themes of templates that would be worthwhile to submit, while the library is constantly evolving it would go someway to getting some different forms of templates/ scripts/ sites that would provide better diversity and improve the standard of submissions.

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duane_ashworth says

I’d be interested in helping you out , you can contact me through my profile page if you like and we can discuss what you need.

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duane_ashworth says

thanks saltstream , thats just the kinda feedback I needed. Looks like I’ve got a lot more to put in to it. cheers

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duane_ashworth says

Thanks for the replies guys , it helps a lot.

hopefully I’ll be able to get some of this stuff done and it would be better , all-though the word “significantly” was used in my rejection so I’m still not too sure whats going on.

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